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
Happy book birthday to Gabe Hudson and Gork, the Teenage Dragon! Hudson will be here Tuesday, July 25th at 7pm to talk about his new book. After a meeting where booksellers are pitched books coming out in the upcoming months, my fellow booksellers and I shuffled through boxes filled with books to choose from. The colorful … Continue reading Bookseller Review: GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON
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
It's impossible to speak about Arundhati Roy without also speaking about The God of Small Things. Published in 1997, it won the Booker prize and has been translated into over forty languages, garnering worldwide acclaim. I first encountered it about a decade following that and immediately fell in love. The God of Small Things is … Continue reading Top Shelf: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
This Q&A with Omar El Akkad, author of American War, was done by his publisher and is re-posted here with their permission. Our review of the book can be found here. Q: When did you begin working on American War, and was there a particular event you would say was the genesis of the novel? … Continue reading Q&A with Omar El Akkad
If you're a BookPeople regular, you might have walked in on our conversations about Star Wars before. Yes, we were talking about Episode VII for months before it came out...yes we were (mostly) devastated when they decided the Star Wars literary universe was no longer canon...yes still we went to the opening night of The … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You!
This post come from Meike Alana. Dr. Michael Greger will speak and sign How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease Friday, February 19 at 7PM. At the beginning of the year, book stores are overwhelmed by new releases promoting weight loss. For most people, “losing weight” tops their … Continue reading Meike Reviews HOW NOT TO DIE by Michael Greger