Dark Age by Pierce Brown Calling all Howlers! Bestselling writer and bookseller favorite Pierce Brown returns with another thrilling entry in the Red Rising series. Picking up where Iron Gold left off, Dark Age finds Darrow, hero of the original trilogy in peril - outlawed by the very Republic he founded, raging a rogue war on … Continue reading New Release Tuesday is Here!
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. The Dionysium Summer Show Dionysus Wednesday, Aug 7th 7pm The Alamo Drafthouse … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – August
BookFriends, did you happen to miss our event with Chuck Klosterman - author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Fargo Rock City, and, most recently, Raised in Captivity? You're in luck - you can now replay this uproariously funny and insightful event featuring Klosterman in conversation with writer and San Antonio Spurs super fan, Shea Serrano. Laugh along … Continue reading New Podcast with Chuck Klosterman and Shea Serrano
More book covers that look good enough to eat! Today, we're looking at delicious books for the littlest readers... Yesterday, I went through some YA covers that used food to lure readers to the shelf! As a huge picture book lover, I HAD to look at some of my favorite titles for young readers that … Continue reading BookKids: Books that Make Me HANGRY!
We look at some delicious YA covers, which are perfect for the summer season... Food and books are my favorite things, so I'm really into this trend of book covers with food on them. What a way to draw me to the shelf! Here we look at some old and new faves with covers that … Continue reading Teen Thursday: YA Covers Good Enough to Eat!
Spending some time on the beach this summer? Need options for in-flight entertainment? Austin Opera has you covered! Here are some reading selections to get you prepared for the 2019-2020 Season: Rigoletto Pick up a copy of Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo and you will be reading the inspiration for Verdi's Rigoletto. Want to learn about Giuseppe Verdi–look no further than William … Continue reading Austin Opera’s Recommended Reading
Hummingbird in Underworld By Deborah Tobola: At the age of forty-five, Deborah Tobola returns to her birthplace, San Luis Obispo, to work in the very prison her father worked in when he was a student at Cal Poly. But she’s not wearing a uniform as he did; she’s there to teach creative writing and manage … Continue reading New Releases
Listen, we love summer time, but...can it be fall already?! Here are a few upcoming titles our booksellers can't wait to get on our shelves! Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe (Oct. 1st) This picture book comes highly anticipated by Eugenia, who says: "Are you kidding me with this book?!!!! A picture book hasn't … Continue reading BookKids: Fall Titles We’re Lovin’!
Eugenia talks about YA thrillers that kept her up past her bedtime! I have no idea where my love for teen thrillers comes from-- I'm gonna say it's from growing up on a healthy dose of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl. Yes, I'll argue that in a way, GG was a thriller. Y'all, these … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Hot Summer Thrillers
The Nickel Boys By Colson Whitehead In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Check out some of the rave reviews … Continue reading New Releases