What We’re Reading 11/25

Even though this year was one that none of us would have ever seen coming, our booksellers have still found plenty to be thankful for this year--loved ones, friends, and of course, new books to share with them! Check out their recommendations of the week below, and have a safe and happy holiday! Memorial by … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/25

Bryan Washington Brings the ‘Memorial’ Virtual Book Tour to BookPeople: A Recap

Last night we had the great pleasure of hosting Bryan Washington for a pub-week celebration of his debut novel, Memorial—a profoundly sensitive story about the rough boundaries of love in a multicultural society (Ron Charles, The Washington Post). The first novel by the author of bookseller favorite, Lot, is already drawing rave reviews from The New York Times Book … Continue reading Bryan Washington Brings the ‘Memorial’ Virtual Book Tour to BookPeople: A Recap

Less Than Frightening New Releases

It's not all blood curdling screams around the bookstore this time of year. That is, unless one of our most anticipated reads makes it to the store in its final form. In which case, it's been nothing but blood curdling screams at the moment (haha). Bookseller favorites Bryan Washington and Martin Amis are hitting the shelves in … Continue reading Less Than Frightening New Releases

BlackoutBestsellerList Recommendations

Amistad Books is encouraging readers to purchase any two books by Black writers between June 14th and June 20th. The goal is to blackout bestsellers lists with Black voices and demonstrate the power of Black publishing. We've gathered some bookseller favorites in case you needed some ideas. We also encourage you to buy from a … Continue reading BlackoutBestsellerList Recommendations

Celebrating Black Art (Part 1)

Our first blog post celebrating Black art brings you a plethora of bookseller blurbs for a select number of recent fiction and nonfiction titles we couldn't get enough of. Each title delivers exciting, urgent narratives by the Black voices that are defining our literary landscape—bridging experiences across racial, sexual, geographic lines. Read what our booksellers … Continue reading Celebrating Black Art (Part 1)