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!
The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Has Some AMERICAN FUN
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: Irreverant In All The Best Ways
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
Stand Up Sit Down Discusses THE WAR FOR LATE NIGHT
~ 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
Ron Swanson: Endearing Transdimensional Grouch
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
#ROBDELANEY: Techno-Future Comedy Lightning
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
It’s Total Insanity!!!!!
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!!!!!