We're thrilled to announce that Judy Blume, bestselling author of twenty-eight books including Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret, and Summer Sisters, is bringing her new novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event, to BookPeople on Saturday, June 13 at 4pm. Blume is an iconic author, one of our all time favorites, and we … Continue reading Judy Blume Comes to BookPeople in June!
We are very excited to announce the inaugural pick of our brand new Trust Fall book club is the fabulous new novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel! “I wanted to write a love letter to the modern world, and a way to write about all these things we take for granted was to write about … Continue reading Trust Fall #1 Pick Revealed!
Fans of Mr. Murakami are getting spoiled this season. Not only have we been busy reading his most recent release, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, but The New York Times reported yesterday that Knopf will be releasing the author's next title, The Strange Library, this coming December. Considerably shorter than some of … Continue reading New Murakami this December!
Sarah Bird stopped by today to sign a big round of pre-ordered copies of her new novel, Above the East China Sea, which hits shelves Tuesday, May 27. There's still time to pre-order your own signed, personalized copy of the novel. Head on over to our website and we'll set you up. We ship worldwide! Ben … Continue reading Sarah Bird Signing ABOVE THE EAST CHINA SEA
One More Thing: Stories And Other Stories by B. J. Novak Reviewed by Steve(n) Tightrope-walking between the heartfelt and the absurd, the short fiction of BJ Novak balances high above saccharine whimsy, but, when it does take a deliberate tumble into irreverrent silliness, it climbs back into its native, rarefied air with a guilty, knowing grin … Continue reading Review: ONE MORE THING by B. J. Novak
By Blood We Live by Glen Duncan Reviewed by Steve(n) In his celebrated werewolf trilogy, Glen Duncan has inventively scrutinized the human experience from perspectives abstracted just enough to blur the lines between objective observation and subjective participation. Whereas The Last Werewolf was an existential examination of absolute power, moral compromise, and social isolation, and Talulla … Continue reading BY BLOOD WE LIVE: A Smart & Satisfying Culmination
~Q&A by Stephanya A couple of months ago, my co-worker Joe handed me a advance copy of a book about the circus called The Ordinary Acrobat and said, "This looks like something you'd be interested in." I didn't look at the book too closely before I said, "Thanks! You know, I had this friend back in … Continue reading THE ORDINARY ACROBAT: Q&A with Duncan Wall
Bookselling This Week has a Q&A up right now with novelist Kent Haruf. His new novel, Benediction, is a must read for lovers of literary fiction. It's also the #1 Indie Next List pick for March. What does that mean? It means that independent booksellers across the country believe in this book, love this book, … Continue reading Q&A with Kent Haruf via BOOKSELLING THIS WEEK
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright Reviewed by Joe T. (After threats of lawsuits from the law firm of Wolfram & Hart, representing their client The Church of Scientology, my lawyers from the offices of Nelson & Murdock have advised me to keep a neutral tone when discussing the … Continue reading The Elusive, Fractal Truth of Scientology
Favorite moments and memories from last night's event with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: The little girl who asked her to, "Say hello to Mr. Obama, please." The roar of applause as we parted the blue curtains and the Justice stepped up to our podium. The young woman who asked the Justice if she would … Continue reading An Evening to Remember