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

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

Perfect Party

February's Perfect Party: Bring-On-the-Smoked-Meat Edition

Barbecue pitmasters will always have a seat at our table.

01/28/2019 By Catherine Matusow

fresh start

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 4–6

Should you buy a boat? Read books with your dog? Actually see a local band? You decide.

01/03/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Read me

7 Books to Put on Your Holiday Shopping List

We narrow it down so you'll find something for everyone.

11/26/2018 By Ryan Pait

Hawk Eye

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 23–25

A few ideas to escape from the fam this holiday weekend.

11/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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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

Ice House

The Sportswriter Who Predicted the Astros' World Series Win Is Back—With a Book

Ben Reiter's Astroball is the book-length addendum to the now-famous 2014 Sports Illustrated cover story.

06/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 22–24

You're going to need some glitter, honey.

06/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Book Notes

Our Evening with David Sedaris

The author draws a crowd—and then some—at Brazos Bookstore.

06/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Inside time

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 15–17

Because it gon' rain, and we all need inside things to do.

06/14/2018 By Morgan Kinney

hbd beer

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 8–10

Improvise a weekend of jazz, beer, and rumpus.

06/07/2018 By Morgan Kinney

ahoy, summer!

Dive Right Into the Summer of Moby-Dick

Brazos Bookstore's annual summer programming centers on Melville's whale of a tale.

06/04/2018 By Doni Wilson

Life Sentence

Rachel Kushner Wants You to Understand What It's Like on the Inside

The two-time National Book Award finalist reads from her new novel, The Mars Room, that delves into California prison life.

05/22/2018 By Ryan Pait

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

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

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