Austin author Chris Barton has written over 15 books, with a strong emphasis on emotionally nuanced, meticulously researched nonfiction. In his upcoming release from Lerner Books, All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, he tackles the aftermath of a terrible tragedy with sensitivity and hope. The book -- to be published just weeks before … Continue reading Q&A with Chris Barton
This week's episode of The BookPeople Podcast features award-winning photojournalist and writer, Alyssa Banta, with her latest, The Texas Ranch Sisterhood. Her talk concerns the year she spent following more than a dozen Texas women through their grueling daily routines, from the messy confines of the working chute to the sprawling reaches of the back pasture. They … Continue reading Alyssa Banta on the BookPeople Podcast
Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We're highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. Let's see what bookseller Will B. has to say about the start … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!
Kick off 2020 with great new YA reads, exciting author events, and more! Upcoming Events for Teens Carolyn Cohagan - January 11 @ 5 PM Whether you're an established fan or new to the Time Zero trilogy, this event is great for sci-fi readers who are looking for a heart-pounding, fast-paced series! Ransom Riggs - … Continue reading Teen Thursday: New Year, New Books!
Looking for a new book to read in the new year? Look no further! Here's our weekly list of suggestions from your very own local booksellers. Reinhardt's Garden by Mark HaberMark Haber's little novel is a breathless epic that, in a single paragraph, transports readers from provincial Europe to the far-flung forests of South America, … Continue reading What We're Reading 1/8
Happy (late) New Year, readers! 2020's here with its new releases and we can hardly contain the excitement over some of our, as of yet, still secret events programming. It's also BookPeople's 50th anniversary of operations, so we're extra jazzed to be going strong right around now. We're thrilled for everything we've got in store for … Continue reading A Thrilling New Year of New Releases!
Happy New Year, Readers and Listeners! The first episode of BookPeople's 2020 season is now live! Before we kick off our programming for the year, listen here to replay our November event between Amy Edwards and Austin-based author Carolyn Cohagan. The pair discuss Edwards' latest novel, The Trouble with Becoming a Witch! About the book: For … Continue reading Amy Edwards on the BookPeople Podcast!
2020 is just around the corner, but before we get there we're going to talk you up all the new books coming out on this final New Release Tuesday of the year (and DECADE!!). This lineup of books has #NewYearNewMe written all over it - there's a good helping of titles to get you thinking … Continue reading A New Year of New Books!
We've got a special post this week from one of our floor managers, Melissa L. She's put together for us her favorite reads of 2019, and it's a good one. This list has short stories, dazzling novels, a bit of the fantastic and something to pique the interest of a literary buff. Read along for … Continue reading Melissa’s Top 10 Books of 2019!
One more time before the year's over, we're taking another look back at our favorite events recorded for The BookPeople Podcast. This week's episode features journalist and LBJ biographer, Robert Caro, in conversation with another giant of non-fiction writing, Lawrence Wright. They came together back in May to discuss the former's latest, Working - a … Continue reading The Archives: Robert Caro on the BookPeople Podcast!