Elijah’s Ten Favorite Horror Stories

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

Top Shelf in August: THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION by China Miéville

This month's Top Shelf Pick (and the following review) came from Joe T., Assistant Buyer and Devout Miévillian. “I’m an urban guerilla I make bombs in my cellar”                                            - Hawkwind                                             “Urban Guerilla” Corporate-sponsored demolition forms logos from the explosions and debris. Icebergs suddenly appear, floating over London, creating microclimates that can take you from a … Continue reading Top Shelf in August: THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION by China Miéville

weekend reading

Chris Kraus's Torpor, originally published in 2006, was recently republished by semiotext(e). In Null and Void, Becca Rothfeld insists that Torpor  "is not the festival of negativity we deserved but the festival of negativity we needed in those—and these—artificially untroubled times." Though she deems the novel "depressing to a fault," she argues for the importance of negativity and negative emotion … Continue reading weekend reading

Austin Author Elizabeth McCracken Wins 2014 Story Prize! Congratulations From BookPeople!

  We were pleased to host Elizabeth McCracken for the release of Thunderstruck & Other Stories back in April of 2014 and are excited that the National Book Award nominee is receiving the much lauded Story Prize. She joins the company of other great writers like George Saunders, Mary Gordon, and Anthony Doerr as recipients. … Continue reading Austin Author Elizabeth McCracken Wins 2014 Story Prize! Congratulations From BookPeople!