What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young "Wow. While stories like Young's are, unfortunately, by no means new or surprising in the world we live in today, his writings are so powerful and personal, making everything from the microaggressions he experiences, to the blatant racism and violent outbursts of his community into … Continue reading What We’re Reading Wednesday
The Valedictorian of Being Dead By Heather Armstrong: An honest and irreverant memoir from one of the world's premier mommy bloggers, The Valedictorian of Being Dead dives into a disease that plagues many, and the experimental lengths which Heather Armstrong went through to combat depression. But when a depressive episode more severe than she'd ever … Continue reading New Releases 4/23
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than four dozen novels, including Jackrabbit Smile, the Edgar-award winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. Lansdale returned to the store earlier this month with his newest novel featuring … Continue reading New Podcast with Joe Lansdale
April is National Poetry Month, so we were EXTRA excited to host Rhett Miller and Dan Santat for the release of their hilarious collection of poetry, No More Poems! Rhett Miller, frontman of the Old 97s, has a natural knack at writing. He writes songs, sure, but more recently he took it upon himself to … Continue reading BookKids: What does poetry mean to YOU?
Lots of visiting authors, signed stock, upcoming events, and great pre-order giveaway in today's Teen Thursday! Looking forward to... Yes We Can panel! - Mon May 6 @ 7PM These are the game changers, y'all! Event details For our event with Sarah Dessen on June 4th, you can pre-order your copy of The Rest of … Continue reading Teen Thursday!
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton If you love the movie Stand By Me or any story that deals with young male camaraderie, you'll be entranced by this book. Eli Bell is a naive young boy from an unstable broken home in Brisbane, Australia. He's surrounded by felons, drug dealers, and troublesome kids, yet he still sees … Continue reading What We’re Reading Wednesday
White By Bret Easton Ellis: Bret Easton Ellis has wrestled with the double-edged sword of fame and notoriety for more than thirty years. Now, in White, with the same originality displayed in his fiction, Ellis pours himself out onto the page and, in doing so, eviscerates the perceived good that the social-media age has wrought, … Continue reading New Releases 4/16
Bryan Washington's Lot is set in the city of Houston—a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America—following the son of a black mother and a Latino father, coming of age. He’s working at his family’s restaurant, weathering his brother’s blows, resenting his older sister’s absence. And discovering he likes boys. Washington has written for The New Yorker, The New … Continue reading Podcast with Bryan Washington
Eugenia's most anticipated titles for spring and summer, which you can pre-order through your local independent bookstore! One of the biggest perks of working at a bookstore is being able to get our grubby hands on books months before their release. Advanced Readers Copies (ARCs) are scattered all over our offices, the break room, the … Continue reading BookKids: What We’re Lovin’ – Early Readers Edition
Happy Teen Thursday, book friends!!! Don't miss our last YA event in April: Ashley Poston - Wednesday 4.17 @ 7PM Come geek out with us at BookPeople! Event details Of The Princess and the Fangirl, former BookPeople bookseller Shannon B. says, "No matter your fandom you will find your family in its pages." Y'all. We … Continue reading Teen Thursday!