Books & Talks

Pride in Pages

Celebrate Pride on Your Bookshelf with These Houston Authors

Houston's LGBTQIA+ authors to know and books that stick with you long after Pride Month is over.

06/07/2022 By Kaitlyn Miller and Geneva Diaz

IMPRACTICAL SPACES

This New Book Explores Houston’s Art Scene

Pete Gershon chronicles the history of Houston’s artist-run spaces, from the 1900s to now in the new book, Impractical Spaces.

05/05/2022 By Amarie Gipson

EDITOR’S PICKS

Independent Bookstores In Houston

From Kaboom Books to Brazos Bookstore, these are the best independent bookstores in Houston.

04/29/2022 By Amarie Gipson

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

‘I Want It to Be a Safe Space’: Ashley Hoskins on the Power of Libraries

Ashley Hoskins is the founding director of Houston's chapter of The Free Black Women's Library.

04/07/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Staff Picks

Meet the Books Our Staff Can’t Put Down

Check out our select favorites from authors Brit Bennett, Farah Ahmedi, and Taylor Jenkins Reid.

04/07/2022 By Danielle Wright With Houstonia Staff

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

The MFAH’s Art Library Is Making a Big Move

Here’s what you should know about the new space.

04/05/2022 By Amarie Gipson

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

A Guide to Houston’s Top Neighborhood Libraries

A guide to everything you need to know about your local library from Downtown to Acres Homes.

04/04/2022 By Amarie Gipson and Geneva Diaz

Read This

Happy National Library Week!

Houstonia is celebrating the city's most beloved nooks.

04/04/2022

Books

Where To Borrow Audiobooks in Houston

Get a free digital library card and access nearly 85,000 titles.

02/03/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Staff Picks

7 Books Our Staff Are Diving Into This Year

Shop our favorite reads from Mikki Kendall, Spike Lee and Matt Haig.

01/14/2022 By Danielle Wright With Houstonia Staff

Books

8 Graphic Novels You Should Pick Up For the Holidays

Dive into the world of comics with our diverse list of stories by all-star artists.

12/15/2021 By Craig Hayes

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

"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