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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

Sep
30
IT'S THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT!!! (Tuesday, September 30 at 11:30am)
SAT, SEPTEMBER 30 11:30AM

Austin crayons have had enough! Between sloppy, outside-the-lines coloring, inequitable workloads, and unsatisfactory name awareness (BEIGE!), things have finally gone too far. And now the crayons have QUIT! They will be presenting their dissatisfaction live and in person to Austin children this morning at 11:30. This is one storytime you won't want to miss!

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Sep
30
Las Comadres Book Club - discussing TAKE THIS MAN (Tuesday, September 30 at 7pm)
Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7PM to discuss an eclectic mix literature by Latina/o authors. This month, we're discussing Take this man by Brando Skyhorse.

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
1
MS. STACI STORYTIME! (Wednesday, October 1 at 10:30am)
WED, OCTOBER 1 10:30AM Ms. Staci is back in the store this morning to read some of her favorite stories and to sing some of your favorite songs. Kids, don't forget your dancing shoes today! The fun begins up on our third floor at 10:30am.

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Oct
1
TRACEY LAIRD - Austin City Limits: A History (Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm)
Wednesday, October 1 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Acclaimed Author Tracey Laird speaking & signing Austin City Limits: A History Leading up to the first weekend of this year's ACL festival, we are excited to welcome Tracey Laird and her latest book, Austin City Limits: A History! Brush up on your knowledge of the longest running musical showcase in the history of television and one of the iconic events that makes Austin the world's capital for live music. Join us! About Austin City Limits: History Austin City Limits--the longest running musical showcase in the history of television--is still captivating audiences forty years after its debut on the air. For decades it has defined popular roots music and indie rock-from Willie Nelson's legendary pilot show and his fourteen magical episodes running through the years to Season 35, to mythical performances of BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to repeat appearances from Chet Atkins, Bonnie Raitt and Ray Charles, to recent shows with Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and The Decemberists. With unprecedented access behind the scenes at tapings of shows with the likes of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Mos Def, Wilco, and many more, author Tracey Laird tells the story of this landmark musical showcase whose history spans dramatic changes in the nature of television, the expansion of digital media, and the ways in which we experience music. Engagingly written and packed with anecdotes and insights from everyone from the show's producers and production staff to the musicians themselves, Austin City Limits: A History gives us the best seat in the house for this illuminating look at a singular presence in American popular music.

Tracey E. W. Laird is Professor of Music and Chair at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author of Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music Along the Red River and co-editor with Kip Lornell of Shreveport Sounds in Black and White. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Tracey Laird & your local independent bookstore!

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Oct
2
SIMON WINCHESTER - The Men Who United the States (Thursday, October 2 at 7pm)
Thursday, October 2 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Acclaimed Author Simon Winchester speaking & signing The men who united the states Simon Winchester comes to BookPeople today with his first book on the United States. Described as "an extraordinary, propulsive tale" by The Wall Street Journal, avid readers and historians will be treated to a new narrative on how the United States became "one nation, indivisble" and the thinkers, innovaters, and explorers who helped bring together the diverse communities of a burgeoning nation. All are welcome! About The men who united the states: For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum--"Out of many, one"--has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become "one nation, indivisible"? In this monumental history, Simon Winchester addresses these questions, bringing together the breathtaking achievements of those American pioneers who helped to forge and unify the new nation, and who toiled fearlessly to bond the citizens and geography of the United States from its very beginnings. This sweeping narrative details how these daring men, some famous, some forgotten, left their mark on America's natural landscapes, through courage, ingenuity, and hard work. The men who united the states is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope across time and open spaces, providing a new lens through which to view American history, led by one of our most gifted writers.

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, Atlantic, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He lives in western Massachusetts. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Simon Winchester & your local independent bookstore!

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Oct
3
MARY LOWRY - Wildfire (Friday, October 3 at 7pm)
Friday, October 3 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Austin Author Mary Lowry speaking & signing Wildfire Tonight we welcome native Austinite Mary Pauline Lowry to the store! Reading and signing her book Wildfire, which follows the onlywoman on a twenty person crew of forest firefighters. Fans of the movie Backdraft or Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild will enjoy this fast paced debut! About Wildfire: Julie has an obsession with fire that began after her parents died when she was twelve years old. Her pyromania leads her to take an unlikely job as a forest firefighter on an elite, Type 1 "Hotshot" crew of forest firefighters who travel the American West battling wildfires. The only woman on the twenty person crew, Julie struggles both to prove her worth and find a place of belonging in the dangerous, insular, and very masculine world of fire (while also fighting against an eating disorder she's had since her teens). As her season "on the line" progresses so do her relationships with the strange and varied cast of characters that make up her hotshots team--and she learns what it means to put your life on the line for someone else. Wildfire is a tough, gritty, and fascinating story from an exciting new voice in American fiction.

Mary Pauline Lowry has worked as a forest firefighter on the Pike Hotshot Crew, a construction worker, and an advocate in the movement to end violence against women. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Texas. She is a native of Austin, Texas. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Mary Lowry & your local independent bookstore!

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Oct
4
Paramount Theatre Storytime! (Saturday, October 4 at 11:30am)
Our friends from the Paramount Theatre will be here today for very special storytime highlighting their upcoming production of Robin Hood! In a forest somewhere near you, there is a band of brothers seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. Just when you thought you knew this famous tale, two actors from Scotland will tell the story of Robin Hood like you’ve never heard or seen it before. Come out this morning for a lively storytime and the chance to enter a raffle and win tickets to the show! There will also be a fun craft! This morning at 11:30am.

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Oct
6
Wolf in White Van (Monday, October 6 at 7pm)
Meet musician and author John Darnielle as he reads from his new novel Wolf in White Van. (added from Macmillan)
Oct
7
GOLDEN BOOKS STORYTIME (Tuesday, October 7 at 10:30am)
Today we’re celebrating those lovely and classic gold-fringed books that we all love—Golden Books. First, we’ll read The monster at the end of this book, a personal favorite of ours, along with other great tales about picnicking bears, poky puppies and shy kittens. A great storytime indeed! This morning at 10:30 AM!

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Oct
7
REV. JOSEPH ELLWANGER - Strength for the Struggle (Tuesday, October 7 at 7pm)
Tuesday, October 7 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Pastor and Acclaimed Author Rev. Joseph Ellwanger speaking & signing Strength for the Struggle Join us this evening as Rev. Joseph Ellwanger comes to BookPeople for his latest book, The Strength for the Struggle. Through his work as a pastor both in Birmingham and Milwaukee's inner city, Rev. Ellwanger shares his story to inspire us to action when it might seem easier to stand idle. A book of courage and spirituality, this is a title to aid us as we face the times of great social struggle today. Starting at 7PM, don't miss out on this event! About The Strength for the Struggle: In Strength for the Struggle, Ellwanger shares his experiences and wisdom as a pastor in times of great social struggle, both in 1960s Birmingham and in more than three decades of ministry in Milwaukee's inner city. This book will support and inspire seminary students, pastors, and congregational members to connect across cultural boundaries and to live and act courageously, knowing that they are called by God and surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. "Seldom will one find a more straightforward and natural telling of the story of a contemporary pastor, his parishioners, and the people they serve," according to emeritus professor, Martin Marty.

About the author: Author Joseph W. Ellwanger is a retired Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor. He served nine years as pastor of an African American congregation, St. Paul Lutheran, 1958-67, in Birmingham, Alabama. From 1967 through 2001, he was pastor of Cross Lutheran, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the central-city African American community, leading the congregation from 95 percent white in 1967 to 75 percent black by 2001. The author's deep hope is that this book will feed the faith and stoke the fire of courage for that holy struggle, which never ends while we are on this earth. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Rev. Joseph Ellwanger & your local independent bookstore!

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Oct
8
Baby Signs® Storytime (Wednesday, October 8 at 10:30am)
Join Tina Cavanaugh and BeeBo™ the Baby Signs® Bear for story time as we learn the signs for sea creatures! Bring your little ones for an interactive, fun time with books, songs and activities. For more information on signing with your hearing baby, contact Tina Cavanaugh, Independent Certified Baby Signs® Instructor –babysignsbytinac@gmail.com, 512-814-0004. Today at 10:30.

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Oct
8
S.C. GWYNNE - Rebel Yell (Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm)
Wednesday, October 8 at 7PM BookPeople Presents New York Times-bestselling Austin Author S.C. Gwynne speaking & signing Rebel yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and New York Times-bestselling author of Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne comes to BookPeople with his latest book Rebel yell. Written with Gwynne's swift and vivid narrative, his latest book delves into the career of Stonewall Jackson, one of the most brilliant military minds in US history and an iconic figure of the Confederacy. Join us for an evening of history with S.C. Gwynne, starting at 7PM!

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The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.

Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event.

Books & tickets are available for 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.

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 Rebel yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson: Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee, he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country's greatest military figures. His brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies. Jackson's strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future. Rebel yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne's hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson's private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson's brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.

S.C. Gwynne is the author of the New York Times-bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He spent most of his career as a journalist, including stints with Time as bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor, and with Texas Monthly as executive editor. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting S.C. Gwynne & your local independent bookstore!

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Oct
9
B.J. NOVAK - The Book with No Pictures (Thursday, October 9 at 6:30pm)
Thursday, October 9 at 6:30PM BookPeople Presents Bestselling Author & Star of The Office B.J Novak speaking & signing The Book with No Pictures B.J. Novak returns to BookPeople with a new book. We were skeptical when there weren't pictures, but then-- BLORK. Uh, excuse us. As we were saying-- BLUURF. Hmm. This is embarassing. . . Well anyway, it's great book that you can't help but read aloud BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and an event GLIBBITY GLOBBITY you don't want to miss! Starting at 7PM! BLERF!

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.

Books & tickets are available for 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.

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 The Book with No Pictures: This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud.

B.J. Novak is well known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. He is also acclaimed for his standup comedy, his performances in motion pictures, and his New York Times bestselling book of short stories, One More Thing. A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature, B.J. lives in Los Angeles, California. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting B.J. Novak & your local independent bookstore!

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Oct
10
STEPHIN MERRITT - 101 TWO-LETTER WORDS (Friday, October 10 at 7pm)
Friday, October 10 at 7pm BookPeople Presents Songwriter, Author, & Indie Legend Stephin Merritt in conversation with AUSTIN KLEON about Merritt's new book, 101 Two-Letter Words Grand pianos will crash together as BookPeople welcomes musician Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields, The Gothic Archies, The 6ths, etc.) to read from his book 101 Two-Letter Words (illustrated by Roz Chast!). We are beside ourselves with all the emotions (especially the happy ones) to be spending an evening with Stephin Merritt as he reads his 101 little words, talks with one of our favorite local authors, Austin Kleon (Steal Like An Artist; Show Your Work) and signs copies of his new book. 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 & only available with the purchase of a copy of Peter, 101 Two-Letter Words from BookPeople.

Books & tickets are available for 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.

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! 101 Two-Letter Words: Rolling Stone has called singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields the Cole Porter of his generation; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker's. Together they have crafted a wonderfully witty book that is sure to prove useful to Scrabble players and Words With Friends addicts and to delight anyone in thrall to the weirder corners of the English language.

With the mordant wit and clever wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, Stephin Merritt has written an original four-line rhyming poem for each of the 101 Two-Letter Words included in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Here are poems about familiar words (such as at, go, hi, no, and up) as well as obscure ones (such as aa, ka, oe, qi, xu). And every one of the 101 poems is accompanied by a full-color illustration by the incomparable cartoonist Roz Chast.

With the Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt has recorded ten albums, including 69 Love Songs, named one of the 500 best albums by Rolling Stone. ROZ CHAST has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker since 1978. Her cartoons have been collected in What I Hate, Theories of Everything, and The Party After You Left. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter Z, the best-selling children s book by Steve Martin. Her most recent book is Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a memoir about her parents. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Stephin Merritt & your local independent bookstore!

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Oct
11
DR. SEUSS STORYTIME (Saturday, October 11 at 11:30am)
Without Dr. Seuss none of us would have ever marveled at a Truffula Tree, dodged a tweetle beetle puddle battle, or even heard a Who. And to celebrate the publication of Horton and the Kwuggerbug and Other Lost Stories, we are throwing a Seusstastical storytime. So please join us for stories, activities and more. This morning at 11:30 AM.

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Oct
12
Required Reading Revisited Book Club - discussing THE THINGS THEY CARRIED (Sunday, October 12 at 4pm)
SUN, OCTOBER 12 at 4PM

Remember those books that you were required to read in school? Required Reading Revisited is your chance to take a second (or first) look at some of those books. We meet the second Sunday of every month at 4pm. This month we’ll discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

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Oct
12
LENA DUNHAM - Not That Kind of Girl - SOLD OUT (Sunday, October 12 at 6pm)
Photo Credit: Autumn de Wilde Sunday, October 12 at 6PM BookPeople Presents Creator & Star of Girls LENA DUNHAM talking about her new book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" at Central Presbyterian Church 200 East 8th St., Austin TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT Join us for an evening with the creator and star of the hit HBO show Girls, Lena Dunham, as she discusses hew new collection of essays. Tickets are required and are SOLD OUT. Tickets to this event are no longer available. TICKETS Tickets are sold out. Tickets include one signed copy of Not That Kind of Girl. Each ticket admits ONE person to Central Presbyterian Church for this event. Purchased tickets may be picked up at BookPeople in advance of the event. Will Call opens at Central Presbyterian Church at 4:30pm. EVENT INFORMATION This event is being held at Central Presbyterian Church, NOT at BookPeople. All books will be pre-signed. There will be no public signing. Unfortunately, we cannot take orders for signed copies for those not attending the event. More details to come! This is going to be a blast! Stay tuned for updates! QUESTIONS Give us a call (512-472-5050) Or shoot us an email: online (at) bookpeople.com About Not That Kind of Girl “If I could take what I’ve learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I’m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.” About Lena Dunham Lena Dunham is the creator and star of the critically-acclaimed HBO series Girls, for which she also serves as executive producer, writer and director. She has been nominated for 8 Emmy awards and has won 2 Golden Globes, including Best Actress, for her work on Girls. Lena has also written and directed two feature length films (including 2011's Tiny Furniture), created two web series, and is a frequent contributor to the The New Yorker. Lena graduated from Oberlin College in 2008. We're very excited to bring Lena Dunham to Austin! Thank you for your continued support of your local independent bookstore. It's book lovers like you who make events like this possible!

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Oct
13
SOLD OUT: RICK RIORDAN at Westlake Performing Arts Center (Monday, October 13 at 6:30pm)
Monday, October 13 at 6:30PM Bestselling Author RICK RIORDAN presents his new book Blood of Olympus at Westlake Performing Arts Center 4100 Westbank Drive Austin, TX Doors open for ticketholders at 5pm. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! We'll make an announcement on our facebook and twitter feeds if we have extra signed copies of his books after the event. We're so happy to have our good friend Rick Riordan back in town! Join us at Westlake Performing Arts Center for a special evening with Rick as he presents the fifth book in his Heroes of Olympus series, Blood of Olympus. Tickets are required to attend this event and are available in-store and via bookpeople.com.

TICKETS Tickets cost $27.06 (tax included) and are available in-store only. Each ticket entitles bearer to one seat at WPAC and one signed copy of Blood of Olympus. Tickets will be redeemed for books at WPAC the evening of the event. Books will be pre-signed. There will be no public signing at this event. Seating at WPAC is general admission. Seats are available first come, first served the evening of the event. There is no limit to the number of book & seat tickets you may purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of seat-only tickets are available for parents and guardians. A seat-only ticket costs $15 and is only available with the purchase of a book & seat ticket.

At this time, we cannot take orders for signed copies of the book for those not attending the event.

Please email online (at) bookpeople.com with any questions.

About Blood of Olympus

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

About RICK RIORDAN

Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three: The Mark of Athena; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four: The House of Hades; the #1 New York Times best-selling Kane Chronicles; and the five books in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Thank you for supporting Rick Riordan & your local independent bookstore!

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Oct
14
THINGS THAT GO STORYTIME (Tuesday, October 14 at 10:30am)
Who can resist the allure of a brand-new tractor sparkling in the morning sun or an endless string of shiny train cars stretching as far as the eye can see? If you're nodding in agreement, then you'll want to come read the brand new I'm Brave with us, along with other stories about all the different kinds of miraculous machines that rumble and rattle and go! This morning at 10:30 AM.

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Oct
14
Jasper Fforde - The Eye of Zoltar (Tuesday, October 14 at 7pm)
Jasper Fforde's tour for the US publication of The Eye of Zoltar, the third book in the Jennifer Strange series. (norabelle414)
Event location: War Memorial Plaza
Oct
15
TINY TAILS TO YOU PETTING ZOO STORYTIME! (Wednesday, October 15 at 10:30am)
WED, OCTOBER 15 10:30AM

If you're a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens, AND stories then you're in luck! Today our friends from Tiny Tails to You will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin! What a wonderful way to make new friends – this morning at 10:30am.

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Oct
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RENE STEINKE - Friendswood (Wednesday, October 15 at 7pm)
Wednesday, October 15 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Novelist Rene Steinke speaking & signing her new novel, Friendswood We're excited to welcome Rene Steinke to BookPeople, where she will be presenting her latest, Friendswood, a novel about a tight-knit Texas gulf town. "This layered, propulsive, psychologically complex story is poignant proof that extreme public events, as catastrophic as they might seem, must almost always pale in comparison to the intimate personal experiences and motivations of grief, love, lust, ambition, anxiety, and regret." About Friendswood A big, moving novel of one tight-knit Texas community and the events that alter its residents' lives forever. Friendswood, Texas, is a small Gulf Coast town of church suppers, oil rigs on the horizon, hurricane weather, and high school football games. When tragedy rears its head with an industrial leak that kills and sickens residents, it pulls on the common thread that runs through the community, intensifying everything. From a confused fifteen-year-old girl beset by visions, to a high school football star tormented by his actions, to a mother galvanized by the death of her teen daughter, to a morally bankrupt father trying to survive his mistakes, Rene Steinke explores what happens when families are trapped in the ambiguity of history's missteps--when the actions of a few change the lives and well-being of many. Driving the narrative powerfully forward is the suspenseful question of the fates of four Friendswood families, and Steinke's striking insight and empathy. Inspired in part by the town where she herself grew up, this layered, propulsive, psychologically complex story is poignant proof that extreme public events, as catastrophic as they might seem, must almost always pale in comparison to the intimate personal experiences and motivations of grief, love, lust, ambition, anxiety, and regret. About Rene Steinke Rene Steinke is the author of The Fires. She is the editor in chief of The Literary Review and teaches creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event. Thank you for supporting Rene Steinke 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
THUG KITCHEN: EAT LIKE YOU GIVE A F*CK (Thursday, October 16 at 7pm)
Thursday, October 16 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Debut Authors Thug Kitchen speaking & signing Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A F*ck The duo from LA comes to the land of breakfast tacos and BookPeople! From the digital frontier of the internet comes an analogue opportunity to utilize some great new recipes from the kitchen that cooks real f*cking food. Tonight at 7PM, be sure not to miss out! 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 & only available with the purchase of a copy of Thug Kitchen from BookPeople.

Books & tickets are available for 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.

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 Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A F*ck

Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some Goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow (“This might be my favorite thing ever”) and named Saveur’s Best New Food blog of 2013—with half a million Facebook fans and counting—Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell—and most people can’t afford the hype.

Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they’re throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they’re going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.

This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Thug Kitchen & 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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18
Texas Teen Book Festival (Saturday, October 18 at 09am)
BookPeople is thrilled to once again be a part of the Texas Teen Book Festival! This year the festival will take place at St. Edward's University from 9am - 5pm on October 18th.

No registration is required! Just show up! Keynote speaker: JAMES DASHNER! Special Lunch Event with A. S. KING & ANDREW SMITH! Closing speaker: LAUREN OLIVER! Check out which other authors will be at TTBF this year! For more information, please visit the TTBF website. You can also like the TTBF facebook page. Follow TTBF on Twitter: @TxTeenBookFest

The Texas Teen Book Festival (formerly the Austin Teen Book Festival) one of our favorite events of the year. We’re proud to be co-founders of this festival and love working on it (and of course being there the day of with all of the books!).

See you there on October 18!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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18
THE COLORS OF FALL STORYTIME (Saturday, October 18 at 11:30am)
The colors of fall are brown, red, golden yellow and orange. During the crispiest and coolest time of year, these colorful Leaves whirl about decorating our streets and rooftops like seasonal confetti. Today’s storytime is all about these colors and how we love them so! We’ll read Leaves along with other heartwarming stories all in celebration of these seasonal shades! This morning at 11:30 AM.

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)

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