ahoy, summer!

Dive Right Into the Summer of Moby-Dick

Brazos Bookstore's annual summer programming centers on Melville's whale of a tale.

06/04/2018 By Doni Wilson

Life Sentence

Rachel Kushner Wants You to Understand What It's Like on the Inside

The two-time National Book Award finalist reads from her new novel, The Mars Room, that delves into California prison life.

05/22/2018 By Ryan Pait

Shero

A 'Prophetic and Witchy' Dream Led to Paula McLain's Love and Ruin

Turns out Martha Gellhorn was just as exciting as her former husband Ernest Hemingway.

05/16/2018 By Ryan Pait

SATC

Aja Gabel's The Ensemble Follows Four Friends Across a Quarter-Century

Ahead of a Brazos reading, Gabel talks her debut novel, which she mostly wrote from her apartment here in the Heights.

05/14/2018 By Ryan Pait

Poor brendan

Tom Perrotta Loves a Naughty Text Message

The author of Election and The Leftovers comes to Houston to read from Mrs. Fletcher, now out in paperback.

05/02/2018 By Ryan Pait

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

This Saturday is Independence Day for Books

Booksellers across the city will celebrate Saturday's Independent Bookstore Day. Here's how.

04/27/2018 By Holly Beretto

Ice House

Ana Emilia Felker Wants to Explore the Soul of Mexico City

The PhD candidate in UH's Spanish-language creative writing program will read from her first book, Aunque la casa se derrumbe, this month.

04/24/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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