Announcing: Summer of Jane Austen!

Brazos Bookstore announces Summer of Jane Austen, this June through August. Summer of Jane Austen is presented in partnership with MFAH Films, MFAH Rienzi, Main Street Theater, and Rice Cinema.

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, so Brazos Bookstore plans to spend the whole summer celebrating her esteemed career. From 1811 to 1818, Austen published six classic novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. To honor this legendary career—and the cult that has sprung up around Austen in the last centuries—Brazos Bookstore will present parties, book clubs, film screenings, and theater performances, in-store and off-site!

We will announce the full scope of this program on Independent Bookstore Day (Saturday, April 29), when we debut on our front windows a Jane Austen-themed mural and host a reception for the Houston-based artist, Jade O’Lantern (@JadeOLantern).


Summer of Austen Kickoff Party
June 9, 7pm
We kick the summer off at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Rienzi House with a party and a screening of Persuasion


Book Clubs and Film Screenings

Mansfield Park
Book Club at Brazos Bookstore: June 28, 7pm
Screening at Rice Cinema: June 29, 7pm

Book Club at Brazos Bookstore: July 11, 7pm
Screening of Clueless at Rice Cinema: July 13, 7pm

Sense and Sensibility
Book Club at Brazos Bookstore: August 10, 7pm
Screening at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: August 11, 7pm


Other Events

Summer of Austen Ball
June 15, 7pm
Come for a Jane Austen Regency Ball, Brazos-style, with dance lessons and refreshments

Jane Austen Wake
July 18, 7pm
On the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death, join us as we honor her with a performance by Main Street Theater, costumes, and refreshments

Jane Austen Tea Party for Kids
July 29, 2pm
Join us for family tea time, Austen-style, with crafts, sweets, and surprises (plus, feel free to bring your own fanciest tea cup from home)

Wear your finest Regency dress to all Austen in-store events for 10% off your purchase.

In partnership with the Jane Austen Society (Greater Houston Chapter), Main Street Theater, MFAH Films, MFAH Rienzi, and Rice Cinema

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