We're gearing up to welcome a ton of great authors to BookPeople in 2016. We attempted to put them all into one blog post, but there's a lot headed our way, y'all. Here are some of the highlights, with plenty more to come! For a full listing of upcoming events, check out our website, bookpeople.com. If … Continue reading BookPeople 2016 Author Event Preview
Do you love YA? Do you wish the magic forces of the book world would make sure you never missed a single new must-read, gotta-have-it YA novel ever again? GOOD NEWS! Each month, the BookPeople Teen Press Corps declares one brand new YA novel its official Buzz Book; a story so riveting, so unique, so … Continue reading Announcing Our New YA Subscription Club!
In no particular order, here are our favorite books of 2015 for young readers ages 7 and up.
Here they are, in no particular order, our top picture books of 2015.
On Saturday, November 28, we celebrated Small Business Saturday and #IndiesFirst with over a dozen Austin authors. They stopped by to support their local indie bookstore and keep us well-stocked with signed copies of their books. We're fortunate to live in a city rich with writers who give us great new books to read all year long. … Continue reading Austin Authors Keep #IndiesFirst!
2015 was an incredible year for books – so incredible, in fact, that it was a huge challenge to compose this very list. But we did the tough work and now here they are, BookPeople’s Best Books of 2015 (in no particular order). We hope that you’ll find a new read for yourself, and some … Continue reading BookPeople’s Top Ten Books of 2015
Who would have thought that a six-foot-seven-inch Jewish hippie from Philadelphia would have started one of the best "fringe" western swing bands of its time, and still keep comin' right at ya! More than forty years, twenty-five albums, and nine Grammy Awards later, Asleep at the Wheel is still drawing crowds around the world, led by … Continue reading Ray Benson is Comin’ Right at Ya!
~post by Children's Book Buyer Meghan G. Talking about our country's fraught relationship with race is never easy. Many of us struggle as parents and educators to know how exactly to talk about America's experiences with race and racial prejudice (past and present) with young kids. As "Black Lives Matter" is at the forefront of dialogue in … Continue reading New Children’s Books Tackle Race and History with Candor and Grace
Many moons ago, a man named Scott Montgomery rolled into town with a big idea: create a curated crime fiction bookstore right inside BookPeople. Scott had read it all, from police procedurals to thrillers; cozies to hardboiled noir. The powers that be took one look at his resume (and his bookshelf) and handed him the keys … Continue reading Celebrating Five Years of MysteryPeople
The effects of Hurricane Patricia couldn't dampen our spirits when we had the great privilege of hosting Brian Selznick at Westlake Performing Arts Center in October for his first Texas tour. Although the weather unfortunately dampened our scheduled pre-show festivities, Brian's presentation about his latest book, The Marvels, dazzled attendees--as did his spiffy tuxedo. We were … Continue reading A Rainy Night Brightened by Brian Selznick