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BookPeople

603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703

United States

512-472-5050

Type: Bookstore — new books

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Upcoming events

Jul
23
MysteryPeople Film Series: THE LONG GOODBYE (Wednesday, July 23 at 6pm)
Wednesday, July 23 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 The Long Goodbye Robert Altman gives a very '70s take on the quintessential private eye, Phillip Marlowe. Like Chandler's novels, the film gives us a vivid look at Los Angeles in it's time.

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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Jul
23
CHRIS TOMLINSON - Tomlinson Hill (Wednesday, July 23 at 7pm)
Wednesday, July 23 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Journalist Chris Tomlinson

speaking & signing Tomlinson Hill Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, award-winning journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family’s abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County, Texas. His grandfather often said the family’s slaves loved them so much that they also took Tomlinson as their last name. Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two Tomlinson families. From the beginning in 1854— when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived—to 2007, when the last Tomlinson left.

About Tomlinson Hill: A masterpiece of authentic American history, Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two families. From the beginning in 1854— when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived—to 2007, when the last Tomlinson, LaDainian’s father, left, the book unflinchingly explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas. Along the way it also manages to disclose a great many untruths that are latent in the unsettling and complex story of America.

Chris Tomlinson grew up in Dallas and became a reporter in 1994 covering the end of Apartheid in South Africa. He has reported from 50 countries and nine war zones, including Rwanda, Somalia, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. He now lives in Austin with his wife Shalini Ramanathan and writes for The Houston Chronicle. Praise for Tomlinson Hill:

“A personal, unvarnished look at race in America.”—Mark K. Updegrove, presidential historian and author of Baptism By Fire

“A complex story, at times stark but with moments of hope, that offers insights into American race relations.”—Alwyn Barr, author of Black Texans

“A remarkable and essential book of personal and national history, a profound reckoning with the infinite tangles of race and identity along the roots and branches of the American family tree. It is a quietly epic story—spanning centuries—masterfully reconstructed, and memorably told...” —Philip Gourevitch, author of The Ballad of Abu Ghraib

“This book is a rewarding reminder of how a seemingly unremarkable place can be a laboratory for understanding the conflicts at the heart of our national identity. Chris Tomlinson has drilled deep into Tomlinson Hill, and released a gusher of history.” —Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo 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 Tomlinson & your local independent bookstore!

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Jul
24
WILL CHANCELLOR - A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall (Thursday, July 24 at 7pm)
Thursday, July 24 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Debut Author Will Chancellor speaking & signing A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall

Owen Burr is the six-foot-eight, Olympics-bound senior captain of the Stanford University water polo team. In his final collegiate match, however, he suffers a catastrophic injury that destroys his hopes and dreams, flattening his entire world into two dimensions. Then he disappears. Without a single clue as to his son's location, Dr. Burr embarks upon a tour of public lectures from Greece to Germany to Iceland to find him. Join us this evening as Chancellor reads from this exuberant, playful new novel.

About A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall:

Owen Burr is the six-foot-eight, Olympics-bound senior captain of the Stanford University water polo team. In his final collegiate match, however, he suffers a catastrophic injury that destroys his hopes and dreams, flattening his entire world into two dimensions. His identity as an athlete erased but his ambition indelible, he defies his father, a classics professor who lives in a "cave" of his own making, and moves to Berlin with naive plans to make conceptual art. Then he disappears. Without a single clue as to his son's location, Dr. Burr embarks upon a tour of public lectures from Greece to Germany to Iceland in an attempt to draw out his endangered son. Instead, he foments a violent uprising. A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall is an exuberant novel of ideas and a playful examination of our in-between world, one that explores the nature of family, identity, art, and belief while also marking the introduction of an original new voice in contemporary fiction.

Will Chancellor grew up in Hawaii and in Texas. He made it to the finals of the high school National debate championship at age 15 and was a nationally ranked golfer. At Stanford, Chancellor studied political theory and environmental policy, and after graduation lived in Paris and Prague before ending up at UT Austin for post-grad work in Physics and Ancient Greek. To research the book beyond the first draft, Chancellor collaborated on a large-scale sculpture for the New Museum, impersonated a world-renowned painter at Art Basel, and completed a solo traverse of Iceland from the westernmost to easternmost tip. 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 Will Chancellor & your local independent bookstore!

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Jul
26
AUSTIN SUMMER MUSICAL FOR CHILDREN STORYTIME! (Saturday, July 26 at 11:30am)
SAT, JULY 26 11:30AM

Come join characters from the Austin Summer Musical for Children summer show, The Wizard of Oz – young performers edition. Characters will be on hand to read and sing during story time and to answer questions about the show. The Austin Summer Musical for Children (ASMC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal it is to provide live musical theatre productions for the children of Central Texas as a way of fostering community, building interest and enriching the lives of children through music and theatre. This morning at 11:30am!

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Jul
26
LAMA MARUT - Be Nobody (Saturday, July 26 at 5pm)
Saturday, July 26 at 5PM

BookPeople Presents

Buddhist Author Lama Marut speaking & signing Be Nobody In his follow-up to A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life, Lama Marut calls for the biggest revolution of all: the overthrow of our obsessive quest to be somebody. Jon us this evening as Marut, who is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism, discusses how the quest to distinguish ourselves is the true cause of our dissatisfaction, and it continually leaves us feeling isolated and alone. About Be Nobody: This follow-up to A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life, calls for the biggest revolution of all: the overthrow of our obsessive quest to be somebody. Like boardwalk tourists poking their faces through two-dimensional cutouts of the muscle man and bathing beauty, we are all desperately trying to be somebody, to be "special." No one wants to be a loser, a small fry, a big zero. With an edgy tone and radical perspective, Lama Marut shows that the quest to distinguish ourselves is the true cause of our dissatisfaction, and it continually leaves us feeling isolated and alone. Drawing from the spiritual truism that only by losing the self can we discover our real potential, "Be Nobody" provides guidance, actions, and simple meditations to help you lay down the heavy burden of trying to be somebody--without requiring you to live in a monastery or retire to a cave in the Himalayas. When we vacate ourselves, we will finally have the freedom to find true fulfillment. Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a PhD in comparative religion and taught for over two decades in the academic world, first at Columbia University and later at the University of California, where he retired as professor emeritus in 2004. He has served for the past fifteen years as a spiritual teacher to students around the world, and is currently the spiritual director for eight "Middle Way Centers" located in North America, Australia, and Singapore.

In addition to several scholarly studies and translations based on Sanskrit materials, he is the author of the popular and award-winning book "A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life". With his unique mixture of erudition and earthiness, intensity and humor, conviction and openness, Lama Marut's message is easily accessible and life-changing. 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 Lama Marut & your local independent bookstore!

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Jul
27
Voyage Out Book Club - discussing GIOVANNI'S ROOM (Sunday, July 27 at 5pm)
SUN, JULY 27 at 5PM

Join Sarah and Brian C. the last Sunday of every month as we use wonderful books to travel the world. We are currently traveling through Cormac McCarthy's 3 part Border Trilogy, and this month we are reading Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin.

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Jul
28
MysteryPeople Presents: ACE ATKINS - The Forsaken (Monday, July 28 at 7pm)
Monday, July 28 at 7PM

MysteryPeople Presents

Bestselling Author Ace Atkins speaking & signing The Forsaken Ace Atkins has long been a MysteryPeople favorite (and a good friend of ours). We're so happy to welcome him to the store tonight with his latest Quinn Colson novel, The Forsaken. Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, and lynched. As Colson uncovers the truth of this man's life and death, he runs into fierce opposition from those with the most to lose.

About The Forsaken: Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger’s remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose—and they can play dirty themselves. Soon Colson will find himself accused of terrible crimes, and the worst part is, the accusations just might stick. As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody’s guess who will prevail—or even come out of it alive.

Ace Atkins is the author of fifteen books, including three Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which—The Ranger and The Lost Ones—were both nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He is also the author of three New York Times-bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi. 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 Ace Atkins, MysteryPeople & your local independent bookstore!

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Jul
29
SWEET SIESTA STORYTIME! (Tuesday, July 29 at 10:30am)
TUES, JULY 29 10:30AM

No one loves settling in for a nice mid-morning nap as much as we do. So today we are going to be reading The Big Book of Slumber and some other snoozily soporific stories designed to lull us gently into slumber. Then we'll throw some water on our cheeks and get back to work! So come on down and join us for a mid-morning break. This morning at 10:30 AM.

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Jul
29
LACY JOHNSON - The Other Side: A Memoir (Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm)
Tuesday, July 29 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Houston Author LACY JOHNSON speaking & signing The other side: A Memoir This evening we're joined by Houston author Lacy Johnson, here to share her haunting personal account of abuse, kidnap and escape. At once thrilling, terrifying, harrowing, and hopeful,Lacy's story of a passionate relationship turned abusive is told in language both stark and poetic. This is a raw, unforgettable story of trauma and transformation. We hope you can join us.

The other side is the haunting account of a first passionate and then abusive relationship; the events leading to Johnson's kidnapping, rape, and imprisonment; her dramatic escape; and her hard-fought struggle to recover. At once thrilling, terrifying, harrowing, and hopeful, "The other side" offers more than just a true crime record. In language both stark and poetic, Johnson weaves together a richly personal narrative with police and FBI reports, psychological records, and neurological experiments, delivering a raw and unforgettable story of trauma and transformation.

Lacy M. Johnson is the author of Trespasses: A Memoir and is coartistic director of the multimedia project the invisible city. She lives in Houston with her husband and children. 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 Lacy Johnson & your local independent bookstore!

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Jul
30
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER STORYTIME (Wednesday, July 30 at 10:30am)
WED, JULY 30 10:30AM

Dogs are great! They are our loyal companions and steadfast protectors. They might eat your shoes and dig up your backyard, but you’ll love them anyway – even when they BARK! BARK! BARK! Our storytime today is all about our lovable companions, the dogs. We will be reading the silly and hilarious book Mister Bud Wears the Cone and making some new best friends of our own. Today at 10:30 AM.

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Jul
30
Hard Word Book Club - discussing BLOOD & TACOS (Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm)
WED, JULY 30 at 7PM

Tough stories with hard hombres and dangerous dames – this is what you'll find in the Hard Word Book Club. Scott and Chris will guide you along the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm. This month's book is Blood & Tacos edited by Johnn Shaw.

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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
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
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!

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

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Deborah Harkness (Saturday, August 9 at 4pm)
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!

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
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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