Local author's Elizabeth McCracken and S. Kirk Walsh shared the virtual stage last week for a celebration of their brand new books, The Souvenier Museum and The Elephant of Belfast. Watch it again now! Catch a replay of last week's virtual conversation between Elizabeth McCracken and S. Kirk Walsh--Austinites with new books! McCracken's The Souvenir Museum is a … Continue reading Virtual Event Replay: Elizabeth McCracken & S. Kirk Walsh
Joan Didion once said something, like, "we tell ourselves stories to live," and these are exactly the kinds of stories comin' at you this week. Real life and fictional stories that inspire, subvert, enlighten, shock, delight, and everything in between. It's also an excellent preview of the stellar virtual events we're hosting later this month. … Continue reading Turn the Page: New Releases this Week (4/13)
Maybe you've injured your ears and could use some silent time. Maybe you need some reflection after a life-changing crossing of paths. Maybe you had THE BEST NIGHT EVER and you need to be brought back down to Earth. We can help you with that. Join us after SXSW for a week of spellbinding literary … Continue reading Cure Your SXSW Hangover with Literary Fiction!
This Saturday, January 9, 2016, Poets & Writers magazine will present a celebration of creativity at the Blanton Museum of Art. The magazine's editors will be joined by authors (many of them local) for a series of lectures, workshops and multimedia presentations "exploring the literary imagination, innovation on the page, writing in multiple genres, and uncommon … Continue reading This weekend: Poets & Writers LIVE at the Blanton Museum
Welcome to our Book Club Corner, where each month we highlight books new to paperback we think would make perfect picks for your next book club discussion. If you’re looking to join a book club, we host a wide variety of free, bookseller-run book clubs right here at BookPeople. Join us! We love to talk books. Featured … Continue reading Book Club Corner Picks – August
We were pleased to host Elizabeth McCracken for the release of Thunderstruck & Other Stories back in April of 2014 and are excited that the National Book Award nominee is receiving the much lauded Story Prize. She joins the company of other great writers like George Saunders, Mary Gordon, and Anthony Doerr as recipients. … Continue reading Austin Author Elizabeth McCracken Wins 2014 Story Prize! Congratulations From BookPeople!
The National Book Award Foundation announced their Fiction Longlist last night. It's an exciting list! We were happy to see many staff favorites recognized. Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken We have signed First Editions Available! Elizabeth McCracken is one of our own! An Austinite, she holds the James A. Michener Chair in Fiction at the University of Texas and the … Continue reading National Book Award Fiction Longlist Announced
~ SUTTERFIELD The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert "This book is beautifully written and really interesting. I'm at the beginning of the book, so it's mostly about the history behind the science and concepts of paleontology, extinction, etc. It's incredibly fascinating. To paraphrase Jon Stewart and an interview he did with Kolbert, there … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week