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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: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Sternberg Press - September 6th, 2013

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The Spinner of Dreams Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062673954
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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: On Our Shelves Now
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.

Casey McQuiston Q&A with Joy & Cassie!

To say that we collectively fell in rom-com love with Casey MicQuiston’s delightful, sexy, political romp, RED WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE, is to really say that we tumbled head first into obsessive happy adoration. So much so that it’s currently sitting as the centerpiece of our brand new romance display. So much so that we’ve become happy evangelists for the rom-com revival in all its new forms. We are, thus, quite delighted to feature an interview that Joy and Cassie did with Casey this week in our lead up to Saturday 8/17’s BOOKSTORE ROMANCE DAY.

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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE - Staff's Most Anticipated Fall Titles

Brazos is looking to the FUTURE...or at least to this fall! Here are our Staff Picks for Most Anticipated Titles for Fall 2019! 


KEATON'S NON-FICTION PICK: BIG WONDERFUL THING: A HISTORY OF TEXAS by Stephen Harrigan- This is it! A gigantic, single volume history of the Lone Star State years in the making and poised to be the standard for years to come. Filled with images and tales of legendary and obscure Texans throughout time, this is a must have to pore over again and again.

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780292759510
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: University of Texas Press - October 2019

Out of Darkness, Shining Light: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982110338
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - September 10th, 2019

The Giver of Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562488
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - October 8th, 2019

The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374279349
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019

Full Disclosure Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984829955
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2019

Tarnished Are the Stars Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338312270
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

salt slow Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250224774
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

Reinhardt's Garden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895620
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Coffee House Press - October 2019

Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780811226646
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 24th, 2019

Honey, I Killed the Cats Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941920824
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - October 15th, 2019

Mark Interviews Sophie Hughes, translator of the Booker Shortlisted THE REMAINDER!

Back in 2015 I traveled to Mexico City for the first time, a city I had longed dreamed of visiting, mostly, I admit, for literary reasons. I was one of thousands of anglo readers that had been swept up in the frenzy of Roberto Bolaño and his incredible books that had begun getting translated and published in the early 2000’s. My introduction to Bolaño was, also like many, THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES, a colossal book about Bolaño’s youth amidst the poetry, politics and friendships of the 1970’s. It was also a book about place, and that place was Mexico City.

The Remainder Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895507
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - August 6th, 2019

Cassie's Bayou Nature Walk

In preperation for our Summer of Walt Whitman Finale Party at the close of August, our events assistant Cassie went on a guided nature walk along the Bayou, led by Laura Conely of Urban Paths. Read about her nature walk here, and make plans to attend our upcoming nature walk!

Summer Staff Picks: ROADTRIP READS!

The last days of summer are upon us! Probably a good time to take that roadtrip you've been talking about. Here are our Summer Staff Picks for BEST ROADTRIP READ! Happy adventuring! 


LYRIC'S PICK: ELEANOR OR, THE REJECTION OF THE PROGRESS OF LOVE by Anna Moschovakis- Anna Moschovakis's protagonists are both restless in different ways, mirroring the constant movement of the car, bus, or plane you might find yourself in this summer!

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Eleanor, Or, the Rejection of the Progress of Love Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895088
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - August 14th, 2018

The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions Cover Image
By Larry Mitchell, Ned Asta (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643620060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nightboat Books - July 2nd, 2019

The Organs of Sense: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374227371
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 21st, 2019

Blue Highways: A Journey into America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316353298
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - October 19th, 1999

Summary of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Cover Image
$11.97
ISBN: 9780464803423
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Blurb - May 23rd, 2019

Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781477316849
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - September 19th, 2018

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Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 2014

Lyric Reviews MUSLIM: A NOVEL

Zahia Rahmani's "Muslim: A Novel" is at its core a warning of the danger and violence of distilling human life down to a single identity label: religion, gender, or nationality. It also warns against the violence of erasing any part of one's life that encompasses those identities and cultures: the colonized who are forced to stop speaking their language, or oppressed groups who are forced to assimilate into the dominant culture while their own cultural practices are demonized and marginalized. This is the tension of the novel, pulling between multivalent life and erasure.

By Zahia Rahmani, Matt Reeck (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941920756
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - March 19th, 2019

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