Austin Opera’s Recommended Reading

Spending some time on the beach this summer? Need options for in-flight entertainment? Austin Opera has you covered! Here are some reading selections to get you prepared for the 2019-2020 Season: Rigoletto Pick up a copy of Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo and you will be reading the inspiration for Verdi's Rigoletto. Want to learn about Giuseppe Verdi–look no further than William … Continue reading Austin Opera’s Recommended Reading

New and Noteworthy Reads in February

NEW IN FICTION The Care & Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray: The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you. Christina said "I LOVED this book. Anissa Gray joins the ranks … Continue reading New and Noteworthy Reads in February

Recommended Reading: Banned Books Week

It's that time of year again—Banned Books Week is upon us. This annual event celebrating the freedom to read was launched in 1982 as a response to a sudden increase in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries. Usually occurring during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Banned Books Week

Recommended Reading: immigration and migration

The last couple of years have certainly been tumultuous ones as the topic of migration and immigration has been hotly debated in this country. It's important when talking about issues like this to be informed not only about the statistics and facts, but the human side as well. Here at BookPeople, our inventory managers have … Continue reading Recommended Reading: immigration and migration

New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses Red Clocks

This week I read a book by a French cartoonist called The Mental Load.  It’s both a feminist education and the story of the artist’s own journey toward feminism, beginning with the mental load of managing a household and covering topics such as cutting a woman’s perineum during childbirth without her consent and the inevitable … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses Red Clocks

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’

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

Booksellers Review: We Come To Our Senses: Stories

Ahead of Odie Lindsey's visit to BookPeople next week, our Events Coordinator Lindsey reviewed his short story collection. We hope you'll join us Thursday night to hear him in conversation with local author John Pipkin. I have always delighted in the southern story: the quiet grotesqueness of Breece D'J Pancake's West Virginia, the dark edges … Continue reading Booksellers Review: We Come To Our Senses: Stories