We can't wait for Bronwen Dickey to bring her book Pit Bull to our store this Friday, 7/22 at 7PM. It's a hugely illuminating story that reveals how this infamous breed became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs—and what role humans have played in creating that myth. "Bronwen Dickey blew my mind … Continue reading Getting Excited for PIT BULL at Austin Animal Center
In case you're keeping track of things BookPeople staff love, here's one more to add to the list - our pets! Pets are great. They love unconditionally, trust us 100%, exhibit unique personalities, provide us endless entertainment & companionship, and are definitely part of the family. Pets are also great for struggling, emerging, or reluctant … Continue reading BookPeople Pets!
When most people think of poetry for kids, Shel Silverstein often comes to mind, and rightly so since his poems are a silly and delightful right-of-passage for any child. April, being National Poetry Month, offers the perfect time to take a look at the variety and scope of poetry for children beyond the Silverstein collections. … Continue reading Kids Poetry Month: Novels & Nonfiction in Verse!
Summer is hitting its stride and we are starting to feel that good ol' Texas heat. The dog days of summer will soon be here. As it has been previously mentioned, we at BookPeople love the summer. We also love dogs. And cats, but it's not called the cat days of summer, so cats will … Continue reading The Dog (Book) Days of Summer
Dog Shaming by Pascal Lemire Reviewed by: Shappy (and Alvy and Max) This past March I left my two dachshunds, Alvy Singer and Max Bialystock, home alone for a few hours in my apartment in what I like to call the "Village Of Screaming Children". You see, the children that live below me LOVE to … Continue reading Man’s Best Friend. Most of the Time.