Click Here: LA Times Book Festival added links to IndieBound to the festival's website. “It’s good to know that SCIBA members are now considered on the same page, literally, with Amazon,” said executive director Andrea Vuleta. “We want to make sure that consumers have the choice to buy locally."#Win: Awards this week: George Saunders won the … Continue reading Book World Buzz
The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced at a ceremony filled with folks from all corners of the literary community on March 13th, 2014 at The New School Auditorium in New York. The award ceremony celebrated some of the best and brightest authors and books of 2013. Some of the highlights … Continue reading The National Book Critics Circle Award Winners
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reviewed by Katie Presley We here at BookPeople were beside ourselves to welcome Ann Patchett to the store earlier this year, as we adore her as not only a favorite author but also a fellow independent bookseller. While she was here, Ann shared with us (and her packed audience) a list … Continue reading BookPeople Review: AMERICANAH – A State of the Union Address
Book snobs are out there, and at Bookpeople we have more than our share (both customers and employees). I don’t mind them; I even like them. This odd group spends a lot of time trying to find “important” books, and I like those types of books. So book snobs save me a little time. Get a snob started on the New Yorker, Dalkey Press, James Wood, or any number of things and you’re sure to come away with a new, challenging, and obscure novel that you would have overlooked. I can handle pretension, as long as I learn something.