Crenshaw Food Drive Begins Today!

Inspired by Crenshaw, the new book by Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, BookPeople is partnering with Macmillan Children's Group and bookstores around the country to raise awareness of childhood hunger. Throughout the month of October, we will be partnering with The Capitol Area Food Bank to collect items for families in need. Bring non-perishable food items into BookPeople all … Continue reading Crenshaw Food Drive Begins Today!

Statesman Selects September 2015: FURIOUSLY HAPPY

BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for their monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman‘s top recommended read for Austin. September’s pick is Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. Come down to the store Wednesday, September 23 at 7PM when Lawson will be speaking and signing her new book … Continue reading Statesman Selects September 2015: FURIOUSLY HAPPY

Shop at BookPeople & Support Texas Teen Book Festival!

Who: You, dear book lover! What: Percentage of all sales benefiting the Texas Teen Book Festival Where: Right here! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78703 When: All day, August 24, 2015 We’re donating a portion of sales on Monday, August 24th to the Texas Teen Book Festival to keep the festival free and open to the public! … Continue reading Shop at BookPeople & Support Texas Teen Book Festival!

Tickets Now On Sale: John Irving – November 12

We're thrilled to announce we'll host John Irving, bestselling author of The World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany, with his new novel, Avenue of Mysteries, at Riverbend Centre on Thursday, November 12 at 7PM. Tickets are on sale now and include a copy of the new book. ABOUT AVENUE OF MYSTERIES John Irving returns to the … Continue reading Tickets Now On Sale: John Irving – November 12

CHELSEA CLINTON Comes to BookPeople Oct 8th!

BookPeople is honored to welcome Chelsea Clinton to our store on Thursday, October 8th at 7:00PM with a new book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today and gives readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. Combining facts, charts, photographs and stories about children and teens … Continue reading CHELSEA CLINTON Comes to BookPeople Oct 8th!

Announcing BRIAN SELZNICK with THE MARVELS October 24th!

You are cordially invited to an evening of marvelous mischief, spectacular storytelling, and feats of bookish brilliance heretofore unseen in the city of Austin! Brian Selznick, bestselling author and illustrator of Wonderstruck and The Invention of Hugo Cabret, will take the stage at Westlake Performing Arts Center to present his latest creation, The Marvels. With the … Continue reading Announcing BRIAN SELZNICK with THE MARVELS October 24th!

We’re Hiring! Event & Birthday Party Staffers Wanted

BookPeople is currently hiring event and birthday party staffers for our big, busy indie bookstore. We’re looking for eager, hard-working, friendly book enthusiasts who understand that bookselling and author events are fun, but they're also work. We do not sit around and read books all day (much as we’d like to). Bookselling, as anyone in the … Continue reading We’re Hiring! Event & Birthday Party Staffers Wanted

President Jimmy Carter Event – Important Info & Updates

We're busy preparing the store for our event with President Jimmy Carter this Saturday, August 1st at 2:30PM. President Carter will be here at BookPeople to sign copies of his new book, A Full Life: Reflections at 90. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets are available in-store and via bookpeople.com.  If you will be attending this event … Continue reading President Jimmy Carter Event – Important Info & Updates

COMING SOON: A Meet & Greet with YouTube’s JennXPenn!

We are thrilled to host a meet and greet with YouTube personality and prankster extraordinaire JennXPenn! If you are one of her 2 million followers, come meet Jenn, take a selfie, and purchase a signed copy of her new book, Really Professional Internet Person! Jenn McAllister has been obsessed with making videos since she found … Continue reading COMING SOON: A Meet & Greet with YouTube’s JennXPenn!