This post was originally published on Publisher's Weekly. I’ve already written about how Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge made me love comics and graphic novels. Is it possible that he could make me love basketball as well? I have to be honest, basketball is not my game. It all happens too fast, and I’m … Continue reading BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?
This month, the BookKids team takes on the Reading Without Walls challenge! Below, our Kids' Event Coordinator, Eugenia, writes about her experience reading outside her comfort zone. As booksellers, we try our best to read as much as we can, not only for our own reading pleasure but in order to recommend books for every … Continue reading BookKids: Eugenia Reads Without Walls
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson is a recent release that the staff has fallen in love with. It's about a blue-haired girl named Astrid who finds herself without the company of her best friend, loves roller derby but isn't very good at it, and is in big trouble with her mom. Demi says, "it's about friendships, … Continue reading Roller Girl Revolution!
FICTION Queen of the Dark Things by C. Robert Cargill Cargill appears here Thursday 5/15. Raul's new release pick of the day! “Colby Stevens has got a major problem: a young woman from his past has become something unearthly and menacingly dangerous. She is aggressively recruiting all the evil things of the night into an army. … Continue reading New Releases 5/13/14
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!
~post by Joe T. The first thing we have to do as we begin this reread of The Invisibles is to establish one essential ground rule: how we refer to the issues, volumes, and collections that make up the series. Originally composed of three stand-alone volumes (i.e. there are three issue number ones) with issues running … Continue reading Time is a Flat Circle: The Invisibles DEAD BEATLES
~ post by Joe T. SXSW is a mack truck that has pushed, smashed, and run over the the city of Austin; and, now that its tail lights fade into the sunset, I’m left with the realization that I have left far too much work unfinished in its wake. Like this blog. I can be … Continue reading Time Is a Flat Circle: Intro to Grant Morrison
~post by Joe T. "It's the same old song, but with a different meaning."- The Four Tops "It's different every time."- King Mob It’s March and I’m watching and obsessing over the HBO series True Detective whilst attempting to reduce the most important books in my life down to five for inclusion in BookPeople’s … Continue reading Time Is A Flat Circle: True Detective & The Invisibles
Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang Reviewed by Shappy Gene Luen Yang has become one of the most celebrated artists in the graphic novel scene today. American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award. His latest release, Boxers and Saints, has also been nominated for the National … Continue reading A New Perspective on the Boxer Rebellion