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

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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

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

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

Giddy Up

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 16–18

Roller derby, one-woman shows, and country music await.

02/15/2018 By Morgan Kinney

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

Write It Out

How I Found My Pen Pal at Brazos Bookstore

One writer finds post-Harvey solace in physical media and human connections at a club that grew from two friends who loved to write letters.

01/05/2018 By Rachael Holliday

Yes, Quilts!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 3–5

Besides the Astros parade: a Pulitzer appearance, a swanky art party, and a better-than-it-sounds quilt festival.

11/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

If I've lost Cronkite...

Huế 1968 Tells The Story of Vietnam's Forgotten Battle

Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, talks his new book ahead of a Houston visit.

10/17/2017 By Nicholas Bell

Fall Arts Guide 2017

7 Authors and Comedians Coming to Houston This Fall

Inprint kicks off its annual Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, John Mulaney stops by Revention Music Center, and more.

08/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Space, Summits and Speed

How Astronaut Scott Parazynski Pranked John Glenn, and Other Stories From an Extraordinary Life

With his memoir The Sky Below, American astronaut Scott Parazynski shares about overcoming some of life's greatest summits.

08/03/2017 By Hannah Lauritzen

Tex books

Texas Book Lovers Have a New Summer Holiday

Celebrate the first ever Texas Independent Bookstore Day Aug. 5 with special recommendations from Brazos Bookstore.

08/02/2017 By Allyson Waller

Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay, Explained

Get to know the author, tweeter and competitive Scrabble player before her Brazos Bookstore reading.

07/07/2017 By Cara Maines

Hallelujah

With A Minor Fall, Lawyer Price Ainsworth Mixes Houston Drama and Old Testament Lessons

Ahead of a Brazos Bookstore signing for his debut novel, Price Ainsworth tells how Shrek and courtroom drama inspired his work.

06/28/2017 By Elizabeth Myong

Reading Rainbow

Drag Queen Story Hour Prepares to Slay At Brazos Bookstore

An inclusive organization brings LGBT-friendly story time to children in Houston.

06/22/2017 By Bianca Rodriguez

Books

The Boy Who Loved Too Much Tells the Story of Pathological Friendliness

Jennifer Latson's first book follows the life of a 12-year-old with "cocktail party syndrome," which isn't always as cheerful as it sounds.

06/12/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

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