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

Difficult Pictures: Art Cinema in the 21st Century

By Gregory Day and Chris Hollingsworth The preface to Robert Phillip Kolker’s The Altering Eye begins thusly: “Narrative film can set out to please its audience, soothe it, meet and reinforce its expectations. Or it can challenge, question, and probe, inquire about itself, its audience, and the world that both inhabit and reflect. This is … Continue reading Difficult Pictures: Art Cinema in the 21st Century

Every Anxious Word…Has Meaning When Time Becomes Your Road

This post come from our inventory manager Jan.  If you could travel back in time, what would you do? What would you change? It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to read a conversational icebreaker expanded in a 273 page novel. The question discloses character. If you’re Hermione Granger, for example, you use time travel … Continue reading Every Anxious Word…Has Meaning When Time Becomes Your Road

#StaffPick: Willie Morris’s NORTH TOWARD HOME

This post comes from our bookseller Mona. Mona’s first edition of North Toward Home. Willie Morris’ 1967 autobiography is her staff selection for Saint George’s Day. In celebration of the life of St. George, the Roman military martyr (whose official feast date was April 23), our booksellers have been honoring a centuries old tradition of … Continue reading #StaffPick: Willie Morris’s NORTH TOWARD HOME