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BookPeople

603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703

United States

512-472-5050

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Sep
15
ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ - An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (Monday, September 15 at 7pm)
Monday, September 15 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Activist & Acclaimed Author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz speaking & signing An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States There are more than five hundred federally recognized indigenous communities and nations in the U. S., comprising nearly three million people. Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the indigenous peoples was designed to crush the original inhabitants. Told from the viewpoint of the indigenous, it reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. Join us for this important discussion.

About An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States:

Today, in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized indigenous communities and nations comprising nearly three million people. These individuals are the descendants of the once fifteen million people who inhabited this land and are the subject of the latest book by noted historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. In An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the indigenous peoples was genocidal and imperialist—designed to crush the original inhabitants. Spanning more than three hundred years, this classic bottom-up history significantly reframes how we view our past. Told from the viewpoint of the indigenous, it reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a farmer and half-Indian mother. She has been active in the American Indian Movement for more than four decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. After receiving her PhD in history at the University of California at Los Angeles, she taught in the newly established Native American Studies Program at California State University and helped found the departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. Her 1977 book The Great Sioux Nation was the fundamental document at the first international conference on Indians in the Americas, held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva. She is the author or editor of seven books. Praise for An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States:

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States should be essential reading in schools and colleges. It pulls up the paving stones and lays bare the deep history of the United States, from the corn to the reservations. If the United States is a ‘crime scene,’ as she calls it, then Dunbar-Ortiz is its forensic scientist. A sobering look at a grave history.” —Vijay Prashad, The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South

“Justice-seekers everywhere will celebrate Dunbar-Ortiz’s unflinching commitment to truth—a truth that places settler-colonialism and genocide exactly where they belong—as foundational to the existence of the Unites States." —Dr. Waziyatawin, Dakota activist and author of For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization Handbook

“Dunbar-Ortiz strips us of our forged innocence, shocks us into new awarenesses, and draws a straight line from the sins of our fathers—settler-colonialism, the doctrine of discovery, the myth of manifest destiny, white supremacy, theft and systematic killing—to the contemporary condition of permanent war, invasion and occupation, mass incarceration, and the constant use and threat of state violence.” —Bill Ayers

"An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States provides an essential historical reference for all Americans. Particularly, it serves as an indispensable text for students of all ages to advance their appreciation and greater understanding of our history and our rightful place in America. The American Indians’ perspective has been absent from colonial histories for too long, leaving continued misunderstandings of our struggles for sovereignty and human rights." —Peterson Zah, former President of the Navajo Nation 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 Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & your local independent bookstore!

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Sep
16
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Tuesday, September 16 at 00am)
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States) (added from Random House)
Sep
16
ARMSTRONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL STORYTIME! (Tuesday, September 16 at 10:30am)
TUES, SEPTEMBER 16 10:30AM

Come sing songs with Walter Tragert, one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community School. Mr. Walter will engage your child with music and movement, plus he'll read some stories for you too! This session is perfect for kids up to 6 years old. Call 474-2331 for more details about this storytime session, free demo classes at the school, or for information about the ACMS Early Childhood Program.

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Sep
16
ROGER STONE - Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon (Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm)
Tuesday, September 16 at 7PM BookPeople Presents New York Times-bestselling Author Roger Stone speaking & signing Nixon's Secrets & The Man Who Killed Kennedy Roger Stone comes to BookPeople to sign his bestselling book, The Man Who Killed Kennedy, and his latest release, Nixon's Secrets. An alternative historian, both of these books draw on Stone's political experience to create persistent and compelling narratives of the historical events as we haven't heard them before. About Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon:

Roger Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy, gives us the inside scoop on how Nixon avoided prosecution after the Watergate scandal. Using Gen Al Haig as his agent, Nixon let Vice President Ford know that he would expose the CIA's involvement in the JFK assassination and Ford's role in altering autopsy records for the Warren Commission if he went to trial in the Watergate scandal. “Tell them if Dick Nixon's going down I'm taking everyone down with me, that prick CIA Director Richard Helms, Lyndon, and Jerry Ford are going down with me” was the way Haig phrased it. Stone examines the bungled Watergate break-in to determine what exactly Nixon's agents were looking for and how the CIA infiltrated the burglar team and sabotaged the break-in to gain leverage over Nixon who was demanding the CIA turn over the records of the Bay of Pigs and Kennedy Assassination. He also explains the 18 1/2 minute gap in the White House Tapes, although the point is moot as the government has still redacted all references to the Bay of Pigs, the Kennedy Assassination, and the CIA from the publicly released Nixon tapes and the Obama Administration's fighting in Federal Court to keep the CIA's Bay of Pigs records sealed.

About The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ:

Consummate political insider Roger Stone makes a compelling case that Lyndon Baines Johnson had the motive, means, and opportunity to orchestrate the murder of JFK. Stone maps out the case that LBJ blackmailed his way on the ticket in 1960 and was being dumped in 1964 to face prosecution for corruption at the hands of his nemesis attorney Robert Kennedy. Stone uses fingerprint evidence and testimony to prove JFK was shot by a long-time LBJ hit man--not Lee Harvey Oswald. President Johnson would use power from his personal connections in Texas, from the criminal underworld, and from the United States government to escape an untimely end in politics and to seize even greater power. President Johnson, the thirty-sixth president of the United States, was the driving force behind a conspiracy to murder President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. In "The Man Who Killed Kennedy," you will find out how and why he did it. Legendary political operative and strategist Roger Stone has gathered documents and uses his firsthand knowledge to construct the ultimate tome to prove that LBJ was not only involved in JFK's assassination, but was in fact the mastermind.

Roger Stone is an alternative historian who was one the legendary American Republican political consultant who has played a key role in the election of Republican presidents from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Stone also served as an assistant to Senator Bob Dole. Stone is the author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy: the Case Against LBJ (Skyhorse). Stone is also the author of Nixon's Secrets, a broader look at the rise and fall and rise and fall and final comeback of Richard Milhouse Nixon. 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 Roger Stone & your local independent bookstore!

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Sep
17
TINY TAILS TO YOU PETTING ZOO STORYTIME! (Wednesday, September 17 at 10:30am)
WED, SEPTEMBER 17 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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Sep
17
CAROLYN DINGMAN - Cancel the Wedding (Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm)
Wednesday, September 17 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Debut Author Carolyn Dingman speaking & signing Cancel the Wedding Fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner will want to join us tonight as novelist Carolyn Dingman shares Cancel the Wedding. When their mother dies, sisters Olivia and Georgia are surprised to discover she wants her ashes spread in the rural southern town she came from but to which she never returned. As Olivia gets to know the town's inhabitants, she begins to peel back the secrets of her mother's early life--truths that force her to question her own future.

About Cancel the Wedding:

A heartfelt tale of one woman's journey to discover the secrets of her mother's hidden past and confront her own uncertain future, this compelling, emotionally resonant novel about the frustrations of blood ties will appeal to fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner.

On the surface, Olivia has it all: a high-powered career, a loving family, and a handsome fiance. She even seems to be coming to terms with her mother Jane's premature death from cancer. But when Jane's final wish is revealed, Olivia and her elder sister, Georgia, are mystified. Their mother rarely spoke of her rural Southern hometown, and never went back to visit--so why does she want them to return to Huntley, Georgia, to scatter her ashes? Jane's request offers Olivia a temporary escape from the reality she's long been denying: she hates her "dream" job, and she's not really sure she wants to marry her groom-to-be. With her fourteen-year-old niece, Logan, riding shotgun, she heads south on a summer road trip looking for answers about her mother. As Olivia gets to know the town's inhabitants, she begins to peel back the secrets of her mother's early life--truths that force her to question her own future. But when Olivia is confronted with a tragedy and finds an opportunity to right a terrible wrong, will it give her the courage to accept her mother's past--and say yes to her own desire to start over? About Carolyn Dingman:

Carolyn T. Dingman grew up as a nomadic military brat often making up stories that the adults referred to as “lies.” She is now a grown-up and hardly ever lies anymore unless she’s writing fiction where it is considered socially acceptable.

She attended Clemson University in South Carolina, which in no way prepared her for a career in writing, but it did inspire a good deal of the names used in her debut novel, Cancel the Wedding.

Carolyn lives in her adopted hometown of Atlanta with her husband and their two daughters. She volunteers too much, eats too much chocolate, and prefers beer over wine. 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 Carolyn Dingman & your local independent bookstore!

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Sep
18
ILONA ANDREWS & JEANIENE FROST (Thursday, September 18 at 7pm)
Thursday, September 18 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Bestselling Authors Ilona Andrews & Jeaniene Frost speaking & signing We are very excited to present bestselling authors Ilona Andrews & Jeaniene Frost together this evening! Filled with romance, the paranormal, and memorable characters, Ilona Andrews brings us a new installment from the Kate Daniels series. href="/author/frostjeaniene">Jeaniene Frost introduces us to her new Broken Destiny series. Don't miss out on this great event! Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Together, they are the coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels urban-fantasy series, including Magic Rises, Magic Slays, and Magic Bleeds and the romantic urban-fantasy novels of the Edge, including Steel's Edge, Fate's Edge, and Bayou Moon. They currently reside in Texas with their two children and numerous pets.

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to nineteen different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling--by car. Airplanes, children, and cookbooks frighten her.

About Magic Breaks: As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…

About The Beautiful Ashes: In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse--her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate...no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between....

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 Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost, & your local independent bookstore!

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Sep
19
CRISTIN O'KEEFE APTOWICZ - Dr. Mütter's Marvels (Friday, September 19 at 7pm)
Friday, September 19 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Austin Poet & Author Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz speaking & signing Dr. Mütter's marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine From acclaimed Austin poet Cristin O'Keefe Atowicz comes a mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Join us as Cristin shares his unusual story.

About Dr. Mütter's marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine:

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter’s "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P. T. Barnum of the surgery room."

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz is an award-winning writer of Words in Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam and popular touring poet and spoken word performer. She lives in Austin, Texas. Praise for Dr. Mütter's marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine…

"An extraordinary, moving and humbling story about a remarkable and compassionate surgeon who changed the face of medicine forever. Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz immerses us in the strange world of Dr. Thomas Mütter and unfolds the tale of his pioneering approach to surgery with verve, wit and sensitivity. We are all of us the richer for Dr. Mütter’s visionary work and the legacy he left us in the shape of one of the world’s most beguiling museums." —Wendy Moore, author of The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery 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 Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz & your local independent bookstore!

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Sep
20
TIGER TIGER BURNING BRIGHT STORYTIME! (Saturday, September 20 at 11:30am)
SAT, SEPTEMBER 20 11:30AM

Today we are reading all our favorite stories about TIGERS today, starting with Mr. Tiger goes wild. We love their beautiful stripes, their velvety soft fur and their oh-so-terrifying toothiness. This morning at 11:30 AM.

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Sep
20
DIVYA SRINISVASAN - Little Owl's Day (Saturday, September 20 at 3pm)
Saturday, September 20 at 3PM BookPeople Presents Austin Author & Illustrator DIVYA SRINISVASAN speaking & signing Little Owl's Day About Little Owl's Day:

Chikit-chikit-chik! A squirrel is chittering. Bees are buzzing. The sun is high in the sky. And Little Owl is supposed to be asleep, but when he wakes up early, he’s just too curious to close his eyes again. The forest he knows so well at nighttime is completely different – and exciting – in the day! After watching butterflies dance, wolf pups play, and then his very first rainbow, Little Owl returns to his tree. He has many new stories for his mama.

A blue sky companion to Little Owl’s Night, Little Owl’s Day is just right for young children and the perfect introduction to the joy and wonder of the natural world.

Divya Srinivasan is an illustrator and animator living in Austin, Texas. She is also the author-illustrator of Little Owl’s Night and Octopus Alone. 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 Divya Srinisvasan & your local independent bookstore!

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Sep
21
LINDSEY LANE - Evidence of Things Not Seen (Sunday, September 21 at 2pm)
Sunday, September 21 at 2PM BookPeople Presents Austin Author and Playwright Lindsey Lane speaking & signing Evidence of Things Not Seen Today you're invited to a super fantastic release party for award-winning Austin Young Adult author Lindsey Lane to celebrate her new novel, Evidence of Things Not Seen. Told in a series of first-person narratives from people who knew Tommy Smythe, a high school junior who disappears, this story explores themes of loneliness, connectedness, and the role we play in creating our own realities. Join us!

About Evidence of Things Not Seen:

When high school junior Tommy Smythe goes missing, everyone has a theory about what happened to him. He was an odd kid, often deeply involved in particle physics, so maybe he just got distracted and wandered off. He was last seen at a pullout off the highway, so maybe someone snatched him. Tommy believes that everything is possible, and that until something can be proven false, it may be true. So as long as Tommy’s whereabouts are undetermined, he could literally be anywhere.Told in a series of first-person narratives from people who knew Tommy, Evidence of Things Not Seen by award-winning author Lindsey Lane explores themes of loneliness, connectedness, and the role we play in creating our own realities.

Lindsey Lane received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of the award-winning picture book Snuggle Mountain (Clarion, 2003). A playwright, Lindsey lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. 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 Lindsey Lane & your local independent bookstore!

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Sep
22
Chris Guillebeau (Monday, September 22 at 00am)
Chris Guillebeau (added from Random House)
Sep
22
CHRIS GUILLEBEAU - The Happiness of Pursuit (Monday, September 22 at 7pm)
Monday, September 22 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Bestselling Author Chris Guillebeau speaking & signing The Happiness of Pursuit When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest. Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation. About The Happiness of Pursuit:

When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment. Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation. A book that challenges each of us to take control – to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment -- The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration. It’s a playbook for making your life count.

Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur, traveler, and New York Times bestselling author. His first two books were The Art of Non-Conformity and The $100 Startup. Recently, he completed his quest to visit every country in the world before the age of 35. Host of the World Domination Summit, an international gathering of creative people, Chris is focused on encouraging individual quests while also “giving back.” His main website, ChrisGuillebeau.com, is visited by more than 500,000 people per month. Praise for The Happiness of Pursuit:

Chris Guillebeau is a rare combination of sage and adventurer, and The Happiness of Pursuit is both a distillation of his wisdom and and a demonstration of his -- and others’-- passion for the questing life. The passion Chris chronicles is infectious, and it becomes even more so as we read about life-focusing action delivering deep meaning. Even if you prefer never to leave your armchair, this book will inspire you to to take a beautiful voyage – one that can be either physical or mental as you chase the thrill of steady accomplishment.” —Susan Cain, Quiet Revolution co-founder and New York Times best-selling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking "If you like complacency and mediocrity, do not read this book. It's dangerously inspiring. It will make you want to do amazing things with your life. You may not end up visiting every country on Earth or directing a global protest from the top of a tree (I certainly won't), but Chris made me want to dive into an adventure. The Happiness of Pursuit is a how-to guide for avoiding a boring life." --A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically “The Happiness of Pursuit is smart, honest, and dangerous. Why dangerous? Because it is as practical as it is inspiring. You won't just be daydreaming about your quest -- you'll be packing for it!” --Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Daring Greatly “It’s not easy to dream big—and it’s not easy to turn that dream into reality. The brilliant Chris Guillebeau provides the essential blueprint for those of us for whom The Happiness of Pursuit—such as Chris’s successful quest to visit every country in the world—is a key part of the pursuit of happiness.” --Gretchen Ruben, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

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 Chris Guillebeau & your local independent bookstore!

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Sep
23
PETS ARE THE BEST STORYTIME! (Tuesday, September 23 at 10:30am)
TUES, SEPTEMBER 23 10:30AM

We here at BookPeople love pets as much as we love books! To celebrate our love of dogs, goldfish, cats, guinea pigs, parrots, ferrets and bunnies, we’ll be reading the adorable Hickory Dickory Dog and other stories featuring animal companions . Come bark and squawk and meow in appreciation for your favorite pets! This morning at 10:30AM.

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Sep
23
Murder in the Afternoon discussing IN THE WOODS by Tana French (Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm)
Tuesday, September 23 at 2PM

Sometimes you can't wait until the evening to talk about murder. With that in mind, we invite you to join us for this afternoon book club, meeting on third Tuesday each month at 2PM on BookPeople's third floor. Join us for coffee, tea, and discussions of some of some of our favorite books in the mystery genre. All meetings are free and open to the public!

This month, we're discussing In the Woods by Tana French.

Book club books are 10% off when purchased at BookPeople! Check out the full discussion schedule for Murder in the Afternoon.

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Sep
23
Lawrence Wright (Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm)
Lawrence Wright (added from Random House)
Sep
23
Nightmare Factory Book Club - discussing 77 Shadow Street (Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm)
TUES, SEPTEMBER 23 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 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz.

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Sep
24
Cynthia Kadohata (Wednesday, September 24 at 10am)
Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner Weedflower, Cracker!, Outside Beauty, A Million Shades of Gray, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
24
Cynthia Kadohata (Wednesday, September 24 at 10am)
Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner Weedflower, Cracker!, Outside Beauty, A Million Shades of Gray, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
24
RIDING UNICORNS INTO STORYTIME (Wednesday, September 24 at 10:30am)
WED, SEPTEMBER 24 10:30AM

"A long time ago, when the earth was green, there were more kinds of animals than you've ever seen," like UNICORNS! (or so claimed Mr. Shel Silverstein.) Today we will be reading Uni the Unicorn and other tales of fantastical creatures, so join us this morning at 10:30.

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Sep
24
SETH CASTEEL - Underwater Puppies (Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm)
Wednesday, September 24 at 7PM Bestselling Author of Underwater Dogs SETH CASTEEL speaking & signing Underwater Puppies Books & Tickets for the Signing Now Available to Pre-Order! Canine fanatics, join us tonight when photographer and author of the huge bestseller, Underwater Dogs, is here with his follow-up, Underwater Puppies! In more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and are only available with the purchase of a copy of Underwater Puppies from BookPeople. PLEASE READ: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event. 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. We are also taking orders for signed copies of Underwater Puppies for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world. About Underwater Puppies The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last. About SETH CASTEEL Seth Casteel is an award-winning photographer with a passion for working with animals and an established member of the animal rescue community. He lives in New York and Los Angeles. His two dogs, Nala and Fred, have accepted the fact that they will be photographed every single day.

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
25
Cynthia Kadohata (Thursday, September 25 at 10am)
Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner Weedflower, Cracker!, Outside Beauty, A Million Shades of Gray, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
25
Cynthia Kadohata (Thursday, September 25 at 10am)
Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner Weedflower, Cracker!, Outside Beauty, A Million Shades of Gray, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
25
Happy Hour Book Club (@ Opa) - dicussing POLIO: AN AMERICAN STORY (Thursday, September 25 at 5:30pm)
THURS, SEPTEMBER 25 at 5:30PMWhat’s better than talking about a book with a group of friends? Talk about a book with a group of friends during Happy Hour at Opa (2050 S. Lamar Blvd)! Come hang out with Mandy and Joel the last Thursday of every month at 5:30pm where we'll discuss books over cocktails. This month's book is Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky.

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
25
ERIC SCHLOSSER - Command and Control (Thursday, September 25 at 7pm)
Thursday, September 25 at 7PM BookPeople Presents New York Time-bestselling Author Eric Schlosser speaking & signing Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? Join us tonight for this important discussion. About Command and Control: Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved--and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.

Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with men who designed and routinely handled nuclear weapons, Command and Control takes readers into a terrifying but fascinating world that, until now, has been largely hidden from view. Through the details of a single accident, Schlosser illustrates how an unlikely event can become unavoidable, how small risks can have terrible consequences, and how the most brilliant minds in the nation can only provide us with an illusion of control. Audacious, gripping, and unforgettable, Command and Control is a tour de force of investigative journalism, an eye-opening look at the dangers of America’s nuclear age.

Eric Schlosser is the author of The New York Times bestsellers Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The Nation. Praise for Command and Control:

***A New York Times Notable Book of 2013***

Time magazine: “A devastatingly lucid and detailed new history of nuclear weapons in the U.S. … fascinating.” (Lev Grossman)

Jonathan Franzen, The Guardian: “Schlosser's book reads like a thriller, but it's masterfully even-handed, well researched, and well organised. Either he's a natural genius at integrating massive amounts of complex information, or he worked like a dog to write this book. You wouldn't think the prospect of nuclear apocalypse would make for a reading treat, but in Schlosser's hands it does.”

Associated Press: “Gripping... A real-life adventure that’s every bit as fascinating as a Tom Clancy thriller... Schlosser is clearly on top of his game with Command and Control. His stories of nuclear near-misses inspire trepidation, and his description of Cold War political machinations provide hints about the conversations Pentagon officials must be having nowadays when they review the country’s war strategies.”

The New Yorker: “An excellent journalistic investigation of the efforts made since the first atomic bomb was exploded, outside Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945, to put some kind of harness on nuclear weaponry. By a miracle of information management, Schlosser has synthesized a huge archive of material, including government reports, scientific papers, and a substantial historical and polemical literature on nukes, and transformed it into a crisp narrative covering more than fifty years of scientific and political change. And he has interwoven that narrative with a hair-raising, minute-by-minute account of an accident at a Titan II missile silo in Arkansas, in 1980, which he renders in the manner of a techno-thriller…Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written.” (Louis Menand)

New York Times Book Review: “Disquieting but riveting… fascinating… Schlosser’s readers (and he deserves a great many) will be struck by how frequently the people he cites attribute the absence of accidental explosions and nuclear war to divine intervention or sheer luck rather than to human wisdom and skill. Whatever was responsible, we will clearly need many more of it in the years to come.”

Lee H. Hamilton, former U.S. Representative; Co-Chair, Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future; Director, the Center on Congress at Indiana University: “The lesson of this powerful and disturbing book is that the world’s nuclear arsenals are not as safe as they should be. We should take no comfort in our skill and good fortune in preventing a nuclear catastrophe, but urgently extend our maximum effort to assure that a nuclear weapon does not go off by accident, mistake, or miscalculation.” 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 Eric Schlosser & 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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