Arianna Huffington Comes to BookPeople!

BookPeople is excited to announce we're hosting a special in-store event with bestselling author & Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington on Friday, April 11 at 3pm. Huffington will speak about and sign her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.  EVENT INFORMATION This event will take place at … Continue reading Arianna Huffington Comes to BookPeople!

Review: ONE MORE THING by B. J. Novak

One More Thing: Stories And Other Stories by B. J. Novak Reviewed by Steve(n) Tightrope-walking between the heartfelt and the absurd, the short fiction of BJ Novak balances high above saccharine whimsy, but, when it does take a deliberate tumble into irreverrent silliness, it climbs back into its native, rarefied air with a guilty, knowing grin … Continue reading Review: ONE MORE THING by B. J. Novak

Author Talk: Q&A With Owen Egerton

The incomparable Owen Egerton's first collection of short stories, How Best to Avoid Dying, is back in print with a fabulous new cover! Huzzah! The Chicago Tribune said of this collection, "...Egerton...applies a laser focus to our search for the sacred, with results that are both darker and more divine." Owen is a veritable staple in Austin's vibrant … Continue reading Author Talk: Q&A With Owen Egerton

Welcome Back, Cotter: An Evening with Bill & PARALLEL APARTMENTS

We had an exceedingly good time last night with Bill Cotter and The Grown Up Lady Story Company as we celebrated the release of Cotter's new novel, The Parallel Apartments. Bill was a bookseller here at BookPeople many moons ago, serving his time as a first floor Inventory Manager. So ingrained is his work ethic that he served … Continue reading Welcome Back, Cotter: An Evening with Bill & PARALLEL APARTMENTS

BY BLOOD WE LIVE: A Smart & Satisfying Culmination

By Blood We Live by Glen Duncan Reviewed by Steve(n) In his celebrated werewolf trilogy, Glen Duncan has inventively scrutinized the human experience from perspectives abstracted just enough to blur the lines between objective observation and subjective participation. Whereas The Last Werewolf was an existential examination of absolute power, moral compromise, and social isolation, and Talulla … Continue reading BY BLOOD WE LIVE: A Smart & Satisfying Culmination

Statesman Selects: LITTLE FAILURE by Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart, king of the book trailer, the book blurb, and author of our some of our favorite modern novels, emigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1979, when he was seven years old. He recounts his journey from St. Petersburg to Queens to bestseller lists in his new memoir, Little Failure, the … Continue reading Statesman Selects: LITTLE FAILURE by Gary Shteyngart