A little Flashback Friday action for y'all! We dove into the archives of the BookPeople podcast for one of our favorite conversations. Author Sarah Smarsh visited BookPeople to read and sign her book Heartland, which was longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Listen in as Sarah Smarsh discusses her eye-opening memoir with Rose … Continue reading The Archives: Sarah Smarsh on the BookPeople Podcast!
We're honored to host Jean Mendoza for An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, which she adapted for young readers along with Debbie Reese. Mendoza will be here Tuesday, November 26th at 7 PM-- we hope you'll join us! In the meantime, check out this Q&A with the author and bookseller Rachel R, who has … Continue reading Q&A with Jean Mendoza
This post comes from our booksellers Jason and Griffin. The LdRc is a new BookPeople book club that will meet every month at Doc's Motorworks on 38th Street. Lexicon: the vocabulary of a language, an individual speaker or group of speakers, or a subject devil: it is all in the details Readers: books, made to be … Continue reading Introducing the LEXICON devil READERS club
In the Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell On May 8th, a small group of us met on the third floor of BookPeople … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – June
Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land, by John Coy with photographs by Wing Young Huie is an "attractive and inspiring look at immigration to the United States, sure to spark discussions at home or in the classroom," according to School Library Journal. Local author Chris Barton has allowed us to … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie
This post comes from Raul Chapa, our First Floor Inventory Manager and a native of the Rio Grande Valley. Join us when Laura Tillman speaks & signs the book here at BookPeople next Tuesday, April 5 at 7PM! There are books that are difficult to read, but the themes and ideas therein are important and … Continue reading Top Shelf in April: THE LONG SHADOW OF SMALL GHOSTS
Poetry Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitudes by Ross Gay Criticism The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson Autobiography Negroland by Margo Jefferson Biography Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon Nonfiction Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones Fiction The Sellout by Paul Beatty The John Leonard Prize … Continue reading National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2015 Announced
Believe it or not, our booksellers didn't always want to be booksellers. Sure, we love our jobs now but when we were kids, we had lots of other ideas for what we wanted to do when we grew up. There is a great new book out that uses an infographic-style to take a closer look … Continue reading When I Grow Up . . .
We love this state of ours. It's rich in history, culture, beauty, great food, and talent. Here are some of our favorite kid's books written by Texas authors or books about the Lone Star State. Merrilee~ Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein My mom used to say you could … Continue reading Home Sweet Texas
Keep Austin Weird is a familiar and apropos motto here in Austin. In BookKids, we even have a weird picture book section. Books get shelved in weird if they are just a little off beat for some reason. It could be the artwork, story, format, or the general "feel" of the book that gets it … Continue reading Keep Austin Reading Weird 2015