Even if you've never met her, you've probably heard her Southern accent ringing through BookKids! An unforgettable story time reader, an encyclopedic knowledge of picture books, and an expert at getting one more thing onto any display: Merrilee is a legend in BookKids! Learn more about Merrilee in our Q&A below! How long have you … Continue reading Meet the Bookseller: Merrilee!
Summer is off to a STRONG start and we've got five brand new bookseller favorites to share with y'all. Get those TBRs ready! All titles are available in-store and at bookpeople.com. Thanks for supporting a local indie bookstore! Pumpkin by Julie Murphy "Pumpkin AKA Waylon Brewer is a fat, openly gay kid who's obsessed with … Continue reading Teen Thursday: New Bookseller Favorites!
The last few months have been a whirlwind for us all, and we haven’t been able to see any of you in person to share our favorite new releases! For those middle grade readers, aged 8-12, a lot of great books have released this year that we think you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re … Continue reading BookKids: Great Books You May Have Missed – Round 2!
After over a decade of selling books, I finally get my own endcap to feature books to champion. I didn’t intend to pick all women writers when I started choosing, but after I realized that’s what I was doing, I kept going. At a glance, they seem pretty varied, but upon closer inspection, they all … Continue reading Consuelo’s favorite books
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican village. Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and … Continue reading New Books! 7/5/16
Vinegar Girl: A Novel by Anne Tyler We are loving Hogarth's series of Shakespeare retellings! This is Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Tyler's contemporary take on Taming of the Shrew: Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up keeping house for her eccentric scientist father? Dr. Battista has other problems. He is on the verge of … Continue reading New Books! 6/24/16
The Girls by Emma Cline Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. A lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be … Continue reading New Books! 6/14/16
This month we are spotlighting independent publishers because we love them. They sift through the unheard of or the unwanted by big publishing houses. The ones that seem far, far away. On Monday we shined the light on A Strange Object, today we are putting that light on Unnamed Press. "The Unnamed Press publishes literature … Continue reading PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: Unnamed Press
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (signed first editions!) "Both heart warming and heart wrenching, I was glued to the pages of Homegoing. Gyasi's tale of a family split apart is told through many generations of characters, each with a unique voice. I felt connected to each as their stories wove together to form a powerful novel … Continue reading New Books! 6/7/16
Some Possible Solutions: Stories by Helen Phillips "Helen Phillips sings like a Siren on the page (if a Siren also had a killer sense of humor). The short stories in Some Possible Solutions feature doppelgangers and sister-savants, impossible staircases and surreal city parks; they swing open like doors onto rich, strange worlds, which, on closer … Continue reading New Books! 5/31/16