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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

Description: Toll-free: 800-853-9757

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Upcoming events

Jan
29
Happy Hour Book Club (@ Opa) - Young Stalin (Thursday, January 29 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 Simon Montefiore

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

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Jan
30
ROB THOMAS - Veronica Mars 2: Mr. Kiss and Tell (Friday, January 30 at 7pm)
Author photo: © Eric Doggett Friday, January 30 at 7PM Creator of the Television Series Veronica Mars Rob Thomas speaking & signing Mr. Kiss and Tell: Veronica Mars 2 The speaking portion of the event is free & open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing. See below for details. In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations. We're lucky to call Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series Veronica Mars and the co-creator of the television series Party Down, an Austinite. Join us tonight as we give him a good ol' hometown welcome! PLEASE READ: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Mr. Kiss and Tell from BookPeople. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart. Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. If you cannot 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 all over the world! Can't make it to the event? Order a signed, personalized copy of the book. We ship worldwide.

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Jan
31
Silly Storytime! (Saturday, January 31 at 11:30am)
Ok, young jokesters, this storytime is for you! Come join us for some super silly stories that will have you rolling on the floor laughing. We’ll read excerpts from the wonderfully ridiculous Fox in Socks along with other tales to tickle your funny bone. Don’t be late for a morning of jokes, giggles, and guffaws!

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Feb
2
George Friedman (Monday, February 2 at 7pm)
George Friedman (America's Secret War, The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, Flashpoints)

George Friedman is the Chairman and founder of Stratfor, the world's leading private intelligence company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert in intelligence and international geopolitics, and is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Next Decade and The Next 100 Years. He lives in Austin, Texas. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
2
George Friedman (Monday, February 2 at 7pm)
George Friedman (America's Secret War, The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, Flashpoints)

George Friedman is the founder and CEO of STRATFOR, the world’s leading private intelligence and forecasting company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert and is the author of four books, including most recently America’s Secret War, and numerous articles on national security, information warfare, computer security, and the intelligence business. He lives in Austin, Texas. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
4
Julie Wernersbach & Carolyn Tracy - VEGAN SURVIVAL GUIDE TO AUSTIN (Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm)
Wednesday, February 4 at 7PM

Austin Authors & BookPeople Booksellers JULIE WERNERSBACH & CAROLYN TRACY speaking & signing Vegan Survival Guide to Austin

Tonight we're celebrating a new book from two of our very own booksellers! Carolyn and Julie spent the last year visiting the many, many vegan eateries in town and learning about the people who have built Austin's vibrant vegan scene. They've gathered those stories, along with tantalizing photographs of the amazing food they ate, into one handy guide to Austin's vegan soul. Join us as we launch Vegan Survival Guide into the world! It's going to be a party!

ABOUT JULIE WERNERSBACH

Julie is currently the publicist for BookPeople in Austin, Texas. She previously worked in events and marketing at Book Revue, an independent bookstore in Huntington, Long Island. She has been an independent bookseller for nearly a decade. In addition to blogging for Vegan Survival Guide and BookPeople, Julie writes short and long fiction. She lives in Austin with a black rabbit named Nate and an orange cat named Sam.

ABOUT CAROLYN TRACY

Carolyn Tracy is currently the web sales manager for BookPeople, where she has been a bookseller since 2004. For two years, she co-owned a vegan juice bar in Galveston, Texas. Her photography can be viewed at http://carolyntracy.tumblr.com/. Carolyn lives in Austin three cats, one very large dog named Bill, and one very small dog named Jean. 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 Carolyn, Julie and your local independent boostore!

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Feb
5
MIKE HUCKABEE - God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy (Thursday, February 5 at 11am)
Thursday, February 5 at 11AM Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee signing his new book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy Join us this morning when former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee signs his new book, an exploration of today’s fractious American culture. This event is a SIGNING only. Tickets are required to join the signing line and only available with the purchase of a copy of God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy from BookPeople. Please see below for event and ticket details. EVENT GUIDELINES: This event is a SIGNING only. Tickets are required to join the signing line. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy from BookPeople. 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. The line for the signing will form first come, first served the day of the event. Additional guidelines to come! ABOUT Mike Huckabee Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas, 2008 presidential candidate, and the host of the #1 weekend show Huckabee on Fox News. He is the author of eleven previous books, including New York Times bestsellers A Simple Christmas and Do the Right Thing. He and his wife, Janet, live in Florida and still spend time in Arkansas. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. ABOUT GODS, GUNS, GRITS, AND GRAVY In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, “Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?” The New York Times bestselling author explores today’s fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey. Stories of everyday Americans surviving tough times, reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become…these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee’s signature wit, insight, and honesty. 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 your local independent bookstore!

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Feb
6
KEEGAN ALLEN - life.love.beauty (Friday, February 6 at 7pm)
Friday, February 6 at 7PM Pretty Little Liars Star KEEGAN ALLEN signing his new book, life.love.beauty Tonight we're excited to welcome actor and Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen to BookPeople to sign his new book, a "photographic journey of (his) life so far", life.love.beauty. This event is a SIGNING only. Tickets are required and only available from BookPeople. Please see below for event and ticket details. EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES: This event is a SIGNING only. Tickets are required to join the signing line. Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of life.love.beauty, plus tax. Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person and will be exchanged for ONE signed copy of life.love.beauty at the signing table the day of the event. The line for the signing will form first come, first served the day of the event. Additional guidelines to come! ABOUT KEEGAN ALLEN Keegan Allen is an actor, photographer, and writer, who currently appears as Toby Cavanaugh on the ABC Family television series Pretty Little Liars. Allen also has appeared or is forthcoming in several films, including Bukowski and The Sound and the Fury (directed by James Franco) and Palo Alto (directed by Gia Coppola). He debuted off-Broadway in the play Small Engine Repair by John Pollano. He lives in Los Angeles, California. ABOUT LIFE.LOVE.BEAUTY Keegan was given his first camera at age nine, and began a lifelong study and pursuit of photography. life.love.beauty is a selection of photographs taken since his childhood. Organized into three broad groups—life, love, and beauty—the book ranges over the public and private side of Keegan Allen and his world. A child of Hollywood, whose father was also an actor and his mother a painter, Keegan roams freely through that realm, photographing his fellow actors on set, behind the scenes; and recording the amazed, gleeful, sometimes weeping fans that flock to his television and career related events. Keegan’s poems, stories, captions and musings, song lyrics, and journal pages complement the photographs on this journey. He provides an account of growing up just off the Sunset Strip, coming into his own as an actor/artist, dealing with public recognition while maintaining a very private life, falling in and out of love, and acknowledging the influence of his family, friends, fans, and loved ones. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed copy of the book. Place your order here, add the book to your cart and write "SIGNED COPY" in the comments field during checkout. We ship worldwide. Thank you for supporting your local independent bookstore!

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Feb
9
Local Author Night: Teresa Chang; Gale Stanton; Christine Warren (Monday, February 9 at 7pm)
We love our local authors here at BookPeople and tonight we're excited to welcome three of the best to share their new work. Teresa Chang will be here with her new novel, Mirabilis. Gayle Stanton will present Two for the Road. Christine Warren Come will be here with Honky Tonk Debutante: The History of Honky-Tonk Music as I Care to Tell It. Join us for a wonderful night of literary comradery & fun.

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Feb
10
Janee Trasler will be promoting Pottytime for Chickies (Tuesday, February 10 at 10:30am)
Janee Trasler will be promoting Pottytime for Chickies (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
10
The Write Up with Owen Egerton & Suzy Spencer - SECRET SEX LIVES (Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm)
Wednesday, February 10 at 7PM The Write Up with Owen Egerton & Suzy Spencer Live Podcast!

What does it mean to be a writer? What is the creative process? How do you publish your work? What inspires you to write? When did you become a writer?

Each month screenwriter, novelist and performer Owen Egerton sits down with all sorts of writers—from playwrights to poets—to talk about their lives and careers. He records the conversation for the KUT podcast, The Write Up.

Tonight we're playing host to a live podcast featuring Owen and Austinite Suzy Spencer, author of the book Secret Sex Lives.

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Feb
11
Colin Meloy will be promoting Wildwood Imperium (Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm)
Colin Meloy will be promoting Wildwood Imperium (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
12
SOPHIA DEMBLING - Introverts in Love (Thursday, February 12 at 7pm)
Thursday, February 12 at 7PM

Author of The Introvert's Way Sophia Dembling speaking & signing Introverts in Love: The Quiet Way to Happily Ever After.

Whether you're looking for love, in a new relationship, or in a long-term relationship, and whether that relationship is with an extrovert or another introvert, Introverts in Love: The Quiet Way to Happily Ever After offers advice for finding the balance between your sometimes conflicting needs for connection and solitude. Join us this evening as author and Psychology Today blogger Sophia Dembling shares strategies for insight into dating, courtship and relationships, particularly for introverts.

ABOUT Sophia Dembling

Sophia Dembling is the author of The Introvert’s Way and writes "The Introvert's Corner" blog for Psychology Today. She also will be writing an advice column focused on introverts and relationships for Quiet Revolution, a website launching in January 2015 by Susan Cain. Dembling is author of 100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go and has won two Lowell Thomas gold medals for her travel writing. She lives in Dallas, Texas. 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 Sophia Dembling and your local independent bookstore!

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Feb
13
GORDON KORMAN - Masterminds (Friday, February 13 at 7pm)
Friday, February 13 at 7PM

Bestselling Middle Grade Author GORDON KORMON speaking & signing Masterminds

Gordon Korman, the author of over seventy middle grade and teen novels, is here tonight with the first book in a thrilling new high-concept middle grade series. Mastermind kicks off the story of a group of kids who discover they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal Masterminds in history for a sociological experiment. Bring your young reader down tonight and discover a great new series from a prolific and bestselling author!

ABOUT Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman has written more than seventy middle-grade and teen novels, including the New York Times bestselling THE 39 CLUES: CAHILLS VS. VESPERS BOOK ONE: THE MEDUSA PLOT; the Swindle series; UNGIFTED; the Island series, POP; SCHOOLED; NO MORE DEAD DOGS; SON OF THE MOB; and many other favorites. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York. 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 George Friedman and your local independent bookstore!

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Feb
16
Noir at the Bar with Anonymous 9, Trey Barker & Bill Loehfelm (Monday, February 16 at 7pm)
Monday, February 16 at 7PM

MysteryPeople Presents NOIR AT THE BAR featuring authors TREY BARKER Bill Loehfelm

Happening at Opal Divine's 3601 S. Congress

The only thing most crime fiction fans love as much as books is drinking, so it only makes sense that someone would combine both. Started in Philadelphia a few years, Noir At The Bar has made its way across the country from Philadelphia to LA. MysteryPeople gives it an Austin spin at Opal Divine's on South Congress.

This month, we'll have two of the hippest hard boiled authors on the scene reading from and discussing their work: Trey Barker and Bill Loehfelm. Come for the crime fiction, stay for a drink or two and kick back with another rowdy night of noir, Austin style.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Trey R. Barker is the author of 2,000 Miles To Open Road, Exit Blood, Remembrance and Regrets, The Cancer Chronicles, as well as hundreds of short stories. His latest novel, Slow Bleed, is just out and the next in his Barefield series, Death Is Not Forever, is coming soon. Trey is an Illinois deputy sheriff and member of the Illinois Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Cyber Crimes Federal Working Group.

Bill Loehfelm is the author of five novels. His most recent is his first New Orleans-set novel, 2013’s THE DEVIL IN HER WAY, the second in the Maureen Coughlin series, from Sarah Crichton Books/FSG. Bill’s fifth novel, DOING THE DEVIL’S WORK, the new Maureen Coughlin adventure, comes out in January 2015. 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 Trey Barker, Bill Loehfelm, MysteryPeople and your local independent bookstore!

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Feb
17
Canceled - MAUREEN JOHNSON (Tuesday, February 17 at 7pm)
Tuesday, February 17 at 7PM Bestselling Young Adult Author Maureen Johnson speaking & signing The Shadow Cabinet This event has been canceled. We are working to reschedule a date. Stay tuned! Y'ALL! The one and only Maureen Johnson is coming to BOOKPEOPLE! Whaaaat???!!! Yup. She'll be here. Do you want to be here? YOU SHOULD COME. The speaking portion of the event is free and open to the public. If you'd like to join the signing line to meet Maureen Johnson and have a book signed, you'll need a wristband, which is only available with the purchase of a copy of The Shadow Cabinet from BookPeople. (If you pre-ordered your copy of the book from us, we will give you a wristband, no worries - see details below.) EVENT GUIDELINES: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Wristbands are required to join the signing line and only available with the purchase of a copy of The Shadow Cabinet from BookPeople. We will begin distributing wristbands when we open at 9AM the day of the event. Additional guidelines to come! ABOUT Maureen Johnson Maureen Johnson (www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com) is the author of nine young adult novels, and is contributor to two short story collections, including the New York Times bestselling Let It Snow. Maureen lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @maureenjohnson. ABOUT The Shadow Cabinet The thrilling third installment to the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series. Rory and her friends are reeling from a series of sudden and tragic events. While racked with grief, Rory tries to determine if she acted in time to save a member of the squad. If she did, how do you find a ghost? Also, Rory’s classmate Charlotte has been kidnapped by Jane and her nefarious organization. Evidence is uncovered of a forty-year-old cult, ten missing teenagers, and a likely mass murder. Everything indicates that Charlotte’s in danger, and it seems that something much bigger and much more terrible is coming. Time is running out as Rory fights to find her friends and the ghost squad struggles to stop Jane from unleashing her spectral nightmare on the entire city. In the process, they’ll discover the existence of an organization that underpins London itself—and Rory will learn that someone she trusts has been keeping a tremendous secret. 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 your local independent bookstore!

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Feb
20
MARSHALL RYAN MARESCA - The Thorn of Dentonhill (Friday, February 20 at 7pm)
Friday, February 20 at 7PM

Austin Author MARSHALL RYAN MARESCA speaking & signing The Thorn of Dentonhill

Meet Veranix Calbert, a student who leads a double life: by day, he’s a struggling magic student at the University of Maradaine, while at night, he spoils the drug trade of the local crime boss, Fenmere, who murdered Veranix’s father. Determined to shut him down, Veranix disrupts the delivery of two magical artifacts meant for Fenmere’s clients, becoming a real “thorn” in Fenmere’s side. Join us tonight as Austin author Marshall Ryan Maresca shares this highly original, entertaining new novel with us.

ABOUT MARSHALL RYAN MARESCA

Marshall Ryan Maresca grew up in upstate New York and studied film and video production at Penn State. He now lives in Austin with his wife and son. His work appeared in Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction and Rick Klaw’s anthology Rayguns Over Texas. He also has had several short plays produced and has worked as a stage actor, a theatrical director and an amateur chef. 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 Marshall Ryan Maresca and your local independent bookstore!

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Feb
22
RICHELLE MEAD - The Ruby Circle (Sunday, February 22 at 2pm)
Sunday, February 22 at 2PM

Bestselling Young Adult author Richelle Mead speaking & signing The Ruby Circle: A Bloodlines Novel

Mega bestselling YA author Richelle Mead is bringing the final book in the Bloodlines series to BookPeople! In this epic conclusion, Sydney and Arian face the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi after their secret romance is exposed. If you're a fan of electrifying paranormal YA novels, this is your night!

Please note: this event is free and open to the public. Wristbands are required for the signing and only available from BookPeople. VIP wristbands will go to anyone who purchases The Ruby Circle from BookPeople and will grant access to the signing line ahead of everyone else.

ABOUT Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling "Vampire Academy" series, its spinoff series, "Bloodlines," and the "Age of X "series. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel. 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 Richelle Mead and your local independent bookstore!

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Feb
24
Jamie Mason (Tuesday, February 24 at 7pm)
Jamie Mason was born in Oklahoma City, but grew up in Washington, DC. She’s most often reading and writing, but in the life left over, she enjoys films, Formula 1 racing, football, traveling, and, conversely, staying at home. Jamie lives with her husband and two daughters in the mountains of western North Carolina. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Feb
25
Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest Winners Party! (Wednesday, February 25 at 7pm)
You are invited to hear the first, second, and third place winners of the Twenty-Third Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest read their short stories tonight at a special reception and party! Honorable mentions will also be announced. All the manuscripts submitted were the original work of the contestants and have never been published. Be the first one to hear them tonight at 7PM!

The 23rd Annual Short Story Contest is sponsored by The Austin Chronicle, BookPeople and 93.3 KGSR.

1st Place - $800

2nd Place - $350

3rd Place - $250

Honorable Mentions (2) to receive $50 gift certificate to Book People.

More info, visit the Austin Chronicle website.

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Feb
26
Erin Hunter will be promoting Survivors #5: The Endless Lake (Thursday, February 26 at 7pm)
Erin Hunter will be promoting Survivors #5: The Endless Lake (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
27
KIM GORDON - Girl in a Band (Friday, February 27 at 7pm)
Friday, February 27 at 7PM Founding Member of Sonic Youth Kim Gordon in conversation with Terry Lickona, Executive Producer of Austin City Limits, about Gordon's new memoir, Girl in a Band Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, to talk with Terry Lickona of Austin City Limits about Gordon's new memoir, Girl in a Band. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available from BookPeople. Please see below for ticket details. EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing. Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of Girl in a Band, plus tax. Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person and will be exchanged for ONE signed copy of Girl in a Band at the signing table the day of the event. Tickets are lettered. After Gordon speaks, we will call people up to have their books signed according to the letter on their tickets. Additional guidelines to come! If you cannot attend the event, you can order a signed, personalized copy of the book. ORDER A SIGNED COPY HERE. We ship worldwide. ABOUT Kim Gordon Kim Gordon is an artist, musician, producer, fashion designer, writer and actress. She is a founding member of the experimental post-punk band Sonic Youth. Following the breakup of Sonic Youth, Gordon formed the group Body/Head. A collection of her early critical art writing entitled Is It My Body? was released by Sternberg Press in January 2014. Recent art exhibitions include a show of paintings through the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles and a major survey show at White Columns in New York. Gordon currently shows with 303 Gallery in New York City. She lives in Northampton, New York, and Los Angeles. ABOUT Girl in a Band Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story--a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids. Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing up in California in the '60s and '70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of the book. Place your order here, add the book to your cart and write "SIGNED COPY" in the comments field during checkout. We ship worldwide. Thank you for supporting your local independent bookstore!

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Feb
28
Wishes, Dreams, and Middle Grade Madness: NIKKI LOFTIN& JO WHITTEMORE Dual Release Party! (Saturday, February 28 at 3pm)
Saturday, February 28 at 3PM WISHES, DREAMS, AND MIDDLE GRADE MADNESS Dual Release Party for Two Awesome Austin Authors!!! Nikki Loftin Wish Girl and Jo Whittemore Colonial Madness

We're thrilled to host a big celebration today for new books by two of our favorite Austin authors who write for young readers! Nikki Loftin will be here with Wish Girl, a magical, moving story of a young boy who moves to the Texas Hill Country and befriends a "Make-A-Wish" girl undergoing cancer treatment. Jo Whittemore will be here with Colonial Madness, the story of a girl who hopes to win a new home and debt-free life for her and her mother by accepting the challenge of a deceased relative: live for two weeks as in colonial times. It's going to be a great afternoon! Join us!

ABOUT Nikki Loftin

Nikki Loftin lives with her Scottish photographer husband just outside Austin, Texas, surrounded by dogs, chickens, goats, and rambunctious boys. She is the author of the multiply starred-reviewed Nightingale’s Nest and The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, which Publisher’s Weekly called “mesmerizing” and Kirkus called “irresistible.” Her next novel, Wish Girl, will be published on February 24, 2015.

ABOUT Jo Whittemore

Jo Whittemore is the author of "Front Page Face-Off", "Odd Girl In", and "D is for Drama", all with Aladdin MIX. She currently lives in Texas and is an active member of the Texas Sweethearts, a group of Texas-based children's book writers who make appearances at panels and conferences throughout the country. 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 Nikki Loftin, Jo Whittemore, and your local independent bookstore!

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Mar
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NIGEL BARKER - Models of Influence (Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm)
Tuesday, March 3 at 7PM Fashtion Photographer & Judge on America's Next Top Model NIGEL BARKER speaking & signing Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion In Models of Influence, photographer, television host, and fashion authority Nigel Barker profiles fifty of the most noteworthy models from the 1940s to the present, revealing how their look or way of modeling not only made an indelible stamp on the industry but also influenced fashion design, the popular way of dress, and notions of female beauty worldwide. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing. Please see below for details. PLEASE READ: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Models of Influence from BookPeople. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart. Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. If you cannot 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 all over the world! ABOUT NIGEL BARKER Nigel Barker is a fashion photographer whose images have been printed in many major magazines. The host of Oxygen's The Face, Nigel was also a judge on America's Next Top Model for nine years. He directs and produces films and documentaries, many of which are devoted to his humanitarian work for organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. He lives in New York City with his wife, Cristen, and their two children, Jack and Jasmine. ABOUT MODELS OF INFLUENCE Each of the book's eight chapters focuses on a distinct period, from the postwar modeling boom, which ushered in an era of models who communicated a return to glamour, to the present day, with the emergence of media-savvy models who understand the power of branding themselves to the world at large. Each entry highlights the model's background and career, exploring her unique qualities and the secret to her staying power, whether it's her physical characteristics, daring approach to image making, transformative abilities, or a particular energy that captured or even redefined the zeitgeist of fashion and culture of the time. To complement the text, Barker has personally selected more than one hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs from the archives of the world's top fashion photographers—Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, David Bailey, Francesco Scavullo, Herb Ritts, and Mario Testino among them—to assemble a collectible anthology of many of the finest fashion images from the last seventy years. 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 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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DEAN SLUYTER - Natural Meditation (Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm)
Wednesday, March 4 at 7PM

Meditation Teacher DEAN SLUYTER speaking & signing Natural Meditation: A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice

Clarity, calm, focus, peace - the benefits of meditation are all within reach. If you can breathe, you can meditate. Join us this evening as teacher Dean Sluyter offers practical tips for incorporating simple, achievable meditative practices into our daily lives. His new book, Natural Meditation, is an easy-going, down-to-earth approach that encourages us to test-drive a variety of meditative “vehicles".

ABOUT DEAN SLUYTER

Dean Sluyter has taught natural meditation throughout the United States since 1970 and is the author of several books and audio programs, including Cinema Nirvana, The Zen Commandments, and the forthcoming Natural Meditation: A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice. He has led retreats and workshops at the Chautauqua Institution, the Garrison Institute, New York Open Center, Tibet House, and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and has spoken at colleges including Columbia, Rutgers, Wesleyan, and the University of Pennsylvania. Dean blogs for The Huffington Post and has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, New York Magazine, and Publishers Weekly, which called his writing "joyously entertaining." His media appearances include Oprah & Friends Radio, National Public Radio, and The Lisa Oz Show. He is married to documentary filmmaker Yaffa Lerea and is on the faculty of the West Coast Writers Conferences. 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 Dean Sluyter and your local independent bookstore!

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