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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

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Upcoming events

Jul
31
Happy Hour Book Club (@ Opa) - dicussing A HOUSE IN THE SKY (Thursday, July 31 at 5:30pm)
THUR, JULY 31 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 A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout.

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Aug
2
HEY, HEY, IT'S THE MONKEYS STORYTIME! (Saturday, August 2 at 11:30am)
SAT, AUGUST 2 11:30AM

Banana anyone? John Scopes’s birthday is coming up, and in honor of this evolutionary thinker we’re having a storytime all about monkeys! We’ll be reading the classic tale of monkey foolishness, Caps for Sale, along with other funny stories about our curious cousins. Join us this morning at 11:30 AM.

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Aug
2
KATE ST. CLAIR - Spelled (Saturday, August 2 at 4pm)
Saturday, August 2 at 4PM

Young Adult Author KATE ST. CLAIR

speaking & signing Spelled Join us tonight as Texas native Kate St. Clair shares Spelled, the first novella in a brand new YA series! Georgia has tried to reestablish normality since her mother died, until a cryptic senior classmate reveals the truth: loving, perfect mother created her family for the singular purpose of birthing five of the most powerful witches in the world, capable of terrifying magic. Now that she knows the truth, can Georgia keep her siblings safe?

About Spelled:

Misfortune seems to follow the Sayers family. Georgia has tried to reestablish normality since her mother died, and she’s no closer to escaping her strange past when a mysterious fire destroys the only other high school in her tiny Texas town. Georgia is thrown into the company of Luke, a cryptic senior who brings her face to face with the truth about her heritage. Her loving, perfect mother created her family for the singular purpose of birthing five of the most powerful witches in the world, capable of terrifying magic. Now that she knows the truth, can Georgia keep her siblings safe? Who is behind the dark cult that’s after her family? And does Luke know more about her powers than even Georgia does?

About Kate St. Clair:

Kate was born in a tiny town outside of Austin, TX. At fourteen, she was accepted to a creative writing summer program at Oxford University in England. After attending a creative arts boarding school Kate worked her way over to California to study creative writing at Chapman University. When not writing, she’s teaching children to not fall off horses. Spelled is the first novella in a series.

This event is free and open to the public. 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 copy of the book from BookPeople before the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Kate St. Clair and your local independent bookstore!

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Aug
4
BROADUS A. SPIVEY & JESSE SUBLETT- Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey's Texas Bank War (Monday, August 4 at 7pm)
Monday, August 4 at 7pm

BookPeople Presents

Austin Authors

JESSE SUBLETT & BROADUS SPIVEY

speaking and signing

Broke, Not Broken Tonight we welcome Austinites Jesse Sublett and Broadus Spivey with a new book about the record-breaking, precedent-setting legal case of rancher Homer Maxey. On the afternoon of February 16, 1966, executives of Citizens National Bank of Lubbock met to launch foreclosure proceedings against Maxey, a war hero, multimillionaire, and pillar of the Lubbock, Texas, community. In a secret sale, more than 35,000 acres of ranch land and other holdings were divided up and sold for pennies on the dollar. Broke, Not Broken illuminates a community and a self-styled go-getter who refused to back down, even when his opponents were old friends, well-heeled leaders of the community, a bank backed by powerful Odessa oil men, and the most formidable attorneys in West Texas. About Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey was a war hero, multimillionaire, and pillar of the Lubbock, Texas, community. On the afternoon of February 16, 1966, executives of Citizens National Bank of Lubbock met to launch foreclosure proceedings against Maxey. In a secret sale, more than 35,000 acres of ranch land and other holdings were divided up and sold for pennies on the dollar. By closing time, Maxey was penniless. Maxey sued the bank and every member of the board of directors, including long-time friends and business partners. Almost fifteen years, two jury trials, and nine separate appeals later, the case was settled on September 22, 1980.

Broke, Not Broken, the story of this record-breaking, precedent-setting legal case, illuminates a community and a self-styled go-getter who refused to back down, even when his opponents were old friends, well-heeled leaders of the community, a bank backed by powerful Odessa oil men, and the most formidable attorneys in West Texas.

Broadus Spivey has been practicing law for over fifty years. He currently lives in Austin but began his law career in Lubbock, where he was acquainted with many other principal figures involved in this book, including attorneys on both sides of the case, the judges, Homer Maxey himself, and Maxey’s daughter, Glenna Goodacre.

Jesse Sublett is a writer and musician in Austin. He has published numerous crime novels and nonfiction books and has written dozens of historical documentaries. His journalism has been published in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, Texas Observer, Texas Tribune, and the Austin Chronicle.

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 Broadus Spivey, Jesse Sublett & your local independent bookstore!

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Aug
5
SOMOS AMIGOS STORYTIME WITH ANN BENSON! (Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30am)
TUES, AUGUST 5 10:30AM

SOMOS AMIGOS STORYTIME WITH ANN BENSON

Ann Benson, Founder/Director of Somos Amigos, a parent-child Spanish program, will be here this morning with a storytime celebrating summer vacation! Let’s read ¡Perros! ¡Perros! Dogs! Dogs! a story in English and Spanish about a pack of dogs of all sizes, colors and shapes finding their way to a popular summer time vacation spot! Ana will have many Spanish songs and finger plays ready for you and your little one to enjoy together that will get your summer vacation started with a big splash! VAMANOS AMIGOS. We’ll see you there! This morning at 10:30 AM.

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Aug
5
JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT-Opposition (Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm)
Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Young Adult Author

Jennifer L. Armentrout

speaking and signing

Opposition Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is here tonight with the fifth and final book in her bestselling Lux series! BONUS: Every print copy of Opposition available at BookPeople will include Shadows, the prequel novella never before seen in print! About Opposition: Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal, and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult Romance under the pen name J.Lynn. 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 Jennifer L. Armentrout & your local independent bookstore!

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Aug
6
MS. STACI STORYTIME! (Wednesday, August 6 at 10:30am)
TUES, AUGUST 6 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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Aug
6
MysteryPeople Film Series: DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (Wednesday, August 6 at 6pm)
Wednesday, August 6 at 6PM Join us on BookPeople's third floor for the MysteryPeople Double Feature Film Series! All screenings are FREE & open to the public! Tonight we're watching Devil in a Blue Dress. Carl Franklin beautifully photograph's Walter Mosely's first Easy Rawlins novel, Devil in a Blue Dress, both an entertaining private eye story and insightful look at race. Don Cheadle gives a career-making performance as Easy's violent sidekick, Mouse. Check Our the Full Summer Screening Schedule! All screenings begin at 6PM. 6/25 - Double Indemnity 7/9 - Purple Moon (Based on Talented Mr. Ripley) 7/23- The Long Goodbye 8/6- Devil in a Blue Dress 8/20 - Winter's Bone

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Aug
6
MysteryPeople Presents: REAVIS WORTHAM, TIM BRYANT & BEN RHEDER (Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm)
Wednesday, August 6 at 7PM MysteryPeople Presents Texas Author Tim Bryant speaking & signing Spirit Trap Comic Crime Novelist Ben Rheder speaking & signing Get Busy Dying Award-winning Author Reavis Wortham speaking & signing Vengeance Is Mine Tonight MysteryPeople brings together three of its favorite authors to share their latest tales of crime, cops and Texas. Between Bryant, Rheder and Wortham's characters, we're dealing with a vindictive dancehall ownerm, a blind man working in a gun store, millions of dollars, and the Summer of Love. Join us as we talk about it all! About Tim Bryant: Tim Bryant is a writer, having published his first novel Dutch Curridge in 2010. Since that time, he's written five other books, including two in the Dutch Curridge series (2013's Southern Select and this year's Spirit Trap) and the novella-in-free-verse KEACHI. His short story "Doll's Eyes" was part of Subterranean Press' anthology Impossible Monsters in 2013. Tim's heart lives in New Orleans, but his head lives in East Texas. He lives with his head and visits his heart as often as possible. He shares living quarters with Leela and their two wonderful children. About Spirit Trap Spirit Trap not only reunites the Fort Worth detective with his friends Slant Face and James Alto, it also brings back favorites like Ruthie Nell Parker and Verbal and Noble Whitaker. There’s a dead family in a small country house, a blind man working in a gun store, a vindictive dancehall owner and a wild animal waiting at the edge of the woods. All have one thing in common, and it isn’t their love for the Texas two-step. About Ben Rheder: Edgar Award-nominated author Ben Rehder's Blanco County comic mysteries have made best-of-the-year lists in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Field & Stream. About Get Busy Dying: Everyone thinks Boz Gentry died in a fiery traffic accident, but Roy Ballard and Mia Madison aren’t convinced. As legal videographers, it’s their job to provide evidence of insurance fraud—and the more they dig into the Gentry case, the more they realize this might be the most elaborate scheme they’ve ever encountered. Of course, when millions of dollars are at stake, con men will take drastic steps to protect their scam—including arson, assault, or even murder. Can Roy and Mia unravel the conspiracy before the criminals get desperate enough to kill? About Reavis Wortham: Reavis Z. Wortham was born in Paris, Texas. He is the author of Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café. Humor editor and frequent contributor for Texas Fish and Game Magazine, he writes on everything from fishing to deer hunting. In addition to several other magazines, his work has appeared in American Cowboy and Texas Sporting Journal. A retired educator of 35 years, he and wife Shana live in Frisco, Texas. They have two daughters, Chelsea and Megan. An award-winning writer and photographer, Reavis has been recognized for his unique style of outdoor journalism. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Writers' League of Texas. About Vengeange Is Mine: In October of 1967, The Summer of Love is history, rock and roll is dark and revolutionary, and people in the small east Texas community of Center Springs simply want to live their lives as quietly as possible. But a handsome darkness in the form of Las Vegas gangster Anthony Agrioli has left the business to hide out in the tiny backwater settlement with his blond bombshell girlfriend... A sheriff crooked as a dog's hind leg, an unsolved murder in the river bottoms, counterfeit money and a bank robbery all wrapped in a country Shakespearian comedy once again brings together Constable Ned Parker, Constable Cody Parker, Deputy John Washington, Judge O.C. Rains, and the rest of Wortham's real and sometimes wacky cast of characters. 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 Tim Bryant, Reavis Wortham & your local independent bookstore!

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Aug
7
HOPE Book Tagging Event! (Thursday, August 7 at 7pm)
Thursday, August 7 at 7pm

HOPE Outdoor Gallery Book Tagging Event! Join us for a special evening celebrating Austin's HOPE Outdoor Gallery and the new book, Hope Outdoor Gallery: 3 Years of Stories, People and Street Art in Austin, Texas. Artists will be on site to sign and copies of the book purchased from BookPeople! The signing/tagging will be followed by a reception. The following artists will be here this evening:

7PM

1. Bunce 2. Sweet 3. Chris Holloway 4. Cody Schibi 5. Lucas Aoki 6. Roshi K 7. Briks 8. Jason Eatherly 9. ER

8PM

1. Niz 2. Vandal 3. Tres 4. Mike "TRUTH" Johnston 5. Boza 6. Kelly "ZUZU" Perkal 7. James "CASK ONE" Prieto 8. ACSO.blucka

This event is free and open to the public. 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 these awesome artists, HOPE Outdoor Gallery, and your local independent bookstore!

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Aug
8
Write Bloody BookPeople Showcase (Friday, August 8 at 7pm)
Friday, August 8 at 7PM

All Star Write Bloody/BookPeople Showcase/Party/Poetry EXTRAVAGANZA!! What happens when you combine the country's most kick-ass independent publishing house, Write Bloody Publishing with Austin TX's biggest and most bad ass indie bookstore, BookPeople?

You get the ALL-STAR WRITE BLOODY / BOOKPEOPLE SHOWCASE / PARTY / POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA!!

For the bargain price of FREE, people, you will get to see electric performances Write Bloody authors such as:

Ernest Cline (The Importance of Being Ernest, 2013) Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz (The Year of No Mistakes, 2013) Anis Mojgani (Songs From Under the River, 2013) Derrick Brown (Strange Light, 2012, and Our Poison Horse, forthcoming) Shanny Jean Maney (I Love Science, 2012) Josh Boyd (Catacomb Confetti, 2010)

Plus surprises! Plus refreshments! Plus Q & A! Plus signing! Plus schmoozing! Plus dance party (as permitted!)

It's gonna be a gosh-dang memory maker of a party, people!

FREE!!! This event is free and open to the public. 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 these awesome authors, Write Bloody Publishing, and your local independent bookstore!

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Aug
9
SCBWI MEETING : ALTERNATE PUBLISHING OPTIONS (Saturday, August 9 at 10am)
SAT, AUGUST 9 10:00AM

ALTERNATE PUBLISHING OPTIONS PANEL DISCUSSION

Alternate Publishing Options Panel will feature experts Mari Mancusi, author of Scorched, Deanna Roy, author of the Forever Series, and Sam Bond, author of Operation Golden Llama (Cousins in Action).

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Aug
9
DOWN ON THE FARM STORYTIME! (Saturday, August 9 at 11:30am)
SAT, AUGUST 9 11:30AM

Click, Clack, Moo. Click, Clack, Moo. Do you hear that? It sounds like the cows have taken over our storytime plans again! That probably means they're going to make us read Click Clack Moo and all kinds of other stories about life on the farm. Cows can be a tad self-absorbed, but they do know how to have a good time. So come on down and join us for some good old-fashioned farm fun at 11:30 AM.

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Aug
9
Deborah Harkness (Saturday, August 9 at 4pm)
Aug
10
Required Reading Revisited Book Club - discussing I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS (Sunday, August 10 at 4pm)
SUN, AUGUST 10 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 I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou.

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Aug
11
Amy Bloom (Monday, August 11 at 00am)
Amy Bloom (Persuasion, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, away, Love invents us, Normal, Lucky us, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, The Wings of the Dove, Between Here and Here (short story))

Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed away; Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love invents us; and Normal. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Short Stories, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Granta, and Slate, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University. (added from Random House)… (more)
Aug
11
AMY BLOOM - Lucky Us (Monday, August 11 at 7pm)
Monday, August 11 at 7PM

Bestselling Author Amy Bloom speaking & signing Lucky us We're thrilled to welcome one of our favorite writers, Amy Bloom, to the store tonight with her dynamite new novel, Lucky us. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. Don't miss it! “My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us.”

So begins this remarkable novel by Amy Bloom, whose critically acclaimed Away was called “a literary triumph” (The New York Times). Lucky us is a brilliantly written, deeply moving, fantastically funny novel of love, heartbreak, and luck. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. Thank you for supporting Amy Bloom and your local, independent bookstore!

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Aug
12
THE ECSTATIC, EASYGOING, EXTRA SPECIAL LETTER “E” STORYTIME! (Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30am)
TUES, AUGUST 12 10:30AM

Everybody, lend us your ears and join us for a party celebrating the elegant and elaborate letter “E”. We’ll read Edward the Emu along with other exceedingly expressive and emotive tales that will leave you in an extraordinarily ecstatic mood! Join us this morning at 10:30 AM.

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Aug
12
BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS - Travels with Casey (Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm)
Tuesday, August 12 at 7PM BookPeople & Austin Pets Alive! present New York Times Magazine Writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis speaking & signing Travels With Casey Dog lovers of Austin, join us tonight as we revel in the joys of bonding with your beloved canine. New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis is here to share the story of his journey across America with his nine-year-old Labrador mix, Casey. What does our relationship to our dogs tell us about ourselves and our values? We're happy to co-sponsor this event with Austin Pets Alive!, who will also be on hand tonight. About Travels With Casey

"I don't think my dog likes me very much," New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his canine companion attempt to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. "Travels With Casey" is a delightfully idiosyncratic blend of memoir and travelogue coupled with an exploration of a dog-loving America. What does our relationship to our dogs tell us about ourselves and our values? Denizet-Lewis explores those questions--and his own canine-related curiosities and insecurities--during his unforgettable road trip through our dog-loving nation.

Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. He is the author of American Anonymous: Eigh Addicts in Search of a Life, and has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Salon, Out, and many others. He lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. He is the author of America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, and has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Salon, Out, and many others. Denizet-Lewis lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Benoit-Denizet-Lewis/32368650#sthash.9X0vToa... Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. He is the author of America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, and has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Salon, Out, and many others. Denizet-Lewis lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Benoit-Denizet-Lewis/32368650#sthash.9X0vToa... Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. He is the author of America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, and has contributed to Sports Illustrated, The New Republic, Details, Slate, Salon, Out, and many others. Denizet-Lewis lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Benoit-Denizet-Lewis/32368650#sthash.9X0vToa... 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 Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Casey, & your local independent bookstore!

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Aug
13
YOGA STORYTIME! (Wednesday, August 13 at 10:30am)
SUN, AUGUST 13 10:30AM Over the river and through the woods to yoga storytime we'll move! Bring your imagination and energy for a yoga class fit for a whole family! Our friends from BLISS KID YOGA will be here to read stories and to lead a short yoga lesson. No prior yoga experience needed for our adventure – join us this morning at 10:30am.

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Aug
13
DOUGLAS BRINKLEY & LUKE NICHTER-The Nixon Tapes (Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm)
Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Austin Author

Douglas Brinkley

& History Professor LUKE NICHTER

speaking and signing

The Nixon Tapes President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David between 1971 and 1973, yet only 5 percent of those conversations were ever transcribed and published. Now, thanks to professor Luke Nichter's massive effort to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history. Tonight, bestselling Austin author joins Luke Nichter to discuss this important new book. About The Nixon Tapes:

President Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every word spoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations in the White House, and at Camp David -- 3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Yet less than 5 percent of those conversations have ever been transcribed and published. Now, thanks to professor Luke Nichter's massive effort to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an unprecedented account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history. For the first time, President Richard Nixon is revealed uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words.

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, CBS News Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him "America's new past master." Seven of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year 2012. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He lives in Texas with his wife and three children. Brinkley has been awarded honorary doctorates from Trinity College (Connecticut), University of Maine, Hofstra University, and Allegheny College, among many others.

Luke A. Nichter is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University – Central Texas, and a noted expert on The Nixon Tapes. Luke is a former founding Executive Producer of C-SPAN's "American History TV" (seen in 41 million homes) and his work is periodically reported on by the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Associated Press. His website, nixontapes.org, offers free access to all 3,000 hours of publicly released Nixon tapes as a public service. 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 Douglas Brinkley, Luke Nichter & your local independent bookstore!

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Aug
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PETER BARBOUR & JACQUE HOGAN -The Brothers Hogan (Thursday, August 14 at 7pm)
Thursday August 14 at 7pm BookPeople Presents Austin Native and Author PETER BARBOUR with JACQUE HOGAN speaking and signing The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History Golf enthusiasts, join us tonight for a conversation about the history of the sport with Peter Barbour. He's here with hernew book, The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History, a unique family portrait of one of golf's greatest legends. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen family photos, "The Brothers Hogan" follows the lives of Ben Hogan, winner of sixty-eight tournaments and nine major championships, and his brother Royal, who climbed the ranks of top amateur golfers even as his brother Ben became one of golf's most successful pros. Peter Barbour will be joined by Ben's niece Jacque Hogan, making for what is sure to be a great evening. About the book: The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History is a unique family portrait of one of golf's greatest legends. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen family photos, "The Brothers Hogan" follows the lives of Ben Hogan, winner of sixty-eight tournaments and nine major championships, and his brother Royal, who climbed the ranks of top amateur golfers even as his brother Ben became one of golf's most successful pros. Robert Towery was raised in Fort Worth, attended Paschal High School where he was the all district quarterback on the football team and helped lead Paschal to the 1950 state championship as the shortstop in baseball. He was president of the student body and the valedictorian of his 1951 class. Robert received a full baseball scholarship at the University of Texas where he played under legendary coach Bibb Falk. He was All SWC as a second baseman in 1954. He received a law degree from the University of Texas in 1958 and promptly went to work in the Travis County District Attorney’s office. In 1964, Robert went to work for the State Bar of Texas in an administrative position. He was responsible for the formation of the first Legal Assistance Division of the State Bar of Texas, the first such organization approved in any state in the country. Jacqueline (“Jacque”) Hogan Towery is the last living Hogan. Her father, Royal Dean Hogan was Ben Hogan’s older brother. She was born in Fort Worth, and attended Paschal High School graduating in the same 1951 class as co-author and late husband, Robert Towery. During high school Jacque worked for her father in the office supply business. She attended SMU where she studied interior design. After college, Jacque again went to work for her father at Hogan Office Supply Co in downtown Fort Worth. Later, she developed her own business in interior decorating and clothing/jewelry design. The Brothers Hogan reveals the close relationship between Jacque’s father, Royal, and her famous Uncle Ben. As Jacque grew up as a child she witnessed this relationship first hand, as she saw them together at golf tournaments, on holidays and special occasions. Peter Barbour, a native of Austin Texas, attended Austin High School and the University of Texas. After college, he relocated to Los Angeles, California where he worked as a theatrical producer in Beverly Hills. In 1985, Peter joined Hollywood Way Sound, working as a Sound Editor on over 40 motion pictures. Retiring from the film industry in 2002, Peter moved back to Central Texas and wrote his first novel, Around the Horn, which is in development to be a motion picture from Windfall Productions. When Robert Towery unfortunately succumbed to Cancer in 2010, Jacque contact Peter who had previously offered to assist Robert in the editing of the book, and asked him if he could help her complete and publish Robert’s work. 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 Peter Barbour & Jacque Hogan & 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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Aug
16
National Bookstore Day for the BookPeople Nation (Only at BookPeople) (Saturday, August 16 at 00am)
Citizens of BookPeople Nation (that’s you!) join us for a day of fun, frivolity and bookish jubilation! Inspired by the success of California Bookstore Day, we’re inviting everyone to join us at BookPeople as we celebrate everything we love about the wonderful world of books. Many festivities are planned for today! We’ll unveil the official BookPeople 100, a compilation of our booksellers' best loved books of all time! We'll test your lit wits with Literary Trivia! Give you a sneak peek of new books coming out this Fall! Introduce you to fabulous authors! Reveal the truth behind our mysterious FOURTH FLOOR! And have FUN! We’re also taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU for your continued support of your local independent bookstore with give-aways, cake, champagne and even….FREE BOOKS! Come one! Come all! Let us dance and sing (quietly, some of us may be reading) on this, the first ever National Bookstore Day for the BookPeople Nation!* *Only at BookPeople Scheduled Events All Day Long! 11:30am - Very, VERY Special Storytime! 12:00pm - Tour of BookPeople's Mysterious Fourth Floor 12:30pm - True Blue Crazy Dog Day of Summer Reads with Kathi Appelt, Rita Williams-Garcia & Mogie! 1:30pm - Tour of BookPeople's Mysterious Fourth Floor 2:30pm - Cake & Champagne! 3:00pm - New Fall Books Jamboree! 4:30pm - Movie Screening Literary Trivia Peruse the BookPeople 100 Magnetic Poetry-A-Thon Vote for Tonight's Movie! Giveaways! for wearing BookPeople gear! buying a book off the BookPeople 100! correctly answering lit trivia! randomly, because we like you! HAPPENING ALL DAY! Peruse the BookPeople 100 Today we're unveiling the official BookPeople 100, a compilation of our booksellers' top 100 books to read and recommend. Come on in and peruse our picks. We'll have limited edition t-shirts and tote bags available! Purchase one of the BookPeople 100 books and receive a free gift when you check out! Literary Trivia! Only the wisest of the wise, the nerdiest of the nerds, have conquered the infamous BookPeople literary trivia challenge. Conquer the riddles at each information desk and ye shall recieve the eternal glory and loot that only the BookPeople Nation can provide! No smartphones either. We know you were thinking about it... Magnetic Poetry-A-Thon! Unleash your inner poet at our Biggest Ever in the History of BookPeople Nation Magnetic Poetry Board! We'll tweet your free verse all day long and hand out prizes for words that make us laugh, cry or otherwise emote. Vote for Tonight's Movie We're wrapping up the day by kicking back with popcorn, refreshing beverages and a movie based on a book. What movie will we watch??? It's up to you, citizens of BookPeople Nation, to decide! Head to our second floor and vote for the movie we'll watch tonight! (Nothin' but democracy in BookPeople Nation, y'all.) Giveaways! Prepare for Random Acts of Free Bookish Stuff when you walk into the store today. We're giving away t-shirts, tote bags and BOOKS to citizens who: Wear any piece of gear bearing BookPeople's name. Hat, shirt, hoodie, tote bag, pen, frisbee, coozie, coffee mug, key chain (we've made it all over the years, and then some). Bonus points if you make your OWN BookPeople gear! Correctly answer a question at one of our Literary Trivia stations (aka, our information desks). For more details on today's Lit Trivia, see below. Purchase one of the books on the BookPeople 100 display! Find our BookPeople 100 picks displayed on our first floor (with a whole lot of bookseller love.) Is randomly chosen by a bookseller! (It's fun to give stuff away for free.) SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 11:30am - Very, VERY Special Storytime! Huzzah! Today is the first ever national holiday for the BookPeople nation. To kick off our festivities, we are going to be inducting our youngest citizens into our community of readers with a bookish pledge, tokens of honor, special snacks, and -- most importantly -- a BookPeople puppet show to honor some of our favorite picture books! Join us this morning at 11:30 AM. 12:00pm - Tour of BookPeople's Mysterious Fourth Floor An exclusive tour of the BookPeople literary suites. Bathrooms! Offices! The Realm of the Great Recieving Wizard Ca-arl! This once-in-a-lifetime tour will be of the secret, innermost workings of your favorite bookstore and is sure to make all your friends jealous. It's like Gringotts, but better. Be the first to see it with your own eyes! A BookPeople Sherpa will be provided. Please bring your own Proton Pack and tape recorders (the EVP is very strong up there). (Also happening at 1:30pm.) 12:30pm - True Blue Crazy Dog Day of Summer Reads with Kathi Appelt, Rita Williams-Garcia & Mogie the Dog! Kids, stick with us after storytime when we'll welcome two wonderful authors and one very special pup! Kathi Appelt will be here to share Mogie: The Heart of the House, the story of a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs. We're super lucky today because Mogie himself is making a special appearance! Also joining us is Rita Williams-Garcia, author of P. S. Be Eleven, the Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel and sequel to the bestseller and Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, in which the Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn and find that changes large and small have come to their home. It's going to be so much fun! 1:30pm - Tour of BookPeople's Mysterious Fourth Floor An exclusive tour of the BookPeople literary suites. Bathrooms! Offices! The Realm of the Great Recieving Wizard Ca-arl! This twice-in-a-lifetime tour will be of the secret, innermost workings of your favorite bookstore and is sure to make all your friends jealous. It's like Gringotts, but better. This is the tour to be on. Remember: first is the worst, second is the best. A BookPeople Sherpa will be provided. Please bring your own Proton Pack and tape recorders (the EVP is very strong up there). (Also happening at 12:00pm.) 2:30pm - Cake & Champagne! Join us up on our second floor where we'll pop the corks and cut the cake in sweet celebration of our book-loving nation. Pick up your complimentary refreshments and then pull up a seat for the big New Fall Books Jamboree happening at 3:00pm! 3:00pm - New Fall Books Jamboree! For months, we've been digging deep into publisher's catalogs and reading like CRAZY to uncover all of the Big and Amazing Books coming out this Fall. We want to share our discoveries with you! Join us up on our second floor for a sneak peek of what we're looking forward to this Fall. Surprises may be afoot..... 4:30pm - Movie Time! Head on up to our third floor and enjoy snacks and refreshing beverages while we kick back and screen whichever book-based film our fellow citizens have voted to watch. We have no idea what it will be! (Though we can say now, it'll be appropriate for the kiddos.) Why Are We Making a Fuss On This Randomly Selected Day? WHY NOT? (This is Austin, do we really need an excuse to party?) But okay, here it is: We love books. And we love you for loving books as much as we do and for continuing to support BookPeople as your local independent bookstore, year after year. We are gearing up for an incredible Fall full of fabulous new books and author events that are going to knock the socks right off your feet (seriously, y'all, even we can't believe what we have on deck). Before we launch in to the whirlwind of what's to come, we want to throw up our hands and say THANK YOU for building a nation of book lovers right here in Austin. Now let's cut that cake.

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
16
KATHI APPELT, RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA & MOGIE! (Saturday, August 16 at 12:30pm)
Saturday August 16 at 12:30pm

BookPeople Presents

Award-winning Authors

Kathi Appelt and Rita Williams-Garcia and MOGIE!

speaking and signing Kids, stick with us after storytime when we'll welcome two wonderful authors and one very special pup! Kathi Appelt will be here to share Mogie: The Heart of the House, the story of a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs. We're super lucky today because Mogie himself is making a special appearance! Also joining us is Rita Williams-Garcia, author of P. S. Be Eleven, the Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel and sequel to the bestseller and Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, in which the Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn and find that changes large and small have come to their home. It's going to be so much fun!

Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award-winning, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Keeper, and many picture books. She has two grown children and lives in Texas with her husband. Visit her at KathiAppelt.com.

About Mogie: The Heart of the House: Mogie is a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs. One day a passel of puppies was born. Each puppy was designated for a Very Important Job, like Service Dog, or Search and Rescue Dog, or Groomed for the Show Ring Dog. Each puppy, that is, except Mogie. Mogie was a ball-chasing, tail-wagging, moon-howling pup. Not the kind of pup for any of those jobs. But there "is" a place that is just right for Mogie: a very special house where sick children and their families can stay while they undergo long-term treatment. A place with children who NEED a ball-chasing, tail-wagging, moon-howling pup. And there's one little boy in particular who needs Mogie. And Mogie is about to prove he's the best darn pooch in the passel. Based on a true story, this heartwarming picture book is published in conjunction with the Ronald McDonald House.

Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning novel One Crazy Summer, which was also a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of six distinguished novels for young adults: Jumped, a National Book Award finalist; No Laughter Here, Every Time a Rainbow Dies (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book), and Fast Talk on a Slow Track (all ALA Best Books for Young Adults); Blue Tights; and Like Sisters on the Homefront, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Rita Williams-Garcia lives in Jamaica, New York, is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children & Young Adults Program, and has two adult daughters, Stephanie and Michelle, and a son-in-law, Adam.

About P.S. Be Eleven: After spending the summer in Oakland, California, with their mother and the Black Panthers, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern arrive home with a newfound streak of independence. The sisters aren't the only ones who have changed. Now Pa has a girlfriend. Uncle Darnell returns from Vietnam a different man. But Big Ma still expects Delphine to keep her sisters in line. That's much harder now that Vonetta and Fern refuse to be bossed around. Besides her sisters, Delphine's got plenty of other things to worry about--like starting sixth grade, being the tallest girl in her class, and dreading the upcoming school dance. The one person she confides in is her mother, Cecile. Through letters, Delphine pours her heart out and receives some constant advice: to be eleven while she can. 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 Kathi Appelt & Rita Williams-Garcia & 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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Aug
17
It's the End of the World As We Know It - discussing THE LEFTOVERS (Sunday, August 17 at 2pm)
SUN, AUGUST 17 at 2PM

Join Alexander and Bosco the third Sunday of each month at 2pm as they discuss Post Apocalyptic Fiction. This month's book will be The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta.

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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