Our Kids buyer Meghan G. kicks off the 2018 Modern First Library series. Over the next few months, we'll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Learn more about the initiative below. Four years ago, I got a query from Chris Barton, wondering if there was a … Continue reading BookKids: What is a Modern First Library?
Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the BookPeople community would enjoy. ArmadilloCon August 3rd-5th, Omni Hotel South Park Austin's Convention for SFF Readers … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – August
Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places By Colin Dickey: This book is turning out to be much more than I anticipated. This book takes a look at how our history has shaped the paranormal and how the paranormal has shaped our modern world. From the origin of the spiritualists movement, to whitewashing ghost stories, … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
The Darkest Legacy By Alexandra Bracken: The long-awaited novel in the Darkest Minds series (now a blockbuster movie!) is finally here! The Darkest Legacy returns five years later, picking up with Suzume "Zu" Kimura, spokesperson for the interim government and wall against the wave of prejudice and misinformation still coming at the Psi kids. We're … Continue reading New Releases 7/31
Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back By Melissa Stephenson: Growing up in a blue-collar family in the Midwest, Melissa Stephenson longed for escape. Her wanderlust was an innate reaction to the powerful personalities around her, and came too from her desire to find a place in the world where her artistic ambitions wouldn’t … Continue reading New Releases 7/24
FULL TIME BOOKFAIR LOGISTICS AND DELIVERY POSITION BookPeople Bookfairs is now accepting applications for a full time logistics and delivery position in our growing school bookfair department. Ideal applicant should be organized, have a basic understanding of lifting with their legs and not their back, and be able to work autonomously. We are looking for … Continue reading We’re hiring: full time book fair position & part time barista
Here at BookKids we love celebrating our local authors! We can't wait to host Samantha M. Clark for her debut middle grade novel, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast! Sam will be here to sign copies on Saturday, July 28 at 2 PM. We hope to see y'all there! In the meantime, enjoy the … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha M. Clark
BookPeople is proud to host a book club for kids ages 8-12 along with local volunteer group Austin Allies. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 12:30 PM. Today we're giving you an inside look at our last meeting, where we discussed Flora and Ulysses by Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo! What do squirrels … Continue reading BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action
Give Me Your Hand By Megan Abbott: Megan Abbott's latest, Give Me Your Hand, uses the backdrop of the science field to look at the danger of ambition and secrets with two researchers reunited in competition for a research project under an esteemed scientist and a shared confidence severed their bond in high school. Megan … Continue reading New Releases 7/17
AT BOOKPEOPLE TONIGHT Thursday, July 12 ~ 7 PM Author CARRIE FOUNTAIN speaking & signing I'm Not Missing "Carrie Fountain's YA novel is part plot-twisty thriller, part sweet romance, and perfect for summer reading "—Bustle, Best YA Book of July It's senior year, and Miranda Black's best friend, Syd, has run away—suddenly and inexplicably, leaving behind … Continue reading Teen Thursday!