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Brazos Bestsellers

Here's a list of the top selling books at Brazos Bookstore this week!

Cheech Is Not My Real Name: ...But Don't Call Me Chong Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455592340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 14th, 2017

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780804138246
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 4th, 2017

Memory's Encouragement Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781589881211
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Paul Dry Books - April 4th, 2017

House of Names Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501140211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 9th, 2017

Concrete Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400077571
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Books USA - August 10th, 2010

The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451693676
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - January 5th, 2016

Spill Simmer Falter Wither Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544954618
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - March 14th, 2017

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

The Past Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062270429
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - September 20th, 2016

Chronicle of the Murdered House Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781940953502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Open Letter Books - December 13th, 2016

Staff Chat: Keaton and Kevin Talk Baseball

Keaton Patterson: Hey, how you doin’. It’s Keaton and Kevin, Brazos Beard Bros, in the store today to talk about the great, wonderful national pastime (sorry football) game of baseball. I know people have feelings bout baseball. Some people hate it, some people love it, some people think it’s torture, some people think it’s boring, some think it’s life. Well. All are correct.

Kevin Mathis: *laughs*

Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old STATS That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062490223
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow & Company - April 25th, 2017

The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes from Left Field Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566893459
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - April 15th, 2014

Lost Ballparks Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781911216490
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pavilion Books - April 2017

Every Human Being Migrates Through Time: An Interview With Mohsin Hamid

We strongly believe in uplifting voices that need to be heard. This month, we're highlighting literary works by immigrants and refugees. These books defy national boundaries and provide a lens through which we can examine power, empathy, and community.

In conjunction with today's release of Exit West, we interviewed author Mohsin Hamid. 

Exit West Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632334
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 4th, 2014

Staff Chat: To Football, or Not To Football

The Topic: Football, The Super Bowl, and specifically The Super Bowl in Houston
The Chatters: Annalia Luna (Shipping and Returns Manager), Augusta Bartis (Inventory Manager), and Ülrika Moats (Merchandiser and Gift Buyer)


AL: Welcome to our staff chat! This is the Girl Cave here, (Annalia, Augusta, and Ulrika), who work in the back of the store. We’re talking about football because the Super Bowl is this weekend and it’s kind of everywhere.
So, what is your first memory of watching football?

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780306824203
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Da Capo Press - August 11th, 2015

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617754913
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Edge of Sports - September 6th, 2016

Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781612194912
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Melville House Publishing - August 18th, 2015

The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501116193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - September 20th, 2016

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393330472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2007

The Perfection of Short: Mary Miller and Chanelle Benz

 

Two anguished cries often heard in pseudo-literary circles, both usually experienced as something approximating all caps: INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES ARE FAILING (they’re not—but you already know that, BrazosBookstore.com reader), and LITERARY FICTION IS DEAD. That second cry is heard so often that not only has it become a cliché, the response to it—to point toward exciting new novels, young authors, book sales, etc.—now feels like its own kind of cliché.

The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062490759
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco Press - January 17th, 2017

Always Happy Hour: Stories Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781631492181
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - January 10th, 2017

I Dream About a Lot of Things, Man: On Angel Otero, CAMH, and Neuroses

Generally speaking, I try to practice a nonthreatening demeanor (for this, you’re welcome). The first time I meet you, I will stand as far away from you as possible. I will go out of my way to not squeeze by you in an airplane-tight place, fearing I’ll accidentally touch you and you’ll find this invasive.

This Time Machine Works Damn Fine: On Carolyn Hembree

Carolyn Hembree “know[s] how to fuck with the future” and the present and the past. In Hembree's second book of poems, RIGGING A CHEVY INTO A TIME MACHINE AND OTHER WAYS TO ESCAPE A PLAGUE, she writes a verse novel as a fractured multiverse set in Tennessee.

Wartime, History, and Scottish Insults: An Interview with Caroline Leech

I am so incredibly excited for the arrival of Caroline Leech’s YA historical romance debut, WAIT FOR ME. (Okay in full disclosure, I have not only read it already—bookseller perk!—but was honored to have been asked by her publisher Harper Collins to blurb it as well. You’ll see my praise somewhere on the finished copy). It’s a lovely, moving novel, set in WWII Scotland, and we are thrilled to be hosting the WAIT FOR ME release party on 2/7 at 7 PM right here in store. We hope you’ll join us!

Wait for Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062459886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Teen - January 31st, 2017

Buyer Spotlight: Bullet Journals

January: it’s a perfect time of year to start getting your life organized, whether with planners and journals, or with calendar alerts on your phone. But myself? I’m always trying to stay organized. In fact, over the summer, I fell down a rabbit hole of bullet journal blogs, posts, and videos—and, like any good friend (or enabler?), I took a few other people down the rabbit hole with me. We made plans to start our own bullet journals, which included multiple ones for different needs.

$17.00
SKU: 812442022331

$17.00
SKU: 812442022317

$15.00
SKU: 812442022386

$15.00
SKU: 812442022379

$15.00
SKU: 812442022393

$17.00
SKU: 812442022195

$14.00
SKU: 812442021495

#BrazosBest: What Kathleen Collins Left Behind

The Book: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO INTERRACIAL LOVE? by Kathleen Collins
The Gist: A posthumously published short story collection by Kathleen Collins, an important and newly re-discovered African American writer
The Chatters: Mark Haber (Store Manager) and Keaton Patterson (Book Buyer)

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