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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

Read the World: Brazos' Book Picks

Our weeklong Read the World celebration is underway! Our shelves are brightened immeasurably by works written by immigrants and international authors. Through our Spring Break programming, we hope to convey the importance of Houston's many voices. Joy, our kids specialist, has a few particular books on her list that fit the bill. Read below to peek in on what she'll be sharing this week!

Teacup Cover Image
By Rebecca Young, Matt Ottley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - October 4th, 2016

Jingle Dancer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780688162412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - April 5th, 2000

Tomo Explores the World Cover Image
By Trevor Lai, Trevor Lai (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250085450
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - October 25th, 2016

The Water Princess Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399172588
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016

Mango, Abuela, and Me Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763669003
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 25th, 2015

Not Quite Black and White Cover Image
By Jonathan Ying, Victoria Ying (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062380661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2016

Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524715472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 31st, 2017

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

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