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

Indie Press Spotlight: Beacon Press

Every month here at BookPeople we like to spotlight a smaller, independent publishing house that we love. These Indie Presses are helping to push the literary world forward with unique and adventurous work and we’re proud to showcase their titles in our store. This month check out the wonderful Beacon Press! Beacon Press is an independent … Continue reading Indie Press Spotlight: Beacon Press

Indie Press Spotlight: Open Letter

Every month here at BookPeople we like to spotlight a smaller, independent publishing house that we love. These Indie Presses are helping to push the literary world forward with unique and adventurous work and we’re proud to showcase their titles in our store. This month check out the wonderful Open Letter! Open Letter--the University of … Continue reading Indie Press Spotlight: Open Letter