Horror will always be present in the world—therefore, an art of horror will always be necessary... Bookseller Elijah presents his ten favorite horror stories, available at bookpeople.com. Enjoy! In his Poetics, Aristotle famously says that a good tragedy should inspire “pity and fear.” Yet why should fear be a desirable effect of art? Aristotle explains … Continue reading Elijah’s Ten Favorite Horror Stories
This week's episode of The BookPeople Podcast features a panel of crime fiction writers, editors, and historians discussing the enigmatic private eye in classic and contemporary crime fiction. MysteryPeople Crime Fiction Coordinator, Scott Montgomery, leads a discussion with Matt Coyle, Tim Maleeny, Laura Oles, Tim Bryant, Billy Kring, and Jeff Vorzimmer. Listen to the talk here … Continue reading MysteryPeople Returns to The BookPeople Podcast!
Our memories create the reality of our world. They are our cornerstones of our truth that we touch back upon as we grow and shape ourselves into the people we are. So, what happens when memories disappear? The Book of M by Peng Shepherd is a masterpiece and it’s a necessary book to add to … Continue reading Top Shelf for June: Book of M
Comic book writer Charles Soule stops by the store this Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss his first novel, The Oracle Year. Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below. BP: What are you reading these days? CS: I’m in the middle of a bunch of books right now, which is … Continue reading Charles Soule on music, lightsabers & writing in pencil
Educated by Tara Westover: The memoir of a woman who grew up in the mountains of Idaho with a separatist Mormon family who eschewed technology and education, instead teaching their children the survivalist skills of the pioneers. Tara Westover taught herself enough math and grammar to get into Brigham Young University and escaped to a … Continue reading New Releases 2/20
Dome of the Hidden Pavilion by James Tate: Is magical absurdism a thing? Is prose poetry? Are these even poems in any real sense? Are these short stories or clouds? Is James Tate a dead man or a koan? My guess is Tate wouldn’t care to answer these questions— that you beam smiles and ruggedly scratch … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
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HARDCOVER FICTION Barefoot Dogs: Stories by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho Book Release Event 3/10/15 “What people lose defines how they live their lives and this vibrant collection of stories illustrates this point with a literary verve that is electrifying! When the patriarch of a rich and thriving Mexican family is kidnapped, the family scatters across the world … Continue reading New Books! 3/10/2015
~ Post by Steven W. There is something very wrong with the BookPeople cafe. It is not haunted, per se – it is too new for that – but it is a bad place, and it attracts bad people. Case in point, THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY book club will convene there tonight to discuss a damning … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory knocks on The House Next Door