October's here, BookFriends, can you believe it? It's one of the busiest times at BookPeople, what with the Texas Teen Book Festival and Texas Book Festival happening in the same month (wow!), but we've always got time to talk about new books. This week we've got our plates full with a couple of stellar reads … Continue reading Spooky Season’s Here…With More New Releases
Earlier this month we had the pleasure of hosting Lara Prescott, Austin author and Michener Center gradute, with her debut novel, The Secrets We Kept. It spins a yarn of secretaries turned spies and the covert CIA operation to undermine the Soviet regime using one of the greatest love stories of all time, Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago. … Continue reading The BookPeople Podcast with Lara Prescott!
Mark your calendars, bookfriends! October is filled with literary stars! Monster Apocalypse with Max Brallier! - Tuesday, October 1st at 6 PM Zombie sluggers! Face painters! Big Mama! We've got all the fixin's for a monster apocalypse starting in our parking lot at 6 pm, followed by a talk & signing with Bluebonnet Award winning … Continue reading BookKids: October Events & Highlights!
This week's incredible new releases include some of the most buzzed about books of the year! Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell This is by far one of the most anticipated YA books of the year! If not around the world, then DEFINITELY at BookPeople. Wayward Son is the sequel to Rainbow Rowell's bestseller, Carry On, … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Get ’em while they’re hot!
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood doesn't need accolades from me, nor is there anything I could say about her precision of writing that hasn't already been said. But this book, like its predecessor, demands much from its readers and rewards in multitudes.It reads like a guide book to resistance: of mind, of body, … Continue reading What We’re Reading 9/25
It's officially Fall and that means that the season of new books is about to turn up to 11. Everywhere we look we're faced with another new title that we might just drop everything to read. Whether it's Rainbow Rowell's continuing adventures of Simon Snow in Wayward Son, Ta-Nehisi Coates' dive into fiction with The Water Dancer, or Chanel … Continue reading Tuesday’s New Titles, READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Earlier this month we were joined by professor of history at Rice University, W. Caleb McDaniel, for a reading and discussion of his new book, Sweet Taste of Liberty. His latest recounts the true story of Henrietta Wood — a woman who survived slavery twice and won a landmark restitution case — and imparts a lesson … Continue reading A Stirring Tale of Justice On This Week’s Podcast Episode
We're honored and thrilled to reveal the cover for Mari Mancusi's forthcoming novel about the world’s first augmented-reality video-game theme park, DRAGON OPS! We've had the pleasure of working closely with the Austin-based author over the years, most recently hosting her for the release of The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek, which is … Continue reading BookKids: Exclusive Dragon Ops COVER REVEAL!
Natasha talks about curating the Teen display to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month When I was first asked to write this blog post, I thought, “Why me? I’m a white-passing, mixed Latinx woman who barely speaks Spanish.” I struggled a lot with what to say and how to express how it feels to have half of … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Great reads by Latinx authors!
This weekend on Saturday, September 21st at 2PM we welcome to the store writer and former BookPeople bookseller, Amy Long, presenting her first ever published book, Codependence. In it she recounts her lifelong struggle with chronic pain, her relationship to opiods, and what it means to finally put her story out there. Before Amy's book tour … Continue reading Interview with Amy Long, author of ‘Codependence’