About Us

BookPeople Teen Reviewers is a program run by BookPeople, Texas’s largest independent bookstore.  Comprised of members of our Teen Reviewer, Teen Intern, and Not Just Another Teen Book Club programs, local Austin teens receive free advance reading copies of books in return for their honest opinions.

The BookPeople Staff:


Children’s and Young Adult Book Buyer
A former editor for Harper Collins and our current children’s and teens’ book buyer, Meghan has lived her entire adult life immersed in children and young adult books.  Besides buying, Meghan also coordinates with publishers for the Teen Review Program and administers the Teen Intern Program.  At the moment there are no more spaces available in our Intern program, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact her at kids_buyer at bookpeople dot com.


Marketing Director
A woman of many talents, Mandy oversees event programming for all sections of the store, including the teen section.  If you would be interested in having an event with us, contact her at mandy at bookpeople dot com.


Kid’s Online Coordinator
Publisher of a small independent children’s press here in town, Madeline also works at BookPeople on the BookPeople’s Kids Blog and on this site.  She also manages the Not Just Another Teen Book Club and coordinates with the teens who participate in the Teen Reviewer program.  If you would like to be added to the Teen Reviewer waiting list or are interested in joining the Book Club, please email her at kids_blog at bookpeople dot com.

The Teen Reviewers

  • Nathan
  • Cora
  • Nicole
  • Rachel
  • Meredith
  • Gibreel
  • Willa
  • Olivia
  • Iris
  • Morgan
  • Flora
  • Amber
  • Laura
  • Hayden
  • Arianna
  • Hannah
  • Mackinsey