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.