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603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703

United States

512-472-5050

Type: Bookstore — new books

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Upcoming events

Apr
18
Local Author Night: BRITNEY KING, MICHAEL JUGE & SANDRA MOORE (Friday, April 18 at 7pm)
Friday, Apr 18 at 7PM BookPeople Presents LOCAL AUTHOR NIGHT Featuring Britney King MICHAEL JUGE & SANDRA MOORE We love our local authors here at BookPeople and tonight we're excited to welcome two of the best to share their new work. Britney King will be here with her new novel, Bedrock. Michael Juge will be here with his new novel, Here We Are Now: A 90s Austin Story. Come out for a wonderful night of literary comradery & fun.

Britney King is the author of two novels, Bedrock and Breaking Bedrock, with plans to release a third and fourth in 2014-2015. She founded a local network for women in 2012, Austin Women's Network, which has grown to almost 900 members. She is married with five children.

Bedrock is the story of Addison Greyer, a happily married mother of three, who decides to re-enter the workforce, she never once considers that taking a job might unravel everything she thinks to be true about her life—that it would cause her to look deep within and confront fears she didn’t know existed. Like many women, Addison is defined in terms of marriage and motherhood, until she suddenly finds her life turned upside down by her husband’s decision to take a job thousands of miles away. When her tough-as-nails boss offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse, Addie is forced to make difficult choices. Those choices take her further and further out of the carefully crafted fairytale life she has created and lead her into an unknown world where things are anything but black and white: a world where she learns that desire is not only dangerous but deadly.

MICHAEL JUGE grew up in New Orleans, bumming around aimlessly until he collided into sobriety. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies at Loyola University in New Orleans, Michael moved to Austin, Texas to find himself. When he found himself to be a courier and barista, he retreated to grad school and obtained his Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. After being saturated with weapons-grade coffee and postmodern cultural theory, Michael went on to something completely different—to serve as a Special Agent and later as an Intelligence Research Specialist in the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the law enforcement arm of the Foreign Service. Michael currently resides in Texas with his beautiful wife and two kids.

The novel Here We Are Now: A 90s Austin Story, is set in the heyday of the dotcom boom. Chris Jung moves to Austin to find himself. Unfortunately, between his useless philosophy degree and lackluster high-tech skills, he finds himself to be a bike messenger for startups that are throwing weekly beer bashes, talking about going IPO and spending wads of capital though they can’t quite say exactly what it is they do. When Chris is assigned to run deliveries for an obscure tech firm, he learns that the fate of all existence hangs in the balance and is recruited to assist in its salvation.

SANDRA KRISTEN MOORE is originally from the Chicago area, but is now blessed to call Austin home. She is an author, imperfect wife, and a chaotic mother of four whose journey with God has brought forth great challenges and joys. She began this journey in 2005 and began writing about it in 2007 when she realized the significant way her life was beginning to change through her growing relationship with God.

From the intro to Nakedness: "I write so you can see that I am really an unfaithful wife, a crazed and frustrated mother of four, a disrespectful daughter, a forgetful friend, a judgmental sister in Christ, but still a child of God. Maybe you can't relate to any of them, but have the same deep desire as I did, to find out how to quench that yearning for something more that burns inside of you. This book has tales of all of that." 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 Britney King, Michael Juge, Sandra Moore & your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
19
MO WILLEMS STORYTIME! (Saturday, April 19 at 11:30am)
SAT, APR 19 at 11:30AM

Our prolific pal Mo Willems never fails to entertain. And we simply adore this brand-new bookabout PIGEON in which Pigeon DOESN'T need to take a bath but which is confusingly and INCORRECTLY titled The Pigeon Needs a Bath. So come on down to the store this morning and enjoy the latest adventures and protestations of our favorite Pigeon and other hilarious stories from the mind of Mr. Mo Willems. This morning at 11:30.

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Apr
19
ALICIA SILVERSTONE - The Kind Mama (Saturday, April 19 at 3pm)
Saturday, Apr 19 at 3PM BookPeople Presents Bestselling Author of The Kind Life & Star of Clueless ALICIA SILVERSTONE speaking & signing The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning PLEASE READ: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event. Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart. We are also taking orders for signed copies of The Kind Mama for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world. When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept that carrying a baby will be the gassy, swollen, irritable, sleepless nightmare that has become the new normal--and then assume that new motherhood will be just as challenging, from breastfeeding woes to screaming fits.It doesn't have to be that way. In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one's "baby house" in order. ALICIA SILVERSTONE is the bestselling author of The Kind Diet and founder of TheKindLife.com. Best known for her generation-defining turn in Clueless, she continues to work steadily in film, television, and theater. A dynamic and well-connected fixture in the acting, political, and scientific communities, she is a dedicated activist on behalf of the planet and endangered animals. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their son, Bear Blu. 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 Alicia Silverstone & your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
20
This Book Could Be Your Life Book Club - discussing MOZART IN THE JUNGLE (Sunday, April 20 at 5pm)
SUN, APR 20 at 5PM

Join two of BookPeople's biggest music aficionados, Joe & Stephanya, as they discuss music books of all genres. From Iggy Pop to Hank Williams to the Rolling Stones to Muddy Waters, they dig deep into the history of music. Join us the third Sunday of every month at 5pm. This month's book is Mozart in the jungle by Blair Tindall.

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Apr
21
CANCELED: MICHELLE THEALL - Teaching the Cat to Sit (Monday, April 21 at 7pm)
Monday, Apr 21 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Award-winning Writer Michelle Theall

speaking & signing Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. We do not have plans to rescheduled at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different. Coming of age in the Texas Bible Belt, a place where it was unacceptable to be gay, Theall found herself at odds with her strict Roman Catholic parents. Her new memoir chronicles her quest, as a forty-three year old gay woman, to have her son baptized into the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado. Tonight Theall is here with her story of motherhood, religion and our infinite capacity to love.

From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different. Coming of age in the Texas Bible Belt, a place where it was unacceptable to be gay, Theall found herself at odds with her strict Roman Catholic parents, bullied by her classmates, abandoned by her evangelical best friend whose mother spoke in tongues, and kicked out of Christian organizations that claimed to embrace her. At forty-three years of age and seemingly settled in her decision to live life openly as a gay woman, Theall and her partner attempt to have their son baptized into the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in the liberal town of Boulder, Colorado. Her quest to have her son accepted into the Church leads to a battle with Sacred Heart and with her mother that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about the bonds of family and faith.

Michelle Theall is an award-winning health, fitness, and travel writer and the founder of Women's Adventure magazine. Her feature essay in 5280, the inspiration for her memoir, was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. She lives with her partner, their son, and three dogs, in Boulder, Colorado. 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 Michelle Theall & your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
22
ARMSTRONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL BILINGUAL STORYTIME! (Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30am)
TUES, APR 22 at 10:30AM

Our friends at Armstrong Community School will be here this morning for a Canta y Habla sing-a-long where we'll all learn traditional Spanish songs, as well as a few originals.This morning at 10:30.

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
22
Elizabeth McCracken (Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm)
Elizabeth McCracken (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Niagara Falls all over again, The Giant's House, Thunderstruck & Other Stories)

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, The Giant’s House, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry, and NIAGARA FALLS ALL OVER AGAIN. A former public librarian, she is now a faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin, and has received grants and awards from numerous organizations, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the American Academy in Berlin. Elizabeth is married to the novelist and illustrator Edward Carey. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
23
MS. STACI STORYTIME! (Wednesday, April 23 at 10:30am)
WED, APR 23 at 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 3rd floor today at 10:30am.

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Apr
23
MS. STACI STORYTIME! (Wednesday, April 23 at 10:30am)
WED, APR 23 at 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 3rd floor today at 10:30.

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Apr
23
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm)
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
24
Happy Hour Book Club (@ Opa) - dicussing WHITEY BULGER (Thursday, April 24 at 5:30pm)
THUR, APR 24 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 Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster & the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice by Kevin Cullen & Shelley Murphy.

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Apr
24
MysteryPeople Presents: HILARY DAVIDSON - Blood Always Tells (Thursday, April 24 at 6:30pm)
Thursday, Apr 24 at 6:30PM

MysteryPeople Presents

Award-winning Author Hilary Davidson

speaking & signing Blood Always Tells

MysteryPeople favorite Hilary Davidson returns to the store tonight with her new stand alone thriller, Blood Always Tells. This is a twisted tale of love, crime, and family gone wrong, by the multiple award-winning author of The Damage Done and Evil in All Its Disguises. This event is happening on our third floor. Join us!

"No matter what perspective you are reading, Blood Always Tells is one engaging read. Its many twists, dark humor, darker psychology, and complex good, bad and somewhere-in-the-middle characters that make it one of the best books in what is looking like a banner year for crime fiction." - Scott M., MysteryPeople Crime Fiction Coordinator

About Blood Always Tells: Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping . . . and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom? Desmond Edgars, Dominique’s big brother, has looked out for his wayward sister ever since their mother was convicted of murdering many years ago, so when he receives a frantic phone call from

Dominique in the middle of the night, he drops everything to rush to the rescue. But to find out what has really happened to his sister, the stoic ex-military man must navigate a tangled web of murder and deception, involving a family fortune, a couple of shifty lawyers, and a missing child, while wrestling with his own bloody secrets . . . .

Hilary Davidson won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for The Damage Done. That book also earned a Crimespree Award and was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis and Macavity awards. Davidson's widely acclaimed short stories have been featured in publications from Ellery Queen to Thuglit and in many anthologies. A Toronto-born travel journalist and the author of eighteen nonfiction books, she she has lived in New York City since October 2001. 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 Hilary Davidson & your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
24
ANN BRASHARES - The Here & Now (Thursday, April 24 at 7pm)
Thursday, Apr 24 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares

speaking & signing her new YA novel The Here & Now From Ann Brashares, bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Divie Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, comes a Young Adult novel. The Here & Now is an unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to. Join us this evening as we welcome Ann!

This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth. But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.

Ann Brashares lives in New York City with her husband and their three children. Her Sisterhood novels, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (which was made into a major motion picture), The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, and Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, comprise an internationally bestselling and award-winning series that reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. 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 Ann Brashares & your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
25
John Corey Whaley (Friday, 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
26
PETS ARE THE BEST STORYTIME! (Saturday, April 26 at 11:30am)
SAT, APR 26 at 11:30AM

Here at BookPeople we love pets as much as we love books (which is a lot). So to celebrate our love of dogs, goldfish, cats, guinea pigs, parrots, ferrets, bunnies, and even sloths(!), we’re having a storytime all about them! We’ll be reading the adorable Sparky! and other heartwarming animal tales today, so join us for a bark, a squawk, or a meow in celebration of our awesome animal friends.

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Apr
27
It's the End of the World As We Know It - discussing GOOD OMENS (Sunday, April 27 at 2pm)
SUN, APR 27 at 2PM

Join Alexander and Bosco the third Sunday of each month at 2pm as they discuss Post Apocalyptic Fiction. This month we'll be meeting on APRIL 27TH and continue the discussion of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett.

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Apr
27
Voyage Out Book Club - discussing ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (Sunday, April 27 at 5pm)
SUN, APR 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 discussing books in the Chinese fiction genre, and this month we are reading All the Pretty Horses By Cormac McCarthy.

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Apr
28
MARY ROACH - Gulp (Monday, April 28 at 7pm)
Monday, Apr 28 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Bestselling Author Mary Roach speaking & signing Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal We love Mary Roach! No wait, we're not sure you understand: WE LOVE Mary Roach! Whether she's talking about cadavers, ghosts or outerspace, we can't get enough of her intellectual wanderings into quirky scientific territory. Her latest book, now in paperback, Gulp, explores everything we've ever wanted to know about our digestive systems. Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? Why is crunchy food so appealing? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Find out tonight! The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Gulp from BookPeople. PLEASE READ: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event. Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart. We are also taking orders for signed copies of Gulp for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world. Bestselling Author Mary Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of--or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists--who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies. Mary Roach is the author of four previous books: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event. Thank you for supporting Mary Roach & your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
29
WE'VE GOT RHYTHM STORYTIME! (Tuesday, April 29 at 10:30am)
TUES, APR 29 at 10:30AM

This morning we’re having a rollickingly rhythmic storytime featuring books that make us want to get up and move! We’ll be reading the new book Tap Tap Boom Boom which is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping. So put on your dancing shoes and head down to storytime this morning at 10:30.

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Apr
29
Monday, Monday (Tuesday, April 29 at unknown time)
See Elizabeth Crook read from her novel, Monday, Monday.

7:00 pm (added from Macmillan)
Apr
29
ELIZABETH CROOK - Monday, Monday (Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm)
Tuesday, April 29 at 7PM BookPeople Presents Austin Author Elizabeth Crook speaking & signing Monday, Monday On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Elizabeth Crook's new novel, Monday Monday follows three students caught up in the massacre: Shelly, who leaves her math class and walks directly into the path of the bullets; and two cousins, Wyatt and Jack, who heroically rush from their classrooms to help the victims. Join us this evening as she discusses her new novel and this chilling piece of Austin history. “This rapturous novel starts with one of the most heinous shootings in history, yet every page shines with life. Crook follows three students who endured the tragedy as they grapple with the past, struggle to navigate their futures, and discover that who and what saves us is nothing like what you imagine. Brilliantly realized and so vivid the novel seems to virtually breathe, Monday, Monday is a stunning achievement.’ —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You “Elizabeth Crook has written an extraordinary novel—an eloquent love story born from an act of random violence, a tale of destruction and redemption. It’s about making a whole life out of a damaged one, and about holding on and letting go. The characters are as real as people you know; their story is subtle, startling, and wise.” —Sarah Bird, author of The Yokota Officers Club and Above the East China Sea “Monday, Monday begins by throwing us into the midst of one of the worst mass murders in American history, a scene painted with such harrowing exactitude that it leaves you wondering how the characters can possibly survive and how the author can possibly sustain such a high level of narrative momentum and emotional insight. And yet Elizabeth Crook pulls it off. This is a brilliant and beautiful book.” – Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton In this gripping, emotionally charged novel, a tragedy in Texas changes the course of three lives. On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Before it was over, sixteen people were dead and thirty-two wounded. It was the first mass shooting of civilians on a campus in American history. Monday, Monday follows three students caught up in the massacre: Shelly, who leaves her math class and walks directly into the path of the bullets; and two cousins, Wyatt and Jack, who heroically rush from their classrooms to help the victims. On this searing day, a relationship begins that will eventually entangle these three young people in a forbidden love affair, an illicit pregnancy, and a vow of secrecy that will span forty years. Reunited decades after the tragedy, they will be forced to confront the event that changed their lives and that has silently and persistently ruled the lives of their children. With electrifying storytelling and the powerful sense of destiny found in Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, and with the epic sweep of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins, Elizabeth Crook’s Monday, Monday explores the ways in which we sustain ourselves and each other when the unthinkable happens. At its core, it is the story of a woman determined to make peace with herself, with the people she loves, and with a history that will not let her go. A humane treatment of a national tragedy, it marks a generous and thrilling new direction for a gifted American writer. Elizabeth Crook is the author of three previous novels and has been published in anthologies and periodicals such as Texas Monthly and Southwestern Historical Quarterly. She lives in Austin, TX. 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 Elizabeth Crook & your local independent bookstore!

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Apr
30
GYMBOREE STORYTIME! (Wednesday, April 30 at 10:30am)
WED, APR 30 at 10:30AM

In addition to a fun storytime, Gymboree helpers will be here today singing songs, blowing bubbles, and playing a fun parachute game. The storytime will end with us performing 'the goodbye dance' led by Gymbo the Clown!

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Apr
30
LAURIE LOEWENSTEIN - Unmentionables (Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm)
Wednesday, Apr 30 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Acclaimed Author Laurie Loewenstein

speaking & signing Unmentionables Marian Elliot Adams, an outspoken advocate for sensible undergarments for women, sweeps onto the Chautauqua stage under a brown canvas tent on a sweltering August night in 1917, and shocks the gathered town of Emporia with her speech: How can women compete with men in the work place and in life if they are confined by their undergarments? Laurie Lowenstein's new novel explores how nineteenth centry Emporia was forced into the twentieth century by considering its unspoken rules governing social order, women and Negroes.

Marian Elliot Adams, an outspoken advocate for sensible undergarments for women, sweeps onto the Chautauqua stage under a brown canvas tent on a sweltering August night in 1917, and shocks the gathered town of Emporia with her speech: How can women compete with men in the work place and in life if they are confined by their undergarments? The crowd is further appalled when Marian falls off the stage and sprains her ankle, and is forced to remain among them for a week. As the week passes, she throws into turmoil the town’s unspoken rules governing social order, women, and Negroes. Marian is a powerful catalyst that forces nineteenth-century Emporia into the twentieth century; but while she agitates for enlightenment and justice, she has little time to consider her own motives and her extreme loneliness. Marian, in the end, must decide if she has the courage to face small-town life, and be known, or continue to be a stranger always passing through.

Laurie Loewenstein is the author of five novels, including A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, and the memoir Lies My Mother Never Told Me. She edited Long Island Noir for Akashic Books. She teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, and in the Wilkes University low-residency MFA program in professional writing. 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 Laurie Loewenstein & your local independent bookstore!

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May
2
STEVE HINDY - The Craft Beer Revolution (Friday, May 2 at 7pm)
Friday, May 2 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

President of Brooklyn Brewery Steve Hindy

speaking & signing The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink

"Who better to chronicle the history of The Craft Beer Revolution than a former reporter and founder of one of the country's seminal craft breweries? Steve was there and lived it, and he tells the fascinating story of how craft beer turned an industry like only an insider could. The Craft Beer Revolution reads like a thriller—I couldn't put it down.” —Harry Schuhmacher, Publisher, Beer Business Daily

About The Craft Beer Revolution: Over the past 40 years craft-brewed beer has exploded in growth. In 1980, a handful of “microbrewery” pioneers launched a revolution that would challenge the dominance of the national brands, Budweiser, Coors, and Miller, and change the way Americans think about, and drink, beer. Today, there are more than 2,700 craft breweries in the United States and another 1,500 are in the works. Their influence is spreading to Europe’s great brewing nations, and to countries all over the globe. In The Craft Beer Revolution, Steve Hindy, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery, tells the inside story of how a band of homebrewers and microbrewers came together to become one of America’s great entrepreneurial triumphs. Hindy also explores how Budweiser, Miller, and Coors, all now owned by international conglomerates, are creating their own craft-style beers, the same way major food companies have acquired or created smaller organic labels to court credibility with a new generation of discerning eaters and drinkers. This is a timely and fascinating look at what America’s new generation of entrepreneurs can learn from the intrepid pioneering brewers who are transforming the way Americans enjoy this drink.

Stephen Hindy is the author of Beer School and co-founder, chairman and president of Brooklyn Brewery, one of America’s top 20 breweries. A former journalist, he became interested in homebrewing while serving as a Beirutbased Middle East Correspondent for the Associated Press. He and Brooklyn Brewery have been featured in The New York Times, the New York Post, Crain’s New York Business, New York magazine, CNN, The Huffington Post, and countless beer blogs and specialty publications. Hindy is a member of the Board of Directors of the Beer Institute and the Brewers Association. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. 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.

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