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Lacy Johnson Asks: What is Justice?

The author's latest book, The Reckonings, grapples with all the ways to make the world right.

10/05/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Fall Arts

The 2018 Fall Arts Guide

From the avant-garde to agreed-upon classics, these are the cultural events of the season.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray and Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts Guide 2018

What Houston Bookworms Are Most Excited to Read This Fall

And the readings we're excited about, too.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray

SATC

Aja Gabel's The Ensemble Follows Four Friends Across a Quarter-Century

Ahead of a Brazos reading, Gabel talks her debut novel, which she mostly wrote from her apartment here in the Heights.

05/14/2018 By Ryan Pait

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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

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

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

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

Book Talk

Daniel Silva Talks House of Spies and Whether this Gabriel Allon Tale Will Be His Last

The bestselling author talks about the success of his franchise at selling books and predicting the future.

07/12/2017 By Holly Beretto

Book Worms Anonymous

7 Personality-Matched Houston Book Clubs to Keep You Reading this Summer

You might not even need to leave your house to tipsily dish about your lust for Heathcliff.

06/23/2017 With Cara Maines

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Get Hip to the Heights

From first-rate food crawls to cozy cat cafes to concerts under the stars, this corner of the Heights has cool covered.

06/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

BYOTC

Party with Jane Austen All Summer Long at Brazos Bookstore

Break out your parasols and corsets because Jane Austen is coming to Houston.

06/08/2017 By Doni Wilson

Reading

The Girl on the Train Author Paula Hawkins Reads from Her Newest Page Turner

The bestselling writer stops by Houston to discuss and sign her newest novel, Into the Water.

05/15/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Books

A Nuevo Bookstore Brings New Shelf Life to an Underserved Market

Nuestra Palabra Arts & Books is only the fifth Latino-focused bookstore in the nation.

02/20/2017 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

Culture Compass

Ann Patchett on Her Newest Novel and the Future of Local Bookstores

The Nashville novelist reads from her lastest, Commonwealth, tonight at the Alley Theatre.

08/22/2016 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