Happy February, friends! Below, check out a round-up of our upcoming events in the Kid Lit world! We hope to see you around the store this month, whether it's for storytime, a book signing, or to decorate cookies! Don’t miss a beat: subscribe to our Kids e-newsletter and follow us on Twitter & Instagram for updates. Author Guest Storytime with Nikkolas … Continue reading BookKids: February Highlights!
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
BIG NEWS! Grace Helbig, bestselling author and YouTube star, has announced her book tour and we're on it! Catch Grace here at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin) Monday, February 8 at 7pm signing copies of her new book, Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It. Tickets are required and are now available in-store … Continue reading GRACE HELBIG Comes to BookPeople!
We're gearing up to welcome a ton of great authors to BookPeople in 2016. We attempted to put them all into one blog post, but there's a lot headed our way, y'all. Here are some of the highlights, with plenty more to come! For a full listing of upcoming events, check out our website, bookpeople.com. If … Continue reading BookPeople 2016 Author Event Preview
Who would have thought that a six-foot-seven-inch Jewish hippie from Philadelphia would have started one of the best "fringe" western swing bands of its time, and still keep comin' right at ya! More than forty years, twenty-five albums, and nine Grammy Awards later, Asleep at the Wheel is still drawing crowds around the world, led by … Continue reading Ray Benson is Comin’ Right at Ya!
The effects of Hurricane Patricia couldn't dampen our spirits when we had the great privilege of hosting Brian Selznick at Westlake Performing Arts Center in October for his first Texas tour. Although the weather unfortunately dampened our scheduled pre-show festivities, Brian's presentation about his latest book, The Marvels, dazzled attendees--as did his spiffy tuxedo. We were … Continue reading A Rainy Night Brightened by Brian Selznick
We are delighted to announce that four-time Academy Award nominee and Austin native Ethan Hawke will be joining us Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm! He will speak about and sign his new book, Rules for a Knight. Rules for a Knight tells of a Cornish knight writing a letter to his children before setting off toward a … Continue reading JUST BOOKED: Ethan Hawke is Coming Nov. 24th!
~post by Julie W. Earlier this year, I had the great fun of participating in the reading committee for the Summer/Fall 2015 round of the American Booksellers Association's Indies Introduce Program. The goal of Indies Introduce is simple: highlight some of the best fiction, nonfiction and children's books written by new and undiscovered authors each season. The selection process works a … Continue reading Read This Book: RULES FOR WEREWOLVES
BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for our monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman’s top recommended read for Austin. We're excited to announce October's pick is Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt by Kristin Hersh. Come down to the store Thursday, October 15th at 7pm when … Continue reading Statesman Select for October 2015: DON’T SUCK, DON’T DIE
We're very excited to announce that we've just added a terrific event for kids to our October calendar! Actor and author Jason Segel will be here at BookPeople on Saturday, October 31 at 3pm - that's right, on Halloween! - to speak about and sign his latest middle grade novel, Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic! Of course, … Continue reading JUST BOOKED: Halloween Costume Party with Jason Segel!