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BookPeople

603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703

United States

512-472-5050

Type: Bookstore — new books

Web site: http://www.bookpeople.com/

Events: http://bookpeople.indiebound.com/event

Twitter account: @BookPeople

Amenities: food/drink

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Apr
17
CANCELED! LAUREN CHILD - Ruby Redfort: Catch Your Death (Friday, April 17 at 7pm)
Friday, April 17 at 7PM (CANCELED)

Author, Illustrator, & TV Producer Lauren Child speaking & signing Ruby Redfort: Catch Your Death

Join us this evening as Lauren Child reads and discusses Ruby Redfort: Undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius - there's nothing average about Ruby Redfort.

ABOUT Lauren Child

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and award-winning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Lauren Child 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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Apr
18
SPECIAL STORYTIME WITH SUZANNE LEWIS! (Saturday, April 18 at 11:30am)
Hey Kids! Join us this morning for a very special storytime with painter, photographer, writer, and illustrator Suzanne Lewis. Patience is a South African penguin whose aquarium was severely damaged during Hurrican Katrina. This morning, Suzanne will read us his inspiring story of recovery. What a fun morning-don't miss out!

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Apr
19
STEVEN WEINBERG - To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science (Sunday, April 19 at 3pm)
Sunday, April 19 at 3PM

Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg speaking & signing To explain the world: The Discovery of Modern ScienceIn this rich, irreverent, compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato's Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we now know about the world, they did not understand what there is to be understood, or how to learn it. An illuminating exploration of how we have come to consider and analyze the world around us, To explain the world is a sweeping, ambitious account of how difficult it was to discover the goals and methods of modern science, and the impact of this discovery on human understanding and development.

ABOUT Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles. He holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments. His research on elementary particles and cosmology has been honored with numerous prizes and awards, including in 1979 the Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1991 the National Medal of Science. In 2004 he received the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society, with a citation that said he is "considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today." He has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences and Britain's Royal Society, as well as to the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supporting Steven Weinberg and your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
20
JENNIFER TEEGE - My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me (Monday, April 20 at 7pm)
Monday, April 20 at 7PM

Jennifer Teege speaking & signing My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past

When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. Recognizing photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List—a man known and reviled the world over.

ABOUT Jennifer Teege

Jennifer Teege has worked in advertising since 1999. She lived for four years in Israel, where she became fluent in Hebrew. She holds a degree from Tel Aviv University in Middle Eastern and African studies. Teege lives in Germany with her husband and two sons. This is her first book. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supproting Jennifer Teege and your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
21
ARMSTRONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL STORYTIME! (Tuesday, April 21 at 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 512-474-2331 for more details about this storytime session, free demo classes, or for information about the ACMS Early Childhood Program

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Apr
21
Murder In the Afternoon Book Club - THE DAUGHTER OF TIME (Tuesday, April 21 at 2pm)
Tuesday, April 21 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 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 The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.

Book club books are 10% off when purchased at BookPeople!

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Apr
21
HEIDI JULAVITS - The Folded Clock (Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm)
Tuesday, April 21 at 7PM

Bestselling Author

Heidi Julavits

speaking & signing hew new memoir,

The folded clock: A Diary

Heidi Julavits, upon reading her girlhood diary, decided to chronicle her life as a forty-something writer, mother and wife. The result is The folded clock, a meditation on time and self, youth and aging, betrayal and loyalty, friendship and romance, faith and fate, marriage and family, desire and death, gossip and secrets, art and ambition. Julavits's critically acclaimed novels are among our top recommended fiction reads of all time. We're thrilled to welcome her here to the store tonight to share The folded clock.

ABOUT Heidi Julavits

Heidi Julavits is the author of four critically acclaimed novels (The Vanishers, The Uses of Enchantment, The Effect of Living Backwards, and The Mineral Palace) and co-editor, with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, of the New York Times bestseller Women in Clothes. Her fiction has appeared in Harper's Magazine, McSweeney’s, and The Best American Short Stories, among other places. She's a founding editor of The Believer magazine and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Manhattan, where she teaches at Columbia University. She was born and raised in Portland, Maine.

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

Thank you for supporting Heidi Julavits and your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
21
Nightmare Factory Book Club - BY BLOOD WE LIVE (Tuesday, April 21 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 By Blood We Live by Glen Duncan.

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

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Apr
22
Terry Shames (Wednesday, April 22 at 00am)
Terry Shames (A Killing at Cotton Hill, The Last Death of Jack Harbin, Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek, A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge)

Terry Shames is the author of the Samuel Craddock mysteries A Killing at Cotton Hill, The Last Death of Jack Harbin, Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek, and A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge. She is the coeditor of Fire in the Hills, a book of stories, poems, and photographs about the 1991 Oakland Hills Fire. She grew up in Texas and continues to be fascinated by the convoluted loyalties and betrayals of the small town where her grandfather was the mayor. Terry is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
22
SHARK VS TRAIN STORYTIME! (Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30am)
One of our favorite books, Shark Vs. Train, is now a brand-new board book, which makes it perfect for little hands. To celebrate we'll be reading stories about trains and then we will be reading stories about sharks and other sea creatures. You'll have to join us to find out who wins!

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Apr
22
SIMON MAJUMDAR - Fed, White, and Blue (Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm)
Wednesday, April 22 at 7PM

Food Network Star Simon Majumdar speaking & signing Fed, White, and Blue

Simon Majumdar is probably not your typical idea of an immigrant. As he says, “I’m well rested, not particularly poor, and the only time I ever encounter ‘huddled masses’ is in line at Costco.” But immigrate he did, and thanks to a Homeland Security agent who asked if he planned to make it official, the journey chronicled in Fed, White, and Blue was born. Simon attacks with gusto the food cultures that make up America—brewing beer, farming, working at a food bank, and even finding himself at a tailgate. Full of heart, humor, history, and of course, food, Fed, White, and Blue is a warm, funny, and inspiring portrait of becoming American.

ABOUT Simon Majumdar

Simon Majumdar is a British-American chef, author, and television personality. He has appeared as a judge on the Food Network shows Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, and The Next Iron Chef. He is the author of "Eat My Globe" and "Eating For Britain". He became a citizen of the United States on September 17, 2014. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supproting Simon Majumdar and your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
23
Geoff Dyer (Thursday, April 23 at 00am)
Geoff Dyer (Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, The Ongoing Moment, Zona, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It, Sons and Lovers, The Missing of the Somme, Another Great Day at Sea)

Geoff Dyer's most recent work, Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush was published by Pantheon Books in May 2014. His previous books include But Beautiful (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award); The Missing of the Somme; Out of Sheer Rage; The Ongoing Moment (winner of the ICP Infinity Award for writing on photography); Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; and Zona. His many awards include the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and, most recently, a National Book Critics Circle Award for the essay collection Otherwise Known as the Human Condition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and his books have been translated into twenty-four languages. Dyer currently lives in Venice, California. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
23
GEOFF DYER - Another Great Day at Sea (Thursday, April 23 at 7pm)
Thursday, April 23, at 7PM

Bestselling Author Geoff Dyer speaking & signing Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush

A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression. In the process it becomes clear why Geoff Dyer has been widely praised as one of the most original—and funniest—voices in literature.

ABOUT Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger, Ways of Telling; three collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes, Working the Room and Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (a selection from the previous two essay collections published in the US); and six genre-defying titles: But Beautiful (on jazz), The Missing of the Somme (on the First World War), Out of Sheer Rage (about D H Lawrence), Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, The Ongoing Moment (on photography), and Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 film Stalker. He is the editor of John Berger: Selected Essays and co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supproting Kim Cross and your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
24
PAUL OTREMBA WITH TOMAS Q. MORIN - Pax Americana & Heights of Maccu Piccu (Translated) (Friday, April 24 at 7pm)
Friday, April 24 at 7PM BookPeople Presents PAUL OTREMBA with Pax Americana TOMAS Q. MORIN with The Heights of Maccu Piccu by Pablo Neruda All about Pax Americana The poems in Pax Americana are born out of the violent, fractious, and disillusioning opening to the 21st century. The decade of protracted wars and economic collapse--coupled with the polarizing of wealth and ideologies in this country--create the catalysts for this book. These are social poems that want to talk, and through talking hopefully make a space where people can meet and find meaning in each other. PAUL OTREMBA is the author of two poetry collections, The Currency (Four Way Books 2009) and Pax Americana (Four Way Books 2015). Born and raised in Minnesota, Paul studied English and Philosophy at the University of Minnesota before receiving his MFA from the University of Maryland and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. His essays, poetry reviews, and food writing have appeared in Tikkun, The Houston Chronicle, Spoon Magazine, and in the anthology American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics. Paul is an Assistant Professor of English at Rice University. All about The Heights of Maccu Piccu "The Heights of Machu Picchu" has been called Pablo Neruda's greatest contribution to poetry—a search for the "indestructible, imperishable life" in all things. Inspired by his journey to the ancient ruins, Neruda calls the lost Incan civilization to "rise up and be born," and also empowers the people of his time. This new translation by poet Tomás Q. Morín includes an introduction by Morín and Neruda's Spanish original. TOMAS Q. MORIN Tomás Q. Morín’s poetry collection A Larger Country was the winner of the APR/Honickman Prize and runner-up for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. He is co-editor with Mari L’Esperance of the anthology, Coming Close: 40 Essays on Philip Levine, and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. His poems have appeared in Slate, Threepenny Review, Boulevard, Poetry, New England Review, and Narrative. 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 Paul Otremba, Tomas Q. Morin & your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
25
SILLY STORYTIME! (Saturday, April 25 at 11:30am)
Prank lovers, jokesters, and comics, this storytime is for you! Strap on your best twirly ties and squeaky shoes and join us in BookKids for some super silly stories that will have you rolling on the floor laughing! We’ll read Big Bad Bubble along with other hilarious tales to tickle your funny bone.

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Apr
25
Rockin' Readers Book Club (Saturday, April 25 at 3pm)
Rockin' Readers Book Club is open to passionate readers between the ages of 8 and 14 who love to read and discuss books! Once a month, BookKids experts Thomas and Demi lead a discussion about a fantastic middle grade chapter book.

Today, Saturday, April 25 at 3pm, we'll discuss Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford. We can't wait!

BONUS: BookPeople book club picks are always 10% off for those who attend the meeting! Just enter "BOOK CLUB" in the comments field during checkout, or let your cashier know in-store that you're buying it for book club.

Join Tommy and Demi in our BookKids amphitheater for a rockin' good time!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
25
John Corey Whaley (Saturday, April 25 at 6pm)
John Corey Whaley grew up in Louisiana. His debut novel, Where Things Come Back, was the 2012 winner of the Michael L. Printz and the William C. Morris Awards. You can learn more about him at JohnCoreyWhaley.com and follow him on Twitter: @Corey_Whaley. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Apr
25
Jason Reynolds (Saturday, April 25 at 6pm)
Jason Reynolds is crazy. About stories. After earning a BA in English from The University of Maryland, College Park, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where you can often find him walking the four blocks from the train to his apartment talking to himself. Well, not really talking to himself, but just repeating character names and plot lines he thought of on the train, over and over again, because he’s afraid he’ll forget it all before he gets home. When I Was the Greatest is his debut novel. You can find his ramblings at IAmJasonReynolds.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Apr
26
Voyage Out Book Club - EVERYDAY IS FOR THE THIEF (Sunday, April 26 at 5pm)
Join Brian C. the last Sunday of every month as we use wonderful books to travel the world. This month we are reading Everyday Is For The Thief by Teju Cole

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

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Apr
27
Stand Up Sit Down Book Club - I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR BAND (Monday, April 27 at 7pm)
The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club meets the last Monday of every month at 7PM to discuss comedic literature and the memoirs of funny people. In April, we're reading I don't care about your band by Julie Klausner.

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

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Apr
28
GYMBOREE STORYTIME! (Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30am)
Come join Gymboree Play & Music and our very own Miss Alexis in an extra special bubble-filled storytime! We will read two stories, sing songs, blow bubbles, and do a dance with our lovable pal Gymbo, all on top of our fabulous parachute! Don't miss out on some early childhood fun!

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Apr
28
Las Comardres - HUNTING SEASON (Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm)
Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7PM to discuss an eclectic mix literature by Latina/o authors. This month, we're discussing Hunting season by Mirta Ojito.

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
29
BOOKPEOPLE PUPPET SHOW! (Wednesday, April 29 at 10:30am)
Today we happily welcome back our fantastically ridiculous puppeteers who will be performing a fantastic rendition of Martina the Beautiful Cockroach! There will be silly voices, great jokes, and lots and lots of laughs – don't miss it!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
29
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm)
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
30
Happy Hour Book Club @ Opa's - YOUNG STALIN (Thursday, April 30 at 5:30pm)
What’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 Young Stalin by Simone Sebag Montefiore.

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

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