Amistad Books is encouraging readers to purchase any two books by Black writers between June 14th and June 20th. The goal is to blackout bestsellers lists with Black voices and demonstrate the power of Black publishing. We've gathered some bookseller favorites in case you needed some ideas. We also encourage you to buy from a … Continue reading BlackoutBestsellerList Recommendations
Before we get into books, we want to thank you for your overwhelming support the last couple of weeks—our internet orders queue is full of orders and we're doing our best to process all existing orders. We'll be back to normal on Wednesday, but for now we invite you to shop all of our new … Continue reading In the Mood for NEW BOOKS
Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting PhD. in History and author, Eric Cervini, on Crowdcast to celebrate the publication of his new release, The Deviant's War—the untold story of a revolution for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. Cervini discussed his personal history of activism, writing this book, and answered several … Continue reading Replay: Virtual Event with Eric Cervini, author of ‘The Deviant’s War’
June arrived without warning and the summer temperatures are starting to settle in in Austin. As always, we plan on staying cool with hot new titles. This week's basket of goodies present us with urgent nonfiction titles, new titles by bookseller favorites, and a debut the whole BookPeople team couldn't get enough of. Read on for … Continue reading Staying Cool with June’s New Releases
Tomorrow night (Thursday, May 28th at 7PM CDT) we're hosting Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams, co-hosts of YouTube's Feast of Fiction channel, virtually on Zoom to discuss their latest project, The Feast of Fiction Kitchen cookbook — a compendium of their channel's best and favorite concoctions. And in anticipation of it, one our booksellers and super … Continue reading Baking with Gina and ‘The Feast of Fiction Kitchen’ Cookbook
Just like that, May dropped some of the hottest releases in our lap! Not only are we getting a prequel-sequel to our favorite dystopian thriller, but we also get the new Stephanie Danler memoir AND the much-talked about Curtis Sittenfeld novel following the life of Hillary Clinton...had she not married Bill Clinton. It's just the … Continue reading Buzz…Buzz…That’s the Sound of BUZZY-worthy NEW RELEASES!
Get to know Christine H., our part-time bookseller and in-store accounting assistant. She joins us on the blog today to tell us a little about herself and the songs that have defined her life's journey! My name is Christine Havens; I’ve been at BookPeople since September 2015 and currently work on Saturdays as a bookseller. … Continue reading Get To Know A Bookseller: Christine H.
Major New Release Alert: this week's titles are (what do the kids say again?) FIRE! New reads from Rebecca Solnit, Jason Reynolds, and Glennon Doyle you say? YES. We've also got plenty of titles from author's we'll be hosting this month as well as a few non-fiction standouts that that look at Hollywood and the … Continue reading New Week, New Books!
Our latest episode of The BookPeople Podcast features Paul Yoon's chat with fellow author (and lovely wife) Laura van den Berg. Paul and Laura are currently visiting faculty members at the Michener Center for Writers, and they're introduced by best selling novelist and Michener Center Director, Bret Anthony Johnston. All of this talent gathered together … Continue reading The BookPeople Podcast with Paul Yoon
Howdy, Readers! BookPeople is celebrating 50 years of operation and the community we continue to grow each day around the love of literature! In honor of the rich history we've developed in the lovely city of Austin, TX we're re-posting this previously published blog post that gives us a glimpse into BookPeople's humble beginnings as … Continue reading A History of BookPeople at 50!