General blog posts

The Brazos Kids Holiday Catalogue 2020!

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 is a good book and that crosses all age lines! Please note that this year our YA picks will be filtered in with our Adult Fiction Picks, found here!

Small Business Saturday 2020

Small Business Saturday, November 28th, is here once more! Of course things are looking a bit different this year but we hope you still celebrate with us as we've got lots planned!

First up, we've got our PAJAMA PARTY STORY TIME at 10:30am on Facebook Live! Join Children's Specialist Laura G in your comfiest, coziest PJ's for a virtual story time.

Chloe Gong, THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS, and the Importance of Shakespearean Retellings

I'm usually pretty wary when a Shakespearean retelling shows up (especially when it's Romeo and Juliet), however I decided to give These Violent Delights a try and I am so glad that I did! It's sharp as a dagger and thrilling as a sword fight. Gong's intimate grasp of 1920s Shanghai's nuance and energy imbued every page while her fast-paced plot and dimensional characters gave life to the rich setting.

These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights Duet #1) By Chloe Gong Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534457690
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 17th, 2020

Now Open to the Public!

We're now open to the public with adjusted protocols for Covid-19. Please read the slides to learn more!



Unlikeable Women, Poetry, and Trauma: Laura G Interviews Jessie Ann Foley

As my friends and colleagues know well, I keep a very strict bed time. I read from 9:30-10 (or maybe 10:30 if the book's especially good) and then it's promptly lights out. I tell you this so you understand the significance of the fact that I stayed up until midnight reading You Know I'm No Good

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You Know I'm No Good By Jessie Ann Foley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062957085
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 13th, 2020

Joy Interviews Ellen Hopkins, author of CLOSER TO NOWHERE

I first met Ellen Hopkins in person about a decade ago, introduced by a mutual friend at a writer’s conference. I was very new to this industry then, my first YA novel about to come out, basically in awe of getting to talk to someone whose work I so very much admired. Here’s the thing about Ellen that her fans know: She is the real deal: passionate and intense and kind and always willing to pay it forward if she can. Many #kidlit authors are, actually, but Ellen is particularly generous with her time and friendship, and I’ve always appreciated this more than I can say.

Closer to Nowhere By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593108611
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

The Werewolves Are Howling Again: Joy Interviews Romina Garber, author of LOBIZONA

One of the best things about being a bookseller is getting to read books months before they publish. We received Advanced Reader Copies of LOBIZONA back in Winter of 2019, so I’ve been excited about the book for a long time now - the kind of excited anticipation that helps get a girl through a pandemic. Especially because werewolves are back - this time with Argentinian folklore!

Lobizona: A Novel (Wolves of No World #1) By Romina Garber Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250239129
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Wednesday Books - August 4th, 2020

Author Jean Kyoung Frazier Recommends Books and Bites

Author Jean Kyoung Frazier offers book and bites recommendations to celebrate the debut novel, PIZZA GIRL, available now!

If you’re anything like me, you like eating and you like reading. If you’re a lot like me, they may be your two favorite things to do, especially at the same time.

Below, check out some books I’ve read and loved recently, some snacks that will only make them better.

HOMIE by Danez Smith / Salt and Vinegar chips

Pizza Girl: A Novel By Jean Kyoung Frazier Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385545723
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Doubleday - June 9th, 2020

Pre-Order Katherine Center's WHAT YOU WISH FOR, get a free READ FOR JOY journal!

Pre-order Katherine Center's new novel WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

The first 50 pre-orders will receive a free READ FOR JOY journal! 

And mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:00pm CST for our virtual book launch event with Katherine Center, in conversation with Taylor Jenkins Reid.

What You Wish For: A Novel By Katherine Center Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250219367
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: St. Martin's Press - July 14th, 2020

Brazos is returning to CURBSIDE PICKUP and SHIPPED ORDERS only!

Due to the growing severity of the COVID situation in Houston, Brazos Bookstore will no longer be open to the public.

We will be returning to CURBSIDE PICKUP & SHIPPED ORDERS only for the foreseeable future, beginning tomorrow, Saturday, June 27.

The safety of our staff and customers is of the utmost importance at this time and it is crucial that we do our part in urging folks to STAY HOME and STAY SAFE!