A look into some great titles that inspire young readers to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math, in honor of National STEM Day (Nov. 8) We love books that inspire readers to get out of their comfort zone and discover new skills! Whether it's a recipe book or a graphic novel about science, we … Continue reading BookKids: Celebrating National STEM Day with great books!
This post comes from our former bookseller Steven. Back in the lawless wasteland of the early 2000s, while Outkast CDs were playing on America's boomboxes, and Arrested Development was lighting up television sets every week, I was an unjustifiably ambitious college student enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin with the declared intention of earning … Continue reading Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
StarTalk Live! Hosted by Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman @ The ACL Moody Theater 8pm Thursday, November 5th StarTalk Live! is coming to Austin this week. In less than two days actually! I'm sorry for the late notice, but I didn't know myself until just recently. ACL Live, in partnership with Fun Fun Fun Fest, … Continue reading StarTalk Live! at The Moody Theater Thursday, Nov. 5th!
~ post by children's book buyer Meghan G. Local author Liz Garton Scanlon has been giving us beautifully written picture books to sell for years, so I was intrigued to hear she was coming out with her first novel for kids. And, with an enchanting blend of science, faith, dreams, and adventure, I'm happy to … Continue reading Having a GREAT GOOD SUMMER with LIZ GARTON SCANLON
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, is the sequel to the 2010 Newbery Honor-winning book, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Austin-area author Jacqueline Kelly. Calpurnia Tate is one of those characters that lives on well after the reader has finished the book, and it is a delight to be treated to another wonderful story … Continue reading Chris Barton talks with Jacqueline Kelly
Believe it or not, our booksellers didn't always want to be booksellers. Sure, we love our jobs now but when we were kids, we had lots of other ideas for what we wanted to do when we grew up. There is a great new book out that uses an infographic-style to take a closer look … Continue reading When I Grow Up . . .