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Colorism, Classism, and Contemporary Romance: An Interview with Ismée Williams

2020 was obviously a tough year for all of us. And one of the toughest parts of publishing fell on those authors whose books debuted at the beginning of the pandemic, particularly those that came out last Spring. To say that they got a little lost in the shuffle, is definitely understating how difficult it was! 

This Train Is Being Held Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - February 11th, 2020

Kid's Bookmark Contest 2021

We give out a LOT of bookmarks here at Brazos, and we are always looking for new ideas for their design. So once again we’re asking kids to lend their artistic expertise to our annual Bookmark Contest! Download the official entry form here! Artwork and completed entry forms must be returned to Brazos Bookstore either in store or scanned and emailed to laura.graveline@brazosbookstore.com

 

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 28th.

 

Maintaining Covid Protocols

Our priority has always been the safety of our staff and customers. We have kept ourselves accountable and safe since last March by following the guidelines of the CDC. Despite the lifting of the mask mandate and the decision to open the state back up, we at Brazos Bookstore will continue our safety protocols, including masks being required and 7 customers in store at a time until further notice. 

 

Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr: Husband and Wife, Author and Illustrator

What’s more fun than a husband/wife author/illustrator duo? Getting to interview Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr, that’s what? We have been huge fans since they visited the store one Spring Break in the before times, and so it was a great pleasure to chat with them about their new MG series, THE COOKIE CHRONICLES. And they even provided illustrations!

 

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom (Cookie Chronicles #1) Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593302750
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting (Cookie Chronicles #2) Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593302767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Brazos Treehouse Spring Break 2021: Digging for Dinos!

We couldn't be more excited to announce our Virtual Spring Break program for 2021: Digging for Dinos! Check out our schedule below to learn more about our Paleontological Plans!


TONI BUZZEO - WHEN SUE FOUND SUE

Saturday, March 13 at 3pm

CLOSED on Tuesday, February 16

Hope you're all staying warm and reading some good books! We will be closed on Tuesday, February 16 due to the snow. Stay safe!

CLOSED on Monday, February 15

Head's up, Houston! We will be closed this Monday, February 15 due to weather! Stay safe and warm!

Loving Love and Queer Inclusion: Joy Interviews author Jason June

I first got to know author Jason June when he was my literary agent’s assistant! The three of us would have conference calls about whatever manuscript I was working on and my agent would be tough-loving me with everything that needed to be fixed, while Jason June kept calling out how great it was in the background.

Porcupine Cupid Cover Image
By Jason June, Lori Richmond (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481481014
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - December 1st, 2020

Whobert Whover, Owl Detective Cover Image
By Jason June, Jess Pauwels (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481462716
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 18th, 2017

Search for the Sparkle (Mermicorn Island #1) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338685183
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2021

Narwhal Adventure! (Mermicorn Island #2) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338685190
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2021

Jay's Gay Agenda Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015159
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 1st, 2021

Ancestor Approved: An Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith, founder of Heartdrum

I’ve known Austin’s remarkable and talented Cynthia Leitich Smith for well over a decade now. In that time she’s been a friend, mentor, and one of the most creative and generous authors I’ve had the privilege of working with. Author, teacher, and now head of the Harper’s new, Native-American focused imprint, Heartdrum, Cyn has always strived to make a difference, to nurture other creatives, and push herself to new projects. It was my pleasure and honor to get to talk to her about all of this as the first Heartdrum book, SEA IN WINTER, arrives onto shelves.

The Sea in Winter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062872043
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heartdrum - January 5th, 2021

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heartdrum - February 9th, 2021

Sisters of the Neversea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869975
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Heartdrum - June 1st, 2021

Karl Kilian: 1943 - 2020

It is with profound sadness that we learned Karl Kilian, the founder of Brazos Bookstore, passed away last night. Although Karl left the store many years ago, his presence has always been an integral part of who we are. In later years, Karl would still stop by to buy a book or watch from the counter as an author reading took place. We were always excited to see him and nothing was better than watching him smile or tell us how happy he was to see the bookstore thriving. Karl Kilian's vision is the same vision we try to carry on every day.

 

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