Snap: Beat Poet Enthusiast and co-founder of City Light Books & Publishing Lawrence Ferlinghetti has sold his travel journals to Liveright Publishing. With plans to release in the fall of 2015, the journals show the more political side of Ferlinghetti and his encounters with such poets and movement leaders as Pablo Neruda, Ezra Pound, Ernesto … Continue reading Book World Buzz
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan Reviewed by Doc When I found The Valley of Amazement, I was deeply longing for an illustration of my own inner beauty & determination in camaraderie with other women. I needed to see compassion toward the realistic vulnerability of love and trust. I found that these deep longings … Continue reading Top Shelf in November: THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT
Fellow book lovers may recall a certain billboard that was all the rage back in the Fall of 2011: Indeed, Mr. Eugenides and his vest (and their novel, The Marriage Plot) caused quite a stir. Well, now it's a new year, a new Fall season, and we have a new novelist we have officially deemed Billboard Worthy: … Continue reading Billboard Worthy
This week we've been highlighting titles on the blog that we and independent booksellers across the country are particularly fond of (and there are quite a few selections, compiled neatly in this brilliant list, if you’d like to take a look.) Sharing our love of these titles is the best way we know how to … Continue reading Thanks for Shopping Indie!
We're in the business of selling books for two primary reasons: we love to read, and we love to share what we read. And then also, in addition to doing those things that we love, sometimes we get to come to work and meet Willie Nelson. Here's a little photo montage of our day yesterday. … Continue reading Mamas, Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Booksellers
Austin, mark your calendars: Thursday, November 15 3pm-5pm legendary musician Willie Nelson will sign copies of his new book, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, here at BookPeople! All the info is available on our website. But while you're here, we'll tell you that tickets are required to join the signing line … Continue reading Willie Nelson Comes to BookPeople!
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane Reviewed by Spencer Dennis Lehane’s new novel is, well, awesome! Its action-packed storyline keeps the reader’s heart racing from beginning to end, and with every twist and turn comes more suspense, more adrenaline, more everything you could possibly want in this Scarface meets Road to Perdition gangster novel. Set … Continue reading Love, Prison & Gangsters: New from Dennis Lehane
Telegraph Avenueby Michael Chabon Reviewed by Spencer Maybe it’s the hard-hitting, fierce prose that draws the reader along Telegraph Avenue, or possibly the seemingly endless fount of vinyl knowledge –sure to titillate any aficionado of records- that keeps the reader hooked well into the ante meridian hours; or could it be the names of the … Continue reading BookPeople Review: TELEGRAPH AVENUE by Michael Chabon
Book: Some Remarks by Neal Stephenson Reviewed by: Joe T. One of the things I love most about reading a new Neal Stephenson novel is the detailed digressions that he often makes. Whether it’s having Eliza from The Baroque Cycle explain how money works or, in Reamde, describing how an MMO game (such as Warcraft) … Continue reading BookPeople Review: SOME REMARKS
"While many authors are forced to make the choice between hilarious and heartbreaking, Elizabeth Crane pulls off an abundance of both within her latest novel, We Only Know So Much. What Franzen did for elites, Crane does for the rest of us; the Copeland's story is an engrossing and emotional book, filled with empathy for … Continue reading We Only Know How Much We Love Elizabeth Crane