Samantha Allen—GLAAD Award-winning journalist and the author of Love & Estrogen (Amazon Original Stories)—was in the store for an exciting talk about her new book Real Queer America. Ten years ago, Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now she's a senior Daily Beast reporter happily married to another woman. A lot in her life has changed, but what hasn't … Continue reading Samantha Allen Podcast
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this month, including a high fiving contest with Adam Rubin, celebrating Mercy Watson's origin story, playing tunes with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat, Independent Bookstore Day, and more! No More Poems! with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat - Tues, Apr 15 @ 6:30 PM WEIRDOS OF THE … Continue reading BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!
Happy Teen Thursday, everyone! Below, the weekly roundup of event news, exciting releases, and bookseller recommendations! Did you hear the news?! Texas Teen Book Festival is back for its eleventh year! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 12! Join us at Southwestern University for a day filled with author panels, signings, cosplay contests & more! … Continue reading Teen Thursday!
Death Prefers Blondes By Caleb Roehrig: Death Prefers Blondes, is a heist novel like you've never seen before. Seventeen year old socialite, Margo Manning and her cohort of highly skilled drag queens are professional cat burglars pulling off heist after heist, and every time the stakes become higher—until it all comes crashing down. This book … Continue reading What We’re Reading Wednesday
The Spectators By Jennifer duBois: In her most daring and multidimensional novel yet, Jennifer duBois vividly portrays the gay community in New York City, spanning from the heyday of gay liberation in the 70s to the grips of the AIDS crisis in the 80s, alongside a backstage view of 90s television in an age of … Continue reading New Releases 4/2
Last month, Thomas Mallon joined us to discuss his new novel, Landfall. If you missed it, check out our podcast recording of it here. You can also find The BookPeople Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Mallon is the author of ten novels, including Henry and Clara, Dewey Defeats Truman, Fellow Travelers, and Watergate. Fellow Travelers has been … Continue reading BookPeople Podcast: Thomas Mallon
A look at the new displays in our Kids section, inspired by the spring season! This blog post was originally posted in Publisher’s Weekly. Although it is still technically February as I write this blog, by the time it posts it will be March. And March around here means spring (no matter the official dates on … Continue reading BookKids: Spring Comes to Texas!
We are excited to announce a brand new book club at BookPeople! Thanks to the American Booksellers Association, we're one of many stores launching a Well Read Black Girl Book Club! The first meeting will be April 22nd at 7pm to discuss N.K. Jemisin's How Long 'til Black Future Month. Check out the note below from Raven … Continue reading New Well Read Black Girl Book Club
A look into what's hot this week in the YA world, including a super exciting announcement *shrieks*... Just Announced: Come meet YA royalty! Sarah Dessen is coming to BookPeople for the release of her new novel, The Rest of the Story We're lifelong fans of Sarah Dessen here at BookPeople, and we can't wait to … Continue reading Teen Thursday!
Barton Creek By Ed Crowell: You can't be a true Austinite until you've taken a dip in the perpetually perfect, cool waters of Barton Springs. Everyone knows it's the perfect place to spend the afternoon and get away from the intense Texas Summer heat. But while Barton Springs Pool is an iconic landmark of Austin … Continue reading New Releases 3/26