baby bard

Shakespeare for Babies Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Houston's Erin Nelsen Parekh is back with her second Bard-inspired children's book, The Wild Waves Whist.

03/20/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

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

money moves

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, March 1–3

You should really find tickets to two of these sold-out shows.

02/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

open up

Valeria Luiselli Is Always Listening

"I document much more than I invent," says the Lost Children Archive author.

02/26/2019 By Ryan Pait

There There

Tommy Orange Is Ready to Fail

We speak to the breakout author about his successful debut.

02/25/2019 By Ryan Pait

Perfect Party

March's Perfect Party: Cheer-Up-Puddles Edition

The Puddles Pity Party is coming through town this month, and the melancholy singer appears to need a little cheering up. We’ve got you, Puddles.

02/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Today in Houston History

Houston's Past Is Now In Calendar Form

The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History pulls together notable city events, Houstonians’ birthdays, sports milestones, and other fascinating moments in time—one for each day of the year.

02/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Pros and Cons

There's a Local Comic Con for Teens This Weekend

Brazoria County Library System's BrazCon is like Comicpalooza, but for kids.

02/21/2019 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Hugo Marston

Mark Pryor Bring Paris Intrigue to Houston

The lawyer-author visits Murder by the Book for a reading of The Book Artist.

02/08/2019 By Holly Beretto

big books

Marlon James on Mythology, Writing Sex, and Decolonizing Fantasy Literature

We chat with the author of the so-called "African Game of Thrones" ahead of a Houston appearance.

02/06/2019 By Ryan Pait

Quick Getaways

The Best Bookworm Vacation May Be to San Antonio

A weekend getaway with only reading in mind.

02/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

piano drama

Chris Cander’s New Novel Explores Our Attachments to the Things of Our Lives

The Houston writer's latest, The Weight of A Piano, uses the titular instrument as a correlative for its characters.

01/30/2019 By Doni Wilson

Renaissance Man

Eric Samuel Green Wants to Decode the Science of Style

The industry vet takes on fashionable decorating in his new book.

01/30/2019 By Gabrielle Nicole Pharms

Ice House

Some of the Rarest Books in the World Can Be Found in This Downtown Library

Exploring the treasures (kept in a vault!) in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Reading

How a Houston Lawyer Solved a CIA Murder

In The Spy Who Was Left Behind, Michael Pullara recounts his years-long investigation into the 1993 assassination of CIA agent Freddie Woodruff.

12/31/2018 By Chris Gray

Bayougraphy

Jeanne Celestine Lakin Has One Million Reasons to Not Give Up

The Rwandan native survived a childhood of genocide and abuse. Her nonprofit hopes to stop that from happening to others.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

[We're basically Oprah]

To All the Books We Loved in 2018

Houstonia writers weigh in on their favorite reads of the year—from new releases to beloved classics.

12/26/2018 Edited by Morgan Kinney

Present Company

5 Food Memoirs You Should Buy As Holiday Gifts

These are some of the best reads of the last decade.

12/21/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

Year in Reading

How I Read 163 Books in 2018—And What I Learned

One writer reflects on a year in the literary life and why he finally brought his reading habits into the 21st century.

12/13/2018 By Ryan Pait

Sausage Party

An Evening of Finding the Comedy in Tragedy

Stephanie Wittels Wachs spoke Monday about her recent book and the struggles of the addiction that claimed her brother's life.

12/11/2018 By Rebekah Kibodeaux