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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: 2017

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 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: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
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: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - March 4th, 2014

Moth Smoke Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594486609
Availability: Backordered
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
By Alice Waters, Ann Arnold (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780670016662
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

A Recipe for Cooking Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062427861
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
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
$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: Backordered
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

The Small World of Small Publishing: An Interview With Soho Press

One of the best things (and there are many best things!) about working at Brazos Bookstore is introducing our customers to all the phenomenal small presses whose authors and books we are delighted to champion. Finding those hidden gems, those smaller books with small publicity budgets, that might get lost in a larger publishing house, or might not be there at all--well, it’s our honor, and as an indie bookstore with no huge corporate Big Brother, it’s basically our wheelhouse!

What My Body Remembers Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616956028
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - May 2nd, 2017

Sonora Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781616957926
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Press - March 28th, 2017

Morte Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781616956219
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Press - February 9th, 2016

It Wasn't Always Like This Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616955885
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Teen - May 17th, 2016

Liv, Forever Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781616953225
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Soho Teen - March 11th, 2014

More Happy Than Not Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781616956776
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Teen - April 26th, 2016

History Is All You Left Me Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616956929
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Teen - January 17th, 2017

My Sister Rosa Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616956745
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Teen - November 15th, 2016

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone: A Novel Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781616955960
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Teen - August 23rd, 2016

The Free Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616957315
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Teen - February 28th, 2017

Buyer's Corner: Keaton Talks TO NAME THOSE LOST

To Name Those Lost Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609453497
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - February 7th, 2017

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: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
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: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - September 20th, 2016

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393330472
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2007

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