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
She Would Be King by Wayètu Moore "Fengbe, keh kamba beh. Fengbe emu beh. We have nothing but we have God. We have nothing but we have each other." There are some books that you just know are going to stick with you a while. She Would Be King is one of those books. Wayètu … Continue reading September Top Shelf
Open Me by Lisa Locascio Open Me begins with Roxana, our narrator, landing in Denmark for a study abroad program. She is late and there are no rooms left for her. In fact, she was never supposed to be there at all—the plan was to have the summer of a lifetime with her best … Continue reading Top Shelf for August-Open Me
The Pact by Jodi Picoult Chris and Emily grew up next door so the chances that they would fall in love were high. Everything seems normal and happy, till tragedy strikes and Emily dies due to a suicide pact. But now the question remains, how involved was Chris? Picoult writes beautifully woven words and a … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio Wow, this book was a wild ride! I was instantly drawn in by lovingly-created complex characters, and an intensely involving plot. It's hard to believe this is Rio's debut novel! It was a hard book to put down and kept me up til the wee hours of the … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week