Natasha talks about curating the Teen display to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month When I was first asked to write this blog post, I thought, “Why me? I’m a white-passing, mixed Latinx woman who barely speaks Spanish.” I struggled a lot with what to say and how to express how it feels to have half of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Great reads by Latinx authors!
This weekend on Saturday, September 21st at 2PM we welcome to the store writer and former BookPeople bookseller, Amy Long, presenting her first ever published book, Codependence. In it she recounts her lifelong struggle with chronic pain, her relationship to opiods, and what it means to finally put her story out there. Before Amy's book tour … Continue reading Interview with Amy Long, author of ‘Codependence’
This week's new release lineup is stacked. We have a pair of new titles from some heavyweights tackling climate change, a government tell-all, and some extraordinary life stories. Keep reading for more. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson From marketing and events manager, Cristina L.: "I found myself tearing up at this book more times … Continue reading Tuesday’s Back…with More New Titles
This week on The BookPeople Podcast we have a very special presentation perfect for the hard-boiled, noir enthusiast. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Stark House Press, a reprint publisher of early to mid-twentieth century genre fiction, and the release of their latest title, The Best of Manhunt, Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott Montgomery organized a discussion on crime … Continue reading The BookPeople Podcast Goes NOIR!
We love getting to know new authors and illustrators, and there's something extra special when they're based in our hometown! We interviewed Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, who co-authored the gorgeous picture book, The Old Truck, which releases in January 2020. Sure, sounds like a long way! But they've come up with a really fun pre-order … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey
A huge HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to David Yoon, Akwaeke Emezi, and Nandini Bajpai, who are all going to be at the Texas Teen Book Festival on October 12th. Their books all released this week: Frankly in Love This book comes highly anticipated from members of the Teen Press Corps, a few of whom met David … Continue reading Teen Thursday: New Books for the Festival Season!
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost World by Stephen BrusatteFrom tail draggin’ idiots to chickens, dinosaurs have come a long way! In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, Stephen Brusatte lines it all up and walks through both the history of fossil-hunting and the life and times … Continue reading What We’re Reading 9/11
The Fall titles are starting to stream in and we don't know where to begin. We've got some heavy-hitting literary luminaries cranking out surefire bestsellers, a new title from a former BookPeople bookseller, and a few titles that'll be featured in Texas Teen Book Festival panels and showcases. We can barely keep up! The Testaments … Continue reading New Release Tuesday Returns with Some Blockbuster Titles!
Event Staff Want to work with our author events as an events staffer? As we approach our busiest season of the year, we are looking to find people to join our Events Staff team. This position entails working multiple in-store events, offsite events, and year-round festivals. It’s a part-time position that requires someone who is … Continue reading We’re Hiring!
Last week we had the opportunity of hosting David Lagercrantz in-store to present his latest entry in the Millenium Series, The Girl Who Lived Twice. He sat down with local mystery writer Chandler Baker (The Whisper Network, 2019) to discuss the challenges overcome in continuing the much-lauded and bestselling series Stieg Larsson began, writing the singular … Continue reading The BookPeople Podcast Presents: David Lagercrantz