TX – Moonglow Signing

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Author Michael Chabon presents his new novel MOONGLOW at BookPeople on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Details at the link…

In MOONGLOW, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon turns his own family history into fiction as he imagines the murky origins and murkier fate of Chabon Scientific Company, a mail-order novelty business.  This expansive narrative unfolds as an old man’s deathbed confession to his grandson; over the course of his final week, the man leaves a dizzying legacy of half-revealed secrets and shocking revelations as he looks back over a tumultuous century and relives scenes from an impoverished childhood in south Philadelphia, wartime Europe, a prison in upstate New York, and the American space program.

About this author:
Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — an epic novel that charts 16 years in the lives of Sammy Clay and Joe Kavalier, two Jewish cousins who create a popular series of comic books in the early 1940s, the years leading up to the U.S. entry into World War II. In addition to novels, including the now-classic Wonder Boys, Chabon has also produced short stories, screenplays, children’s books, comics, and newspaper serials.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Margaret Stohl & Marie Lu Signing

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Novelists Margaret Stohl and Marie Lu appear at BookPeople on Monday, October 17th at 7:00 PM to sign their new books Black Widow: Red Vengeance and The Midnight Star.

ABOUT THE MIDNIGHT STAR

The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from hit factory Marie Lu

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.”
Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.
When a new danger appears, Adelina s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina’s story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.

ABOUT BLACK WIDOW: RED VENGEANCE

Black Widow: Red Vengeance is the action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red, penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl. This time Stohl takes listeners inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies–Black Widow and Red Widow–delving deeper into their powers and revealing more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training.

ABOUT MARIE LU

Marie Lu is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Young Elites, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.

ABOUT MARGARET STOHL

Margaret Stohl is a lifelong science fiction fan, former video game designer, and coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. Beautiful Creatures is now a major motion picture. She lives in Los Angeles with her family

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Cartoonist BOX BROWN appears in conversation with Austin Kleon at BookPeople to present and sign his new book Tetris: The Games People Play on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

Tetris, one of the first popular video games, has since become iconic and immediately recognizable around the world. Yet few are familiar with the game’s turbulent origin story involving secret trips to the Soviet Union, tense bidding wars, and outright theft. Author Box Brown is filling in all the exciting details in his new book Tetris: The Games People Play. Come join us this afternoon for a fun discussion with Steal Like an Artist author Austin Kleon.

ABOUT TETRIS:
It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams.
Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft.
New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

ABOUT BOX BROWN:
Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second is Tetris: The Games People Play. Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

OR – Mary-Louise Parker Signing

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Actress Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Red, Fried Green Tomatoes) signs her book Dear Mr. You at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 PM.

Dear Mr. You (Scribner) is the bestselling, wonderfully unconventional, “warmly conspiratorial… seriously good” (The New York Times) literary memoir from award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker. An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman’s life through letters Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood, to remembrances of former lovers, to an homage to a firefighter she encountered, to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted. Readers will be amazed by the depth and style of Parker’s letters, which reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

TX – Jane Two Signing

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Actor, director and writer SEAN PATRICK FLANERY appears at BookPeople to discuss and sign his debut novel Jane Two on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

We are proud to have Sean Patrick Flanery, accomplished actor (Boondock Saints, Young Indiana Jones, etc.), director and writer in our store this evening as he introduces his debut novel, Jane Two. Join us here at BookPeople as he explores that powerful first taste of love that sets the bar for something that we’ll chase, usually unsuccessfully, for the rest of our lives.

ABOUT JANE TWO

A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the 70s and out onto the porch every single time his Granddaddy calls him, where he’s presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence. How will this magical moment divide Mickey’s life into a “before and after” and permanently change his motion and direct it down the unpaved road to which only a lucky few are granted access?

ABOUT SEAN PATRICK FLANERY

Sean Patrick Flanery is an American actor who was raised in a small town outside Houston, Texas. He has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows, some of which he hopes you’ve seen and some of which he hopes you haven’t. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his family, where he works in the entertainment industry, writes, and owns and operates a martial arts academy.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Armada Signing

0000000000-armadaERNEST CLINE, best-selling author of Ready Player One, appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM to sign ARMADA!

A line ticket is required to join the signing line at this event. Tickets are available with the purchase of Armada from BookPeople on Tuesday, April 12th, starting at 9:00 AM.

Press Release:

BookPeople booksellers and book lovers alike are thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite local authors when he joins us for the paperback release of his bestselling novel and follow up to Ready Player One. Ernest Cline always gives an amazing presentation and reading filled with humor, insight, and downright out of this universe answers during Q&A.

ABOUT ARMADA

It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He’s daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again.

Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy.

A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.

But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can’t help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little too… familiar?

Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline’s trademark pop-culture savvy.

ABOUT ERNEST CLINE

Ernest Cline is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Big Nate Blasts Off Signing

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Cartoonist and Writer LINCOLN PEIRCE speaks and signs Big Nate Blasts Off at BookPeople on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 PM.

BookPeople is super stoked to welcome back cartoonist Lincoln Peirce with the eighth novel in his New York Times bestselling series, Big Nate! Big Nate is P.S. 38’s coolest doodler, but definitely NOT the teacher’s pet. But after a scrap with Randy Betancourt makes headlines in the Weekly Bugle, Nate’s got a problem WAY worse than detention. Can Nate bounce back? And will the annual Mud Bowl be a blast, or a bust? Join us tonight at 6PM to find out just what our favorite sixth grader has gotten himslef into this time.

ABOUT LINCOLN PEIRCE:
Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist/writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate. It appears in more than two hundred U.S. newspapers and online daily at comics.com. He lives with his wife and two children in Portland, Maine.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Mary-Louise Parker Signs

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Actress and Author MARY-LOUISE PARKER appears in conversation with Austin writer VINCENT SCARPA about Parker’s new book, Dear Mr. You, at BookPeople on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Books and tickets for the signing now available!

We loved her as Nancy Botwin on Weeds, Amy Gardner on The West Wing, Ruth on Fried Green Tomatoes… we could go on and on. Now, we’re getting to know Mary Louise Parker as an author. Dear Mr. You is a collection of literary essays that take the form of letters Parker has penned to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. We’re thrilled to see this Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-winning actress make her literary debut. Join us tonight as Parker appears in conversation with Austin writer Vincent Scarpa. After their talk, she’ll sign books. Tickets for the signing are available with the purchase of a copy of Dear Mr. You from BookPeople.

EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES

*The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
*Tickets are required to join the signing line.
*Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Dear Mr. You from BookPeople.
*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.
*Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.

If you cannot make it to the event, we’re taking a limited number of orders for signed copies of Dear Mr. You. Simply add the book to your cart and indicate SIGNED COPY. We ship all over the world!

ABOUT MARY LOUISE PARKER

Mary-Louise Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress. Her writing has appeared in Esquire, The Riveter, Bust, and The Bullet. This is her first book.

ABOUT DEAR MR. YOU

A wonderfully unconventional literary debut from the award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker.  An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman s life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted. Readers will be amazed by the depth and style of these letters, which reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Signing

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Author Sarah Vowell (also the voice of Violet Parr in The Incredibles) appears at BookPeople on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM to present and sign her new book Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. Tickets are available at the link…

If you’ve never enjoyed history, you’ve never read Sarah Vowell. We’re stoked to have “The Madonna of Americanah” (LA Times), This American Life contributor, and author of several books, including Assassination Vacation, school us on Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette. Join us for an insightful and hilarious portrait of a nation’s idealism and its reality. The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States from BookPeople.

EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES

The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
Tickets are required to join the signing line.
Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States 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.
Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.

RSVP on Facebook!

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

TX – Six of Crows Signing

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Leigh Bardugo appears in conversation with Julie Murphy at BookPeople on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

We’re so excited to welcome Leigh Bardugo to BookPeople on her Magic and Mayhem tour for Six of Crows! We love the Grisha Trilogy and can’t wait to dive into Six of Crows, a stand alone novel takes place in the Grisha universe. Bardugo will appear in conversation with fellow YA author Julie Murphy, whose new book, Dumplin’, will also soon be on our shelves. We’re cooking up plenty of magic and mayhem tonight! Join us!

ABOUT SIX OF CROWS

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first.

ABOUT LEIGH BARDUGO

Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

ABOUT JULIE MURPHY

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she’s not writing or trying to catch stray animals, Julie can be found in a library smelling old books and manning the reference desk.

ABOUT DUMPLIN’

Dubbed Dumplin’ by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American-beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself.So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant along with several other unlikely candidates to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she ll shock the hell out of Clover City and maybe herself most of all.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

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