Let Brazos Bookstore Plan Your Houston Staycation!

Spring Break is officially upon us. For those of you who are planning on taking advantage of all Houston has to offer, allow us to make a few suggestions for the perfect staycation.


1. Go to a movie!

Especially if you’re taking in a showing at the historic River Oaks Theater. Might I suggest recent Academy Award-winner THE SHAPE OF WATER? And after you’ve seen the film, be sure to check out Daniel Kraus’s novelization. It’s a moving love story between two characters that feel out of place in their worlds, and there’s plenty of romance, intrigue, and more than a hint of the fantastic.  

The Shape of Water Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250165343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 6th, 2018

2.Brunch every day!

Houston has so many great dining options featuring such diverse cuisines and culinary flavors that you could eat until you explode. While you’re nursing that post-brunch food coma, why not pick up a copy of THE POTLIKKER PAPERS, a food history of the Modern South. This book explores the impact that slavery and race relations has shaped American culinary identities for generations, and Houston is featured prominently.


The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111016
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - February 6th, 2018

3. Go to a concert!

Houston’s vibrant rap scene features local talent like Slim Thug and Bun B, kings of rap in the South. Slab cars, chopped-and-screwed beats as pioneered by DJ Screw (R.I.P.), and sippin’ syrup: these are the emblematic elements of H-Town’s music. The repertoire of artists is deep, and there are plenty of options for a great show. The day after, when your ears are still ringing, expand your consciousness with RAW: MY JOURNEY INTO THE WU-TANG by U-God to learn about more rap royalty from a different scene. A founding member, he details the birth and rise of the Clan from the streets of NYC in his signature no-holds-barred voice. (Also, thanks to U-God's recent visit, we've got a few signed copies).


Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250191168
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - March 6th, 2018

4. Take a day trip down to NASA!

Head just south to the Johnson Space Center to check out NASA’s Mission Control, a massive Saturn V rocket, and touch a moon rock in the adjoining museum. Afterward, be sure to pick up a copy of VIEW FROM ABOVE by Commander Terry Virts. This gorgeous book features photos taken by Virts as he spent 200 days on the International Space Station orbiting the planet, along with diagrams and corresponding stories. We can’t all go to space, but this book makes it possible to imagine that you’ve been.


View from Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World Cover Image
By Terry Virts, Buzz Aldrin (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781426218644
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: National Geographic Society - October 3rd, 2017

5. Cruise the coast with your favorite tunes!

The sun is out and the weather is perfect for a windows-down, radio-up drive to Galveston. No trip to the beach is complete without sand, volleyball, or, of course, Kenny Loggins. Be sure to crank the yacht rock and sing yourself hoarse, and once you’re lounging in the sand wondering, just what the hell is yacht rock?, just break out your fresh copy of THE YACHT ROCK BOOK to find your answers. An oral history of the genre from Greg Prato, this book features interviews from artists like John Oates, Don Felder, and the captain himself, Kenny Loggins. Beach reading at its finest.


The Yacht Rock Book: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781911036296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jawbone Press - March 6th, 2018

6. End your Spring Break with a weekend getaway!

And if you need help picking a destination, just flip open SPECTACULAR WEEKEND GETAWAYS OF TEXAS by Jolie Berry. Broken up by region, this book features amazing resorts, rentals, inns, and B & B’s that all make for an unforgettable getaway. Gorgeous pictures and brief write-ups will get your imagination firing on all cylinders as you load up the car for a quick trip. Also, plenty of time in the car for more yacht rock!


Spectacular Weekend Getaways of Texas: A Collection of Lakeside, Ocean Front, Hill Country and City Hotels, Resorts and Rentals for the Modern Day Exp Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780996424035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Signature Boutique Books - February 1st, 2018

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