Get to know Christine H., our part-time bookseller and in-store accounting assistant. She joins us on the blog today to tell us a little about herself and the songs that have defined her life's journey! My name is Christine Havens; I’ve been at BookPeople since September 2015 and currently work on Saturdays as a bookseller. … Continue reading Get To Know A Bookseller: Christine H.
The past few days have presented us with some trying times, but if there's one thing a reader knows it's that one can find solace in a good book (or two). New releases this week include a piece of escapist fantasy, a few mystery thrillers, a read for the budding artist, and more! Read on … Continue reading New Releases, OR, Social Distancing Made Easy
Major New Release Alert: this week's titles are (what do the kids say again?) FIRE! New reads from Rebecca Solnit, Jason Reynolds, and Glennon Doyle you say? YES. We've also got plenty of titles from author's we'll be hosting this month as well as a few non-fiction standouts that that look at Hollywood and the … Continue reading New Week, New Books!
Howdy, Readers! BookPeople is celebrating 50 years of operation and the community we continue to grow each day around the love of literature! In honor of the rich history we've developed in the lovely city of Austin, TX we're re-posting this previously published blog post that gives us a glimpse into BookPeople's humble beginnings as … Continue reading A History of BookPeople at 50!
The Austin Liti Limits crew sits down with local author and seasoned documentary producer, Kate Winkler Dawson. The pair discuss Dawson's road from Journalism school to writing books and tackle her latest endeavor, American Sherlock — the first book-length examination of the life and work of Edward Oscar Heinrich, a pioneer of forensic science. Watch … Continue reading Austin Liti Limits: Kate Winkler Dawson
We close out a month of stellar new releases with one of the best lineups yet! Below you can read up on the exciting titles by authors we'll be hosting in-store in the coming weeks, an thrilling return to a fantasy world, and a life-affirming memoir (among other fabulous new reads). Find your next favorite … Continue reading New Releases This Week! (2/25)
Welcome! It's the inaugural post with our friends from Austin Liti Limits! This episode features author, comedian, screenwriter and director Owen Egerton. He's authored numerous novels, including Hollow, The Book of Harold and Everyone Says That at the End of the World, and one story collection, How Best to Avoid Dying. In Part 1 of this episode, Larry Brill sits … Continue reading Austin Liti Limits: Owen Egerton
Every once in a while a title comes along that sweeps us off our feet, I mean, totally takes booksellers by storm, and in this early part of the year it's Brandon Taylor's Real Life. The first full-length novel from Taylor is a startlingly intimate look at the interior life of a gay Black man … Continue reading Raven Reviews Brandon Taylor’s ‘Real Life’
Ellen Oh, CEO and President of We Need Diverse Books, joins us today in our Modern First Library blog series. Read on for Ellen Oh's thoughts on the Modern First Library. The word library is a word that is near and dear to my heart. First of all, I am a child of the public … Continue reading Ellen Oh on the Modern First Library
This Saturday, April 30th, is Independent Bookstore Day. In honor of this wonderful day (honoring us!), we thought we'd give you some of our favorite reasons for being your booksellers. We love being your booksellers. Those conversations on the floor about the newest and greatest novel, those 800-strong author events, those packed puppet show storytimes--they bring … Continue reading Happy Independent Bookstore Day!