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!
Hey friends! We're all looking for a laugh right now, so we rounded up some of our booksellers' go-to funny reads. Every title is linked to our website, where you can get free shipping thru 3/22. You can also call us at 512-472-5050 for curbside pick-up, or to chat with a bookseller for other funny … Continue reading Keeping it Light with Funny Reads!
We're all really enjoying Anne Helen Petersen's collection of essays, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, and can't wait to have her here in just a week on July 19th at 7pm. Check out our reviews and come join us! I've enjoyed Anne Helen Petersen's essays on Buzzfeed, so it was great to read this interesting … Continue reading Booksellers recommend: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud
Ellen's pick of the week: Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World written & illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky "From Hypatia to Maryam Mirzakhani, this is a wonderful and informative introduction to women who are left-brain thinkers (mostly) and the contributions they have made to our knowledge & understanding of the world. The author … Continue reading New Books! 7/26/16
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
Smoke has one of the most highly original premises of any novel I've read recently, and yet it also has elements of Dickens, Philip Pullman and Suzanne Collins, among others. Vyleta seems to pull from many ideas, but re-imagines them in a unique way. His style has much to do with it. At times his … Continue reading Top Shelf in June: SMOKE by Dan Vyleta
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
How to Make White People Laugh by Negin Farsad Negin Farsad will speak and sign at BookPeople Tuesday, June 21 at 7PM. From the acclaimed writer, director, and star of the hit documentary The Muslims Are Coming! comes a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy … Continue reading New Books! 5/24/16
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