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Book reading and signing: Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook

Brazos Bookstore

On an oppressively hot Monday in August 1966, student and former marine Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below


Novel Thoughts

Set in Houston: From Galveston hurricane to Enron debacle, Gulf Coast history inspires three new novels

By Tarra Gaines

This month a Houston institution, Brazos Bookstore, celebrates its 40th anniversary and a big part of that celebration is a week’s worth of events featuring Houston writers and, perhaps a muc ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Hot Sardines and cool flappers add jazzy spirit to SPA gala with Paris panache

By Shelby Hodge

The invitation to the Society for the Performing Arts's "Forever Paris" gala called for black-tie or "jazz age chic" attire, the invitation clearly hinting at the lively eve ...


Book signing: Magnolia City by Duncan Alderson

Brazos Bookstore

Houston native and writer Duncan Alderson's new book, Magnolia City, explores the "Hidden Houston" of the 1920s. In Alderson's epic novel, the roar of the era is heard f


Book reading and signing: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's Last Empire in Mexico by Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson

Brazos Bookstore

In this new telling of Mexico's Second Empire and Louis Napoleon's installation of Maximilian von Habsburg and his wife, Carlota of Belgium, as the emperor and empress of Mexico, Maximilian


At Brazos Bookstore

The Minimalists up the ante in their war against materialism: Will you give up your clutter?

By Tarra Gaines

Joshua Fields Millburn, one half of The Minimalists, was living what should have been the American dream, but after the death of his mother and end of his marriage, he realized all the material suc ...


Book Club

Small independent Houston bookstore benefits from best-selling author's $1 million support program

By Eric Sandler

Author James Patterson may not be thought of as a literary titan, but the success of his work in the widely read Alex Cross series and others has allowed him to undertake an extraordinary act of ge ...


Book Talk

Domestic violence fuels new Houston author's inventive historical novel

By Tarra Gaines

Sometimes the story of how a work of art came into being can be almost — though not quite — as fascinating as the piece itself. This is the case of Playing St. Barbara, the debut novel ...


Book signing and reading: Laurent Binet

Brazos Bookstore

Join for a conversation with French award-winning author Laurent Binet at Brazos Bookstore. Along with Robert Cremins, professor at the University of Houston's Honors College, Binet will d


Book signing: The Word Burglar by Chris Cander

Brazos Bookstore

Join author Chris Cander and illustrator Katherine Tramonte for a book signing and conversation.


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