Reading Galore

The Indie Bookselling Darlings of the City

Inside Houston's thriving independent bookstore scene.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Lit Inspiration

Houston-Set Novels: A Sampling

Looking for some books to put on your Need-To-Read list? Here's a place to get started.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Reading

Now Reading: Houston Edition

We asked Houston-based and -born authors: What's on your nightstand?

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer Photography by Audra Oden

Lit Inspiration

Happy Endings for a Starving Writer

One writer's journey through Houston's literary landscape.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Pastry Perfection

Houston Chef Pens New Book For Pastry Enthusiasts

Russell van Kraayenburg guides aspiring bakers in the ways of Making Dough.

12/29/2015 By Emily Oberton

Trill Reads

If You Don't Know, Now You Know

Why was Houston music writer Shea Serrano reluctant to write his latest book, The Rap Year Book?

11/06/2015 By Jenn Nguyen

Readings

Texas Killing Fields

Author René Steinke returns to her native Houston to discuss her novel Friendswood and the process of research.

08/21/2015 By Nick Esquer

Readings

Legend in the Making

Author and historian Hank Moore talks about his latest book on Houston business booms

08/10/2015 By Samantha Ketterer

Summer Reading

Bibliotherapy: Or Why We Still Need Libraries

Life's is too short for bad books—enter the Houston Public Library's "matchmaking" service

07/21/2015 By Brittanie Shey

Readings

These Roots Were Made for Talking

Novelist Kent Wascom talks about his latest novel, Secessia, and the Southern heritage that inspired it

07/14/2015 By Nick Esquer

On The Town

Here Comes the Guide

Author and architectural project manager James Glassman shows some hometown love with his new book, The Houstorian Dictionary

07/07/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Rock Talk

A Little Bit of Rock 'n' Roll

Houston sax player Grady Gaines talks about life on the road and his autobiography I've Been Out There.

06/30/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Novel Drinks

Summer Books and Summer Cocktails

A roundup of classic American authors, their favorite drinks and where to get them in Houston.

06/22/2015 By Nick Esquer

Reading

Jamie Tworkowski Fights Depression with Words

A blogger who combats depression with his writings makes his print debut.

06/04/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Book Review

One-Minute Critic: Mat Johnson’s Loving Day

The UH creative writing professor tackles America’s deepest problems.

05/03/2015

books

Rick Steves Gets Political

The popular travel guide comes to Houston to promote his latest book, Travel as a Political Act.

03/03/2015 By Michael Hardy

We Were There

5½ Questions for Celeb Stylist George Brescia

The author and founder of George B Style hits Houston and breaks down how to dress well, whether you're a Ginger or a Caviar.

11/07/2014 By Nadia Michel

Design

No More Shabby Chic: the New Texas Hill Country Style

A new book shows the beauty and variety of residential architecture in the Hill Country.

10/23/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Events

Design Blogger Heads to Houston

Designer Erin Gates has built a blogging empire sharing highly personal and oh-so-pretty spaces.

10/15/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 10–12

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/08/2014 By Michael Hardy