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

TX – Corey Taylor & Randy Blythe Signing

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BookPeople is thrilled to present Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and lead singer of Lamb of God, Randy Blythe, for a joint signing of their new books You’re Making Me Hate You and Dark Days on Tuesday September 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM! This is a book signing only. Tickets are required to join the signing line. See the event guidelines below.

EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
-This event is a SIGNING only. Taylor & Blythe will not give a public talk. They will, however, be very happy to meet you!
-Tickets are required to join the signing line.
-Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of You’re Making Me Hate You and/or Dark Days.
-The line for the signing will form first come, first serve the day of the event.
-Tickets must be presented to join the signing line at this event.
-No memorabilia will be signed.

ABOUT COREY TAYLOR

Corey Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven. The lead singer of the hard rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey has earned eleven platinum records, forty-three gold records, and a Grammy Award.

ABOUT YOU’RE MAKING ME HATE YOU

Corey Taylor has had it. Had it with the vagaries of human behavior and life in this postmodern digital blanked-out waiting room that passes for a world. Reality TV, awful music, terrible drivers, megamalls, airports, family reunions, bad fashion choices, other people’s monstrous children, and badly-behaved “adult” human beings are warping life in the twenty-first century into an often-unbearable endurance test of one’s patience, fortitude, and faith. “You’re Making Me Hate You” is a blisteringly funny diatribe that skewers the worst aspects of human behavior with a knowing eye for every excruciating detail, told in the vivid way that only Corey Taylor can.

Like his previous bestselling forays, “You’re Making Me Hate You” is an unflinching glimpse into the mind of Corey Taylor, who spares no one from his seething gaze. Make no mistake: this is not the Corey Taylor you run into at meet-and-greets or in line at the coffee shop. This is not the kind and cuddly guy who kisses babies and takes pictures with your mom while leaving a voicemail for that distant cousin in college. This is not the loveable scamp who can poke just as much fun at himself as he does at the various rubes around him, though to be fair he does save one chapter for a brutal and lacerating self-analysis. This is Corey Motherfucking Taylor. This is the Great Big Mouth. This is that bastard you wonder about when you listen to Slipknot and Stone Sour.

ABOUT RANDY BLYTHE

Randy Blythe was born in Alabama and studied at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama. He edited Aura from 1986 to 1988, co-founded Birmingham Poetry Review and co-edited that publication from 1988 to 1998, and assistant-edited Birmingham Poetry Review from 1998 to 2008. In addition to his work as a teacher, writer, and editor, he was a plumber for many years in Birmingham, a cattle farmer on his family’s land in Etowah County, Alabama, and a drummer in rock, jazz, blues, and country bands. He lives in Birmingham and continues to teach composition, literature, and creative writing. He has published poems in numerous little magazines, among them The Laurel Review, Tar River Poetry, South Carolina Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Black Warrior Review. This is his first full-length collection.

ABOUT DARK DAYS

On June 27, 2012, the long-running, hard-touring, and world-renowned metal band lamb of god landed in Prague for their first concert there in two years. Vocalist D. Randall “Randy” Blythe was looking forward to a few hours off a rare break from the touring grind in which to explore the elegant, old city. However, a surreal scenario worthy of Kafka began to play out at the airport as Blythe was detained, arrested for manslaughter, and taken to Pankraacutec Prison, a notorious 123-year-old institution where the Nazis’ torture units had set up camp during the German occupation of then-Czechoslovakia, and where today hundreds of prisoners are housed, awaiting trial and serving sentences in claustrophobic, sweltering, nightmare-inducing conditions.

Two years prior, a 19-year-old fan died of injuries suffered at a lamb of god show in Prague, allegedly after being pushed off stage by Blythe, who had no vivid recollection of the incident. Stage-crashing and -diving being not uncommon occurrences, as any veteran of hard rock, metal, and punk shows knows, the concert that could have left him imprisoned for years was but a vague blur in Blythe’s memory, just one of the hundreds of shows his band had performed over their decades-long career.

At the time of his arrest Blythe had been sober for nearly two years, having finally gained the upper hand over the alcoholism that nearly killed him. But here he faced a new kind of challenge: jailed in a foreign land and facing a prison sentence of up to ten years. Worst of all, a young man was dead, and Blythe was devastated for him and his family, even as the reality of his own situation began to close in behind Pankraacutec Prison’s glowering walls of crumbling concrete and razor wire.

What transpired during Blythe’s incarceration, trial, and eventual acquittal is a rock ‘n’ roll road story unlike any other, one that runs the gamut from tragedy to despair to hope and finally to redemption. While never losing sight of the sad gravity of his situation, Blythe relates the tale of his ordeal with one eye fixed firmly on the absurd (and at times bizarrely hilarious) circumstances he encountered along the way. Blythe is a natural storyteller and his voice drips with cutting humor, endearing empathy, and soulful insight.

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

TX – Felicia Day Signing

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Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at BookPeople on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

Press Release:

Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Felicia Day, bestselling author, comedian, and critically acclaimed actress on the Joss Whedon Emmy-award winning Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, to BookPeople to sign You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), her new book filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism. Tickets are required for the signing and only available from BookPeople. Please see below for ticket details.

EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
*This event is a SIGNING only. Day will not give a public talk. She will, however, be very happy to meet you!
*Tickets are required to join the signing line.
*Tickets are available to purchase online and in-store.
*Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) plus tax.
*Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person and will be exchanged for ONE signed copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) at the signing table the day of the event.
*The line for the signing will form first come, first serve the day of the event.
*Ticketholders MUST be in line at 6pm when the signing begins in order to receive signed books. We cannot guarantee signed copies for late arrivals, even if you purchased your ticket well in advance.
*Additional guidelines to come.

Please note: Copies of the book purchased elsewhere may be signed only if you purchase something of equal value ($25.99) from BookPeople. When you purchase something of equal value, you will be given a line ticket. These line tickets will be available the day of the event, not in advance.

CAN’T MAKE THE EVENT? YOU CAN ORDER A SIGNED, PERSONALIZED BOOK!
Place your order for a signed, personalized copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) right over here!
What does “personalized” mean? It means Felicia Day will sign the book to any name you’d like.
No limit to the number of personalized books one person can order!

ABOUT FELICIA DAY:
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka. She is currently recurring on The CW show Supernatural. However, Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is currently available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.

In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

ABOUT YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST):
The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day–violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world…or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs.

After growing up in the south where she was “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star. Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism–just like her memoir.

Hilarious and inspirational, “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)” is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now–even for a digital misfit.

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

TX – Intergalactic Nemesis Signing

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Jason Neulander, creator of Intergalactic Nemesis, appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM for an incredible live-action graphic novel performance that has been blowing minds from coast to coast. He’ll be here with the much-anticipated final installment in the series, Twin Infinity. The year is 1942. Are you ready for the adventure? We are! Don’t miss it!

ABOUT JASON NEULANDER

Jason Neulander is an internationally-acclaimed writer, director, and producer whose work fuses multiple artistic disciplines with technology to create unique and original theatrical and literary experiences. In the 90s, Neulander founded the avant-garde company Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, Texas, and during his fifteen-year run as Artistic Director developed and directed more than 50 original experimental plays and music-theater productions. During his tenure he was named “Best Theatre Director” three times by the readers of The Austin Chronicle and won numerous awards for his work.

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

TX – Gumption Signing

gumptionNick Offerman signs his new book at BookPeople on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Actor, Writer, Humorist, & Carpenter NICK OFFERMAN speaking & signing Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers here at BookPeople!

Tickets for the signing are now available!

Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Nick Offerman, bestselling author, comedian, and critically acclaimed actor on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, to BookPeople with his book about the lives of those who have inspired him. 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 Gumption, plus tax.
Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person.
Each ticket will be exchanged for ONE copy of Gumption at the signing table the day of the event.
Tickets are lettered. After Offerman speaks, we will call people up to have their books signed according to the letter on their tickets.
Additional guidelines to come!
If you can’t make the event, please give us a call on Thursday 6/04/15 to inquire about the availability of signed copies: 512-472-5050.

ABOUT NICK OFFERMAN

Nick Offerman is People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2012: Moustache Edition, currently stars in the NBC series Parks and Recreation. His numerous television and movie appearances include roles in Childrens Hospital, 21 Jump Street, and The Men Who Stare at Goats. Offerman lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Megan Mullally, where he spends his time off-set running the Offerman Woodshop, where he builds canoes, dining room tables, and mustache combs.

ABOUT GUMPTION

After the great success of his autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Offerman now focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He’ll combine both serious history with light-hearted humor—comparing, say, George Washington’s wooden teeth to his own experience as a woodworker. The subject matter will also allow Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which readers love to hear—areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.

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

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