TEEN THURSDAY DANCE BREAK! SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN! LET'S PARTY WITH SOME AWESOME BOOKS! THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES A Reaper At The Gates Sabaa Tahir Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives … Continue reading Teen Thursday:
I'll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara I am obsessed with this book. It is thorough, empathetic, fact-based -- everything you want a true crime novel to be. Michelle McNamara's passion for the case shines through on every page, and the excellent research she spent hundreds of hours collecting has paid off in … Continue reading What We’re Reading this Week
Less by Andrew Sean Greer Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Less is out today in paperback! The story of an aging (failed) novelist who travels the world in order to avoid an awkward wedding, Less is THE heartfelt comedy of human error to read this summer. We're so excited that we get to … Continue reading New releases 5/22
The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn Pure black comedy and social satire. St. Aubyn uses a classic British understated and absurdist wit to skewer the pomposity of wealth and its side effects. These books are deeply troubling, sadistic, depraved and howlingly funny. Also, soon to be a Showtime miniseries with the likes … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins A CIA-pacifist-anarchist is blackmailed by his own grandmother into freeing her blue parrot in the Amazon, where, of course, he slurps some Ayahuasca and falls victim to a shamanic curse. Need I say more? Toy boat racing with art school girls? 10 million Joyce and Rimbaud jokes?? … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison: We're so excited Jonathan Evison is coming by the store to celebrate his new book Lawn Boy! His new novel follows a young Chicano in Washington state trying to discover the secret to achieving the American dream. Bookseller Will B says, "Lawn Boy is at times irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking … Continue reading New Releases 4/3
We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Ottessa Moshfegh's novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, coming out July 10. To help pass the time, our booksellers are reading through her previous publications. Enjoy this special Ottessa Moshfegh edition of What We're Reading This Week! Homesick for Another World I usually struggle reading short story collections from … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week: Ottessa Moshfegh Edition
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!!!! SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY TO THE WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS CONTEST BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!! NEW RELEASES WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER LEIGH BARDUGO She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. … Continue reading Have a Wonder-ful Teen Thursday!
We here at BookPeople continue to be so inspired by Mohsin Hamid's Exit West. Here's what a few of our booksellers are saying about this mash up of science fiction, immigration drama, and of course, a love story: Gregory: "one of the defining works of the 21st Century. Hamid's work proves building walls won't prevent … Continue reading Exit West and Caritas of Austin
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!