National Poetry Month

Kevin Prufer Explains Why Poetry Is Important

Prufer talks ahead of his reading, the final event in the 2017/2018 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.

04/23/2018 By Ryan Pait

Ball is Life

This Basketball Poet Just Might Get Your Kid Excited About Verse

Newbery-winning poet Kwame Alexander comes to Houston to talk his new novel, Rebound.

04/19/2018 By Ryan Pait

Not all Bad

Climate Change is Probably Worse Than You Think, But Let's Not Freak Out About It

William T. Vollmann, a National Book Award winner, arrives in Houston with his two-volume explainer on the realities of and possibilities for Earth's climate future.

04/12/2018 By Ryan Pait

Westword

Obama-Approved Mohsin Hamid Comes to Houston

The celebrated author of Exit West reads Tuesday at Christ Church Cathedral.

04/09/2018 By Ryan Pait

Happiness

Aminatta Forna Talks Happiness, Immigration, and Why She Sometimes Pees Standing Up

It was all for research, explains the visiting author.

03/20/2018 By Ryan Pait

Not Kimberly

Tayari Jones On An American Marriage, the Budget Theory of Writing, and Being Oprah's New Fave

The novelist discusses her recent book ahead of a Brazos Bookstore reading.

03/07/2018 By Ryan Pait

Horrible and Wonderful

Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful. Just Ask Stephanie Wittels Wachs.

The Houston writer grapples with grief and the loss of her talented brother in a new memoir.

02/26/2018 By Holly Beretto

Poetic Myth

Analicia Sotelo Is the Stuff of Legend

The Houston poet debuts a book of cheeky, surprising poetry that's half autobiography and half myth-making.

02/13/2018 By Chris Becker

Multiplicities

Paul Auster Is Sorry His Book Is So Long

The author of the massive 4 3 2 1 talks craft and process ahead of his Houston reading.

02/09/2018 By Ryan Pait

Literary Lovelies

Inprint Celebrates the Written Word in Style

This year's Poets & Writers Ball raised more than $400,000 for Inprint's programming.

02/08/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Ice House

This Swedish Architect Devoted More Than Two Decades to Studying Houston. This Is What He Found.

Lars Lerup finds beauty and order among what he calls Houston's "continuous city."

01/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Write It Out

How I Found My Pen Pal at Brazos Bookstore

One writer finds post-Harvey solace in physical media and human connections at a club that grew from two friends who loved to write letters.

01/05/2018 By Rachael Holliday

Murder o'Clock

Bestselling Author Robert Crais Returns to the Bookstore that Launched His Career

The author of The Wanted will visit Murder by the Book for a signing and discussion of his latest work.

01/03/2018 By Holly Beretto

Year in Reading

I Read 156 Books This Year. Here Are 3 Things I Learned.

"I think that's how and why I read so much: the possibility of discovering something that will grab me, shake me, and even change me."

12/27/2017 By Ryan Pait

Reading is cool!

These Are The Books We Loved in 2017

In a year when we needed books more than ever, one writer shares some favorite fiction, nonfiction and poetry published in 2017.

12/20/2017 By Ryan Pait

Gift Guide

9 Giftable Titles Your #bookstagram Friend Doesn't Have Yet

Stumped on what to get your favorite bookworm? Look no further.

12/18/2017 By Mary Cate Stevenson

Now Vending

Where to Get Free Books at the Push of a Button

A book vending machine at the Northeast Multi-Service Center makes a small contribution to the still-ailing Houston Public Libraries.

11/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Me gusta leer

What Katherine Paterson Thinks We Can Learn From Cuba

The author of beloved children's books such as Bridge to Terabithia talks her latest—and perhaps last—novel.

11/10/2017 By Holly Beretto

Surreal

Who Was Salvador Dalí?

Christine Argillet, daughter of the artist's publisher, provided a unique look into the artist's life at Off the Wall Gallery.

11/01/2017 By Elizabeth Myong

Teenage Dream

This Novel by Claire Messud Will Make You Rethink Your Teenage Years

The author of The Burning Girl talked to us ahead of her Houston reading.

10/31/2017 By Ryan Pait