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Leading With the Books: On Michael Reynolds and Europa Editions

One of my favorite aspects of observing the world of publishing is this: oftentimes the most influential people—the individuals responsible for some of your favorite books—are the most unassuming. I missed Winter Institute this year, but a colleague of mine told me a story: at a shindig, folks drunk and dancing, he and another bookseller found themselves observing a thin, balding gentleman cutting loose. “Just think,” the bookseller said, “that’s the man who introduced Elena Ferrante to America.”

Gift Buyer Spotlight: Local Vendors

As much as we love selling books, we're all about cementing community with writers and artists in Houston. We're excited to have the opportunity to feature gift items from local vendors across the city. We will have a pop-up vendor station available at the front of the store. Here are a few vendors we're going to be showcasing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women's History Month: Graphic Novels

 

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings (Illustrator), Damian Duffy (Adapted by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781419709470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 10th, 2017

I.D. Cover Image
By Emma Rios, Emma Rios (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632157829
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Image Comics - June 28th, 2016

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780375714573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon Books - June 1st, 2004

Blue Is the Warmest Color Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551525143
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - September 3rd, 2013

Brazos Best: Drop Edge of Yonder & Two Dollar Radio

For March, we've chosen Rudolph Wurlitzer's THE DROP EDGE OF YONDER as our #BrazosBest. Mark gives his enthusiastic opinion of Wurlitzer ("imagine Cormac McCarthy... But funny") and Two Dollar Radio in this video. Enjoy!

Brazos Bookstore's Annual Bookmark Contest

We give out a LOT of bookmarks here at Brazos, and we are always looking for new ideas for their design. This spring we’re asking kids to lend their artistic expertise to our second annual Bookmark Contest! Download the official entry form here and return it to the store by Sunday, April 23, 2017. We’ll announce the winners at our summer reading kickoff party on Saturday, May 13th at 2pm!

Gift Buyer Spotlight: Austin Press

As a buyer, there are two times a year that I turn into a kid on my favorite holiday, giddy with excitement for all of the new lines, collections, catalogs as well as searching for the newest things that I will be carrying. I can’t count the times I’ve gotten excited during the new buying season and pestered (tortured) my colleagues with images and pictures from catalogs. The next best part is opening the boxes that have come in and seeing what we have ordered.

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

Buyer's Corner: Keaton Strikes A Curious Pose

Keaton talks ANIMALS STRIKE CURIOUS POSES, a new book by Elena Passarello out on Sarabande books. Watch the video here!

Animals Strike Curious Poses Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781941411391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sarabande Books - February 28th, 2017

March Promotion: Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid’s new book, EXIT WEST, comes out 3/6. From the bestselling author of THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST comes a new story of love, civil unrest, and the perilous, fantastical possibility of leaving home behind.

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

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780156034029
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Harvest Books - April 14th, 2008

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

Moth Smoke Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594486609
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - December 4th, 2012

Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634031
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2016

Simple Food: Molly Reviews Alice Waters

There is one chef whose cookbooks are among the highest percentage in my home library. Her name is Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. Opened in 1971, it has been recognized as the Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet, and Waters herself was named Best Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation. She was the first woman to achieve this recognition.

Fanny in France: Travel Adventures of a Chef's Daughter, with Recipes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780670016662
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

A Recipe for Cooking Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062427861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - October 25th, 2016

The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307336798
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 2nd, 2007

The Art of Simple Food II Cover Image
By Alice Waters, Patricia Curtan (Illustrator), Kelsie Kerr (With)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307718273
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 29th, 2013

Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780679758181
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - April 18th, 1995

My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780804185288
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 15th, 2015

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