Tomorrow night (Thursday, May 28th at 7PM CDT) we're hosting Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams, co-hosts of YouTube's Feast of Fiction channel, virtually on Zoom to discuss their latest project, The Feast of Fiction Kitchen cookbook — a compendium of their channel's best and favorite concoctions. And in anticipation of it, one our booksellers and super … Continue reading Baking with Gina and ‘The Feast of Fiction Kitchen’ Cookbook
Even before working at BookPeople, I always recognized Merrilee when I visited my local bookstore. I loved exploring the kids section, and she was hard to miss-- she's tall and exuberant, ready to share her many hilarious stories at the drop of a hat. Once I started working here, it became even clearer to me … Continue reading BookKids: Merrilee on 24 Years at BookPeople
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
Every shelf is different and every bookshelf tells a different story. Writer and historian Lydia Pyne finds bookshelves to be holders not just of books but of so many other things: values, vibes, and verbs that can be contained and displayed in the buildings and rooms of contemporary human existence. To celebrate our 2/18 event … Continue reading #ShareYourShelf: Bookseller Edition
We spoke with writer and historian Lydia Pyne about her new book, Bookshelf, an installment of Object Lessons, an essay and book series about the hidden lives of ordinary things, a project of The Atlantic and Bloomsbury Publishing. She'll speak and sign the book in our store 2/18. Why a book about bookshelves? What inspired your research? … Continue reading The Meaning of a Bookshelf: An Interview with Lydia Pyne
~post by Merrilee, Children's Bookseller & Assistant IM & one of our many resident crafty folk I suspect that knitting and children's books don't usually go together in the average person's mind, but when you love them both as much as I do, it seems inevitable. I've worked here at BookPeople in the children's section … Continue reading Merrilee Knits a Crayon Named Esteban and other Creations Inspired by Children’s Books
In case you're keeping track of things BookPeople staff love, here's one more to add to the list - our pets! Pets are great. They love unconditionally, trust us 100%, exhibit unique personalities, provide us endless entertainment & companionship, and are definitely part of the family. Pets are also great for struggling, emerging, or reluctant … Continue reading BookPeople Pets!
This weekend Robyn and Steven headed out to The Writing Barn to sell books at a party for local children's author Jeff Crosby in celebration of his new book, Rockabilly Goats Gruff. In addition to sunny weather and root beer floats, the event also provided a new friend. A goat friend. Who quickly turned into a thief. … Continue reading Booksellers in the Wild. With Goats.