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Staff Picks: SPOOOOKY READS

Happy Halloween from your favorite Brazos Bookstore ghouls & ghosts! Here are our staff picks for Best Spooooooky Read! Come scoop one of these chilling tales for yourself! 'Tis the season for creepy readin' !!!!

The Haunted Looking Glass Cover Image
By Edward Gorey, Edward Gorey (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780940322684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NYRB Classics - February 28th, 2001

Japanese Ghost Stories Cover Image
By Lafcadio Hearn, Paul Murray (Editor), Paul Murray (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780241381274
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - September 24th, 2019

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Song for the Unraveling of the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - June 11th, 2019

Fever Dream: A Novel Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184604
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

Night Film: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812979787
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

Ghost Story Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101989197
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - February 2nd, 2016

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The Graces Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781419727221
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 2nd, 2018

The Witches: Salem, 1692 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316200608
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 27th, 2015

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Wilder Girls Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525645580
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - July 9th, 2019

Feminism in Our Times: Joy Interviews Kim Liggett, author of THE GRACE YEAR

I’ve been waiting for Kim Liggett’s YA dystopian, THE GRACE YEAR, ever since I was lucky enough to read a very early copy from the publisher! Like so many of us these days, I think a lot about the state of society - about what happens when women’s voices are subjugated and about what happens when they are not. These thoughts come easily to mind, especially with Margaret Atwood’s just-released Handmaid’s Tale sequel, THE TESTAMENTS.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781250145444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - October 8th, 2019

Not YA Mama's Book Club Coming January 2020!

We are so thrilled to announce our latest book club, Not YA Mama’s Book Club! NYMBC is intended for adults over the age of 18 who are fans of (or interested in) the Young Adult genre! The book club will be led by our Kids and Teens Specialist, Laura G. Our first meeting will be in January of 2020, so stay tuned for dates and book choices! For more news, follow our YA Instagram Account, @brazosbookstoreteen !

 

Joy Interviews Greg Van Eekhout, author of COG!

Sometimes you fall in love with a book from the first line. Such was the case for me and COG, a delightful middle-grade novel about a very human (but not quite), very boy-like (but not quite) robot and his adventures. I love this book. It is funny and quirky and heartwarming and I highly recommend it for readers young and old. So imagine my thrill when I was able to snag an interview with COG’s author, Greg Van Eekhout! Here’s what Greg had to say about COG and sci-fi and writing and robots and more! 

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By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686077
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2019

Cassie Interviews Mackenzi Lee, author of LOKI

If you’ve ever hung out around the store, there’s a big chance you’ve heard me talk about Mackenzi Lee. I am completely in love with her books, particularly THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE and its companion novel, THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY. When I learned that Lee had started writing a novel about my favorite trickster in the Marvel canon, I could not wait to get my hands on it. Lee has a very busy rest of 2019, so I’m honored that she was able to give me a few minutes of her time to chat with me about LOKI, fanfiction, and dogs!

 

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Loki: Where Mischief Lies Cover Image
By Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368022262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marvel Press - September 3rd, 2019

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062382818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062795328
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

The History of the World in Fifty Dogs Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419740060
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 15th, 2019

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings Novella) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062967169
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 26th, 2019

Katherine Center talks Emotional Courage in THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah


If we ran into each other in the grocery store one day, and we got to talking about books, and if I said I was reading Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, and if you asked me if I liked it, I would say, without even pausing: “I love it.”

And if you asked me why I love it, I would tell you that it’s a total page-turner. It pulls you in, and buckles your seatbelt, and takes you on a ride that you cannot stop.

And you don’t want to stop.

 

BEST FRIENDS Kicks off Fall Kids' Events

Whether you’ve got kids or teens or if you are a fan of kidlit and YA, or if you are simply looking for fun, high octane events that will introduce you to new books and new authors, Brazos is the place to be this fall! Well, we’re always the place to be, but you know that! 

Best Friends Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250317452
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

STAFF PICKS: Best Back To School Books!

Summer is over and the school year has begun! We asked our staff for their favorite BACK TO SCHOOL BOOK! Check them out here!


LYRIC'S PICK: CULTURE CLASS by Martha Rosler- Artist Martha Rosler looks critically at the intersections of art practice, labor, and capital in this influential essay collection from e-flux journal. This is essential reading for artists, thinkers, students, and anyone willing to engage thoughtfully with the world.

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Culture Class Cover Image
By Martha Rosler, Stephen Squibb (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781934105818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sternberg Press - September 6th, 2013

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The Spinner of Dreams Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062673954
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - August 27th, 2019

Welcome to America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781642860412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: World Editions - September 3rd, 2019

True Grit: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2010

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The Disasters Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657671
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - December 18th, 2018

The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400031702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

All the Impossible Things Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250202864
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 3rd, 2019

Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780316418393
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - August 27th, 2019

Black Mountain Poems Cover Image
By Jonathan C. Creasy (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811228978
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - November 26th, 2019

BOOK DRIVE Benefiting Interfaith Ministries!

Brazos is proud to partner with Interfaith Ministries of Houston for a month long Book Drive in September! 

Stop by anytime during the month of September and add a children's book to donate when you check out! You will receive 10% off your entire purchase when you buy a book to donate to the drive! All books will be given to Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston to distribute to refugee children and families in the Houston area. 

A Tribute to Toni Morrison: Ms. Morrison, Ancestor by Lyric Hunter

When I first learned she'd passed away, I was on the phone with my father. We sighed together briefly, then moved on to matters that pressed on us more immediately, like bills, paychecks and dead car batteries. An hour later, I felt the news sink in more fully as social media posts, elegies and quotes began filling my digital space: surrounded by all of the little ways we make ourselves visible online through writing, I thought, I'll have to write something, because I am a Writer. I didn't feel up to the task. I felt too small.

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