It's YA lucky day! It's Teen Thursday! We're bringing you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps Blog! Don't forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news! Finally! Summertime! It's almost summer, and that means days upon days of reading. By … Continue reading Teen Thursday! (5/26/16)
Here at BookPeople, we believe that there is nothing better to do on a lazy summer day than to dig into a great book. And that’s why our summer motto is Carpe Librum! We say: Seize the summer, and seize the book! In this spirit, we're happy to once again offer a free summer reading program … Continue reading Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!
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
Summer vacation, though technically irrelevant since high school, nonetheless always conjures visions of yard work, irresponsible parties in abandoned houses, over-chlorinated public swimming pools, punk rock shows in beer-splattered VFW halls, and the worst sunburn of your life. Now, years out from those heady days of mayhem, Summer means a good book on a good … Continue reading Get It While It’s Still Hot: Steve(n)’s Summer Reading List
This month's Top Shelf Pick (and the following review) came from Joe T., Assistant Buyer and Devout Miévillian. “I’m an urban guerilla I make bombs in my cellar” - Hawkwind “Urban Guerilla” Corporate-sponsored demolition forms logos from the explosions and debris. Icebergs suddenly appear, floating over London, creating microclimates that can take you from a … Continue reading Top Shelf in August: THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION by China Miéville
Jan is BookPeople’s second floor inventory manager. When she is not slinging books (or ravenously reading them), she buys too many beauty products, parks her eyeballs in front of an Asian cinema screen, and snuggles the stinkiest, laziest dog in Austin. Her happiness hinges on how geographically close she is at any moment to a … Continue reading Jan’s Summer Reading
This post comes from our bookseller Katie L. I sure as hell can’t afford to vacay in the Riviera this summer, but these books’ll do their best to take ya there from wherever you’re stuck. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy A lot of this book is set in Paris, where our protagonist is trying … Continue reading Summer in France on the Beach, or at least in France
Sarah H. is a badass bookseller who takes Texas book slingin' to a whole new level. She currently helms BookPeople's non-stop, party-all-the-time Internet Orders department. When not at work, she can be found researching Austin's deep, dark literary underbelly. Look for her in the Sci Fi section and just about anywhere high caliber, boundary-defying, genre-bending … Continue reading Sarah H’s Summer Reads!
Julie is BookPeople's Marketing Director. She reads a whole lot of fiction, long and short. When not standing at her desk, she's busy drinking too much La Croix and taking pictures of her cat, Sam, and rabbit, Nate. In the summer months she likes to read on her stoop, unless there are bugs. (Editor's note: She … Continue reading Julie’s Summer Reading Picks
Falling in love is a mind-bending experience. All at once, your future opens before you in a sherbet-tinged horizon of everlasting bliss. Every question in this long, wandering life finds its answer in the miracle face that is suddenly smiling at you in the morning, delivering coffee, staring deep into your eyes because yes, it’s … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: The Hand That Feeds You by A. J. Rich