Hey friends! We're all looking for a laugh right now, so we rounded up some of our booksellers' go-to funny reads. Every title is linked to our website, where you can get free shipping thru 3/22. You can also call us at 512-472-5050 for curbside pick-up, or to chat with a bookseller for other funny … Continue reading Keeping it Light with Funny Reads!
This post comes from our manager Steven. Of the many aspects of daily life that makes the American experience unique - from speedboat racing to barber shop quartetting - is our singular dedication to the idea of fun. This tradition of merrymaking predates the Declaration of Independence, and, as John Beckman argues in his book … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Has Some AMERICAN FUN
Texts From Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg Reviewed by Katie P. Fair warning: I started reading Mallory Ortberg’s new book, Texts From Jane Eyre, while waiting for the bus late at night, and I was giggling so relentlessly the last bus of the day passed me by. … Continue reading TEXTS FROM JANE EYRE: Irreverant In All The Best Ways
~ post by Steve(n) Hey, everybody! Welcome to the BookPeople blog! Another scorcher out there, huh? If it got any hotter on those sidewalks, I think those bums in the Stand Up Sit Down Book Club would have to peel themselves out of the gutter, walk into the bookstore, and start doing some real work … Continue reading Stand Up Sit Down Discusses THE WAR FOR LATE NIGHT
Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman Reviewed by Steve(n) We all have a little Ron Swanson in us. This burly possession of the soul can manifest itself in a variety of manners – be it through a healthy respect for personal privacy, an overwhelming fondness for woodworking, an uncanny … Continue reading Ron Swanson: Endearing Transdimensional Grouch
Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney Reviewed by Steve(n) Through his singular blend of viscerally silly humor and haunting, abject honesty, Rob Delaney has bottled comedy lightning – the special type of lightning that only strikes clowns and John Turturro. His absurd one liners and brutally concise … Continue reading #ROBDELANEY: Techno-Future Comedy Lightning
Insane City, the first solo novel (in almost a decade) from funny man Dave Barry, hits shelves TODAY. Things to look forward to from this Pulitzer Prize-winning writer in the new book include: Russian gangsters; an eleven foot python named Blossom; a pirate ship that shoots chicken nuggets. In other words, everything you'd expect from … Continue reading It’s Total Insanity!!!!!