All the May happenings in BookKids including the 5 Book Dive Festival, a special guest at Kids Book Club, a 9-year-old author, & more! Kate Williams & Michelle Campbell - Sun, May 5th @ 2 PM What happens when Kate, an 8-year-old girl from Austin, meets Michelle, a professional wildlife guide, while on safari in … Continue reading BookKids: May Events & Highlights!
BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this month, including a high fiving contest with Adam Rubin, celebrating Mercy Watson's origin story, playing tunes with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat, Independent Bookstore Day, and more! No More Poems! with Rhett Miller & Dan Santat - Tues, Apr 15 @ 6:30 PM WEIRDOS OF THE … Continue reading BookKids: April Events for Young Readers!
BookKids: Ready for Spring!
A look into our stellar Kids events programming this spring! Trust us friends, you won't want to miss meeting these literary stars-- including Adam Rubin, Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen, Rhett Miller, Dan Santat, and many more! Dr. Seuss's Birthday! - Sat, March 2 @ 10:30 AM What better way to celebrate this iconic author's … Continue reading BookKids: Ready for Spring!
Nolan Ryan Comes to BookPeople!
BIG NEWS! We're very excited to announce legendary Major League baseball player NOLAN RYAN will sign his new book, The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes from a Texas Kitchen here at BookPeople on Friday, May 16 6pm - 8pm! This event is a signing only. Tickets are required and are available in-store and via bookpeople.com. Please visit http://www.bookpeople.com for … Continue reading Nolan Ryan Comes to BookPeople!
John Krasinski (Jim from THE OFFICE) in Austin this weekend
ohn Krasinski (better known as Jim Halpert on THE OFFICE) will be in Austin this weekend to promote his new movie and directorial debut, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The movie is based on the book of short stories by influential and recently deceased author David Foster Wallace.
Top Shelf for May 2009
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen Part of me is tempted to sum up this book as: “What would happen if John Hodgman wrote a novel.” I don’t pay this book that complement just because it includes a chart of hobo signs and their meanings, although that did contribute. It’s mostly because … Continue reading Top Shelf for May 2009
Woodsburner by John Pipkin Before he moved into his cabin at Walden, before he published his most famous text, before he wrote that most of us "lead lives of quiet desperation," Thoreau was a big fat nobody. In fact, he was even worse than a nobody. Almost a year before he embarked on his Walden … Continue reading Woodsburner
I'm always excited to feature writers with an Austin connection, and even more excited to feature writers with a Michener Center connection. The Michener Center pulls together some amazing authors, and Austin is lucky to be home for these writers, at least for a little while. But even better that an Austin author from the … Continue reading American Rust