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
The TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People is finally here, and we are all... feeling things. Some of us binged it in a day, some of are taking our time, taking in episodes here and there to make it last a little bit longer... some of us haven't been able to bear it. When … Continue reading Bookseller Love for Normal People
Our local cinephile, Gregory, came to us with this fantastic list of Film & TV literature to get us out of the (seemingly) endless void of streaming options available to us right now. He'll do the de-cluttering, all you have to do is pick a place to start! Let's begin! Home streaming and quarantining are … Continue reading A Cinema Addict’s Guided Streaming
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
Hey friends! We're all looking for a laugh right now, so we rounded up some of our booksellers' go-to funny reads. Every title is linked to our website, where you can get free shipping thru 3/22. You can also call us at 512-472-5050 for curbside pick-up, or to chat with a bookseller for other funny … Continue reading Keeping it Light with Funny Reads!
Check out Meike's review of Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson, out today! Malcolm Kershaw is living my dream life--he’s the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston. Run by his very capable staff, the store leaves Malcolm the freedom to come and go as he pleases. Some days he only goes in to keep company … Continue reading Meike Reviews ‘Eight Perfect Murders’ by Peter Swanson
Every once in a while a title comes along that sweeps us off our feet, I mean, totally takes booksellers by storm, and in this early part of the year it's Brandon Taylor's Real Life. The first full-length novel from Taylor is a startlingly intimate look at the interior life of a gay Black man … Continue reading Raven Reviews Brandon Taylor’s ‘Real Life’
This post was originally published on Publisher's Weekly. I’ve already written about how Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge made me love comics and graphic novels. Is it possible that he could make me love basketball as well? I have to be honest, basketball is not my game. It all happens too fast, and I’m … Continue reading BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?
"We call it the Tox, and for the first few months, they tried to make it a lesson. That ended quickly. Classes falling off the schedule as the Tox took teacher after teacher. Rules crumbling to dust and fading away, until only the barest bones were left." Sometimes a book comes around that stirs such … Continue reading Words Inspire Art: The Wilder Girls
Few writers captivate readers quite like Haruki Murakami. The international superstar and perennial Nobel Prize favorite is in a class of his own, having amassed an insatiable readership the whole world ‘round. When his latest novel was first released in his native Japan, an initial run of 1.3 million first edition copies flew off the … Continue reading October Topshelf: Killing Commendatore