TEEN THURSDAY DANCE BREAK! SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN! LET'S PARTY WITH SOME AWESOME BOOKS! THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES A Reaper At The Gates Sabaa Tahir Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives … Continue reading Teen Thursday:
Kevin Powers' first book, The Yellow Birds, won the Pen/Hemingway prize for first book and was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. Powers' new novel, A Shout in the Ruins, weaves together stories that span over a century of life in the post-Civil War South. Kevin Powers was kind enough to answer our questions ahead of … Continue reading Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more
Less by Andrew Sean Greer Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Less is out today in paperback! The story of an aging (failed) novelist who travels the world in order to avoid an awkward wedding, Less is THE heartfelt comedy of human error to read this summer. We're so excited that we get to … Continue reading New releases 5/22
We’re bringing you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps Blog! Don’t forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news! IN THE STORE Ryan Higa June 1 * 7 pm How to Write Good Come meet and get your photo taken with … Continue reading Teen Thursday 5-25
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! But wait--it's also July, and Austin has really turned up the heat. We've been working hard here at BookPeople to compile a list of some truly amazing YA summer reads for any and every possible situation! Come on and check them out! This week, we'll be looking at … Continue reading Teen Thursday Special: Summer Reads!
In The Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. On Sunday, August 9th we discussed Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha, a tale about a young Brahmin's quest to find the ultimate truth. Written … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – September
Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of the book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and/or socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the Book People community would enjoy. The Great Fables Wake Austin Books and Comics - This weekend … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – August
In The Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. On Sunday, June 14th we discussed Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The meeting was intimate, with only four people in attendance, and … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – July
Welcome to our Book Club Corner, where each month we highlight books new to paperback we think would make perfect picks for your next book club discussion. If you’re looking to join a book club, we host a wide variety of free, bookseller-run book clubs right here at BookPeople. Join us! We love to talk books. Featured … Continue reading Book Club Corner Picks – June
The first event of the season is at Austin's Salvage Vanguard Theater on May 23rd, 8pm.