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BookPeople

603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703

United States

512-472-5050

Type: Bookstore — new books

Web site: http://www.bookpeople.com/

Events: http://bookpeople.indiebound.com/event

Twitter account: @BookPeople

Amenities: food/drink

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Upcoming events

Dec
23
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS STORYTIME (Tuesday, December 23 at 10:30am)
TUESDAY DECEMBER 23rd at 10:30am.

This will be the last storytime before the big holiday! Join us for one of the most classic stories of all time – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. We'll be doing a very Christmas-y craft to go along with the reading too. All this morning at 10:30AM.

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Dec
23
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement (Tuesday, December 23 at 7pm)
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement (added from HarperCollins)
Dec
24
*NO STORYTIME TODAY – MERRY CHRISTMAS!* (Wednesday, December 24 at 10:30am)
*NO STORYTIME TODAY – MERRY CHRISTMAS!*

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Dec
27
WILDCARD STORYTIME (Saturday, December 27 at 11:30am)
SATURDAY DECEMBER 27th at 11:30am.

To close out an amazing year of new books, our storyteller will choose a selection of personal favorites to share. Prepare for anything. Who doesn't love a surprise?

This morning at 11:30 AM.

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Dec
28
Voyage Out Book Club - THE FISH CAN SING (Sunday, December 28 at 5pm)
SUN, DECEMBER 28TH at 5PM

Join Brian C. the last Sunday of every month as we use wonderful books to travel the world. This month we are reading The Fish Can Sing by Halldor Laxness.

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Dec
29
Stand Up Sit Down Book Club - JOHNNY CARSON (Monday, December 29 at 7pm)
MON, DECEMBER 29th at 7PMThe Stand Up Sit Down Book Club meets the last Monday of every month at 7PM to discuss comedic literature and the memoirs of funny people. In September, we're reading Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin.

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Dec
30
WINTERTIME STORYTIME (Tuesday, December 30 at 10:30am)
TUESDAY DECEMBER 30th at 10:30am.

Oh, to be sledding down hills on trashcan lids into snowy banks. We might not get a real snowy blizzard this year, but we’ll still have a storytime all about the loveliest of precipitation, hot cocoa, and all things wintery! We’ll read The snowy day along with other tales unique as snowflakes. Plus, we’ll be making our very own snowflakes to treasure.

This morning at 10:30am!

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Dec
31
*NO STORYTIME TODAY – HAPPY NEW YEAR!* (Wednesday, December 31 at 10:30am)
*NO STORYTIME TODAY – HAPPY NEW YEAR!*

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Jan
1
Customer Appreciation Day Sale! 20% Off Nearly Everything! (Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 00am)
Today, as a way to say thank you for your support, nearly everything* in the store is 20% off.

Thank you for making 2014 an incredible year here at BookPeople. Here's to a happy, healthy year of reading!

We're open from 11am - 11pm today.

*Items not on sale are special orders, camp registrations, event tickets, gift cards, Kobo eReaders, and cafe purchases.

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Jan
5
TRACY MANASTER (You Could Be Home By Now) & ERNIE WOOD (One Read Thread) (Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7pm)
Monday, January 5 at 7PM Tracy Manaster You Could Be Home By Now and Ernie Wood One Red Thread

Join us this evening as two accomplished writers share their new novels with us. Their stories explore themes of fate, family, memory, grief and class.

Tracy Manaster is a graduate of Wesleyan University and The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She was the 2006 recipient of the National League of American Pen Women’s Joanna Catherine Scott prize for novel excerpt. Her nonfiction has appeared in Iagora and Moxie magazines and as interactive exhibit texts for The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and twin daughters.

Ernie Wood is an award-winning writer of non-fiction books, documentary film scripts, newspaper and magazine journalism, and advertising. Like his protagonist Eddy McBride, he has followed architecture as a longtime passion, pursuing graduate coursework in the field and writing widely on the subject, including a university press-published history supported by a research and writing grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Other non-fiction books on a range of topics have included a best-seller on the Dallas Cowboys. Ernie was raised in North Carolina, received his AB in English from Hamilton College in New York and now lives in Austin, Texas. One Red Thread is his first novel. Can't make it to the event? Order a signed, personalized copy of either book. Simply add the book to your cart and write SIGNED COPY in the comments field during checkout. If you'd like a name inscribed in the book, enter the name in comments field. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
6
Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do! Storytime (Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:30am)
This mellifluous storytime is for all the young songbirds out there. We’ll be reading the Caldecott Award winning There was an old lady who swallowed a fly along with other lyrical tales. So whistle your way to the store this morning for a marvelous storytime full of songs and stories and surprises.

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Jan
6
RICHARD PARKER - Lone Star Nation (Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7pm)
Tuesday, January 6 at 7PM Award Winning Journalist Richard Parker speaking & signing Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

To most Americans, Texas has been that love-it-or-hate it slice of the country that has sparked controversy, bred presidents, and fomented turmoil from the American Civil War to George W. Bush. But that Texas is changing and it will change America itself. Join us tonight as Richard Parker takes us on a tour across today's booming Texas, an evolving landscape that is densely urban, overwhelmingly Hispanic, exceedingly powerful in the global economy, and increasingly liberal.

Richard Parker is an award-winning journalist who writes about political, economic, technological and social change. His work appears in the Op-Ed and Sunday Review sections of the New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review and other major newspapers. He lives in the Texas hill country outside Austin. Can't make it to the event? Order a signed, personalized copy of the book. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
7
MysteryPeople Presents BRAD TAYLOR - No Fortunate Son (Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm)
Wednesday, January 7 at 7PM MysteryPeople Presents Bestselling Author Brad Taylor speaking & signing No Fortunate Son: A Pike Logan Thriller

Join MysteryPeople tonight as we welcome one of the biggest names on bestseller lists, Brad Taylor, with his new Pike Logan thriller. In the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Times bestselling author, a hostage situation places America’s most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies.

Brad Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of six previous Pike Logan novels. He served for more than twenty years in the US Army, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta, commonly known as Delta Force. He retired as a Special Forces lieutenant colonel and now lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Can't make it to the event? Order a signed, personalized copy of the book. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
8
PATRICIA WALSH - Blind Ambition (Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7pm)
Thursday, January 8 at 7PM Champion Paratriathlete PATRICIA WALSH speaking & signing Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want

Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at the age of five. As a teenager, she lost what little vision remained due to surgical complications, and the straight-A student began a downward spiral into depression and hopelessness. Today, Walsh is an award-winning computer engineer and champion paratriathlete. She has raced in more than a dozen marathons and ultra-marathons and competed in two IRONMAN triathlons. In 2011, she set the world record for blind triathletes. Join us tonight as Walsh both inspires and educates by relating her unforgettable personal story while detailing her proven Fuel / Fire / Blaze approach to achieving any goal.

PATRICIA WALSH is the founder of Blind Ambition LLC, a speaking and business consultancy that specializes in goal achievement keynotes, as well as seminars on the topics of motivation, overcoming obstacles, leadership, creating a winning mindset, and team building. Can't make it to the event? Order a signed, personalized copy of the book. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
10
JOE HOLLEY & HAROLD COOK (Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4pm)
Joe Holley Saturday, January 10 at 4PM A Conversation About Texas Politics With Joe Holley & HAROLD COOK speaking & signing The Purse Bearer

Harold Cook

Join us tonight for a conversation about Texas politics - fact and fiction - featuring Joe Holley, Texas political writer, historian and author of the novel The Purse Bearer, and longtime Texas political consultant Harold Cook.

Harold Cook is a political analyst, governmental relations and messaging specialist, and public relations strategist. He has long been active in strategic communications, media operations, public policy formation and strategy, and he has more than 25 years experience in elections and politics.

Native Texan Joe Holley is a former editorial page editor and columnist for newspapers in San Antonio and San Diego and a staff writer for The Washington Post. He has been a regular contributor to Texas Monthly and Columbia Journalism Review and is the author of two books, including a biography of football hero, Slingin' Sammy Baugh. He joined the Houston Chronicle in 2009. Can't make it to the event? Order a signed, personalized copy of the book. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
11
MARIAN SCHWARTZ - Anna Karenina (Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm)
Sunday, January 11 at 4PM Award Winning Translator MARIAN SCHWARTZ speaking & signing her new translation of Tolstoy's classic Anna Karenina

Tolstoy produced many drafts of Anna Karenina. Crafting and recrafting each sentence with careful intent, he was anything but casual in his use of language. His project, translator Marian Schwartz observes, “was to bend language to his will, as an instrument of his aesthetic and moral convictions.” In her magnificent new translation, Schwartz embraces Tolstoy’s unusual style—she is the first English language translator ever to do so.

Marian Schwartz has translated over sixty volumes of Russian classic and contemporary fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art. She is the principal English translator of the works of Nina Berberova and translated the New York Times’ bestseller The Last Tsar, by Edvard Radzinsky, as well as classics by Mikhail Bulgakov, Ivan Goncharov, Yuri Olesha, and Mikhail Lermontov. She is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowships and the 2014 Read Russia Prize for Best Translation of Contemporary Russian Literature and is a past president of the American Literary Translators Association. Can't make it to the event? Order a signed, personalized copy of the book. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
12
JAMES L. HALEY - Captive Paradise (Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7pm)
Monday, January 12 at 7PM Critically Acclaimed Historian, Biographer & Austinite James L. Haley speaking & signing Captive paradise: A History of Hawaii

Join us as Austin author, historian and biographer James L. Haley takes us to the balmy islands of Hawaii. In the tradition of Nathaniel Philbrick and David McCullough, Captive paradise is the first full-scale narrative history of Hawaii, and an epic tale of empire, industry, war, and culture.

JAMES HALEY is a critically acclaimed historian and biographer. His books have been praised by Publishers Weekly who called Passionate Nation: An Epic History of Texas “Outstanding.” USA Today called his book Wolf: The Lives of Jack London “fascinating,” and The Wall Street Journal said that Haley “surpasses Irving Stone.” Can't make it to the event? Order a signed, personalized copy of the book. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
13
I'm in the Mood for a Good Storytime! (Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:30am)
We hope you are all feeling super this morning because today’s storytime is all about moods! We do hope you're feeling happy rather than bitey, but just in case, we’ll be reading Doodle Bites and other moody tales to help us navigate our feelings.

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Jan
14
Tea Time for Storytime! (Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10:30am)
In honor of Lewis Carroll’s birthday month, we’re having a literary tea party worthy of the Mad Hatter! We’ll read Tea Party Rules and other festive, feast-y tales to salute the whimsy of Wonderland and it’s brilliantly bizarre creator.

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Jan
14
MysteryPeople Presents: ROBERT KNOTT & MIKE BLAKELY (Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7pm)
Robert Knott Tuesday, January 14 at 7PM MysteryPeople Presents An Evening of Country-Western Flavored Crime Fiction with Authors Robert Knott (The Bridge) and Mike Blakely (A Song to Die For)

Mike Blakely

Head on down to the store tonight to get countrified with two country-western style crime ficiton authors. Mike Blakely is a Spur Award-winning novelist who has co-authored books with some of the biggest names in the biz (Willie Nelson; Kenny Rogers). He's also an accomplished musician, picking his guitar tunes all over the world. Robert Knott is picking up Robert B. Parker's western mystery series with The Bridge, a gritty, gun-slinging novel featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. It's gonna be a hoot and a holler tonight, come on out!

Mike Blakely is the author of nearly 20 books, including A Tale out of Luck that he co-authored with Willie Nelson, and last year’s What Are the Chances, which he co-wrote with Kenny Rogers. His novel Summer of Pearls won the Spur Award for Best Novel in 2001. Blakely makes his home in Marble Falls, Texas.

Robert Knott is an actor, writer, and producer. His extensive list of stage, television, and film credits include the feature film Appaloosa based on the Robert B. Parker novel, which he adapted and produced with actor and producer Ed Harris. This is his first novel. Can't make it to the event? Order signed, personalized copies of the books. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
15
Writers' League of Texas: THIRD THURSDAY PANEL (Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm)
Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7 PM Join the Writers' League of Texas on our third floor for their latest Third Thursday panel! "The Right Notes: Writing About Music"

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

(Please use the elevator in the back of the store to get to the third floor.) Music – at the forefront or in the background, it’s an important part of our lives. It enriches experiences, sets tone, and provides a soundtrack to our own personal histories.

Music writers know how to describe the experience, explain the craft behind it, profile the artists, and discuss the cultural importance of a particular work. But what are the unique challenges and rewards that come with this profession? How does one use one artistic medium to explain another? How do these writers make the people and experiences fresh and relatable? How is the market (both music and music writing) changing in the new millennium?

Join us on Thursday, January 15, and hear four music writers discuss their work and adventures. Our distinguished panelists will be ...

Peter Blackstock is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman. A UT grad who grew up in Austin, he worked at the Statesman in high school and college before moving to Seattle and co-founding the alt-country magazine No Depression in the '90s. He has also worked as a music columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and was a senior editor for Seattle music biweekly The Rocket. His freelance writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Southwest Airlines’ Spirit, The Austin Chronicle, the Independent Weekly, eMusic, and elsewhere. From 1989-1997, Peter served as archivist for Austin’s South By Southwest Music Conference.

Chuck Eddy - Chuck Eddy is the author of the books Stairway to Hell, The Accidental Evolution of Rock n' Roll, and Rock and Roll Always Forgets. He has served as music editor at The Village Voice and as a senior editor at Billboard, and has written thousands of freelance pieces over the past 30 years for Rolling Stone, Spin, Creem, Entertainment Weekly, rhapsody.com and countless other magazines, anthologies and websites. Earlier in his journalism career, Chuck was a sports reporter and feature writer and covered local politics for suburban weekly newspapers in Michigan. A native of Detroit, he now lives in Austin.

Michael Hall - Mike Hall is a writer and musician based in Austin, Texas. Before joining Texas Monthly in 1997, he was an associate editor of Third Coast magazine and the managing editor of the Austin Chronicle. Hall won two 2001 Katy Awards: one for Best Reporter Writing Portfolio and one for Personality Profile/Interview for his July 2001 story "Lance Armstrong Has Something to Get Off His Chest." He won a Texas Gavel Award in 2003 for his story about capital punishment, "Death Isn't Fair," which was also nominated for a National Magazine Award. Hall's stories have appeared in the Best American Magazine Writing, the Best American Sportswriting, the Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Da Capo Best Music Writing. He has also written for Trouser Press, the New York Times, Men's Journal, and the Austin American-Statesman.

Margaret Moser - Award-winning rock journalist Margaret Moser has written about rock & roll since 1976, and recently retired after 33 ⅓ years at the Austin Chronicle. Moser is currently featured in the Texas issue of Oxford American magazine. A high school dropout with no college education, she has been a commentator for NPR, written for Sony Records and MOJO magazine, and served on the City’s Austin Music Commission. Moser also directed the Austin Music Awards during South by Southwest for over 30 years. She currently resides with her husband Steve Chaney in San Antonio as co-founder of the South Texas Popular Culture Center.

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Jan
17
Bears and Bears and More Bears Storytime (Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:30am)
Forget lions and tigers. Bears are the kings of the forest in our book, whether they're of the Grizzly, Brown, or Teddy persuasion. They kind of scare us, but we still wish we could cuddle up with one for a long winter snooze. That's why we're reading Where Bear? and other stories about our beautifully burly friends.

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Jan
19
Ludicrous Speed Book Club - Ancillary Justice (Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7pm)
From speculative fiction, deep space adventures, and alternate histories to epic fantasy realms, all who can admit their dorkdom are welcome. Join Joel and Tommy the third Monday of every month at 7PM. This month we will be discussing Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.

Book club books are 10% off for those attending the meeting!

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Jan
20
MARY HELEN SPECHT - Migratory Animals (Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7pm)
Tuesday, January 20 at 7PM Debut Novelist Mary Helen Specht speaking & signing Migratory Animals

We're thrilled to welcome Austinite Mary Helen Specht to the store tonight to share her debut novel, set right here in Austin, Migratory Animals. When Flannery, a young scientist, is forced to return to Austin from five years of research in Nigeria, she becomes split between her two homes. Having left behind her loving fiance without knowing when she can return, Flan learns that her sister, Molly, has begun to show signs of the genetic disease that slowly killed their mother. As their close-knit circle of friends struggles with Molly's diagnosis, Flannery must grapple with what her future will hold.

Mary Helen Specht's work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Colorado Review. A winner of the Richard Yates Short Story Award, among other prizes, she is a former Fulbright Scholar to Nigeria and Dobie-Paisano Writing Fellow. She earned an MFA in fiction from Emerson College and now teaches creative writing at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Can't make it to the event? Order a signed, personalized copy of the book. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
20
Nightmare Factory Book Club - The Terror (Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 8pm)
Come join our crypt-keepers, Joe and Steven, every third Tuesday of the month with our horrific book club, The Nightmare Factory. This month's book is The Terror by Dan Simmons.

Book club books are 10% off for those attending the meeting!

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