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

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

Falling Action

After 47 Years, River Oaks Bookstore Has Reached Its Final Chapter

Local booksellers reflect on the industry’s biggest antagonists: big online sellers and the pandemic.

12/18/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

It's been a year, y'all.

Stock Dad's Bar Cart with Luxury this Father's Day

Life's a bit on the rocks right now. Here are some gifts to help the day go down smooth.

06/16/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

One for the books

3 Reasons We Love Blue Willow Bookshop

The West Houston store is a 2020 National Bookstore of the Year finalist.

04/01/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Publishers Clearing House

This New Site Compiles Houston's Literary Scene into One Place

ReadHouston.com wants to be your one-stop shop for independent bookstores.

05/08/2019 By Holly Beretto

Bayou Stories

Houston Is a Character in the New Kathi Appelt Book

The Newberry-winning author enters the YA fiction realm with Angel Thieves.

03/19/2019 By Holly Beretto

At last

It's Been a While, But Markus Zusak Is Back with Bridge of Clay

We talk with the Book Thief author before a Houston stop for his much-awaited new novel.

10/15/2018 By Mary Cate Stevenson and Noah Nofz

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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

Fall Arts Guide 2017

7 Authors and Comedians Coming to Houston This Fall

Inprint kicks off its annual Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, John Mulaney stops by Revention Music Center, and more.

08/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Meet the Author

Joy the Baker Mixes Things Up With Her New Cookbook Over Easy

The NOLA-based baker, who stops by the Bayou City on Thursday, chews the fat about brunch, brownies and how Drake lyrics became the icing on her cakes.

04/04/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Book Smarts

Three Houston Independent Booksellers Win James Patterson Grants

The bestselling author brings holiday cheer to local literary leaders.

12/16/2016 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

literature

Houston's 4 Best Reading Series

A few of our favorites, from Poison Pen to Nuestra Palabra.

02/05/2015 By Bryan Washington