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

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

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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

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Houston's 100 Best Shops

From dresses to denim, pillows to purses, boots to bracelets and beyond, the best of the best in the Bayou City.

04/24/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

12 Local Stores for Top-Notch Gifts

When you need a great gift and Target just won’t do the trick, hit these shops.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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

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

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

Year in Reading

I Read 156 Books This Year. Here Are 3 Things I Learned.

"I think that's how and why I read so much: the possibility of discovering something that will grab me, shake me, and even change me."

12/27/2017 By Ryan Pait

Reading is cool!

These Are The Books We Loved in 2017

In a year when we needed books more than ever, one writer shares some favorite fiction, nonfiction and poetry published in 2017.

12/20/2017 By Ryan Pait

Gift Guide

9 Giftable Titles Your #bookstagram Friend Doesn't Have Yet

Stumped on what to get your favorite bookworm? Look no further.

12/18/2017 By Mary Cate Stevenson

Now Vending

Where to Get Free Books at the Push of a Button

A book vending machine at the Northeast Multi-Service Center makes a small contribution to the still-ailing Houston Public Libraries.

11/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney