BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!

A look into our stellar Kids events programming this month, including a high fiving contest with Adam Rubin, celebrating Mercy Watson's origin story, playing tunes with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat, Independent Bookstore Day, and more! No More Poems! with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat - Tues, Apr 15 @ 6:30 PM WEIRDOS OF THE … Continue reading BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!

BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action

BookPeople is proud to host a book club for kids ages 8-12 along with local volunteer group Austin Allies. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 12:30 PM. Today we're giving you an inside look at our last meeting, where we discussed Flora and Ulysses by Newbery medalist Kate DiCamillo! What do squirrels … Continue reading BookKids: On Squirrel Poetry & Taking Action

New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses The Leavers

“The day before Deming Guo saw his mother for the last time, she surprised him at school. A navy blue hat sat low on her forehead, scarf around her neck like a big brown snake. ‘What are you waiting for, Kid? It’s cold out.’” So opens Lisa Ko’s The Leavers, National Book Award Finalist, winner … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses The Leavers

Nightmare Factory reads ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch. Yep, it inspired the Hitchcock movie.

The Nightmare Factory book club meets the third Tuesday of every month to discuss the best in literary horror fiction. Join us this Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m., if you dare!  The iconic shower scene. A girl – Janet Leigh –  is interrupted mid-lather by an obscured figure holding a butcher knife. Cue the … Continue reading Nightmare Factory reads ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch. Yep, it inspired the Hitchcock movie.

Reading Guide: ‘Paradise’ by Toni Morrison

Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On April 29 at 5 p.m. the group will begin a three month exploration of the literature of Los Angeles, starting with Helena Maria Viramontes’ Their Dogs Came With Them. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Paradise’ by Toni Morrison

Teen Thursday: 03.22.2018

AN EVENT YOU CAN'T MISS CARYOLYN COHAGAN  SATURDAY, MARCH 24 AT 2 PM  About Cohagan's book, Time Next: Mina's adventure continues in this sequel to the award-winning Time Zero. In book one, Mina and her friends narrowly escaped fundamentalist-ruled Manhattan. Now, they've been taken in by the Unbound, a modern community that wants to shelter and care for … Continue reading Teen Thursday: 03.22.2018

Reading Guide: ‘Jazz’ by Toni Morrison

Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On March 25 at 5 p.m. the group will discuss Toni Morrison's Paradise. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide to another Morrison novel, Jazz, which Voyage Out discussed last month. Voyage Out reads books in three-month, … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Jazz’ by Toni Morrison

You’re invited to Mickey Spillane’s unofficial birthday party!

Enjoy a good mystery? Consider joining Murder in the Afternoon, our book club dedicated to crime and thriller fiction. The next meeting is March 19 at 1 p.m. on BookPeople’s third floor.  For March, our Murder in the Afternoon book club will celebrate the month that marks the hundredth year of hard boiled writer Mickey … Continue reading You’re invited to Mickey Spillane’s unofficial birthday party!

What We’re Reading This Week

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season has been out a while (the sequels are out too!), but I just read it for book club -- it's really top notch science fantasy. Built on the premise that some humans have the biological means to manipulate the earth (called orogenes/rogga derogatorily) -- The Fifth Season is a well-built … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week