Tomorrow, at 7:30, we are thrilled to be hosting local author Jacqueline Kelly, the author of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, which is perhaps my favorite new summer reading book of the season. Intrigued by the different grashoppers inhabiting her backyard, eleven-year-old Callie Vee finds herself suddenly enthralled by the natural world–a fascination that unexpectedly […]


When a copy of The Lightning Thief first started making the rounds at BookPeople back in the spring of 2005, our children’s book buyer handed it to store employee Topher Bradfield, saying, “I really think you’ll like this.” Unbeknownst to her, Topher wouldn’t just like the book; he would adopt it as his one true […]

Need a bookmark?

Well, you’re in luck! We recently held our annual bookmark design contest for grades K-6, and the winning bookmarks are now available instore. This year’s winners and finalists were: KINDERGARTEN Winner: Jack Brideau Finalists: Logan Hutchison Caleb Johnson Gabrielle Poovala Katie Denton 1&2 GRADE Winner: Maryunhyun Caldwell Finalists: Ginger Hudson Madeline Fuchs Malasia Rae McHenry […]

Amazing YA event TOMORROW

All local readers of quality YA fiction: pay attention! Tomorrow, we will be hosting two of our local literary superstars at BookPeople at 1PM. You do not want to miss this. Kathi Appelt’s debut novel, The Underneath (Atheneum), was named a National Book Award finalist and received a Newbery Honor from the American Library Association. […]


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