Made in Texas

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At Brazos, we think of ourselves as having something for everybody, wherever they’re from, but of course we cannot escape a key part of our identity: Texas. Good thing for us that Texas means a lot more than just cowboys and ranches. It also means great food, natural beauty, art, and multiculturalism. If you’re in love with all things Texas, or if you just want to give a taste of the Lone Star State to somebody else, we have some great books and gifts for you.

Pretty Paper Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735211544
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Published: Blue Rider Press - October 25th, 2016

Nothing says Texas like Willie Nelson, and his song “Pretty Paper” is a holiday classic. Now, Nelson brings us a companion piece to his song: a charming book that imagines the life of the Texas street vendor who inspired his song. An inspirational holiday tale, and perhaps another classic by Nelson.

Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert Cover Image
By Helen Thompson, Casey Dunn (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781580934732
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Published: Monacelli Press - October 25th, 2016

It’s hard to argue with the fact that Marfa, TX, is one of the nation’s most renowned artistic getaways. This photography book takes another look at Marfa and the West Texas desert: by looking at the region’s beautiful artistic interiors of the people who live there. A perfect way to take a trip to Marfa any time you want!

Seeing Texas History: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Cover Image
By Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Victoria Ramirez (Introduction by), Jan Bullock (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781477310892
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Published: Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - November 29th, 2016

Texas has a rich and varied history, one that remains tied to its present identity. The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum has been presenting artifacts of Texas history of years, and this volume brings together some of the most striking items. This beautiful book is perfect for lovers of Texas history, and also a great way to get newbies acquainted with the state.

The Enchilada Queen Cookbook: Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tamales, and More Classic Recipes from Texas-Mexico Border Kitchens Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250082916
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 1st, 2016

Food! That’s right, no Texana list would be complete without it. We’re crazy about enchiladas here, and Sylvia Casares has been dubbed “The Queen of Tex-Mex Cuisine.” This new cookbook reveals some of her secrets of how to make delicious Tex-Mex dishes, and just flipping through and looking at the images will make your mouth water.

Houston on the Move: A Photographic History (Focus on American History) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477310946
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 25th, 2016

America is figuring out what Houstonians have always known: that H-Town is one of the nation’s leading cities for food, culture, and architecture. This delightful coffee table book presents a photographic history of the Bayou City, which makes it the perfect gift to give someone who wants to understand all the ways Houston has developed, and continues to develop, into a great American city.

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Do you know a Texana geek who needs a fun way to pass the time? Pick up this magnetic Hosuton puzzle. It contains 100 pieces and comes in a beautifully designed canister that is itself a work of art.

Last but not least, check out our exclusive t-shirts that map out Houston’s bayous. Exclusive because, well, we made it ourselves! Houston is nicknamed “Bayou City” for a reason, and this shirt shows the intriguing and evocative shape of Houston’s water.

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The poetry of Texas is on display in the Texas Poetry Calendar! An always popular item, the new edition keeps it simple: clean calendar pages paired with great Texas poems. A wonderful way to acknowledge Texas art and culture while planning your new year!

Another calendar, this one for a desk or easel. The title says it all! Here are twelve great views of old-fashioned Houston, from the state flag to the San Jacinto Monument to city hall and downtown. A great piece of nostalgia to remind you of the past while you move into the future.

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