The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!

By Cathy Maxwell I’m sunbound in Austin, my favorite time to read. I enjoy a long afternoon of reading until the world cools down enough to go outside. It is my treat for all the weed-pulling I have to do. Here are some of my latest faves— The Kissing Quotient by Helen Hoang caught me … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!

Review: ‘Rock Monster, My Life With Joe Walsh’

Kristin Casey stops by the store this Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. to read from her new memoir, Rock Monster: My Life With Joe Walsh. Below, the author's sister (who also happens to be a former BookPeople employee) shares her thoughts on the book. A little background before I talk about this book. You … Continue reading Review: ‘Rock Monster, My Life With Joe Walsh’

Found in Translation: Dinner by César Aira

by Uriel Perez César Aira is something of a literary workhorse – since 1993, the Argentine novelist has been publishing at least two of his trademark novelettes a year and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon (the man’s published three this year alone!). His pace is unrivaled, and to draw a familiar comparison … Continue reading Found in Translation: Dinner by César Aira

Bookseller Review: Affections

by Gregory Day and Eugenia Vela There is this story that is wild unto itself and forgotten by time. It is a story of strong wills and neglect. This story spans from the empirical ego of the Nazi Party in Germany to the socialist struggles in 1960s Bolivia. Leni Riefenstahl’s illustrious documentaries, Che Guevara’s Nancahuazu … Continue reading Bookseller Review: Affections

Found in Translation: The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa

by Molly Moore      In the three novellas of The Diving Pool, a word pops up with frequency -- ‘sour.’ Sour feelings in guts, sour smells from breast milk, sour words from lonesome landlords. Ogawa is preoccupied by the rot that occurs from the neglected. Uneaten food and waterstained wood rots with time and … Continue reading Found in Translation: The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa

Guest Blog Post: Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT!

The Romance Bookshelves—Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT! By Cathy Maxwell Last month, Romance Writers of America, a professional organization of ten thousand writers, gathered in Orlando to hand out their prestigious RITA awards for the best in romance fiction.  One of the winners named was Austin’s own Cheryl Etchison for Best First Book with … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT!