BookPeople Q&A with Vegan Survival Guide to Austin

I am super proud of these intelligent, awesome women. The Vegan Survival Guide to Austin is on bookshelves now!


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Two of our booksellers have written a brand new book that will be on our shelves next week. Vegan Survival Guide to Austin is the first of its kind – a guide to the many vegan friendly restaurants and food trucks here in town, as well as a look at the history of Austin’s vegan scene and the people who have built our vibrant and ever-growing vegan community.

Carolyn Tracy is BookPeople’s web sales manager. Julie Wernersbach is BookPeople’s publicist. They researched and wrote this book, published by History Press, in their spare time. Inspired by the format and success of the bestseller Austin Breakfast Tacos, they have put all of their bookselling and vegan food-eating knowledge to use to create what they hope will be an informative, useful book for local and visiting vegans and for the veg-curious.

We’ll celebrate the release of Vegan Survival Guide

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New & Noteworthy Book Club Approved: Station Eleven

My thoughts on our first book club meeting…conclusion: success! (and beauty and beer)


~post by Jan

They slugged through the freezing rain on Thursday night, bundled in cotton and wool and denim. Upon arrival, they threaded through the warm, smiling bookstore crowds, up to the third floor–dark and quiet and spotted with rubble from recent (de)construction work. The thirteen women, mostly strangers, sat in a circle, sipped on some beer, and talked…about art.

It was a perfect parallel to the work under discussion: Emily St. John Mandel’s eerie Station Eleven. Mandel’s story follows the stories of several characters (connected through their interactions and relationships to Arthur Leander, an aging actor who dies on the eve of the apocalypse) trying to make it through the first days after a devastating superflu kills off the majority of humanity–what they cling to (be it forgotten technologies or comic books or gossip magazine clippings) and where they find meaning (Shakespeare and Star Trek and the New…

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