BOOKS

Kindred Stories Shares Top Picks for National Book Month

In need of a new read? This Black-owned bookstore has got you covered.

10/21/2021 By Amarie Gipson

Lifting the Fog

Celebrate Community with Your Favorite Local LGBTQ+ Authors at Axelrad

“Home is Where You Queer Your Heart” tells stories of chosen family and community.

07/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Kick off with a bang

Brenda Peynado's New, Genre-Bending The Rock Eaters Collection Aims for a Punch

The newly hired University of Houston writing professor revels in the fast pace of short stories.

07/19/2021 By Margaret Carmel

popping up

Kindred Stories Changing Narrative on Access to Black Literature

The Black- and woman-owned bookstore, which has been hosting pop-ups around Houston, plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in Third Ward.

07/15/2021 By Carolina Larracilla

Warning Lights

Daniel Silva's Latest Spy Thriller Sounds Familiar

Ahead of the talk for his new book, "The Cellist," the spy fiction author chatted about precarious state of American democracy.

07/12/2021 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Texas Ties

Annette Gordon-Reed Talks Home, History, and Growing up Black in Texas

The renowned author’s new book, "On Juneteenth," takes center stage at a special, free Inprint event on June 21.

06/17/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Read This Now

The Complicated Backstory of Bushwick Bill

A new book, "Why Bushwick Bill Matters," about the Geto Boys rapper's life is all substance, no sugarcoating.

06/14/2021 By Chris Vognar

Pride in Pages

Bring a Bit of Pride to Your Bookshelf with These Page-Turners

From remarkable memoirs to stirring science fiction, these reads from Houston's LGBTQA authors are sure to speak to you (and stick with you long after Pride Month is over).

06/11/2021 By Kaitlyn Miller

"On Juneteenth"

Annette Gordon-Reed to Headline a Surprise Inprint Event

The renowned Texas-born historian will talk about her memoir, "On Juneteenth," on June 21.

06/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Lights up on Washington Heights!

Lin-Manuel Miranda Dropping By Blue Willow Bookshop for Virtual In the Heights Event

The June 15 event will launch his new book "In the Heights: Finding Home," which tells the story of his first Tony-winning musical.

05/19/2021 By Emma Schkloven

You Get a Book!

Oprah Winfrey Is Coming (Virtually) to Houston

Blue Willow Bookshop will host Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry for a discussion of their new book, “What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing,” on May 3.

04/26/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Poetic Genius

Jericho Brown Talks Police Brutality, Time in Houston Ahead of Inprint Reading

The UH alum will read from his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection, "The Tradition," on April 26.

04/23/2021 By Margaret Carmel

To celebrate or not to celebrate

5 Things to Know about Rienzi's Super Rare Copy of Shakespeare’s Works

We chatted with MFAH about the "Second Folio" ahead of their joint birthday bash for the Bard with Main Street Theater.

04/22/2021 By Holly Beretto

Curtain Up

SPA Brings Live Shows Back with an A-List Lineup

This season's schedule includes visits from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Black Violin, David Sedaris, Jeff Goldblum, and so many more.

04/22/2021 By Emma Schkloven

well, what if?

Susan Choi's Trust Exercise Isn't about Houston ... or Is It?

The National Book Award winner chats with us about writing what she knows.

04/19/2021 By Chris Vognar

flipping the script

Ahead of His Inprint Reading, Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks Literary Influences and Asian American Hate

The Pulitzer Prize winner will read from his long-awaited sequel, "The Committed," on April 12.

04/09/2021 By Margaret Carmel

The city is a character

An Ode to Larry McMurtry’s Enduring Houston

In the days following the famed author's death, one "Houstonia" writer reflects on the version of Houston that appeared in McMurtry’s books.

03/29/2021 By Brittanie Shey

presidential portraits

Don’t Miss George W. Bush’s Virtual Chat with Blue Willow Bookshop Next Month

The former president is promoting his new book, “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants.”

03/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Grrrrrl Power

Go Watch This Houston Teacher's Book-Turned-Movie on Netflix

We chatted with Jennifer Mathieu about her young-adult novel’s roots and what it’s like seeing Amy Poehler translate it to the screen.

03/08/2021 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Get Lit(erary)

Writer Lily King on Writers and Lovers

We chatted with the author about writing the book she wanted to read in her 20s before her virtual Inprint appearance tonight.

02/22/2021 By Ryan Pait