My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh: Describing this book is proving to be nearly impossible, but I find books that can't be easily summarized in a few sentences are often the ones most worth reading. You could say this book is about a woman who hibernates for a year in the hope of … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
The Romance Bookshelves—Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT! By Cathy Maxwell Last month, Romance Writers of America, a professional organization of ten thousand writers, gathered in Orlando to hand out their prestigious RITA awards for the best in romance fiction. One of the winners named was Austin’s own Cheryl Etchison for Best First Book with … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT!
Ahead of Odie Lindsey's visit to BookPeople next week, our Events Coordinator Lindsey reviewed his short story collection. We hope you'll join us Thursday night to hear him in conversation with local author John Pipkin. I have always delighted in the southern story: the quiet grotesqueness of Breece D'J Pancake's West Virginia, the dark edges … Continue reading Booksellers Review: We Come To Our Senses: Stories
The latest edition of our Trust Fall subscription box is here, available to order on its own or as part of a yearly subscription. The new box features The Readymade Thief, a novel by Augustus Rose. The Readymade Thief follows the story of Lee Cuddy, a seventeen-year-old who is on the run in the streets of Philadelphia … Continue reading Take a Trust Fall with us!
Spoonbenders is a new novel from Daryl Gregory, author of Afterparty, The Devil's Alphabet, and more. Spoonbenders is already becoming a bookseller favorite here at the store. Check out some of our booksellers' reviews below and make sure to come see Daryl Gregory here on July 10th at 7pm! A fantastic and utterly hilarious look at family and what it … Continue reading Spoonbenders: new from Daryl Gregory!
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud Anne Helen Petersen Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud is an examination of the "unruly" woman--the embodiment of one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood in pop culture today. Our booksellers are already buzzing about this new book that our buyer Claire is calling "EXCELLENT". From … Continue reading New Books 6/20
They’ve Come for Your Guts I named my in-store display ‘They’ve Come for Your Guts’ because each of these writers took my guts in loving, weathered hands and twisted, tweaked, polished, pinched, and molded them into something a little different than what they were before. On one level, I’m saying that the experience of reading … Continue reading They’ve Come for Your Guts
2014's Pulitzer and Man Booker prize winners are now available in paperback!
Social Media Identity Theft, contemporary Grimm's Fairy Tale, Victorian Proto-Feminists, and an adventure story in our modern financial crisis…
Two debut novelists, a few authors from Texas and a story set in mid-20th century Texas. February seems to be Texas-centric!