Celebrating the start of fall with some great new(ish) books we're excited about! Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor "Featuring a young protagonist learning to channel his anger responsibly through a talisman given to him by the ghost of his murdered father, this is a superhero origin story set in contemporary Nigeria. After his father--the Chief of … Continue reading BookKids: New Books We Love!
Our Children's Book Buyer Meghan shines the spotlight on three books she's excited about this month! Check out her August picks-- they're all available to order at bookpeople.com. The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story By Tina Cho, illus. by Jess X. Snow Recommended for ages 4 & up Dayeon years to dive deep under the … Continue reading BookKids: Book Buyer’s Spotlight!
Austin author Chris Barton has written over 15 books, with a strong emphasis on emotionally nuanced, meticulously researched nonfiction. In his upcoming release from Lerner Books, All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing, he tackles the aftermath of a terrible tragedy with sensitivity and hope. The book -- to be published just weeks before … Continue reading Q&A with Chris Barton
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