Francisco Cantú on Star Wars, mezcal & his 14-foot workspace

Francisco Cantú stops by BookPeople Monday, February 12 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Line Becomes a River, his memoir about working for the United States Border Patrol. We're big believers in this book! Purchase a copy and we'll donate a portion of the proceeds to Casa Marianella, a local non-profit that provides food, shelter and … Continue reading Francisco Cantú on Star Wars, mezcal & his 14-foot workspace

THIS FRIDAY: Helen Thorpe

Helen Thorpe stops by BookPeople this Friday, January 19 at 7 PM to discuss her new book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom. Adolescence is a hard enough period for anyone, but can you imagine going through your high school years as an immigrant? When you walk into a classroom … Continue reading THIS FRIDAY: Helen Thorpe

Required Reading Revisited Book Club – June

In the Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell On May 8th, a small group of us met on the third floor of BookPeople … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – June

Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land, by John Coy with photographs by Wing Young Huie is an "attractive and inspiring look at immigration to the United States, sure to spark discussions at home or in the classroom," according to School Library Journal. Local author Chris Barton has allowed us to … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie