BookKids: Middle Grade Magic!

Explore some recent middle grade reads beloved and recommended by the BookKids staff! These are ideal for readers ages 8-12 with a goofy sense of humor and a thirst for great adventure! Charlie Hernández and the Castle of Bones by Ryan Calejo *Recommended by WILL B!* "The first Charlie Hernandez book was something that really … Continue reading BookKids: Middle Grade Magic!

What We’re Reading 11/20

This week our booksellers have their sights set on fantastical happenings and...murder? See what your favorite bookfriends have to say about their current reads.The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern I had my nose buried so deeply in Erin Morgenstern's sophomore novel, The Starless Sea, that I missed several overhead pages at BookPeople and a storewide … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/20

André Aciman on the BookPeople Podcast!

Earlier this month we had the honor of welcoming back to the store bestselling author André Aciman for a reading and discussion of his latest novel, Find Me. In it, he continues the story of Oliver and Elio that began with the smash-hit Call Me By Your Name. It's a title that our booksellers absolutely devoured (Read … Continue reading André Aciman on the BookPeople Podcast!

What We’re Reading 11/13

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose CapettaThis book blew me away. The deftness of Capetta's writing pulls off what in another author's hands would come off as cheap or silly. I was particularly drawn to the representation of the landscapes' flora and fauna as characters just as important as the humans. This transhumanism invokes such … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/13

Brace for Cold Weather with ~HOT~ New Releases!

BookFriends, the cold is settling in on Central Texas, but our new releases keep coming and they're keeping us cozy while inside the store. This week we've got a few titles celebrating some icons we've lost in recent years, some stellar non-fiction, and a special treat for Michael Crichton fans! Read along for more! Carrie … Continue reading Brace for Cold Weather with ~HOT~ New Releases!

Ryan Holiday on the BookPeople Podcast!

 Last month we had the pleasure of hosting Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of Ego is the Enemy and The Obstacle is the Way, for a presentation on his new book, Stillness is the Key -- a title that offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. Holiday spoke at length about … Continue reading Ryan Holiday on the BookPeople Podcast!

BookKids: Letting Kids Be Kids: A ‘Wrecking Ball’ Event for the Ages

This was originally published in Publisher's Weekly.  At the beginning of Tuesday night’s Wrecking Ball release event, Jeff Kinney said that after 14 years of straightforward tours, he wanted to mix it up—and that’s exactly what he did. The show pulled out all the stops and more—raising the bar for interactive, kid-oriented fun that rewards longtime super-fans … Continue reading BookKids: Letting Kids Be Kids: A ‘Wrecking Ball’ Event for the Ages