OMG BOOK OF THE WEEK!!!! Miles Morales is finally here!!!! Miles Morales Jason Reynolds "Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you're on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins." Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video … Continue reading Teen Thursday 8/3 – The Hero We Deserve
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing. And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local … Continue reading New Books! 2/16/16
Did you make a New Year's resolution to up your reading game in 2016? What better way to kickstart your reading life - and meet friendly new faces - than coming to one of our free book club meetings? We have a dozen bookseller-run, totally not at all intimidating, super-friendly groups that meet once a month … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: Murder in the Afternoon
Many moons ago, a man named Scott Montgomery rolled into town with a big idea: create a curated crime fiction bookstore right inside BookPeople. Scott had read it all, from police procedurals to thrillers; cozies to hardboiled noir. The powers that be took one look at his resume (and his bookshelf) and handed him the keys … Continue reading Celebrating Five Years of MysteryPeople
There have been so many great children's books this year, I hardly know where to begin. Many of my favorites from this year (Viva Frida, Brown Girl Dreaming, The Farmer & the Clown, The Right Word, Tiny Creatures, Greenglass House, Egg & Spoon, I'll Give You the Sun, Grasshopper Jungle) are included in our Winter … Continue reading Ellen’s BookKids Favorites of 2014
Last year, bestselling author Sherman Alexie issued a call to arms to authors nationwide: show your support of your local independent bookstore by volunteering to work! And thus was born Indies First, happening for the second consecutive year on Small Business Saturday, November 29. This Saturday, Austin authors Edward Carey, Mark Pryor & Meg Gardiner are … Continue reading Indies First Q&A with Meg Gardiner
Sometimes you can't wait until the evening to talk about murder. With that in mind, we invite you to join MysteryPeople for Murder in the Afternoon, a brand new afternoon book club that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 2PM on our third floor (603 N. Lamar Blvd). Join us for coffee, tea, and discussions of some … Continue reading New Book Club: Murder in the Afternoon
Reed Farrel Coleman is a Brooklyn-based mystery writer and staff favorite. His New York-centric work depicts a city divided by grit and grace; full of troubled but endlessly interesting characters. Coleman will be at BookPeople to discuss and sign copies of his new book, Tower, on Tuesday, October 20th at 7 PM. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for the blog.