Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On April 29 at 5 p.m. the group will begin a three month exploration of the literature of Los Angeles, starting with Helena Maria Viramontes’ Their Dogs Came With Them. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Paradise’ by Toni Morrison
At BookPeople, we believe in the enormous power of poetry. Poetry can shape and reshape our worlds, heal our exhausted hearts, and magnify the beauty of nature. In observance of World Poetry Day, we'd like to highlight the poetry display two of our booksellers, Karsten and August, created for the store. We invite you to … Continue reading BookPeople Celebrates World Poetry Day!
If you thought SXSW was busy, just wait 'til next week when BookPeople is full of action-packed Teen Lit events! Just in case you haven't heard, here's who is coming to the store: Farrah Penn Author of Twelve Steps to Normal March 20, 2018 at 7 PM Neal Shusterman Author of Thunderhead March 22, … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Prepare for the busiest week ever!
Employee doodles regularly pop up around the store, and we don't think that's a bad thing. In her book, The Doodle Revolution, Sunni Brown suggests that "doodling is deep thinking in disguise -- a simple, accessible, and dynamite tool for innovating and solving even the stickiest problems." Behold, a small sampling of impromptu sketches by … Continue reading BookPeople Doodles: March 2018
Educated by Tara Westover: The memoir of a woman who grew up in the mountains of Idaho with a separatist Mormon family who eschewed technology and education, instead teaching their children the survivalist skills of the pioneers. Tara Westover taught herself enough math and grammar to get into Brigham Young University and escaped to a … Continue reading New Releases 2/20
The Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton: We're pretty excited for this new chapter book release! In The Ambrose Deception, three unlikely students are chosen to compete for a ten thousand-dollar scholarship, following clues that lead them to various locations around Chicago. At first the three contestants work independently, but it doesn't take long before each … Continue reading New Releases 2/13
The Nightmare Factory Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month to discuss the best in literary horror fiction. Join us February 20, if you dare! Legend has it that there is an enchanted table in the remotest corner of the BookPeople café that, when approached with the proper reverence, bestows tremendous restorative properties … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: The Nightmare Factory
This incredible cartoon comes courtesy of Griffin Mauser, one of our artistically inclined booksellers. He was inspired by a classic novel. Can you guess which one? (Click here for the answer.)
"You see, bookshops are dreams built of wood and paper. They are time travel and escape and knowledge and power. They are, simply put, the best of places." — The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell Film photography by BookPeople’s own Daniel M. To see more posts in this series, click here.
"The atmosphere of the place soothed her automatically; the rich lantern lights, the sheer scent of paper and leather, and the fact that everywhere she looked, there were books, books, beautiful books." — The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman Film photography by BookPeople’s own Daniel M. To see more posts in this series, click here. … Continue reading Scenes from a Bookstore: Vol. IV