"What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not fooling a soul." – American Gods by Neil Gaiman Film photography by BookPeople's own Daniel M. Follow him on Instagram @dani.the.street
Cinnamon is the story of an Indian princess who is blind and does not talk, her mother, father, great-aunt, a parrot, and... a tiger. I received the manuscript for Cinnamon around the same time I found out I was going to have a baby. It seemed like such a wonderful project and I thought, what a special way … Continue reading Cinnamon Cover Reveal! New Neil Gaiman book with illustrations by local author Divya Srinivasan!
Sarah H. is a badass bookseller who takes Texas book slingin' to a whole new level. She currently helms BookPeople's non-stop, party-all-the-time Internet Orders department. When not at work, she can be found researching Austin's deep, dark literary underbelly. Look for her in the Sci Fi section and just about anywhere high caliber, boundary-defying, genre-bending … Continue reading Sarah H’s Summer Reads!
2015 has been a phenomenal year for graphic novels at BookPeople. It seems that I'm not the only one experiencing a comic book renaissance these days. To celebrate the continuing relevance of the 4 colored page, I'm going to be running a hopefully weekly column covering graphic novels. To kick things off, here are our … Continue reading #2015ComicBookRenaissance: Top 10 Best-Selling Graphic Novels for June 2015
Welcome to Part 2, where I discuss even more of my favorite books that are currently getting turned into films or TV shows (go here to read Part 1). You may have noticed the heavy emphasis on Fantasy and Sci-Fi. Well, that's where I live, and so many of these stories just cry out to … Continue reading Books Getting The Movie Treatment – Read Them First! (Part 2)
Love it or hate it, the book adaptation to film/TV show pipeline is here to stay. I, for one, am not against it, on principle. There have been some really great adaptations, films that stand on their own as great works that happen to have great source material in literary form. But the history of … Continue reading Books Getting The Movie Treatment – Read Them First! (Part 1)
ALTHEA The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins "Once again I find myself reading a genre I don't normally read- specifically, a mystery. I could not put this book down. I finished it in literally three days. It was like an even better and darker Gone Girl, but instead of exploring a relationship from the perspective … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Amanda Palmer, world-renowned singer, songwriter, activist, director, and blogger, announced dates for her upcoming book tour for The Art of Asking: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help and we're happy to say we're on it!, Austin fans, mark your calendars for Monday, November 24th at 7pm when Palmer will be here … Continue reading Event Announcement: Amanda Palmer Comes to BookPeople!
This past week, Patrick Rothfuss spent an evening at the store for a last-minute event while he was in town. If you were there, or read about it here, and have that hollow feeling that happens once Patrick departs; don't worry, because he left behind some book recommendations just for you! Ready Player One by … Continue reading Reading Recs with (Patrick) Rothfuss
~post by Katie P. Patrick Rothfuss arrived at BookPeople as a fantasy writer; the creator of the legend of Kvothe, the Kingkiller, whose narration forms the award-winning Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy. By the time he left, he was a legend himself. We knew we were in for a treat when a last-minute trip enabled Pat to … Continue reading Patrick Rothfuss: Fantasy Writer, Kingkiller Chronicle Creator, Legend