Julie is BookPeople's Publicist. She adores Nate the Bunny, White Cat the white cat, Sam the orange cat, and also short stories. She is a Long Island native who knows when it is appropriate to say y'all. She is also the co-author of the forthcoming book, Vegan Survival Guide to Austin. An Untamed State by Roxane … Continue reading Julie’s Top 5 Reads of 2014
Welcome to our Book Club Corner, where each month we highlight books new to paperback we think would make perfect picks for your next book club discussion. If you’re looking to join a book club, we host a wide variety of free, bookseller-run book clubs right here at BookPeople. Join us! We love to talk books. Featured … Continue reading Book Club Corner Picks: September Recommendations
~post by Jan "I find it very interesting that the voices of these three fictional young women, two in the 1970s and one in 2014, are so strikingly familiar to me. And ultimately that's what we love about debut works, the finding of the promise of familiarity." In this month's installment of Book Vloggin' with … Continue reading Book Vloggin’ with Jan: Favorite Debut Novels
The Last Days of California, our Top Shelf pick for January, is finally on our shelves! Author Mary Miller's debut novel about a family on a road trip headed for the Rapture has met with considerable praise. Many of our booksellers have loved this story of the Metcalfs, as told from the point of view … Continue reading Praise for THE LAST DAYS OF CALIFORNIA
Top Shelf in January: The Last Days of California by Mary Miller Reviewed by Arian Within the first few pages of reading The Last Days of California, and without reading her bio, it became very clear to me that Mary Miller has spent time in the South. Her debut novel about two sisters on a road trip … Continue reading Top Shelf in January: THE LAST DAYS OF CALIFORNIA
Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart On Sale 1/7/14 Finally, the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story; Absurdistan; and The Russian Debutante's Handbook tells all. Moving from memories of his early childhood in Russia to his family's immigration to Queens to his present day life as a writer, Shteyngart's humor pulls heartstrings with stories of his one-armed … Continue reading Books to Look Forward to in 2014: Part One
~post by Julie W. Last week Meghan G., our Kid's Book Buyer, and I took a little trip out west, where the air is cold(er than it is here) and the mountains are high. Denver. City of dreams. City of this year's Mountains and Plains trade show. The Mountains and Plains Independent Bookseller Association is … Continue reading What Happens in Denver Stays in Denver. Except for These Pictures.