University Press Week begins today, and all this talk of “fake news” and “alternative facts” has indie bookstores across the country celebrating with renewed vigor. We're particularly excited to rep Austin's own University of Texas Press. Each year, the organization publishes roughly 100 new books filled with information you can trust. Stop by BookPeople this … Continue reading Help us celebrate University of Texas Press!
Stephen Harrigan will join us with his new novel, A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Wednesday, February 3 at 7PM. Event details. What would one need to do in order to be considered "a great Texas author”? Write a poignant book about the Alamo. Fictionalize the state's aquifer drama. Contribute regularly to Texas Monthly. Have the … Continue reading Stephen Harrigan: One of the Greats
This year, four science fiction-loving booksellers will delve into Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films, the new book by film historian Douglas Brode. They'll watch the movies, read Brode's take, and tell you - point blank - how they feel about all of it. Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost … Continue reading Booksellers On Fantastic Planets: The Saga Begins
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!
BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for our monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman’s top recommended read for Austin. We're excited to announce October's pick is Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt by Kristin Hersh. Come down to the store Thursday, October 15th at 7pm when … Continue reading Statesman Select for October 2015: DON’T SUCK, DON’T DIE
~post by Kaitlyn I come from three generations of farming families in Southwest Texas, and if there’s one thing I've learned about farmers, it’s that their mood is dependent upon the weather. You can imagine the crankiness I've endured over the last several years as our state has struggled through an extreme drought, inching closer … Continue reading SEAMUS MCGRAW – Betting the Farm on a Drought
On the table this month in Sutter's Kitchen: Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition by David Sterling A stunning new addition to our cookbook selection this month, Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition by David Sterling offers not only tons of incredible recipes and gorgeous photography, but a wonderful introduction to the Yucatecan people, culture, history, and … Continue reading Sutter’s Kitchen: YUCATÁN, Recipes From a Culinary Expedition
This Friday, June 7 at 7PM Austin's own Lucinda Hutson will be here with her new cookbook, ¡Viva Tequila! Cocktails, Cooking and Other Agave Adventures. You know who else will be here? T1 Tequila Uno. They'll offer a tequila sipping featuring Lucinda's Sangrita. Also on hand will be refreshments courtesy of the ever-generous, always-adored Saint … Continue reading ¡Viva Tequila!
Texas PBS is launching a brand new book club devoted to Texas history. We're happy to see the first book they picked is one of our favorites of 2012 (published right here in town by our friends at the University of Texas Press): Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards by … Continue reading New Texas PBS Online Book Club
"Through it all, Harrigan writes with ease, with a straightforward, friendly thoughtfulness that lures you in and makes you wonder how someone can be so nice, so modest, so self-deprecating at times, when it’s obvious that writing as concisely and clearly as he does is quite difficult. And, yes, the topics are usually related to … Continue reading Statesman Selects Review: THE EYE OF THE MAMMOTH