Austin Events for the Literati – October

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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.  October is my favorite month, and it's not just the weather... It's … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – October

What We’re Reading This Week

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black Books with maps are (mostly) always amazing! Holly Black does not disappoint with her new novel. And her world building is saga-worthy. I am obsessed with the illustrations and all the detail that has been put into this tantalizing royal tale of faeries, espionage, and overcoming fear. —Savannah   … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

New Releases 9/25

Handcrafted By Clint Harp: Clint Harp, maverick carpenter on HGTV’s smash hit Fixer Upper and the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network, presents his inspirational memoir that celebrates meaningful work, turning your craft into a career, and recognizing the importance of the journey itself. Spanning Clint’s remarkable journey—from a childhood learning carpentry and … Continue reading New Releases 9/25

Q&A with Nico Walker

Student. Soldier. Addict. Bank Robber. Convict. All these labels describe one of the year’s most acclaimed debut novelists, Nico Walker.  Written while in federal prison, Walker’s novel Cherry is a poignant, fictional account of all those things—and an important book with regards to the treatment of Veterans, mental health issues, and the addiction crisis that plagues … Continue reading Q&A with Nico Walker

Recommended Reading: Banned Books Week

It's that time of year again—Banned Books Week is upon us. This annual event celebrating the freedom to read was launched in 1982 as a response to a sudden increase in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries. Usually occurring during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Banned Books Week

Modern First Library: Beyond the Borders of Imagination by Razieh Araghi

Over the next few months, we’ll be hearing from different community voices about what a Modern First Library means to them! Below, BookPeople bookseller Razieh Araghi talks about the importance of literature in translation. Read more from the series here. When I think back to my childhood, I see myself in different characters of the books … Continue reading Modern First Library: Beyond the Borders of Imagination by Razieh Araghi