Tetris:The Games People Play by Box Brown

Alexey Pajitnov - Russian video game designer and inventor of Tetris Tetris - a tile-matching puzzle game, named #2 in 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time by IGN in 2007. Box Brown - American cartoonist, and author/illustrator of Tetris: The Games People Play Tetris has a bit of a legendary status in the video game … Continue reading Tetris:The Games People Play by Box Brown

Top Shelf in July: OLLIE’S ODYSSEY by William Joyce

Ollie thought of every trick he’d ever seen in every battle movie he and Billy had watched and in every book that had been read to them. “Okay!” he commanded. “Our plan is gonna be: do some Robin Hood, and some Use the Force Luke, and some Trojan Horse, and some...Yellow Submarine.” - Ollie’s Odyssey, … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: OLLIE’S ODYSSEY by William Joyce

Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult: Part 3

  BookPeople is buzzing. Everyone is getting excited about the arrival of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II, so excited that we’re throwing a midnight release party! (Get your vouchers here!) And so excited that one of our booksellers, Melissa, is going back and rereading all of the original seven Harry Potter books and … Continue reading Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult: Part 3

Stephen’s Pick: DAVE HILL DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

This post comes from our former bookseller Steven Warren. There are a number of high water marks that a person hits on the way to actual, mental adulthood. Things like financial independence, the onset of bodily failure, and becoming genuinely annoyed by teenagers and their antics are all telltale signs of maybe kind of being … Continue reading Stephen’s Pick: DAVE HILL DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

Staff Review: THE WEEKENDERS  by Mary Kay Andrews

This review comes from our event team member Meike. Temperatures are rising and it’s officially pool and beach season, so it’s time to lighten up our reading selections—even the most highbrow reader might want to throw in some less serious reading over the next few months. And The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews fits the … Continue reading Staff Review: THE WEEKENDERS  by Mary Kay Andrews

Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult Part 2

BookPeople is buzzing. Everyone is getting excited about the arrival of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II, so excited that we’re throwing a midnight release party! (Get your vouchers here!) And so excited that one of our booksellers, Melissa, is going back and rereading all of the original seven Harry Potter books and giving … Continue reading Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult Part 2

Statesman Selects in May: WHITE SANDS by Geoff Dyer

BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for their monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman’s top recommended read for Austin. May's pick is White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World by Geoff Dyer. Dyer will join us here at BookPeople Thursday, May 19 at 7PM to speak and … Continue reading Statesman Selects in May: WHITE SANDS by Geoff Dyer