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

These Are the Books Parents Want Banned From School Libraries

Texas parents have called for the removal of books dealing with racism, police brutality, gender and sexuality.

04/06/2022 By Geneva Diaz

CHARITY

Barbara Bush’s A Celebration of Reading Returns for 28th Year

A Celebration Of Reading will be held April 21 at The Post Oak Hotel Ballroom and will feature five bestselling authors

02/21/2022 By Ile-Ife Okantah

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

RIP Big Floyd

New Book Will Look at George Floyd’s Life

The story follows the history of his family before arriving in Houston.

11/19/2021 By Camilo Hannibal Smith

NEWS

Very Artsy News: The Dirty South, Black Panther and more

A weekly brief on what’s trending in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

11/01/2021 By Amarie Gipson

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

Summer's Bach, Ya'll

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, June 25-27

Monet, Matisse, and Renoir walk into a bar.

06/25/2021 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

Pride in Pages

Bring a Bit of Pride to Your Bookshelf with These Page-Turners

From remarkable memoirs to stirring science fiction, these reads from Houston's LGBTQA authors are sure to speak to you (and stick with you long after Pride Month is over).

06/11/2021 By Kaitlyn Miller

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

Please, oh please, let there be green eggs and ham

Dr. Seuss's Whimsical World Is Coming to Life in Houston

Looking for an escape from the Covid grind? The Dr. Seuss Experience is coming to blow your mind.

04/20/2021 By Emma Schkloven

well, what if?

Susan Choi's Trust Exercise Isn't about Houston ... or Is It?

The National Book Award winner chats with us about writing what she knows.

04/19/2021 By Chris Vognar

flipping the script

Ahead of His Inprint Reading, Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks Literary Influences and Asian American Hate

The Pulitzer Prize winner will read from his long-awaited sequel, "The Committed," on April 12.

04/09/2021 By Margaret Carmel

The city is a character

An Ode to Larry McMurtry’s Enduring Houston

In the days following the famed author's death, one "Houstonia" writer reflects on the version of Houston that appeared in McMurtry’s books.

03/29/2021 By Brittanie Shey