General blog posts

The Brazos Kids Holiday Catalogue 2021

We are so very excited to introduce our Holiday Kids’ List! There’s something here for everyone, for all tastes and interests – from our youngest readers to middle schoolers – because we all know that a good book crosses all age lines!

Please note that our YA picks are filtered in with our Adult Fiction Picks, found here!

Small Business Saturday 2021

We are so excited to announce our lineup for Small Business Saturday 2021!

November 27, 2021

Now more than ever, supporting your local businesses is so important. We invite you to shop at our store on Saturday (open 10am to 6pm) and take part in all of our programming:

Now Announcing: Brené Brown - ATLAS OF THE HEART

Random House invites you to join #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown for a special, one-night-only event to launch ATLAS OF THE HEART on Thursday, December 2, at 7 p.m. CST on Zoom. 

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event and a hardcover copy of ATLAS OF THE HEART.

To purchase your ticket, click here!

The Mexican Revolution, Family, and the Writer's Journey: An Interview with Alda P. Dobbs

I first met Alda P. Dobbs through SCBWI, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, where I was fortunate enough to be her mentor when the book that would become BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA won the Joan Lowery Nixon Award. This meant it was a manuscript for children that our committee chose as having the fullest potential to be acquired by a publisher.

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728234656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

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
ISBN: 9781419734939
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
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




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)
ISBN: 9780593302750
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
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)
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!


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!