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

Paging Bookworms

Don't Miss These 5 Readings at Brazos Bookstore

Hit the books this October alongside acclaimed authors—including a Rice alumni and former UH professor.

10/11/2016 With John Parent

Fall Arts Guide 2016

The 5 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Fall

Brazos Bookstore staffer Benjamin Rybeck recommends the best page-turners for the upcoming season.

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

Mischief Managed

Brazos Bookstore Hosts Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party

Save the date (and stay up late!) for the midnight debut of J.K. Rowling's latest work this Saturday.

07/27/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Orange is the New Black

Calling All Stanley Kubrick Fans!

The "Summer of Kubrick" series by Brazos Bookstore organizes screenings and readings from the iconic screenwriter and director.

07/14/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Reading

I Was a Revolutionary: An Evolution of Kansas' Socio-Political Landscape

Author Andrew Malan Milward on his latest novel that explores the history of his hometown.

04/26/2016 By Max Jefferson

Poetry

Candles in the Wind: Amber Tamblyn on Her Latest Book of Troubled Tales

The actress and poet looks beyond the spotlight to the stories of Hollywood's ill-fated leading ladies in Dark Sparkler.

04/14/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Author Talks

There Will Be Blood (and Oil)—Local Historian Edition

Author and local historian Bartee Haile recounts Texas' early oil days in Texas Boomtowns.

03/01/2016 By Jenn Nguyen

Books & Talks

Storied City: A Guide to Literary Houston

Who knew Houston was a literary mecca? We did.

01/05/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda and Nick Esquer

Reading Galore

The Indie Bookselling Darlings of the City

Inside Houston's thriving independent bookstore scene.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Writers Galore

Live Readings and Lectures Fill Houston's Concert Halls

Live readings from authors and aspiring poets? The city is full of them.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug. 28-30

Ferris Bueller's Day Off at Hotel Derek, Matthew Salesses' reading at Brazos, NobleMotion Dance's Storm Front, Venezuelan violinist Eddy Marcano and 22nd Annual Theater District Open House

08/26/2015 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

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

Readings

Hemingday! at Brazos Bookstore

A Rice Village toast to old school manliness

07/13/2015 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

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

literature

Houston's 4 Best Reading Series

A few of our favorites, from Poison Pen to Nuestra Palabra.

02/05/2015 By Bryan Washington

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 9–11

Get off the couch and check out these events.

01/07/2015 By Michael Hardy