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Announcing the first ever National Bookstore Day for the BookPeople Nation (Only at BookPeople)!
Happening all day Saturday, August 16!
Citizens of BookPeople Nation (that’s you!) we are pleased to announce a special day of fun, frivolity and bookish jubilation! Inspired by the success of California Bookstore Day, we here at BookPeople are devoting an entire day to celebrating everything we love about the wonderful world of books. This special day is ONLY happening at BookPeople, nowhere else in the country!
We have many festivities planned! Bring the kids down for a Very, VERY Special Storytime! We’ll unveil the official BookPeople 100, a compilation of our booksellers’ best loved books of all time! We’ll test your lit wits with Literary Trivia! Awaken your inner poet with a Magnetic Poetry-A-Thon! Give you a sneak peek of new books coming out this Fall! Announce our Big Fall Author Event Line-Up! Introduce you to fabulous authors! Reveal the truth behind our mysterious FOURTH FLOOR! And have FUN!
We’re also taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU for your continued support of your local independent bookstore with tons of give-aways, cake, champagne and even….FREE BOOKS!
For a full schedule of the day’s events & activities, visit bookpeople.com.

Come one! Come all! Let us dance and sing (quietly, some of us may be reading) on this, the first ever National Bookstore Day for the BookPeople Nation!*
*Only at BookPeople

Announcing the first ever National Bookstore Day for the BookPeople Nation (Only at BookPeople)!

Happening all day Saturday, August 16!

Citizens of BookPeople Nation (that’s you!) we are pleased to announce a special day of fun, frivolity and bookish jubilation! Inspired by the success of California Bookstore Day, we here at BookPeople are devoting an entire day to celebrating everything we love about the wonderful world of books. This special day is ONLY happening at BookPeople, nowhere else in the country!

We have many festivities planned! Bring the kids down for a Very, VERY Special Storytime! We’ll unveil the official BookPeople 100, a compilation of our booksellers’ best loved books of all time! We’ll test your lit wits with Literary Trivia! Awaken your inner poet with a Magnetic Poetry-A-Thon! Give you a sneak peek of new books coming out this Fall! Announce our Big Fall Author Event Line-Up! Introduce you to fabulous authors! Reveal the truth behind our mysterious FOURTH FLOOR! And have FUN!

We’re also taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU for your continued support of your local independent bookstore with tons of give-aways, cake, champagne and even….FREE BOOKS!

For a full schedule of the day’s events & activities, visit bookpeople.com.

Come one! Come all! Let us dance and sing (quietly, some of us may be reading) on this, the first ever National Bookstore Day for the BookPeople Nation!*

*Only at BookPeople

Ben’s Summer Food for Thought:

"Sometimes, we don’t pack the best lunch. The bread can be soggy. The salad could be missing the right balance of tomatoes and greens. But thankfully, with the right guidance, we can almost always find the exact lunch we would like to be eating right on our shelves.

This is what I wish I could have had for lunch today.”

openbookstore:

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published
On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.
Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.
Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.
Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

Bookseller confession. I hate Holden Caulfield (probably because he reminds me too much of who I was when I was his age and I read the book for the first time in my  mid twenties).
But!!!  I love the way this book is written. Down to every last comma, it’s one of the most carefully written books I’ve ever read.

openbookstore:

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published

On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.

Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.

Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.

Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

Bookseller confession. I hate Holden Caulfield (probably because he reminds me too much of who I was when I was his age and I read the book for the first time in my  mid twenties).

But!!!  I love the way this book is written. Down to every last comma, it’s one of the most carefully written books I’ve ever read.

It’s happening. Lena Dunham is coming to Austin. We’re thrilled to announce we’ll host Dunham at Central Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 12 at 6pm as she presents hew new book, Not That Kind of Girl.
Tickets are now available. Get ‘em. 

It’s happening. Lena Dunham is coming to Austin. We’re thrilled to announce we’ll host Dunham at Central Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 12 at 6pm as she presents hew new book, Not That Kind of Girl.

Tickets are now available. Get ‘em. 

Wilton Barnhardt reading from his new novel, LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY. “…the Southern novel for the 21st century”. (Kirkus) #bookpeople #atxevent #litevent

Wilton Barnhardt reading from his new novel, LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY. “…the Southern novel for the 21st century”. (Kirkus) #bookpeople #atxevent #litevent

We’re all super excited by today’s big news: GRAHAM NASH (of Crosby, Stills & Nash) will be here Thursday, August 28 at 12:30pm to sign his memoir, WILD TALES! 


Books, tickets & more info: bookpeople.com #bookpeople #atxevent #csn

We’re all super excited by today’s big news: GRAHAM NASH (of Crosby, Stills & Nash) will be here Thursday, August 28 at 12:30pm to sign his memoir, WILD TALES!


Books, tickets & more info: bookpeople.com #bookpeople #atxevent #csn

Just in: new Hey Y’All & Read A Book gear. Tanks are $14.95. Tees for $15.95. The totes are $5.99. Designed by staff and printed by Industry Print Services on the east side. #shoplocal #heyyall #tshirt #tote

Just in: new Hey Y’All & Read A Book gear. Tanks are $14.95. Tees for $15.95. The totes are $5.99. Designed by staff and printed by Industry Print Services on the east side. #shoplocal #heyyall #tshirt #tote

The Camp Half-Blood claiming ceremony took place this weekend. Here’s a shot of all of our new demigods waiting to be claimed by their gods & placed into cabins. #bookpeople #camphalfblood #percyjackson #awesomekids

The Camp Half-Blood claiming ceremony took place this weekend. Here’s a shot of all of our new demigods waiting to be claimed by their gods & placed into cabins. #bookpeople #camphalfblood #percyjackson #awesomekids

We’re excited to announce the launch of the BookPeople Modern First Library initiative. Pairing beloved picture books that will never go out of style with new favorites that reflect the diverse, global society of the 21st century, we’ve set out to make building a thoughtful library for any child in your life easy. 

All summer long, authors from Austin and across the country will be guest blogging at bookpeopleblog.wordpress.com about the importance of a diverse reading life for readers of all ages. We invite you to join the conversation. 

For more on the Modern First Library program, visit us in BookKids or online: bookpeopleblog.wordpress.com.

Novels are fictions and therefore they tell lies, but through those lies every novelist attempts to tell the truth about the world.

Raul’s #newrelease pick of the day: NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl, now in #paperback. 


“If I had to use one word to summarize the new novel by Marisha Pessl (author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics), it would have to be “creepy”. When the daughter of a cult film director is found dead in an abandoned New York warehouse, the story soon becomes a whirlwind of obsession. Be warned now: the obsession is transferred to the reader.” #beachread #nightfilm #bookpeople #staffpick #shoplocal

Raul’s #newrelease pick of the day: NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl, now in #paperback.


“If I had to use one word to summarize the new novel by Marisha Pessl (author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics), it would have to be “creepy”. When the daughter of a cult film director is found dead in an abandoned New York warehouse, the story soon becomes a whirlwind of obsession. Be warned now: the obsession is transferred to the reader.” #beachread #nightfilm #bookpeople #staffpick #shoplocal

We’re looking to fill a full time Tech Support position. Ideal applicant has an aptitude for working with computers, servers and general electronics. 

Visit bookpeopleblog.wordpress.com for more info. Go to bookpeople.com/about-us to apply! #bookpeople #atxjob

We’re looking to fill a full time Tech Support position. Ideal applicant has an aptitude for working with computers, servers and general electronics.

Visit bookpeopleblog.wordpress.com for more info. Go to bookpeople.com/about-us to apply! #bookpeople #atxjob

It’s all happening! Tickets for today’s event with Senator Clinton are SOLD OUT. 

If you have a ticket to the event, please be in line before 3pm. Call us with any questions: 512-472-5050. #bookpeople #hardchoices #hillaryclinton #atxevent

It’s all happening! Tickets for today’s event with Senator Clinton are SOLD OUT.

If you have a ticket to the event, please be in line before 3pm. Call us with any questions: 512-472-5050. #bookpeople #hardchoices #hillaryclinton #atxevent

Middle Grade Mayhem is upon us! 2PM is nigh! The authors are already here! #bookkids #bookpeople #weareoutthere

Middle Grade Mayhem is upon us! 2PM is nigh! The authors are already here! #bookkids #bookpeople #weareoutthere