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BookPeople

603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703

United States

512-472-5050

Type: Bookstore — new books

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Upcoming events

May
29
LOCAL AUTHOR NIGHT - Jamie Amelio; Bennett Easton (Friday, May 29 at 7pm)
We love our local authors here at BookPeople and tonight we're excited to welcome two of the best to share their new work. Jamie Amelio will be here with her memoir, Graced With Orange: How Caring for Cambodia Changed Lives, Including My Own. Bennett Easton will share his new novel The Contest. Join us for a wonderful night of literary comradery & fun!

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May
30
MONKEYS (AND GORILLAS) STORYTIME! (Saturday, May 30 at 11:30am)
HEY, HEY IT'S THE MONKEYS! Monkeys are great! They eat loads of bananas and bugs, can swing from trees by their tails and make for interesting, curious sidekicks in movies. Since we all love to celebrate our inner monkey, we're having a storytime all about them! We'll read Gorillas in our Midst along with other super duper stories that will leave you wanting to swing from trees and eat bananas too! This morning at 11:30AM!

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May
30
LIZ GARTON SCANLON AND MARGO RABB - Great Good Summer and Kissing in America (Saturday, May 30 at 2pm)
Saturday, May 30th at 2PM LIZ GARTON SCANLON & MARGO RABB speaking & signing The Great Good Summer & Kissing in America Twelve-year-old Ivy Green, whose mother may have run off with a charismatic preacher to Panhandle, Florida, and classmate Paul Dobbs, who wants to see a Space Shuttle before the program's scrapped, team up for a summer adventure that's full of surprises. In the two years since her father died, sixteen-year-old Eva has found comfort in reading romance novels--118 of them, to be exact--to dull the pain of her loss that's still so present. Her romantic fantasies become a reality when she meets Will, who understands Eva's grief. Unfortunately, after Eva falls head over heels for him, he picks up and moves to California without any warning. Not wanting to lose the only person who has been able to pull her out of sadness--and, perhaps, her shot at real love--Eva and her best friend, Annie, concoct a plan to travel to the West Coast to see Will again. As they road trip across America, Eva and Annie confront the complex truth about love. ABOUT LIZ GARTON SCANLON Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous beloved books for young people, including the highly-acclaimed, Caldecott-honored picture book All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, and her debut novel for middle grade readers, The Great Good Summer, as well as The Good-Pie Party; Happy Birthday, Bunny!; Noodle & Lou, and several others. Ms. Scanlon is also a poet, a teacher and a frequent & popular presenter at schools, libraries and conferences. She grew up in Colorado and Wisconsin, and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Austin, Texas. ABOUT MARGO RABB Margo Rabb is the author of the novels Kissing in America and Cures for Heartbreak. Her essays, journalism, book reviews, and short stories have been published in The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, Slate, The Rumpus, Zoetrope: All-Story, Seventeen, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, One Story, and elsewhere, and have been broadcast on NPR. She received the grand prize in the Zoetrope short story contest, first prize in the Atlantic fiction contest, first prize in the American Fiction contest, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award. Margo grew up in Queens, New York, and has lived in Texas, Arizona, and the Midwest; she now lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and children. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed copy! Add the book to your cart and write "SIGNED COPY" in the comments field during checkout. We ship worldwide. Thank you for supporting Liz Garton Scanlon, Margo Rabb, and your local independent bookstore!

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May
30
NEAL STEPHENSON - Seveneves (Saturday, May 30 at 7:30pm)
Saturday, May 30 at 7PM Bestselling Author Neal Stephenson speaking & signing Seveneves What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . . Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing. Please see below for details. PLEASE READ: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Seveneves from BookPeople. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart. Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy. Add the book to your cart and write "SIGNED COPY" in the comments field during checkout. We ship all over the world! ABOUT Neal Stephenson Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon; The Diamond Age; Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels; and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington. ABOUT Seveneves A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . . Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed copy! Add the book to your cart and write "SIGNED COPY" in the comments field during checkout. We ship worldwide. Thank you for supporting your local independent bookstore!

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May
31
Voyage Out Book Club - AMERICANAH (Sunday, May 31 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 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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

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May
31
JIA JIANG - Rejection Proof (Sunday, May 31 at 7pm)
Sunday, May 31 at 7PM

Popular Blogger & Author Jia Jiang speaking & signing Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. But despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed, and spiraled into a period of deep self doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him. Thus was born his "100 days of rejection" experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis--from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loud speaker (yes) to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings (yes, with a viral video to prove it). Jia learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way, and shares the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence--a plan that can't be derailed by a single setback.

ABOUT Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang is founder of the popular blog and video series 100 Days of Rejection. His story has been covered by dozens of news outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, Forbes, Inc.com, MTV, Gawker, the Daily Mail, Fox News, and CBS's The Jeff Probst Show. A native of Beijing, China, Jiang came to the U.S. as a teenager to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Jiang holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brigham Young University. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Jia Jiang and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
1
MAT JOHNSON - Loving Day (Monday, June 1 at 07am)
Monday, June 1 at 7PM

Author & James Baldwin Fellow Mat Johnson speaking & signing Loving Day

Warren Duffy has returned to America for all the worst reasons: His marriage to a beautiful Welsh woman has come apart; his comics shop in Cardiff has failed; and his Irish American father has died, bequeathing to Warren his last possession, a roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black Philadelphia. On his first night in his new home, Warren spies two figures outside in the grass. When he screws up the nerve to confront them, they disappear. The next day he encounters ghosts of a different kind: In the face of a teenage girl he meets at a comics convention he sees the mingled features of his white father and his black mother, both now dead. The girl, Tal, is his daughter, and she’s been raised to think she’s white. A frequently hilarious, surprisingly moving story about blacks and whites, fathers and daughters, the living and the dead, Loving Day celebrates the wonders of opposites bound in love.

ABOUT Mat Johnson

Mat Johnson is a novelist who sometimes writes other things. He is the author of the novels Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship, The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. Mat Johnson is a faculty member at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Mat Johnson and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
2
Kate Payne will be promoting The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen (Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm)
Kate Payne will be promoting The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen (added from HarperCollins)
Jun
3
Nick Offerman (Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm)
Nick Offerman (added from Random House)
Jun
4
MELISSA CISTARO - Pieces of My Mother (Thursday, June 4 at 7pm)
Thursday, June 4 at 7PM

Author & Bookseller Melissa Cistaro speaking & signing Pieces of My Mother: A Memoir

One summer, Melissa Cistaro's mother drove off without explanation Devastated, Melissa and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces, always tormented by the thought: Why did their mother abandon them? Thirty-five years later, with children of her own, Melissa finds herself in Olympia, Washington, as her mother is dying. After decades of hiding her painful memories, she has just days to find out what happened that summer and confront the fear she could do the same to her kids. But Melissa never expects to stumble across a cache of letters her mother wrote to her but never sent, which could hold the answers she seeks. Haunting yet ultimately uplifting, Pieces of My Mother chronicles one woman's quest to discover what drives a mother to walk away from the children she loves. Alternating between Melissa's tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother's final days, this captivating memoir reveals how our parents' choices impact our own and how we can survive those to forge our own paths.

ABOUT Melissa Cistaro

Melissa Cistaro’s stories have been published in numerous literary journals, including the New Ohio Review, Anderbo.com, and Brevity as well as the anthologies CHERISHED and LOVE and PROFANITY. She works as a bookseller and event coordinator at Book Passage, the esteemed independent bookstore in Northern California. Melissa graduated with honors from UCLA and followed her literary pursuits through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop in Portland. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Melissa Cistaro and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
5
JAMIE TWORKOWSKI - If You Feel Too Much (Friday, June 5 at 7pm)
Friday, June 5 at 7PM

Founder of To Write Love On Her Arms

Jamie Tworkowski

speaking & signing

If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For

Jamie’s words have been shared hundreds of thousands of times online. They’ve shown up on T-shirts and posters and even tattoos. Now, for the first time, Jamie’s writing is available in the form of a book. If You Feel Too Much is a celebration of hope, wonder, and what it means to be human. From personal stories of struggling on days most people celebrate to offering words of strength and encouragement in moments of loss, the essays in this book invite readers to believe that it’s okay to admit to pain and it's okay to ask for help. If You Feel Too Much is an important book from one of this generation’s most important voices. The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of If You Feel Too Much from BookPeople.

PLEASE NOTE: The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public. Tickets are required to join the signing line. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of If You Feel Too Much from BookPeople. Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart. Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.

ABOUT JAMIE TWORKOWSKI Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and thoughts of suicide. TWLOHA has one of the largest online audiences of any non-profit, and Jamie has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, CBS's Sunday Morning, and Rolling Stone magazine, among others. He is the only nonmusician to win an MTVU Woodie Award. Jamie speaks frequently, telling the TWLOHA story and encouraging audiences at universities, concerts, and music festivals. A proud uncle, Jamie lives in Melbourne Beach, Florida, and loves surfing, music, and basketball.

Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed copy! Add the book to your cart and write "SIGNED COPY" in the comments field during checkout. We ship worldwide.

Thank you for supporting Jamie Tworkowski and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
6
MysteryPeople Presents: JEFFERY DEAVER - Solitude Creek (Saturday, June 6 at 5pm)
Saturday, June 6 at 5PM

Bestselling Author Jeffery Deaver speaking & signing Solitude Creek

MysteryPeople is thrilled to welcome Jeffery Deaver back to BookPeople, this time to share his new thriller, Solitude Creek. #1 international bestselling author of over 30 novels and sold in over 150 countries.

In Solitude Creek, a tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of "fire" are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured. But it's the panic and the stampede that killed; there was no fire. Kathryn Dance--a brilliant California Bureau of Investigation agent and body language expert--discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people's own fears and greed into weapons, has more attacks planned. She and her team must race against the clock to find where he will strike next before more innocents die.

ABOUT Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an American mystery/crime writer. He has been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Nero Wolfe Award, and he is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times, Italy's Corriere della Sera, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Los Angeles Times. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supproting Jeffery Deaver and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
8
DAVID CRABB - Bad Kid (Monday, June 8 at 7pm)
Monday, June 8 at 7PM Performer & Author David Crabb speaking & signing Bad Kid: A Memoir Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: he was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders. David found himself enmeshed with misfits: wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing the Pet Shop Boys--and learning lessons about life and love along the way. Richly detailed with nineties pop-culture, and including black-and-white photos throughout, Bad Kid is as laugh-out-loud funny as it is poignant. David Crabb's journey through adolescence captures the essence of every person's struggle to understand his or her true self.

ABOUT David Crabb

David Crabb is a performer, writer, teacher & storyteller in New York City. He is a Moth Story Slam host and three-time Moth Slam winner. His solo show Bad Kid was met with critical acclaim (Advocate, Flavorpill, NYTheatre) and named a New York Times Critics' Pick. The show has been performed in NYC since 2011 & completed a sold-out run in Virginia in 2013. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supproting David Crabb and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
9
EVIE NAGY & AMY GENTRY - 33 1/3 DEVO'S FREEDOM OF CHOICE (Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm)
Tuesday, June 9 at 7PM

Former Billboard Magazine & Rolling Stone Music Editor EVIE NAGY

in conversation with

AMY GENTRY

about Nagy's new book,

33 1/3: Devo's Freedom of Choice

Finally, after all that waiting, The Future arrived in 1980. Ohio art-rockers Devo had plainly prepared with their 1979 second LP Duty Now for the Future, an now it was go time. Propelled by the new decade's high-tech, free-market promis, 1980's Freedom of Choice would rocket what Devo co-founder Gerald Casale calls his "alternate universe, hermetically sealed, alien band" both into the arms of the Earthlings and back to their home planet in one scenic trip. Join us for a rousing conversation on Devo's album Freedom of Choice.

ABOUT EVIE NAGY

Evie Nagy is a staff writer at Fast Company and a former editor at Rolling Stone and Billboard. Her work was published in Best Music Writing 2010, and she co-wrote the afterword to Out of the Vinyl Deeps, an anthology of rock writing by the late Ellen Willis, the New Yorker's first pop music critic. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two daughters.

ABOUT AMY GENTRY

Amy Gentry is a writer living in Austin, Texas. She has a PhD in English, and her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Hairpin, LA Review of Books, the Chicago Tribune, Gastronomica, and the Austin Chronicle. Her blog is called The Oeditrix. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Evie Nagy, Amy Gentry and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
10
VENDELA VIDA - The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty (Wednesday, June 10 at 7pm)
Wednesday, June 10 at 7PM

Bestselling Author Vendela Vida

Speaking & Signing

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

A woman travels to Casablanca, Morocco, on mysterious business. While checking into her hotel, the woman is robbed of her wallet and passport--all of her money and identification. Though the police investigate, the woman senses an undercurrent of complicity between the hotel staff and the authorities--she knows she'll never recover her possessions. Stripped of her identity, she feels burdened by the crime yet strangely liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone she chooses. Told with vibrant, lush detail and a wicked sense of humor, The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty is part literary mystery, part psychological thriller--an unforgettable novel that explores free will, power, and a woman's right to choose not her past, not her present, but certainly her future. This is Vendela Vida's most assured and ambitious novel yet.

ABOUT Vendela Vida

Vendela Vida is the author of four previous books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Lovers, and a founding editor of The Believer magazine. Vida is the winner of the Kate Chopin Award, given to a writer whose female protagonist choses an unconventional path, and two of her novels have been New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Vendela Vida and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
11
RANDY FRITZ - Hail of Fire (Thursday, June 11 at 7pm)
Thursday, June 11 at 7PM

Austin Author Randy Fritz speaking & signing Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster

Every year people watch in shock as homes are destroyed and communities devastated by natural disasters. As the media arrives, the information that is reported is mainly statistical. The horror of living through and recovering from the experience is rarely told because almost no one has the emotional strength to speak out while the smoke is still in the air or the floodwaters are still receding. The stories of a disaster's most important effects--which unfold invisibly for months and sometimes years--are never told. That is, until now. "Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster" is an intimate account of the third worst wildfire in modern U.S. history, and the most destructive in the history of Texas. It is a memoir about what happened to Randy Fritz, an artist turned politician turned public policy leader, and his family during and after, combining a searing account of the fire as it grew to apocalyptic strength with universal themes of loss, grief, and the rebuilding of one's life after a calamitous event.

ABOUT Randy Fritz

Randy Fritz is the former chief operating officer of the Texas Department of State Health Services, the state’s public and mental health agency. He helped coordinate the state’s response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and led the team that implemented the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Texas. Fritz lives in Bastrop, Texas, with his wife, Holly, and their youngest daughter, Miranda. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Randy Fritz and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
12
CHANDLER BAKER - Alive (Friday, June 12 at 7pm)
Friday, June 12 at 7PM

Debut YA Author Chandler Baker speaking & signing Alive

Stella Cross's heart is poisoned. After years on the transplant waiting list, she's running out of hope that she'll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive. Determined to embrace everything she came so close to losing, Stella throws herself into her new life. But her recovery is marred with strange side effects: Nightmares. Hallucinations. A recurring pain that flares every day at the exact same moment. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone's radar at her Seattle prep school. Stella has never felt more drawn to anyone in her life, and soon she and Levi can barely stand to be apart. Stella is convinced that Levi is her soul mate. Why else would she literally ache for him when they are apart? After all, the heart never lies...does it?

ABOUT Chandler Baker

Chandler Baker got her start ghostwriting novels for teens and tweens before turning to her own stories. She grew up in Florida, went to college in Pennsylvania, and studied law in Texas where she now lives with her husband. Although she loves spinning tales with a touch of horror, she is a much bigger scaredy-cat than her stories would lead you to believe. You can visit her online at www.chandlerbaker.com. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Chandler Baker and your local independent bookstore!

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Jun
13
JUDY BLUME - In The Unlikely Event (Saturday, June 13 at 4pm)
Saturday, June 13 at 4PM Bestselling Author JUDY BLUME in conversation with Sarah Pitre about Blume's new novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event Tickets are required for the signing portion of this event and include a copy of In the Unlikely Event. Please see below for details. It's true! Bestselling Author JUDY BLUME is coming to BookPeople with her new novel for adults, In The Unlikely Event, on Saturday, June 13 at 4pm! Blume will appear in conversation with Sarah Pitre of the Alamo Drafthouse about Blume's new novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event. We are honored and excited to welcome Judy Blume to BookPeople. This is the event of a lifetime! The speaking portion is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing. Please see details below. EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing. Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of In the Unlikely Event, plus tax. Each ticket grants access to the signing line for one person and will be exchanged for one signed copy of In the Unlikely Eevnt at the signing table the day of the event. Tickets are lettered. After Blume speaks, we will call people up to have their books signed according to the letter on their tickets. Additional information and guidelines to come! Please Note: As of right now, we do not know whether or not time will allow for Blume to sign any of her previous books. Please Also Note: At this time, we cannot take orders for signed copies of the book from those who cannot attend the event. This may change. We will update information here and make an announcement via our social media feeds if we can fulfill those orders. ABOUT JUDY BLUME JUDY BLUME is one of America’s most beloved authors. Her twenty-eight titles include Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Forever; and Summer Sisters. Together, her books have sold more than 85 million copies in 32 languages. She is a champion of intellectual freedom, working with the National Coalition Against Censorship to support teachers, librarians, and students who fight to keep challenged books on their shelves. In 2004, Blume was awarded the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Key West, Forida, with her husband. ABOUT IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT In her highly-anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the number one New York Times bestselling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume's unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times, and finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting—the early 1950s—is especially well realized through period references and incidents.” —Booklist (starred review) and “In Blume's latest adult novel....young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming, and always deeply human.” —Publishers Weekly ABOUT SARAH PITRE Sarah Pitre is the Director of Programming & Promotions for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, where she is happily responsible for lady-centric screenings and events. She's also the founder of ForeverYoungAdult.com, a community for YA fans who are a little less "Y" and a bit more "A."

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Jun
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TERA LYNN CHILDS & TRACY DEEBS - Powerless (Sunday, June 14 at 2pm)
Sunday, June 14 at 2PM

Bestselling YA Authors Tera Lynn Childs & TRACY DEEBS speaking & signing Powerless

Kenna is tired of being "normal." The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating when you're constantly surrounded by superheroes. Her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, practically everyone she knows has some talent or power. Sure, Kenna's smart and independent, but as an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, it's hard not to feel inferior. So when three villains break into the lab where she interns, Kenna refuses to be a victim. She's not about to let criminals steal the research that will make her extraordinary too. But in the heat of battle, secrets are spilled and one of the villains saves her life. Twice. Suddenly, everything Kenna thought she knew about good and evil, heroes and villains is upended. And to protect her life and those she loves, she must team up with her sworn enemies on a mission that will redefine what it means to be powerful and Powerless...

ABOUT Tera Lynn Childs

Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning young adult author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. series, the Forgive My Fins mermaid romance series, the kick-butt monster-hunting Sweet Venom trilogy, and the Darkly Fae series. She also writes the City Chicks sweet chick lit romance series and is co-writing the Hero Agenda series with Tracy Deebs. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

ABOUT TRACY DEEBS

Tracy Deebs collects books, English degrees, and lipsticks. She has been known to forget where-and sometimes who-she is when immersed in a great novel. She is a writing and literature professor at Austin Community College. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs, and your local independent bookstore!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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16
DW GIBSON - Edge Becomes The Center (Tuesday, June 16 at 7pm)
Tuesday, June 16, at 7PM

Journalist & Documentarian DW GIBSON speaking & signing The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century

If you live in a city—and every year, more and more Americans do—you’ve seen firsthand how gentri­fication has transformed our surroundings. It has so altered the way cities look, feel, cost, and even smell to such an extent that it’s hard to imagine that it could ever have been otherwise. Over the last few years, journalists, policy­makers, critics, and historians have all tried to ex­plain just what it is that happens when new money and new residents flow in, yet we’ve had very little access to the human side of this phenomenon. Up and Coming captures the stories of the many kinds of people—brokers, buyers, sellers, renters, landlords, artists, contractors, politicians and everyone in between—who are being shaped by—and are shaping—the new New York City. In this extraordinary oral history, DW Gibson takes gentrification out of the op-ed columns and the textbooks and brings it to life. Gibson explains— in the voices of the people living through it—what urban change really looks and feels like.

ABOUT DW GIBSON

DW Gibson is the author of Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today’s Changing Economy. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, BOMB, and The Caravan. Gibson serves as director of Writers Omi at Ledig House in Ghent, New York, which is part of the Omi International Arts Center. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting DW Gibson and your local independent bookstore!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
17
DONNA STONEHAM - Thriver's Edge (Wednesday, June 17 at 7pm)
Wednesday, June 17, at 7PM

Co-founder & Principal of Integral Intelligence DONNA STONEHAM, Ph.D. speaking & signing The Thriver's Edge: Seven Keys to Transform the WayYou Live, Love, and Lead

Are you more afraid of success than failure? Do you undervalue your worth? Are you unaware of the limitations that keep you from flourishing in your life, work, and relationships? A major reason why people don t thrive is because we re focusing on the wrong things on keeping up rather than waking up to what matters most. In The Thriver's Edge, master executive coach and transformational leadership expert Dr. Donna Stoneham uses her powerful THRIVER model to help readers uncover the beliefs and fears holding them back from more fully expressing their gifts. Page by page, Dr. Stoneham explores the many ways to develop and integrate the seven keys trust, humility, resilience, inner direction, vision, expansiveness, and responsibility that lead to thriving, illustrating her points with personal stories and inspirational examples of various people who have flourished in the midst of adversity. At the end of each chapter, powerful reflection questions and practices encourage readers to put these seven keys into practice. Practical, applicable, and transformative, The Thriver's Edge is a coach in a book that teaches readers to unleash their potential, fulfill their dreams and offer their best to the world.

ABOUT DONNA STONEHAM, Ph.D.

Dr. Donna Stoneham is a Northern California transplant with deep Texas roots. For the past twenty-five years, she’s worked as an executive coach, transformational leadership consultant, and educator, helping hundreds of Fortune 1000 and not-for-profit leaders, teams, and organizations, including Gilead Sciences, Hewlett-Packard, Comcast, The American Medical Association, and UC Berkeley, “unleash their power to thrive™” through her company, Positive Impact, LLC (www.postiveimpactllc.com). Dr. Stoneham has written for the International Journal of Coaches in Organizations and Presence, is a certified Integral Coach®, and is a popular speaker and media guest. When she’s not coaching, she enjoys swimming, traveling, writing and spending time at home with her spouse and rescue dogs in Pt. Richmond, CA. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Donna Stoneham and your local independent bookstore!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
18
MATTHEW THOMAS - We Are Not Ourselves (Thursday, June 18 at 7pm)
Thursday, June 18, at 7PM

Bestselling Author MATTHEW THOMAS speaking & signing We Are Not Ourselves

Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn’t aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future.

ABOUT MATTHEW THOMAS

Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His New York Times bestselling novel We Are Not Ourselves has been shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He lives with his wife and twin children in New Jersey. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Matthew Thomas and your local independent bookstore!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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22
ABEL JAMES - The Wild Diet (Monday, June 22 at 7pm)
Monday, June 22, at 7PM

Creator & Host of The Fat-Burning Man Show Abel James speaking & signing The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days

After moving from small-farm New Hampshire to the big city and eating a “modern diet” of supermarket staples, Abel’s health took a turn for the worse: high blood pressure, insomnia, acne, digestive problems, love handles—you name it. Medicine, diet and exercise, weren’t helping and he just kept getting sicker. As his life spun out of control, Abel decided it was time for a change. Amazingly, by increasing his fat intake and decreasing his reliance on carbs and low-calorie foods, James’ health, livelihood and strength returned. The problem, Abel found, was how we approach and value foods—less is more in our minds. But a restrictive diet isn’t always best; we're not meant to starve ourselves or count calories. Eager to share this new diet and nutrition philosophy, Abel created The Fat-Burning Man Show, which has helped thousands of followers achieve spectacular results with his revolutionary meal plans.

ABOUT Abel James

Abel James is the host of The Fat-Burning Man Show, which receives 500,000 downloads a month and has held the #1 spot on iTunes Health charts and has been ranked in the top 10 of overall audio and video podcasts for the last three years (2012, 2013, and 2014). Abel reaches more than 125,000 unique visitors a month through his websites and 35,000 email subscribers (most of whom are customers). Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Abel James and your local independent bookstore!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
23
JOE R. LANSDALE - Paradise Sky (Tuesday, June 23 at 7pm)
Tuesday, June 23, at 7PM

Bestselling Author Joe R. Lansdale speaking & signing Paradise Sky

Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west. In Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat's peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful woman. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love's love. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.

ABOUT Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than three dozen novels, including The Thicket, Edge of Dark Water, The Bottoms, and A Fine Dark Line. He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Edgar Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, and nine Bram Stoker Awards. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Joe R. Lansdale and your local independent bookstore!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
24
Graeme Simsion (Wednesday, June 24 at 7pm)
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)

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