That's how I started my internship at BookPeople. Well. I started working the day after that, and it's a testament to how good the people are here that my situation was resolved in a few days. Here's how it all started. My name is R and I'm French. 100%. I was born in Alençon, and … Continue reading Conned and homeless on my first day in the United States.
We love to celebrate our independence here at BookPeople. We also love to celebrate INDIE FICTION, books that have been published by small and independent presses. We have not one but two great indie fiction events happening soon: Clancy Martin and Brandon Caro on Sunday, January 10, and Carly Hallman on Monday, January 11. To celebrate, … Continue reading Indie Bookstores + Indie Fiction: 3 Books (and Publishers!) You Should Know
Inspired by Crenshaw, the new book by Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, BookPeople is partnering with Macmillan Children's Group and bookstores around the country to raise awareness of childhood hunger. Throughout the month of October, we will be partnering with The Capitol Area Food Bank to collect items for families in need. Bring non-perishable food items into BookPeople all … Continue reading Crenshaw Food Drive Begins Today!
Come one, come all! It’s time for the 185th Annual First Time Ever BookPeople Nation Carnival of Books! Join us under the BookPeople Big Top on Saturday, August 8th as we celebrate all things books and reading with raucous merriment, bookish carnival games, tons of give-aways, an epic family read-aloud of our favorite kids stories, … Continue reading Announcing the 185th Annual First Time Ever BookPeople Nation Carnival of Books!
Demi is the BookKids Marketing & Merchandising Manager, which is a lot of M’s. She just got a puppy named Beatrice, who has chewed the corners of all Demi’s books to cement her place in a reading family. I moved to Austin (and started work at BookPeople) about eight months ago, at the end of … Continue reading Demi Reads The West
Top Shelf in March: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson Reviewed by Raul The story of the sinking of the liner Lusitania is murky with the passage of more than a hundred years. While most people will remember the Costa Concordia tragedy or the illness that struck passengers on board the … Continue reading Top Shelf in March: DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson
2014 was a record year for BookPeople. As Austin grows, so does the incredible support of its readers for its independent bookstore. We've crunched the numbers and are grateful to report that 2014 was our fifth consecutive best year in store history. Thank you for helping us thrive and allowing us to continue to do what we … Continue reading 2014: A Bookstore Year in Review
It’s no secret we read a lot of books around here. And it’s no secret that we love telling you all about them. The best part of our job is getting to share our love of books with you. Every once in awhile we all fall hard for a new author (or an author whose … Continue reading Take A Chance With Us: The BookPeople Trust Fall
A huge thank you to everyone who came down to the store on Saturday to celebrate our first ever National Bookstore Day for the BookPeople Nation! (Only at BookPeople.) We had an absolute blast. High spirits and joviality abounded. Y'all rocked the literary trivia. We gave away so many prizes! This week we'll be sharing … Continue reading Thank You, BookPeople Nation, For a Smashing & Fun National Bookstore Day!
8 days. 1 rental car. 14 bookstores. And the will to do it. Rule #1 of Vacation: If you see an indie bookstore, you must go inside. Rule #2 of Vacation: If you go inside an indie bookstore, you must buy a book. L O S A N G E L E S, CA … Continue reading What I Did on My Summer Vacation