ICYMI, bookseller and poet Elijah took over our Instagram for the month of April sharing a poem every day! You can still check out his readings on our IG Highlights. Today he's here to share his expertise on 5 foreign language poets you should get to know... check 'em out! Tu Fu (712-770 C.E.) "...Tu … Continue reading 5 Foreign Language Poets to Add to Your Bookshelves!
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh: Describing this book is proving to be nearly impossible, but I find books that can't be easily summarized in a few sentences are often the ones most worth reading. You could say this book is about a woman who hibernates for a year in the hope of … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
The first event of the season is at Austin's Salvage Vanguard Theater on May 23rd, 8pm.
In Turpentine, Alia Volz recounts her childhood with an artist mother. It is a short, beautiful story centered around the scent of the turpentine her mother used while painting. "When the muse is gorged and satisfied, it will abandon her body like a used rubber glove, leaving her saggy and deflated, a formless, useless biohazard. My mom … Continue reading weekend reading
BookPeople is thrilled to host nearly staff-run a dozen book clubs every month. All but one of the clubs meets right here in the store. Following are this week's discussions. We hope you find one that fits your favorite genre! All BookPeople book club meetings are free and open to the public. Book club picks are 10% … Continue reading Book Club Meeting Round-up For Week 02/23/15
Hello once again, friends an fellow intrepid explorers of the ever expanding, ever bountiful, mysterious and yet-to-be-fully-grokked-by-mere-humans book multiverse! We're back with yet another report on what's new out there among the literary nebulae and grammatically galactic goings on: A lost Sherlock Holmes short story has been discovered in the attic of historian Walter Elliot. The story … Continue reading News from the Book Multiverse
Here are a few short stories, interviews, and reviews, most of which have absolutely nothing to do with love, to read this Valentine's Day weekend!! In We Contain Multitudes, Andrew Rose interviews trans author Thomas Page McBee (Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man) about his female to male transition and how his views … Continue reading weekend reading
Hello Friends and Fellow Readers who traverse the vast and wondrous seas of the magnificent book multiverse! As ever, we endeavor to bring you the latest in news from said vastness each week, and this week, happily, is no exception: First and foremost in literary news this week, it was announced that after 55 years, a sequel … Continue reading News from the Book Multiverse
Are you hankerin' to curl up with a good book but sitting in front of your computer instead? Well, I have a few ideas for you! In The Rumpus, Kevin Thomas reviews Crystal Eaters, by Shane Jones. In Discuss Rules Beforehand, Chris Kraus (author of I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, Summer of Hate, and many … Continue reading Weekend Reading
The (completely wonderful) Austin based small press, A Strange Object, launched their online magazine (Covered With Fur) this week!!! This is very exciting news. Check out their fiction, Are You Running Away?, by Bess Winter, and their not-fiction, Dear Albert, Dear Allison, by Ander Monson, in this week's issue. Alia Volz's essay, In Any Light, is about a childhood spent … Continue reading Weekend Reading