2421 BISSONNET STREET • HOUSTON, TEXAS 77005 • 713.523.0701
1974, Karl Kilian opened Brazos Bookstore to encourage the growth and
development of the emerging Houston literary scene with a clear focus on
personalized service, community engagement and passionate curation.
Larry McMurtry, Edward Albee, and Donald Barthelme were all regular
customers during their times in Houston. To this day, you can shop
alongside local literary heavyweights searching for their next favorite
As a hub for the most creative, intelligent and engaged
readers in Houston, we offer programs and curate our shelves to inspire
and expand the horizons of our curious readers. We aim to connect all readers with
the best contemporary and classic literature, non-fiction, art and architecture monographs, and
books for children. Readers engage with emerging and established authors
in person through our interactive–and free–book signing events.
Brazos Bookstore supports writers and readers through long partnerships with Inprint!, the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, the Academy of American Poets, and the Annual Poet and Writer’s Ball. We additionally collaborate with many of Houston’s premier cultural organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, Rice University and the Baker Institute, the Houston Public Library, and the Asia Society, to produce and promote their literary events.
Brazos Bookstore continues to be locally owned by a group of twenty-seven Houstonians who came together and purchased the bookstore when Kilian announced his retirement in 2006. Today, the shop is managed by Jeremy Ellis. You can read about the rest of our staff here.
We are committed to providing a level of service and expertise that is second to none. Let us know how we can serve you.
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