Modern First Library: Sophie’s Library by Faith Weaver

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Today, Faith Weaver of the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center tells us about her niece (and passionate reader) Sophie. Explore more from the series here. My niece Sophie reads really well. We … Continue reading Modern First Library: Sophie’s Library by Faith Weaver

New Releases 9/25

Handcrafted By Clint Harp: Clint Harp, maverick carpenter on HGTV’s smash hit Fixer Upper and the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network, presents his inspirational memoir that celebrates meaningful work, turning your craft into a career, and recognizing the importance of the journey itself. Spanning Clint’s remarkable journey—from a childhood learning carpentry and … Continue reading New Releases 9/25

Q&A with Nico Walker

Student. Soldier. Addict. Bank Robber. Convict. All these labels describe one of the year’s most acclaimed debut novelists, Nico Walker.  Written while in federal prison, Walker’s novel Cherry is a poignant, fictional account of all those things—and an important book with regards to the treatment of Veterans, mental health issues, and the addiction crisis that plagues … Continue reading Q&A with Nico Walker

Modern First Library: Beyond the Borders of Imagination by Razieh Araghi

Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, BookPeople bookseller Razieh Araghi talks about the importance of literature in translation. Read more from the series here. When I think back to my childhood, I see myself in different characters of the books … Continue reading Modern First Library: Beyond the Borders of Imagination by Razieh Araghi

Modern First Library: Books for Current and Future Queens by Honey St. Claire

Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, Austin drag queen and storyteller Honey St. Claire shares her story. Read more from the series here. I’m Honey St. Claire, Austin’s most prominent gluten-free drag queen. During my time as a performer … Continue reading Modern First Library: Books for Current and Future Queens by Honey St. Claire