Charles Soule on music, lightsabers & writing in pencil

Comic book writer Charles Soule stops by the store this Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss his first novel, The Oracle Year. Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below.   BP: What are you reading these days? CS: I’m in the middle of a bunch of books right now, which is … Continue reading Charles Soule on music, lightsabers & writing in pencil

Christopher Moore on his literary influences, the Russian River & marine biology

Christopher Moore stops by the store Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel, Noir, a parody of hard-boiled detective fiction. Check out Moore's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? CM: Jack London’s San Francisco Stories by Jack London, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness by Melissa … Continue reading Christopher Moore on his literary influences, the Russian River & marine biology

Meg Wolitzer on Scrabble, George Eliot & that ‘new-car-smell of a beginning’

New York Times-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer stops by the store this Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss her new novel, The Female Persuasion. Check out her answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? MW: Gary Shteyngart’s upcoming Lake Success. A while back, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties. BP: … Continue reading Meg Wolitzer on Scrabble, George Eliot & that ‘new-car-smell of a beginning’

Charles Frazier on coffee, Asheville & not going to law school

Charles Frazier stops by the store Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel Varina, which we predict will be a hit -- Frazier previously penned Cold Mountain! Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below. BP: What are you reading these days? CF: Tayari Jones, An American Marriage; Paolo Cognetti, The … Continue reading Charles Frazier on coffee, Asheville & not going to law school

Robert Ashcroft on public corruption, Bill Watterson & ‘Twin Peaks’

Robert Ashcroft stops by the store this Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m. to discuss The Megarothke, a sci fi/horror novel that's drawing comparisons to Blade Runner and Westworld. Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? RA: I just finished Tropic of Kansas by Christopher Brown and … Continue reading Robert Ashcroft on public corruption, Bill Watterson & ‘Twin Peaks’

Leah Stewart on Jane Austen, the word ‘ardent’ & making herself cry

Leah Stewart stops by the store this Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m. to discuss her new novel, What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw. Put simply, it's about a famous actor who gets kidnapped on a hiking excursion. Check out Stewart's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below!  BP: What are you reading these days? … Continue reading Leah Stewart on Jane Austen, the word ‘ardent’ & making herself cry

Jonathan Evison on beer, Ginsberg & shouting at parking meters

Jonathan Evison stops by the store this Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. to discuss his newest novel, Lawn Boy. It's the coming-of-age story of Mike Munoz, a young Chicano boy living in Washington State. Check out Evison's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? JE: I recently finished … Continue reading Jonathan Evison on beer, Ginsberg & shouting at parking meters

New Releases – 11/18/14

HARDCOVER FICTION Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Here they are, all in one sweet hardcover volume, VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; and Acceptance. You loved them in their individual paperback editions, now manage this acclaimed sci fi series (a favorite among our booksellers) in one easy-to-carry book. Joe T. says: "These novels … Continue reading New Releases – 11/18/14

The Writer’s Life & The Intricacies of the Creative Process

Last year, I read a book that has continued to haunt me. I find myself thinking about it, puzzling over its structure, its twists and turns and endless fascinating layers. It was an unsuspecting novel by Kristopher Jansma, his first, that I picked up one day on a whim and couldn’t put down: The Unchangeable … Continue reading The Writer’s Life & The Intricacies of the Creative Process