Brazos Summer of Women

Join us for Brazos Bookstore's Summer of Women 2021 as we celebrate female authors of the past and present. Check out our full schedule below, including some fantastic panels and a monthly book club run by Katie and Ülrika!

Stay tuned as we add more events!


Join us for a monthly book club this summer as Katie and Ülrika lead us through some of the best books by women! Our goal is to feature voices from different cultures and genres.

Click here to purchase all your copies together and register for the events, or click on the images below to learn more about the specific books.








From June 1 to July 6, preorders for the paperback edition of Katherine Center's What You Wish For will be signed and painted by Katherine. Click on the image to purchase your copy.




We can all learn how to enjoy good health naturally at any age—and it starts in our kitchens by changing how we eat. In Joyful, Delicious, Vegan: Life Without Heart Disease, Sherra Aguirre equips readers with the simplest, most effective way to prevent or reverse heart disease, our number one killer here in the US—especially for African American women, who are on the front lines of the fight against heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses.

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Join us as we host six YA authors to discuss the Young Adult genre, both as its own community and in the context of the broader publishing world. Our authors will be discussing trends in YA that have impacted publishing as a whole, the implications of YA being such a female-dominated genre, and the relationship between author and audience.

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This July Brazos will be running a Children's Book Drive benefiting the Houston Area Women's Shelter (HAWC). You can purchase books online or in store to donate during the month of July and receive 10% off your entire purchase (using the code HAWC online). 

HAWC is only accepting new books at this time. Thank you for your understanding.





Join us for an evening with seven female translators, moderated by Veronica Esposito. Panelists are Heather Cleary, Jennifer Croft, Lizzie Davis, Robin Myers, Julia Sanches, and Jennifer Shyue.

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Put on your apron and get ready to visit with Amy and Martha for a virtual cocktail hour as they discuss their collaboration, share a couple of recipes, and introduce you to some of the ladies featured in their book, A Good Meal Is Hard to Find: Storied Recipes from the Deep South

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As we continue our celebration of the Summer of Women, we invite you to join us for an open mic poetry salon via Zoom hosted by T Lavois Thiebaud. All are invited to attend and participate!

As this is a celebration of women and words, please adhere to these loose guidelines: Women are invited to share their own poetry. If you do not identify as a woman, we ask that you read poetry written by a woman poet, or if it is your own poetry, we ask that it be poetry inspired by a woman. Each participant gets 3 minutes to read with the opportunity to read again if time permits.

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Houston author Ashley Winstead will be in conversation Alison Wisdom to discuss her psychological thriller, In My Dreams I Hold a Knife.

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In Immediate Family, a tender and fierce debut novel, Ashley Nelson Levy explores the enduring bond between two siblings and the complexities of motherhood, infertility, race, and the many definitions of family. Ashley Nelson Levy will be in conversation with Hilary Leichter.

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Dana and Joni share secret treasures and long lost stories in each chapter - telling the story of Houston one unique place at a time - form oil barons to art cars. Native Houstonian, Daniel Jackson, provided the vivid photographs sure to inspire you to explore closer to home. Dana and Joni will be discussing the women featured in the book.

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