Happy mid-September! Time sure is flying this month, but our new releases are keeping us grounded. Explore the fantastical fiction capers, brilliant histories, and sobering narratives packing our shelves this week—you may just find your next favorite read! Piranesi by Susanna Clarke From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic … Continue reading “Park These Brand New Books Right In This Little Book Shelf,” OR Mid-September New Releases
It's official, y'all: summer break is almost over. Which means it's time to squeeze in some last summer reads! Here's what our booksellers suggest diving into before those school bells start ringing. Thin Girls by Diana Clarke Enlightening and memorable story about a rarely talked-about topic many people experience. A commentary about the turmoil of … Continue reading What We’re Reading 8/19
Amistad Books is encouraging readers to purchase any two books by Black writers between June 14th and June 20th. The goal is to blackout bestsellers lists with Black voices and demonstrate the power of Black publishing. We've gathered some bookseller favorites in case you needed some ideas. We also encourage you to buy from a … Continue reading BlackoutBestsellerList Recommendations
Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting PhD. in History and author, Eric Cervini, on Crowdcast to celebrate the publication of his new release, The Deviant's War—the untold story of a revolution for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. Cervini discussed his personal history of activism, writing this book, and answered several … Continue reading Replay: Virtual Event with Eric Cervini, author of ‘The Deviant’s War’
Tomorrow night (Thursday, May 28th at 7PM CDT) we're hosting Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams, co-hosts of YouTube's Feast of Fiction channel, virtually on Zoom to discuss their latest project, The Feast of Fiction Kitchen cookbook — a compendium of their channel's best and favorite concoctions. And in anticipation of it, one our booksellers and super … Continue reading Baking with Gina and ‘The Feast of Fiction Kitchen’ Cookbook
Events Coordinator, Uriel, joins us on the blog to talk a little bit about the listening he's been doing when he puts the books down for a bit. Each selection here is inspired by a book he's read (or wants to read) recently. Check out the titles and their perfect audio pairs below. I'm straying … Continue reading Recommended Listening for Book Worms
Get to know Christine H., our part-time bookseller and in-store accounting assistant. She joins us on the blog today to tell us a little about herself and the songs that have defined her life's journey! My name is Christine Havens; I’ve been at BookPeople since September 2015 and currently work on Saturdays as a bookseller. … Continue reading Get To Know A Bookseller: Christine H.
Major New Release Alert: this week's titles are (what do the kids say again?) FIRE! New reads from Rebecca Solnit, Jason Reynolds, and Glennon Doyle you say? YES. We've also got plenty of titles from author's we'll be hosting this month as well as a few non-fiction standouts that that look at Hollywood and the … Continue reading New Week, New Books!
Our latest episode of The BookPeople Podcast features Paul Yoon's chat with fellow author (and lovely wife) Laura van den Berg. Paul and Laura are currently visiting faculty members at the Michener Center for Writers, and they're introduced by best selling novelist and Michener Center Director, Bret Anthony Johnston. All of this talent gathered together … Continue reading The BookPeople Podcast with Paul Yoon
This week's episode of The BookPeople Podcast features award-winning photojournalist and writer, Alyssa Banta, with her latest, The Texas Ranch Sisterhood. Her talk concerns the year she spent following more than a dozen Texas women through their grueling daily routines, from the messy confines of the working chute to the sprawling reaches of the back pasture. They … Continue reading Alyssa Banta on the BookPeople Podcast