On Saturday, August 8, BookPeople is throwing a Carnival of Books from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. This well-loved, downtown book store wants to have a party with cake and balloons and some good old fashioned Austin weird, and all of you are invited! Enjoy a special storytime, bookish carnival games, a family read-aloud, giveaways, a scavenger hunt and cake!


 –> Schedule of Events:
— 11:30 a.m. –  A Very Special BookPeople Storytime

To kick off the festivities, they are going to be inducting the youngest citizens into our community of readers with a bookish pledge, tokens of honor, special snacks, and — most importantly — a Circus Ship storytime to join the Carnival of Books!

— 12 p.m. –  Carnival Games Commence
Gather under the BookPeople Big Top and try your luck at one of our bookish carnival games. Win prizes ranging from ten cups of coffee in our cafe to advance copies of exciting new books!

  • Test Your Literary Strength: Sure, you can read a big book, but can you keep that hefty tome aloft with a single arm? How about six hefty tomes? While standing on one leg? With one eye closed? Step right up and test your literary strength!
  • Book Pong: Have a sharp eye and steady aim? Launch a ping pong ball into a red cup to win a prize
  • How many books do their shelves hold? One million? Two million? Wager a bet and you may win a BookPeople gift card, and ten free cups of coffee and a slice of cake from our cafe, CoffeePeople!
  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker: How well do you know the classics? Match the first line of a book to its title and author and win a prize!
  • Literary Future: Visit the fortune teller for predictions and to enter to win advance copies of some of this season’s biggest books!

— 1 p.m.  – Family Read Aloud Marathon Storytime! 
They’ll be highlighting 25 best-loved family read-alouds during the Carnival of Books, and staff members will be taking the stage on the second floor to share some of their favorite first chapters!

–> 3 p.m. –  Cake, Champagne & Fall Event Announcements
Join BookPeople as they toast what is going to be an EPIC season of fall events!

 –> Happening All Day Long:

  • Literary trivia
  • Fall author Scavenger Hunt
  • Giveaways
  • Photobooth

For more info, you can visit the BookPeople website.

Have a fun time!