Elijah’s Ten Favorite Horror Stories

Horror will always be present in the world—therefore, an art of horror will always be necessary... Bookseller Elijah presents his ten favorite horror stories, available at bookpeople.com. Enjoy! In his Poetics, Aristotle famously says that a good tragedy should inspire “pity and fear.” Yet why should fear be a desirable effect of art? Aristotle explains … Continue reading Elijah’s Ten Favorite Horror Stories

Guest Blog: Lindsey’s Book List for the Intrepid Gamer

Hey, fellow gamers! Are you mourning the push backs of those highly-anticipated 2020 titles? If you're anything like me, you've been watching the days and hours tick down on that Last of Us II pre-order with unbridled excitement, maybe playing through the remaster for the twentieth time with your eyes closed, trying to mop up … Continue reading Guest Blog: Lindsey’s Book List for the Intrepid Gamer

Elijah’s Poetry Selections

We've been celebrating National Poetry Month with daily readings from Elijah over on our Instagram! Today, he's here to share his expertise so you can hopefully find new poetry to provide joy, strength, and comfort at home.  The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake One of the most unique and visionary geniuses in all … Continue reading Elijah’s Poetry Selections

Chicken Soup for the Reader’s Soul

Mass social distancing has us sitting on our respective couches and beds wondering what we're going to do now that we've got all this time on our hands. Fortunately, we've taken this question into consideration and have drafted up several reading lists just for you. Yesterday's list packed the giggles — today, we're hoping to … Continue reading Chicken Soup for the Reader’s Soul

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