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A large selection of young adult books sit in a Walmart book aisle.

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Are We Turning the Page on Local Bookstores?

By Camryn Cole Web Content Contributor Books have been around forever. We use them for everything: learning, creating, and bettering ourselves. Novels are versatile, written by authors as different as Jane Austen and Stephen King. Books are classics, but they are also ever-changing. However, if books are so timeless, why have so many bookstores begun to go out of business? With the rapid rise of technology, I have noticed the […]

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Above a set of automatic sliding glass doors, trimmed with evergreen steel, is a marquee reading “Upcoming”, “Ottessa Moshfegh 6/29”, “Zachary Levi 6/29”, centerfold and stacked upon each other. The marquee is hinged to the limestone brick structure of BookPeople. Just above the marquee, the second-floor windows have “Read” decaled 6 times along the base.

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Ottessa Moshfegh: Master of Female Manipulators

By Sofia Psolka Web Content Contributor Ever since receiving international praise for her first novel “Eileen” in 2015, Ottessa Moshfegh has raced her way to becoming a great literary writer of our generation. In fact, “Eileen” was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2016 and is currently being adapted into a screenplay by Moshfegh and her husband. Since then, she has released five novels, a collection of short stories and […]

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Illustration of a woman writing with books beside her and purple and pink trees to the left in the background.

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Underrated Texas Female Authors

By Andie MauWeb Content Assistant Manager While Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurty are household names, Texan women are suspiciously absent in Texan literary conversations despite their gender making up the majority of the publishing industry. The following are accomplished Texan female authors and their works worthy of more recognition. “Rain of Scorpions and Other Stories”- Estella Portillo Trambley Trambley was born in 1976 in El Paso, Texas. The majority of […]

todayMarch 8, 2021 161

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Spanglish, Queer and Worth Reading: Interview with Juli Delgado Lopera on “Fiebre Tropical”

By Diamond Marie PedrozaWeb Content Contributor Juli Delgado Lopera’s novel, “Fiebre Tropical,” is a coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old girl named, Francisca, who has recently immigrated to Miami, Florida from Bogotá, Colombia with her family. Throughout the novel, Francisca explores her sexuality, while also dealing with her mother’s intense religious dependency on their church. Lopera’s novel took “five or six years to write,” they said. The novel is progressive in […]

todayMarch 2, 2021 94

Image of pink background with book in center and sparkles coming from the center with smaller pictures surrounding.

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My Top Three Books and What They Say About Me

By Jess BazalduaWeb Content Contributor Since working from home, I’ve found myself reaching for social media on a more frequent basis. Something that stood out to me was this hashtag called #MyThreeBooks. This tag generated from Publishers Association, who launched this campaign in April of this year to bring readers and publishers together during a time of social distance. The rule for posting under this tag is to list three […]

todayJuly 10, 2020 331

A picture of my copy of Hopeless Savages, Bloom and Blue Is the Warmest Color

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The Most Romantic Graphic Novels for Valentine’s Day

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor Why read your romance this Valentine’s when there are pictures? Graphic novels are the freshest medium on the market, offering a plethora of romance with unique storytelling elements. All of the following can be read in one sitting, so treat yourself this holiday and wrap up with your coziest blankets, favorite beverage and one of these feel-good stories.  Cover of Bloom. Image by Savanna Ganucheau. […]

todayFebruary 12, 2020 178

book cover featuring a girl looking in the distance and another book featuring a girl face close up

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P.S. I Still Love You: The Book to Read & The Film to Watch

By Stacey RamirezWeb Content Contributor It was 2014 when the world first met Lara Jean, the protagonist of Jenny Hans Novel “To All the Boys I Loved Before”, this young adult romance novel quickly became a New York Times Best seller and led to its trilogy, “P.S I Still Love You”and “Always and Forever, Lara Jean”. “To All the Boys I Loved” is the love story of Jean a high […]

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Three stacks of books on three floating shelves on a white wall with a large light bulb

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Fresh Picks for the Newfound Bookworm

By Brandi MitchellWeb Content Contributor I feel confident that you all read my last article, picked up a copy of either “Firefly Lane” or “When Breath Becomes Air” and read late into the night, neglecting any and all responsibilities until you reached the bittersweet end. Yes, I do live in a fantasy world where the whole world and my boyfriend have read a “chapter book” more recently than third grade. […]

todaySeptember 10, 2019 17

Two books on a shelf, one in front of the other. The book in front is The Immortal Rules from the Blood of Eden series.The cover shows a girl with black hair crying one tear of blood. The book in the back is Dumplin and shows a plus sized girl in a red dress on the cover.

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Not Your Damsel in Distress

By Timia CobbWeb Content Contributor We all know that a good romance book every now and then just feels good for the soul. Books are filled with the drama and romance that we lack in our lives. However, the basic storyline of a teenage girl having to decide between two hot guys or the prince desperately needing a princess is overplayed. Strong female leads in books are needed; they make […]

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