Readers love big historical novels for a reason. The best of them bring the past to life and have a lot to say about the present despite the period they're set in. Here's one Uriel thinks you should have on your radar! What's better than books? Big books. I love getting lost in a hefty … Continue reading Books I’m Excited About: ‘Great Circle’
Events Coordinator Uriel is kicking off Books I'm Excited About today, a series of weekly blog posts dedicated to spotlighting a novel or two that he can't wait to read/get into your hands. His inaugural post shines a light on a novelist you've definitely heard of... There's no skirting around the fact that I am … Continue reading Books I’m Excited About: ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’
A look at a few of our most anticipated YA titles of Spring 2021! A reminder that these and more are all available to pre-order through bookpeople.com! Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas - coming January 12 We've been waiting for Concrete Rose for what seems like FOREVER, and it's finally *almost* here! If you've read … Continue reading Teen Thursday: 2021 Releases We NEED RIGHT NOW!
The Teen Press Corps got their hands on a bunch of great Advance Reading Copies, and they want to share some of their favorites for you to pre-order! Check out what they have to say... A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens - Releases 7/28 - PRE-ORDER HERE! "I picked up A Wicked Magic mostly because the … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Pre-order Favorites from the Teen Press Corps!
This post was originally published on Publisher's Weekly. I’ve already written about how Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge made me love comics and graphic novels. Is it possible that he could make me love basketball as well? I have to be honest, basketball is not my game. It all happens too fast, and I’m … Continue reading BookKids: Did Gene Luen Yang Make Me Love Basketball?
Some exciting announcements, new releases, fun pre-order opportunities, and more! Upcoming Events for Teens Isabel Ibañez, Adrienne Young & Shea Ernshaw - January 31 @ 7 PM We're so excited to celebrate magic, romance, and mystery with these three YA Fantasy picks! Join us at 7 pm and come meet the authors! Linsey Miller- February … Continue reading Teen Thursday: What’s to come…
Calling all gamers and thrill-seekers! We've been highly anticipating Dragon Ops, a new exciting middle grade release by Austin-based author Mari Mancusi! We even revealed the awesome cover here, along with some creative cover proposals from young readers at last year's Summer Reading Splash. We're also excited to host the author Mari Mancusi along with … Continue reading BookKids: Welcome to DRAGON OPS!
We love getting to know new authors and illustrators, and there's something extra special when they're based in our hometown! We interviewed Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, who co-authored the gorgeous picture book, The Old Truck, which releases in January 2020. Sure, sounds like a long way! But they've come up with a really fun pre-order … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey
Eugenia's most anticipated titles for spring and summer, which you can pre-order through your local independent bookstore! One of the biggest perks of working at a bookstore is being able to get our grubby hands on books months before their release. Advanced Readers Copies (ARCs) are scattered all over our offices, the break room, the … Continue reading BookKids: What We’re Lovin’ – Early Readers Edition
Local author Mari Mancusi ran one of the most successful pre-order campaigns we've seen for the release of her new middle grade novel, The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek. We were inspired by her amazing efforts and asked her a few of our most burning questions! Check out the Q&A below and mark … Continue reading BookKids: Q&A with Mari Mancusi