We're hiring! BookPeople is looking for booksellers, baristas, and a gifts Inventory Manager! Love BookPeople? Love books? Come work with us! BookPeople is the largest independent bookstore in Texas. During our more than forty-year history, we have gained national recognition and become an iconic Austin destination. From our beginnings in 1970 as a small new … Continue reading BookPeople is Hiring!
Love BookPeople? Love books? Love authors? Come work with us! We are hiring an Events Coordinator to help manage almost 400 events in the store each year. The job includes managing staff, interacting with authors and publishers, and helping with our marketing efforts for events. The complete job description is here. This is a full … Continue reading BookPeople is hiring!
Questions I Am Often Asked, from the author of Traffickwocky Every now and again - when I am somehow not stuck on the MoPac - I am asked something like, “Tex, is it stressful being the world’s leading traffic poet? And, while I have you here on my show, does it bother you that there … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Tex MoPac, Traffic Poet
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!
That's how I started my internship at BookPeople. Well. I started working the day after that, and it's a testament to how good the people are here that my situation was resolved in a few days. Here's how it all started. My name is R and I'm French. 100%. I was born in Alençon, and … Continue reading Conned and homeless on my first day in the United States.