Austin Events for the Literati – August

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  Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the BookPeople community would enjoy.  ArmadilloCon August 3rd-5th, Omni Hotel South Park Austin's Convention for SFF Readers … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – August

Q&A with debut author Raymond Villareal

In this ambitious and wildly original debut—part social-political satire, part international mystery—a new virus turns people into something a bit more than human, upending society as we know it. Raymond Villareal was kind enough to answer some questions before he comes to the store to speak about his novel, A People's History of the Vampire … Continue reading Q&A with debut author Raymond Villareal

LISTEN: Gary P. Nunn sings ‘London Homesick Blues’

Recognize this song? If you’ve been in Austin for a while or watched a bunch of Austin City Limits Live, you probably should. That’s Gary P. Nunn with Jerry Jeff Walker singing the iconic "London Homesick Blues." And guess what?! Gary P. Nunn is going to be in our store speaking and signing his memoir … Continue reading LISTEN: Gary P. Nunn sings ‘London Homesick Blues’

THIS FRIDAY: Helen Thorpe

Helen Thorpe stops by BookPeople this Friday, January 19 at 7 PM to discuss her new book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom. Adolescence is a hard enough period for anyone, but can you imagine going through your high school years as an immigrant? When you walk into a classroom … Continue reading THIS FRIDAY: Helen Thorpe

BookKids kicks off 2018 with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

The Kids team is kicking off the new year with love and great books! Here, a look at our latest display, inspired by our upcoming event with Newbery Medal winning author Matt de la Peña and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long on Saturday, January 20 @ 11:30 AM. When we got our hands … Continue reading BookKids kicks off 2018 with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

What We’re Reading This Week: The Pierce Brown Edition

Pierce Brown, author of the wildly popular Red Rising scifi trilogy, comes to BookPeople this Sunday, February 14th, at 3 PM. It will be a perfect Valentine's event since we love Pierce Brown so much. A bunch of folks here at the store have been reading and re-reading his trilogy in anticipation of Brown's visit.  Welcome … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week: The Pierce Brown Edition

Civil Rights in the Space Age: Richard Paul and Steven Moss Come to BookPeople

We are thrilled to have Richard Paul and Steven Moss in our store Wednesday, July 1 at 7PM to discuss We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program. Just as the civil rights movement was lifting off, so was the American Space Age. While their ambitions were beginning to reach far … Continue reading Civil Rights in the Space Age: Richard Paul and Steven Moss Come to BookPeople