We were inspired to share some of our favorite stories by trans authors thanks to this wonderful piece by Maya Sungold, "The Importance of Celebrating Trans Stories". To the writers out there, we want to say: We are grateful for your stories. Your stories are needed. We witness them help and uplift readers every day. … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Reading with Pride!
Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting PhD. in History and author, Eric Cervini, on Crowdcast to celebrate the publication of his new release, The Deviant's War—the untold story of a revolution for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. Cervini discussed his personal history of activism, writing this book, and answered several … Continue reading Replay: Virtual Event with Eric Cervini, author of ‘The Deviant’s War’
Our hearts and minds are being pulled all over the place right now—we hope that you're taking care of yourself in the best way you know how. If books give you a space to decompress, check out some of the newer ones we're receiving this week. Black Lives Matter. You Exist Too Much by Zaina … Continue reading New Week, New Books
Our first blog post celebrating Black art brings you a plethora of bookseller blurbs for a select number of recent fiction and nonfiction titles we couldn't get enough of. Each title delivers exciting, urgent narratives by the Black voices that are defining our literary landscape—bridging experiences across racial, sexual, geographic lines. Read what our booksellers … Continue reading Celebrating Black Art (Part 1)
June arrived without warning and the summer temperatures are starting to settle in in Austin. As always, we plan on staying cool with hot new titles. This week's basket of goodies present us with urgent nonfiction titles, new titles by bookseller favorites, and a debut the whole BookPeople team couldn't get enough of. Read on for … Continue reading Staying Cool with June’s New Releases
Pride 2020 is here and we're kicking it off with a reading list of new and recent releases by LGBTQ authors, celebrating these experiences and the captivating stories they hold. We'll give you a taste of what you can expect this month on the adult side, and highlight a few titles you may have missed … Continue reading A Pride Month Reading List
Kids bookseller Natasha is sharing some of her favorite YA retellings! Check out the list below! Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim: A stunning gender-swapped Count of Monte Cristo retelling. Truly a rags to riches story about a girl, Amaya, working as a slave on a fishing boat and when she is released, she finds … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Natasha’s Favorite Retellings!
Tomorrow night (Thursday, May 28th at 7PM CDT) we're hosting Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams, co-hosts of YouTube's Feast of Fiction channel, virtually on Zoom to discuss their latest project, The Feast of Fiction Kitchen cookbook — a compendium of their channel's best and favorite concoctions. And in anticipation of it, one our booksellers and super … Continue reading Baking with Gina and ‘The Feast of Fiction Kitchen’ Cookbook
It seems like May's come and gone in a flash. From a new Hunger Games novel to plenty of beachy, feel-good reads, there's been plenty to celebrate, but the last week of May keeps that streak of fine literature alive. This week we finally get to put our hands on the much-lauded Mikel Jollett memoir, a new … Continue reading Waving May Goodbye with New Releases
Now up on LitHub's Virtual Book Channel: a replay of BookPeople's May 12th virtual event with Jordan Kisner (Thin Places) and Anna Wiener (Uncanny Valley)! The bookseller favorites and authors of two of the year's most buzzed about debuts read from and discussed their respective titles, as well as Evangelical Christianity, the search for meaning, and … Continue reading REPLAY: Jordan Kisner & Anna Wiener on LitHub’s VIRTUAL BOOK CHANNEL