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
By Cathy Maxwell Several years ago, Sarah MacLean (yes, that Sarah MacLean, the one whose new book The Day of the Duchess will hit the shelves June 27th (you can find an excerpt here), wanted to start an online book club that celebrated all she loved about Romance. She called it the Old-School Romance Book … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—A Get Together and Look Who is on the A List
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
We’re bringing you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps Blog! Don’t forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news! IN THE STORE Ryan Higa June 1 * 7 pm How to Write Good Come meet and get your photo taken with … Continue reading Teen Thursday 5-25
After over a decade of selling books, I finally get my own endcap to feature books to champion. I didn’t intend to pick all women writers when I started choosing, but after I realized that’s what I was doing, I kept going. At a glance, they seem pretty varied, but upon closer inspection, they all … Continue reading Consuelo’s favorite books
Our booksellers simply love Samantha Irby, creator of the blog Bitches Gotta Eat and author of the equally amazing essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. We want to be her best friends on the Internet or, at the very least, hang out with her. And now we get to! We're thrilled to welcome her to … Continue reading We ❤ Samantha Irby!
We true crime fans are witnessing a huge upswing in the popularity of our favorite genre right now. For some, that means indulging in gruesome details of murder and mayhem (e.g. The Last Podcast on the Left). For others, that means examining the darkest elements of humanity in order to ensure the safety of each … Continue reading The Fact of a Body and the Emotional Body of Law
Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin Reviewed by Steve(n) Johnny Carson's wit, sensibilities, and charisma shaped the comic landscape of his generation and directly inspired the creative minds that will propagate comedy for the indefinite future. Behind his nightly routine, however, was a deeply insecure and pathologically paranoid man caught wide-eyed in the spotlights of show … Continue reading Here’s Johnny!!! Book Review: JOHNNY CARSON
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! Where we bring you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps! Texas Teen Book Fest News! There have been a lot of announcements from the fest in the past few weeks. Many amazing authors have joined the line up, so here … Continue reading Teen Thursday
The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Long List was announced last week, and there are a lot of great books included. We've already been buzzing about a few of them at the store and certainly don't envy the judges when it comes to picking one winner from the bunch! While we wait for the announcements of … Continue reading 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Long List Announced!