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Welcome to the Inprint Bookstore!

Brazos Bookstore is proud to support and partner with the Inprint literary series. We offer each author's featured titles for sale at the venue, but you can purchase books in advance from this page. Pre-purchased books will be available for pickup before and after the presentation at the Brazos Bookstore table in Wortham Center.

Bring your ticket stub or e-ticket on a mobile device into the bookstore for a 15% discount on the next speaker's book.  

Jonathan Franzen
Monday, September 21, 2015

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

Deborah Eisenberg &
Antonya Nelson

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

Michael Cunningham
Monday, November 10, 2014

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

Karen Russell
Monday, January 26, 2015

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

Mary Syzbist & Kevin Young
Monday, February 23, 2015

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

Kazuo Ishiguro
Monday, March 23, 2015

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

Christina Henriquez &
Marlon James

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

Geoff Dyer
Monday, May 11, 2015

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center


Meet Augusta, Inventory Manager

I prefer to read literary fiction that has a story that I can get lost in.  I also enjoy reading books on neuroscience and the workings of the brain.  I gravitate towards books with good design and bright color -- I do judge a book by its cover.  When I get in a fiction rut, I like to read creative nonfiction that can transport me to another world.

Augusta's Book recommendations
Augusta's Kids Book recommendations

Our Story

In 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 book.

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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Meet the Staff of Brazos Bookstore

What sets Brazos Bookstore apart is our team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic booksellers. No matter what you're in search of when you walk into our store, someone on staff is sure to have the perfect suggestion for you! Not sure which bookseller will be the most helpful in your next quest for biblio-bliss? Click below to learn our individual tastes and interests.