The Nightmare Factory Explores The Darkness That Hides in Eutopia

To know the Nightmare Factory Book Club is to revel in genetic anomaly. Our members are celebrated for their exquisite, phenotypic eccentricity, and our pursuit of absolute, biological perfection has been known to turn heads the full 360°. To this end, we were delighted to indulge in Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism by David … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Explores The Darkness That Hides in Eutopia

Angie Manfredi on the Modern First Library: “Everett Anderson was my first.”

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Today in the Modern First Library blog series, we have … Continue reading Angie Manfredi on the Modern First Library: “Everett Anderson was my first.”

Phoebe Yeh on the Modern First Library: I Need a Diverse Book

The BookPeople Modern First Library Initiative: Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style along with other favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. Today in the Modern First Library blog series, we have … Continue reading Phoebe Yeh on the Modern First Library: I Need a Diverse Book

Statesman Selects in June: YOUR SONG CHANGED MY LIFE by Bob Boilen

BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for their monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman’s top recommended read for Austin. June's pick is Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Thier Journey and the Music That Inspired … Continue reading Statesman Selects in June: YOUR SONG CHANGED MY LIFE by Bob Boilen

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

This Saturday, April 30th, is Independent Bookstore Day. In honor of this wonderful day (honoring us!), we thought we'd give you some of our favorite reasons for being your booksellers. We love being your booksellers. Those conversations on the floor about the newest and greatest novel, those 800-strong author events, those packed puppet show storytimes--they bring … Continue reading Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land, by John Coy with photographs by Wing Young Huie is an "attractive and inspiring look at immigration to the United States, sure to spark discussions at home or in the classroom," according to School Library Journal. Local author Chris Barton has allowed us to … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie