To celebrate Juneteenth ( the June 19th holiday celebrating the commemoration of slavery’s end in the US) here are 19 (mostly fantasy) books by Black authors that Tomoko has read, loved, and recommends for your reading lists! Fantasy/Fantasy Adjacent (aka, Tomoko's favorite type of book) 1. What it Means When A Man Falls from the … Continue reading Celebrating Juneteenth
Reading with Pride! Here are 8 amazing books that celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community, recommended by our booksellers and the Teen Press Corps! Stay tuned for new releases, most anticipated, and more... Check, Please! Book 1: Hockey & Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones by Ngozi Ukazu "I like fiction that makes … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Reading with Pride pt. 2
We were inspired to share some of our favorite stories by trans authors thanks to this wonderful piece by Maya Sungold, "The Importance of Celebrating Trans Stories". To the writers out there, we want to say: We are grateful for your stories. Your stories are needed. We witness them help and uplift readers every day. … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Reading with Pride!
Horror will always be present in the world—therefore, an art of horror will always be necessary... Bookseller Elijah presents his ten favorite horror stories, available at bookpeople.com. Enjoy! In his Poetics, Aristotle famously says that a good tragedy should inspire “pity and fear.” Yet why should fear be a desirable effect of art? Aristotle explains … Continue reading Elijah’s Ten Favorite Horror Stories
ICYMI, bookseller and poet Elijah took over our Instagram for the month of April sharing a poem every day! You can still check out his readings on our IG Highlights. Today he's here to share his expertise on 5 foreign language poets you should get to know... check 'em out! Tu Fu (712-770 C.E.) "...Tu … Continue reading 5 Foreign Language Poets to Add to Your Bookshelves!
The TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People is finally here, and we are all... feeling things. Some of us binged it in a day, some of are taking our time, taking in episodes here and there to make it last a little bit longer... some of us haven't been able to bear it. When … Continue reading Bookseller Love for Normal People
Yesterday we featured some signed books for younger readers! Today, we're showcasing some great signed books for young adults, all recommended by BookPeople booksellers AND members of our Teen Press Corps. These signed books are available at bookpeople.com. Just type "SIGNED COPY" at checkout! Infinity Son by Adam Silvera "My attention was certainly kept by Infinity … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Signed Books Galore!
We all need a laugh these days, right? Here are some books that hit us right in the funny bone... Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea, illus. by Zachariah O'Hora "A gloriously silly whodunnit! Bob Shea is a master storyteller and I am obsessed with Zachariah O'Hora's illustrations, which fill the pages to the … Continue reading BookKids: Books that Make Us Giggle!
Bookfairs Manager and Animal Crossing fan Ellen shares some books to pair with the addictive game everyone's talking about! So, is there anyone else out there who is under the spell of Tom Nook? I know it’s not just me. I saw YA author Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) caught a snapping turtle the … Continue reading We Are NookPeople, a Community Bound by Bells
Hey, fellow gamers! Are you mourning the push backs of those highly-anticipated 2020 titles? If you're anything like me, you've been watching the days and hours tick down on that Last of Us II pre-order with unbridled excitement, maybe playing through the remaster for the twentieth time with your eyes closed, trying to mop up … Continue reading Guest Blog: Lindsey’s Book List for the Intrepid Gamer