Hi friends! We're introducing a new blog series so you can better get to know your friendly, local booksellers! This month we're featuring Thomas W, a true BookPeople staple, known for his unmatched character voices at storytime and supreme Dungeon Master skills. You can always count on Thomas for good humor and camaraderie! An expert … Continue reading Meet the Bookseller: Thomas W.
Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We're highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. Let's see what bookseller Will B. has to say about the start … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!
Eugenia talks about YA thrillers that kept her up past her bedtime! I have no idea where my love for teen thrillers comes from-- I'm gonna say it's from growing up on a healthy dose of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl. Yes, I'll argue that in a way, GG was a thriller. Y'all, these … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Hot Summer Thrillers
A look at some of the wonderfully creative staff recommendations in the Teen section! One of our favorite tasks as booksellers here at BookPeople is creating staff recommendation cards. You may have seen them last time you visited, spread out on our shelves all over the store. You may have even bought a book because … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Bookseller Faves!
UPCOMING EVENTS Laurie Halse Anderson in conversation with Wendy Davis - April 5th @ 6 PM Join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable night at Central Presbyterian Church! We're currently reading Laurie's memoir, SHOUT, and absolutely loving it. Get your tickets now! Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu - April 9th @ 7 … Continue reading Teen Thursday
Local author Mari Mancusi ran one of the most successful pre-order campaigns we've seen for the release of her new middle grade novel, The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek. We were inspired by her amazing efforts and asked her a few of our most burning questions! Check out the Q&A below and mark … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Mari Mancusi
Here at BookKids we love celebrating our local authors! We can't wait to host Samantha M. Clark for her debut middle grade novel, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast! Sam will be here to sign copies on Saturday, July 28 at 2 PM. We hope to see y'all there! In the meantime, enjoy the … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha M. Clark
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season has been out a while (the sequels are out too!), but I just read it for book club -- it's really top notch science fantasy. Built on the premise that some humans have the biological means to manipulate the earth (called orogenes/rogga derogatorily) -- The Fifth Season is a well-built … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
In the Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. Absolutely True Diary of Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie On March 13th, out on the Book People patio … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited – April
This post comes from Raul M. Chapa, a voracious reader and our first floor inventory manager. Part of the fun of working as an inventory manager in a bookstore is that you get to see every new book that hits our shelves. Sure new books by my favorite authors abound, but even better is finding new … Continue reading A Bookstore Inventory Manager’s Favorite Debuts