Our 2022 Year in Review at BookPeople

Throughout 2022, we kept hearing from customers the same heartwarming sentiment: “I’m so glad we’re able to gather together again!” As we’ve lengthened operating hours, expanded cafe seating, and turned our events programming back in-person, we’ve loved seeing local authors and readers show up to browse, read, eat, and shop. Let’s take a look back at what we’ve been up to this year: Banned Camp in the summer, events nearly every day, community partnerships, and, of course, the incredible books we read.

Austin Chronicle Adult Spelling Bee This Thursday!

Wordsmiths, fire up your pencils and head over to Threadgill's this Thursday, May 22 for the annual Austin Chronicle Adult Spelling Bee. Compete with fellow Austinites for the title of Ultimate Spelling Champion! Impress friends and strangers with your superior spelling abilities! Wield the letters of our language with accuracy, intelligence and general bad-assery! And also … Continue reading Austin Chronicle Adult Spelling Bee This Thursday!

Mayor’s Book Club Selection Announced!

Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, and the Austin Public Library have announced this year’s selection for The Mayor’s Book Club: Monday, Monday by acclaimed Austin author Elizabeth Crook. A chilling piece of Austin history, Monday, Monday follows three students caught up in the UT tower shooting: Shelly, who leaves her math … Continue reading Mayor’s Book Club Selection Announced!

The Mayor’s Book Club Hosts National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward

The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation and the Mayor's Office are bringing National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward to Austin. Her novel Salvage the Bones is this year's Mayor's Book Club Selection. This Saturday, March 31st at 1pm Mayor Leffingwell will introduce Ward at the Faulk Central Library, where she will read from her novel, … Continue reading The Mayor’s Book Club Hosts National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward