Jessica Romm Perez & Shani Silver – domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home
From the editors of domino magazine comes a new book about discovering personal style and creating a space that you love. This new book dives deep into the specifics of decorating: how to use accessories, lighting, color, pattern, and art to personalize your home. Jessica Romm Perez is joining us Monday, DEC 5 at 7PM, with a workshop (materials provided)! Reserve your place and order your voucher today, as space is limited. For more information, visit our events page at BookPeople.com!
Rock and Roll historian for NPR’s Fresh Air and co-founder of SXSW Ed Ward is capturing the birth of a musical movement that helped to change the world. His new book, The History of Rock and Roll Vol. 1, takes us for a tour across the musical landscape – from Memphis to London – and shares both the well-known and the forgotten stories of Rock and Roll.
Join us Saturday January 19th at 3pm as we welcome Ed Ward for a talk and signing!
Johnny Marr – Set the Boy Free
Johnny Marr, songwriter and guitarist for The Smiths, and one of the preeminent musicians of a generation has released his long anticipated memoir Set the Boy Free. Beginning with his childhood in working-class Manchester, Marr tells the story of how he first met Stephen Morrisey and takes the reader backstage to their prolific, but often contentious, creative partnership.
Rising above and beyond the personal struggles and bitter feuds, Marr delivers the story of his music and his band, sharing the real insights of a man who has made music his life, and finally giving fans what they’ve truly been waiting for.
Johnny Cash – Forever Words
Newly discovered in the Cash family archives is a treasure trove of previous unpublished works from the legend himself, including copies of handwritten poems and lyrics. In this collection, we see the world through Cash’s eyes, his refelction on his interior reality, and his insightful observations into culture, family and fame. Edited by Pullitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, with a foreword from Johnny Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, this book is a remarkable new addition to the canon of one of America’s heroes.
Robbie Robertson – Testimony
Robbie Robertson is often referred to as one of rock’s greatest storytellers. With songs like “The Weight,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and “Up on Cripple Creek,” Robertson and his partners in the Band introduced a new popular music lexicon that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians and styles. Now, in his memoir, he tells us the behind-the-scenes stories of his upbringing and the formation of the Band. Robertson’s songwriting skills translate well to his prose and bring us a beautifully written memoir for all fans of rock music.
Zadie Smith – Swing Time
Swing Time has been getting incredible amounts of love from indie booksellers all over the country, here’s what our very own Kid’s Events Coordinator, Demi, has to say about it! “Yet again, Zadie Smith proves her worth as one of the finest literary voices alive. Swing Time is exactly what I never knew I wanted; a love letter to dance, to music, to sisterhood, to love, to family. It’s gorgeous and heartbreaking in the style of every one of Smith’s novels, and it resonates far beyond the end of the story. I feel like I’ve stolen a priceless piece of art with this on my shelf.”
Mark your calendar now and grab tickets for the HUGE event with Zadie Smith, January 12, 2017! For more event details, including a link to the ticket site, go to BookPeople.com!
Trevor Noah – Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah is known now as the host of The Daily Show, but long before that he was a kid growing up in South Africa during apartheid. As a biracial kid, it was illegal for him to even exist, and it had a great impact on how he sees the world. Now, in Born a Crime, he looks back with his trademark wit and humor at those years and tells his powerful story in a way only a comedian could.
Wesley Lowery – They Can’t Kill Us All
One of the most anticipated books of the season, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery conducted hundreds of interviews in Ferguson, Cleveland, Charleston, and Baltimore, bringing to life a historically informed standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect. Studded with moments of joy and tragedy, Lowery examines how civil unrest and protests are part of a broader struggle for justice in a long history of a community on the receiving end of injustice and discrimination. A deeply reported book, They Can’t Kill Us All brings to life the quest for justice in the deaths of Michale Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, insight into the reality of police violence in America, and a moving portrait of those working to end it.
Bernie Sanders – Our Revolution
Now that the election is over it might seem like the time to turn away from politics. Bernie Sanders is here to remind you of his vision for America as he both looks back at his campaign and forward at the future of our country. Our Revolution is filled with his recollections and insider detalis about one of the most memorable and important campaigns in modern American history as millions of people showed up for an Independent senator from a small state taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment. As we move into 2017, Sanders will certainly remain a figure to watch, as he outlines a progressive political revolution in the continuing struggle for equality for all.
Anna Kendrick – Scrappy Little Nobody
Anna Kendrick has become famous for movies like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, and Into the Woods, not to mention her hilarious tweets! But before all of that, she was a theater nerd growing up in Maine and trying to make it on Broadway. Her memoir is full of stories of her struggles, both with acting and with normal childhood fears and problems. Her self-deprecating and witty humor is on full display and you simply won’t be able to make it through the book without laughing.
Leslie Bennetts – Last Girl Before Freeway
The definitive book about Joan Rivers’ tumultuous, victorious, tragic, hilarious, and fascinating life, this is the biography of one of the greatest comedians ever– a performer whose sixty year career was borne, simply, out of a desire to make people laugh so she could feel loved. LAST GIRL BEFORE FREEWAY delves into the inner workings of a woman who both reflected and redefined the world around her and a career that broke down gender barriers and pushed the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life.
Haruki Murakami – Absolutely On Music
“Music plays a huge part in all of Murakmi’s fiction, so it’s really great to read this intimate conversation between him and Seiji Ozawa.Truly a book about people who love music, for people who love music– the discussion is lively and easy to follow, I especially enjoyed the similarities that sprang up between novel writing and music composition as these two masters discussed their craft.” Will Bason, bookseller.
Steven Johnson – Wonderland
From Steven Johnson, bestselling author and host of the PBS/BBC series HOW WE GOT TO NOW, is WONDERLAND: HOW THE PLAY MADE THE MODERN WORLD. Fans love the surprising perspective of his long-view approach to history. In this lushly illustrated introduction to the innovators of leisure, Johnson applies that lens to the history of popular entertainment, arguing that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.
LeUyem Pham – The Bear Who Wasn’t There
For a book that’s supposed to be about Bear, this wonderful book from PRINCESS IN BLACK illustrator LeUyen Pham doesn’t seem to have a bear anywhere! All the members of the animal community are looking for him except for Duck, who would much rather you read a book about him instead. Hmm…where could Bear be? THE BEAR THAT WASN’T THERE is perfect for any amateur sleuth.
Simone Biles – Courage to Soar
From Simone Biles, Olympic gymnast and winner of four gold medals at Rio 2016, comes an autobiography sure to inspire. The Texas native tells her story from that first fateful moment in which she discovered gymnastics all the way to the Olympic Games! Her hard work and effort as well as her unfailing optimism are sure to inspire and entertain.