The Rest of the Story By Sarah Dessen: Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges. Now it’s just Emma … Continue reading New Releases 6/4
To celebrate Godzilla, floor manager and film connoisseur Gregory teamed up with bookseller and artist at large Griffin to make an awesome display on the second floor of the store (near the film section!) and here explores the life and times of the giant monster that we all know and love. Godzilla turns 65 this … Continue reading Go, Go Godzilla!
If you weren't able to make it to our latest MysteryPeople sponsored event with David C. Taylor and Joan Moran, check out our new podcast recording of the event! Taylor's Night Watch is the third novel in the Michael Cassidy series of noir thrillers set in New York City in the 1950’s. The first, Night Life, was a … Continue reading New MysteryPeople Podcast
Dive into summer reading with the 5 Book Dive challenge! On Saturday, May 18th we kicked off summer reading with some of our favorite middle grade authors at the 5 Book Dive festival! We laughed, we danced, we improv'd... we met Elephant & Piggie, wore ridiculous pool floaties, you name it. You got to watch … Continue reading BookKids: Take the summer reading challenge!
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki This gorgeous graphic novel gave me all the feelings--Freddy is trapped (kind of--not really--but still) in a relationship with Laura Dean, who makes her both incredibly happy and absolutely devastated. All of my righteous indignation boiled for Freddy, that frustrating friend whose relationship woes you … Continue reading What We’re Reading 5/29
Ask Again, Yes By Mary Beth Keane: Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next 40 years. Luminous, … Continue reading New Releases 5/28
Literary themed events happening around Austin, Tx. June 2019
At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to “the world’s longest, toughest horse race”—an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a … Continue reading On the Podcast: Lara Prior-Palmer
For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Tomoko is celebrating some of her favorite books written by authors of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer so badly. I wrote all the time and I loved the idea of being the crafter of a world that … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Tomoko Recommends
Red, White & Royal Blue By Casey McQuiston Casey McQuiston enfolds her readers in a loving embrace with this wonderfully inclusive political Rom Com. I am not exaggerating when I tell people how INSTANTLY absorbed I was upon beginning this novel. Alex, the first son of America's first female president, and Henry, the prince of … Continue reading What We’re Reading