Alyssa Banta on the BookPeople Podcast

This week's episode of The BookPeople Podcast features award-winning photojournalist and writer, Alyssa Banta, with her latest, The Texas Ranch Sisterhood. Her talk concerns the year she spent following more than a dozen Texas women through their grueling daily routines, from the messy confines of the working chute to the sprawling reaches of the back pasture. They … Continue reading Alyssa Banta on the BookPeople Podcast

JUST ANNOUNCED! Brandon Sanderson comes to BookPeople!

JUST BOOKED! We're thrilled to announce bestselling author BRANDON SANDERSON will speak & sign CALAMITY (The Reckoners Book Three) here at BookPeople Thursday, February 25th at 7pm! Books and tickets are now available for pre-order! The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for this signing and … Continue reading JUST ANNOUNCED! Brandon Sanderson comes to BookPeople!

TONIGHT AT 8pm: Nightmare Factory Book Club discusses Lovecraft’s Monsters

As the daylight leaves the sky, and we unlucky fiends are illuminated only by the color out of space; as a dark shadow falls over a rainy, New England fishing community; as fear lurks and dream-quests are assigned to the unknown; as angles come together all wrong, we answer a terrible call, and the Nightmare … Continue reading TONIGHT AT 8pm: Nightmare Factory Book Club discusses Lovecraft’s Monsters

Meet Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton at BookPeople!

BookPeople is honored to announce former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will sign her new memoir, Hard Choices, here at BookPeople on Friday, June 20th at 3pm. Tickets are required to attend this event and are now available to purchase in-store at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar Blvd.) and via bookpeople.com. Hard Choices is Secretary Clinton’s inside … Continue reading Meet Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton at BookPeople!

Statesman Selects: MONDAY MONDAY by Elizabeth Crook

We're excited to announce this month's Statesman Selects pick is the forthcoming novel by Elizabeth Crook, Monday, Monday! Each month, BookPeople and the Austin-American Statesman highlight one book you simply should not miss. Read the Statesman's review of Monday, Monday on Sunday, April 27. Be sure to join us Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm when Elizabeth Crook speaks … Continue reading Statesman Selects: MONDAY MONDAY by Elizabeth Crook

Reading Recommendations From Elizabeth Strout

Last night we had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful conversation with Elizabeth Strout and Amanda Eyre Ward about the writing life, Strout's latest novel The Burgess Boys, and just how one goes about creating a Pulitzer Prize-winning work such as Strout's story collection, Olive Kitteridge. Thanks to Liz, Amanda and everyone who came out (and asked … Continue reading Reading Recommendations From Elizabeth Strout

Garrison Keillor Comes to BookPeople!

We're thrilled to announce we've confirmed an in-store event with Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, on Monday, May 12 at 7pm. Keillor will be here to speak about and sign The Keillor Reader, a career-spanning collection of his work that includes monologues from A Prairie Home Companion, stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic, excerpts … Continue reading Garrison Keillor Comes to BookPeople!

THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS: World War Z Meets World War I!

The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Canaan White Reviewed by Shappy World War Z meets World War I! The newest offering from Max Brooks (bestselling author of World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide) is a graphic novel that tells the story of the Harlem Hellfighters, a black American regiment that fought in the trenches alongside … Continue reading THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS: World War Z Meets World War I!

President Jimmy Carter Event Update

Tickets for tomorrow afternoon’s event with President Jimmy Carter will be available via our website until 1pm today. After that, they’ll be available in-store only. For tickets and complete event guidelines, visit our website or give us a call: 512-472-5050. We’re very excited (and very busy today preparing) to welcome President Carter with a powerful, … Continue reading President Jimmy Carter Event Update