The Archives: Sarah Smarsh on the BookPeople Podcast!

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!

Required Reading Revisited Book Club – June

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

Chris Barton talks with John Coy and Wing Young Huie

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

National Book Critic Circle Awards for 2015 Announced

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