A look at the new displays in our Kids section, inspired by the spring season! This blog post was originally posted in Publisher’s Weekly. Although it is still technically February as I write this blog, by the time it posts it will be March. And March around here means spring (no matter the official dates on … Continue reading BookKids: Spring Comes to Texas!
As June approaches, the BookKids team is hard at work, preparing for all things SUMMER—we’re talking the 5 Book Dive Reading Challenge, Camp Half-Blood, author-led storytimes, and more awesome projects to keep our readers busy until school returns. This is an amazing season at BookPeople; the store fills with the sounds of summer, music and … Continue reading Preparing for Summer in BookKids
Spring came early in Austin, as it tends to, and the wildflowers— at least the bluebonnets, the Indian paintbrush, and the poppies— are making room for the heartier Mexican hats and sunflowers. Gardens are growing lush with all the wonderful rain, ready to burst with fruits and vegetables! It’s the perfect time of year to learn more … Continue reading April Browsing in BookKids
This post comes from Gregory, cinephile and BookPeople manager. “A good movie can take you out of your dull funk and the hopelessness that so often goes with slipping into a theatre; a good movie can make you feel alive again, in contact, not just lost in another city. Good movies make you care, make … Continue reading Hollywood’s Turbulent First Century: A Glimpse at the Beginning Decades of Our Silver Industry
This post comes from Jan, our second floor inventory manager and professional cynic. So you made it through another holiday season. You endured seemingly immeasurable hours under the same roof as people of questionable shared genetics (during a campaign season, no less). You fulfilled your obligatory expressions of love and gratitude--in varying degrees of sincerity … Continue reading This Again? How To Survive Valentine’s Day
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson is a recent release that the staff has fallen in love with. It's about a blue-haired girl named Astrid who finds herself without the company of her best friend, loves roller derby but isn't very good at it, and is in big trouble with her mom. Demi says, "it's about friendships, … Continue reading Roller Girl Revolution!
~post by Merrilee Like Ellen did in April, for my turn in the staff spotlight, I spent a certain amount of time thinking of a theme. I got a great idea, changed my mind, changed it again, thought of something else . . . but eventually went with my first instinct: books I've loved at … Continue reading Staff Spotlight July: Merrilee!