Horror will always be present in the world—therefore, an art of horror will always be necessary... Bookseller Elijah presents his ten favorite horror stories, available at bookpeople.com. Enjoy! In his Poetics, Aristotle famously says that a good tragedy should inspire “pity and fear.” Yet why should fear be a desirable effect of art? Aristotle explains … Continue reading Elijah’s Ten Favorite Horror Stories
Bored at home? Try some great graphic novels! I've been a comic geek since 1965! Here's the best new stuff around, and there is a lot of it if you want it! - Griffin, BookPeople Bookseller Love Superheroes? I love me some mainstream superheroes; Spiderman, Superman, Avengers and JLA, but there's a whole world of … Continue reading Griffin’s Graphic Novel Picks!
Check out Meike's review of Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson, out today! Malcolm Kershaw is living my dream life--he’s the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston. Run by his very capable staff, the store leaves Malcolm the freedom to come and go as he pleases. Some days he only goes in to keep company … Continue reading Meike Reviews ‘Eight Perfect Murders’ by Peter Swanson
A look at some YA books that bookseller Rachel R has been lovin' lately! Rachel always has some amazing recommendations up her sleeve... check 'em out below: Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot "I've always loved Dinah, and this graphic novel is full of the best parts of this incredible character. The art by Cara … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Rachel R’s Latest Loves!
Some fall teen titles our booksellers are excited for... Sure, we're a teensy bit sad summer's coming to an end, but we're also DYING FOR THESE BOOKS TO HIT THE SHELVES! We're not the most patient of people. We're BookPeople! Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Akwaeke Emezi is coming to Texas Teen Book Festival this year, … Continue reading Teen Thursday: Fall Titles We’re Freaking Out Over!
Kristin Casey stops by the store this Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. to read from her new memoir, Rock Monster: My Life With Joe Walsh. Below, the author's sister (who also happens to be a former BookPeople employee) shares her thoughts on the book. A little background before I talk about this book. You … Continue reading Review: ‘Rock Monster, My Life With Joe Walsh’
This post comes from our inventory manager Raul. A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd One of my favorite series, the Ian Rutledge mysteries are beautifully written and psychologically tense. In this new book, Todd takes us to the England Rutledge knew before the Great War. As an inspector for Scotland Yard, Rutledge is charged with finding … Continue reading Raul’s Top 5 Reads of 2015
Here are some short stories, essays, interviews, and reviews to satisfy your weekend literary craving: Mary Ruefle's essay, My Private Property, in The Kenyon Review. It's about shrunken heads. Or, is it about something else entirely? Also from The Kenyon Review, Natalia Theodoridou's short story, The Raven's Sister, a re-telling of the Seven Ravens folktale. … Continue reading Weekend Reading
It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! Where we bring you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps! Gearing Up for the Texas Teen Book Festival! We are getting so amped up for the Texas Teen Book Festival! The fest is chock-full of great authors and programs. Don't … Continue reading Teen Thursday
For the past 5 years, BookPeople has created a catalog featuring booksellers and their favorite books of the year, entitled "This Is My Favorite Book". The catalog is one of my very favorite things to do each year. From choosing the bookseller essays to crafting a photo concept to actually taking the photos to inputting … Continue reading This Is Our Favorite Book