Eugenia sat down to chat with YA author Sarah Dessen on the release day of her 14th novel, The Rest of the Story. Dessen kicked off her tour at BookPeople to a packed house of adoring fans. We have a limited number of signed copies left, so get yours while you can! Eugenia Vela: Congratulations … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Q&A with Sarah Dessen
Job title: Bookfair Assistant Description: BookPeople Bookfairs is now accepting part time (or full time) applications for a bookfair assistant to help with logistics and delivery in our growing school bookfair department. Core responsibilities will include preparing books for bookfair events, delivering books to schools and picking them up, assisting with publisher returns, and interacting … Continue reading We’re hiring a bookfair assistant!
FULL TIME BOOKFAIR LOGISTICS AND DELIVERY POSITION BookPeople Bookfairs is now accepting applications for a full time logistics and delivery position in our growing school bookfair department. Ideal applicant should be organized, have a basic understanding of lifting with their legs and not their back, and be able to work autonomously. We are looking for … Continue reading We’re hiring: full time book fair position & part time barista
From board book biographies to feminist YA, here's something for every BookKid to enjoy this Women's History Month! In a bookstore, we're surrounded by inspiring women -- they're the characters in the pages of our favorite books and the authors who created them. They're the illustrators and artists who give them color, and the subjects … Continue reading BookKids Celebrates Women’s History Month!
To know the Nightmare Factory Book Club is to revel in genetic anomaly. Our members are celebrated for their exquisite, phenotypic eccentricity, and our pursuit of absolute, biological perfection has been known to turn heads the full 360°. To this end, we were delighted to indulge in Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism by David … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Explores The Darkness That Hides in Eutopia
Statisticians tell us that, in any group of people, roughly one-third of their members are secretly cloth-and-porcelain simulacra assembled from scraps by the Mad Puppeteer. Look to your left. Now, look to your right. If there were no marionette strings ascending to the heavens from the arms and legs of your neighbors, odds are you're … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Plays In The Dollhouse That Is The House Of Small Shadows
The strangest thing happened this month at the Nightmare Factory clubhouse. Joe was reaching for our copy of House of Leaves to read us all a story before lights out when he accidentally bumped the bedside table and knocked it behind the giant bunk bed we all share. When Jerome crawled back there to get it, … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Has Discovered That House Of Leaves Is Bigger on The Inside!
There are an exceptional few performers who have elevated the craft of stand-up comedy to an honest to goodness art form. Infusing the formula with absurd honesty, surreal world building, or just a singleminded dedication to absolute, neurotic truth, these champions of the spoken word have devoted their lives and livelihoods to skirting the line … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Yells “It’s A Wrap!” With Patton Oswalt’s Silver Screen Fiend
Thomas W. Recommends: Suicide Squad by Tom Ostrander & Luke McDonnell I'm sure I'm one of only a few people who have ever asked the question what if the Dirty Dozen had superpowers? Luckily for me one of the people who asked that question was John Ostrander, who also answered that question in 1987 when … Continue reading #2016ComicBookRenaissance Staff Selections (2.17.16)
The skies over Austin are awash with phantasmagoria on the third Tuesday of every month. Like clockwork on some planet where clocks keep track only of the passage of Tuesdays, enigmatic shadows with burning, red eyes are seen floating in a most peculiar way before descending through the treetops to land at the entrance to … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Met The Mothman And Lived To Tell About It!