Banned Books Week

5 Books Currently Banned or Restricted in Texas Schools

De-shelved books from school libraries continue to speak volumes about censorship.

09/27/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Making a Murderer

Life After 12 Years on Death Row

At Brazos Bookstore, a new book about a now-infamous Houston trial, conviction and exoneration.

09/19/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Top Picks

What's Up This Weekend? So Much (Sept 16–18)

Hear Sir Ben Kingsley at the Houston Symphony, see Lin-Manuel Miranda's (first!) broadway hit In the Heights at TUTS and listen to the Everything Is Illuminated author read from his new page turner at Inprint's Reading Series.

09/14/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Culture Compass

Ann Patchett on Her Newest Novel and the Future of Local Bookstores

The Nashville novelist reads from her lastest, Commonwealth, tonight at the Alley Theatre.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Fall Arts Guide 2016

8 Great Readings and Comedy Shows Coming This Fall

If not Jonathan Safran Foer, then how about a little Jim Breuer?

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Fall Arts Guide 2016

The 5 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Fall

Brazos Bookstore staffer Benjamin Rybeck recommends the best page-turners for the upcoming season.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hot Ticket Tuesday

Golden Tickets of the Week: Aug 16–21

A Janis Joplin musical, bingo in the park, plus a SNL impressionist. Consider your weekend updated.

08/16/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Book Club

Don't Forget About Houston's Independent Bookstores

Skip ordering a dog-eared copy of The Catcher in the Rye from Amazon and support these beloved bookstores instead.

08/12/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Mischief Managed

Brazos Bookstore Hosts Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party

Save the date (and stay up late!) for the midnight debut of J.K. Rowling's latest work this Saturday.

07/27/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Book Club

These Bayou City Books Need to Be in Your Beach Bag

Don your sunglasses and curl up under an umbrella with one of these engrossing, Houston-set tomes.

07/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Orange is the New Black

Calling All Stanley Kubrick Fans!

The "Summer of Kubrick" series by Brazos Bookstore organizes screenings and readings from the iconic screenwriter and director.

07/14/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Book Club

10 New Reads That'll Have You Booked This Summer

Beach bums or recovering Netflix addicts will flip for these hot-off-the-press page turners (including a Houston-based novel!).

07/12/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Photography

Showcasing the Texas Surf Culture You Didn't Know Existed

Photographer and surfer Kenny Braun showcases the state's surfing life in Surf Texas.

05/18/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Inside Scoop

An Extended Conversation with Houston Novelist Justin Cronin

On writing 4 to 5 million words to get down to the 800,000 you need, and other literary pursuits.

05/10/2016 By Daniel Carlson

Book

Former Texans Player Wade Smith Tackles Children's Book

In Smitty Hits the Play Books, the NFL veteran discusses his own experience handling school and football.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Bayougraphy

How Life Feels for Best-Selling Author Justin Cronin

A Houston author, and a trilogy of books about much more than vampires.

04/28/2016 By Daniel Carlson

Scandal

Party Time: Sex, Lies and 1950s River Oaks

New novel The After Party explores what went on behind the thick, silk curtains.

04/28/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading

I Was a Revolutionary: An Evolution of Kansas' Socio-Political Landscape

Author Andrew Malan Milward on his latest novel that explores the history of his hometown.

04/26/2016 By Max Jefferson

Poetry

Candles in the Wind: Amber Tamblyn on Her Latest Book of Troubled Tales

The actress and poet looks beyond the spotlight to the stories of Hollywood's ill-fated leading ladies in Dark Sparkler.

04/14/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Lecture

Gods and Monsters of the Amazon

Explorer and archaeologist Ed Barnhart discusses ancient Mayan deities and iconography at HMNS.

03/18/2016 By Sarah Douglass