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French Snail Adventures: Joy and Laura G Interview Dashka Slater

ESCARGOT, the story of a fabulous French snail, is one of our favorite picture books here at Brazos. So of course, Laura and I were totally over the moon with excitement when Macmillan told us that they’d accepted our pitch for events and school visits for its fabulous author, Dashka Slater, for the sequel, A BOOK FOR ESCARGOT. And then came the spread of COVID-19 and events began to cancel one by one. 

A Book for Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374312862
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 7th, 2020

Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374302818
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 11th, 2017

Brazos Bookstore Closed Until Further Notice: Still Accepting Web Orders

In accordance with the Harris County “Stay Home - Work Safe” order, Brazos Bookstore will be closed to the public until further notice. 

We are still accepting web orders at this time. We have a very small staff group receiving, processing, and shipping all web orders. Please understand that orders will not be filled as quickly as normal due to these extenuating circumstances. We appreciate your patience and continued support at this time! 

Stay safe and happy reading, Houston!

Joy Interviews Samantha Mabry, author of TIGERS NOT DAUGHTERS

I’ve been a huge fan of author Samantha Mabry since her first novel, A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON, which is a reimagining of Hawthorne’s Rappaccini’s Daughter. Her writing is fierce and original, sitting on the cusp of both commercial and literary and always playing with some aspect of ‘other.’ She’s a Texas-based writer as well, so I’ve been privileged to do events with her including a workshop at Austin’s wonderful Writing Barn, and Samantha is always fascinating, always digging deep.

Tigers, Not Daughters Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616208967
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

2020 BRAZOS BOOKMARK CONTEST - For Adults!

Our Kid's Bookmark Contest has been a beloved Brazos tradition for many years. Given the current global health crisis and our collective efforts at social distancing, we feel there is no better time to open up a bookmark design contest for adults too! We all need ways to stay creative and inspired during these uncertain times. 

Women's History Month Staff Picks!

March is Women's History Month! Brazos honors the voices of great women with staff picks of some of our favorite books penned by women authors!



JOY'S PICK: GOODBYE WITHOUT LEAVING by Laurie Colwin 

Goodbye Without Leaving Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780060955335
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Harper Perennial - May 16th, 2000

SLAY Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534445420
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

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Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

The Mercies Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316529259
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 11th, 2020

James McBride, DEACON KING KONG and the Art of Cool

Great news! On March 25, James McBride makes a triumphant return to Houston to read from his latest novel, DEACON KING KONG. As a bookseller but mostly as a fan, I feel it is my duty to inform everyone exactly how amazing this is. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing McBride read before, this is not an event you want to miss. Already the author of modern classics like THE COLOR OF WATER and THE GOOD LORD BIRD, he’s a consummate storyteller and undoubtedly one of America’s greatest living writers. And DEACON KING KONG has all the makings of one of the best novels of the 2020.

The Way Home: Black History Month at Brazos Bookstore

Many of the books that Brazos Bookstore is highlighting this February through our events programming are about journeys. The roads we take get us to where we are, but we have to look back at them to understand how we got here, and to understand what we need to move forward.

Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534404908
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 15th, 2019

Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Cover Image
By Blair Imani, Patrisse Cullors (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984856920
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - January 14th, 2020

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501169434
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: 37 Ink - October 15th, 2019

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781419738173
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Abrams Press - January 7th, 2020

BRAZOS COUPLES!

This Valentine's Season we play matchmaker with pairs of books that talk to each other and talk to you!

Introducing: BRAZOS COUPLES: Books to fall in love with!

Check out these super compatible staff-pick pairs! Scoop a Brazos couple for your sweetheart here in-store. The best Valentine's gift for the lover who loves to read!


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Virgin: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315007
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - February 20th, 2018

The Virgin Suicides (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition): A Novel (Picador Modern Classics #2) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250303547
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Picador - October 2nd, 2018

A Castle in the Clouds Cover Image
By Kerstin Gier, Romy Fursland (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250300195
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 28th, 2020

The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel Cover Image
By Matt Zoller Seitz, Anne Washburn (Introduction by), Wes Anderson (Contributions by)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781419715716
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Abrams - February 10th, 2015

Animals Strike Curious Poses Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781941411391
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Sarabande Books - February 28th, 2017

Instant Lives Cover Image
By Howard Moss, Edward Gorey (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781567926514
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - October 24th, 2019

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition Cover Image
By W. E. B. Du Bois, Jacqueline Francis (Introduction by), Stephen G. Hall (Introduction by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781942884538
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Redstone Press - October 29th, 2019

The Black Book Cover Image
By Middleton A. Harris (Editor), Ernest Smith (Editor), Morris Levitt (Editor), Roger Furman (Editor), Toni Morrison (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400068487
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Random House - December 3rd, 2019

The Weight of Things Cover Image
By Marianne Fritz, Adrian Nathan West (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780989760775
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 1st, 2015

Fever Dream: A Novel Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781400069996
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Random House - April 2nd, 2019

Akata Witch (The Nsibidi Scripts #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142420911
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

Margaret the First: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781936787357
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Catapult - March 15th, 2016

The Familiars Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778309017
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Mira Books - October 1st, 2019

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Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables Cover Image
By Abra Berens, EE Berger (Photographs by), Lucy Engelman (Illustrator), Francis Lam (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452169323
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Chronicle Books - April 23rd, 2019

The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning Cover Image
By Litt Woon Long, Barbara J. Haveland (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984801036
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Random House - July 2nd, 2019

The Snow Collectors Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781950539048
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Dzanc Books - February 12th, 2020

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393355864
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 9th, 2018

Die My Love Cover Image
By Ariana Harwicz, Carolina Orloff (Translator), Sarah Moses (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781999722784
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Charco Press - October 15th, 2019

The Changeling Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781941040898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - April 10th, 2018

Florence in Ecstasy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781944700171
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Unnamed Press - May 16th, 2017

The Bobcat: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781950691487
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Arcade - June 1st, 2021

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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

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062382818
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

Permission Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781552453803
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Coach House Books - April 16th, 2019

Evolution Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802147714
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019

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The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107613
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015

The Orchard (American Poets Continuum #82) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781929918485
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: BOA Editions - April 1st, 2004

Night Film: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812979787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

The Natural Way of Things Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609453626
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Europa Editions - June 28th, 2016

Hair Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

After the Winter Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - September 4th, 2018

How I Became a Nun Cover Image
By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811216319
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: New Directions - February 28th, 2007

After Dark (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307278739
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Vintage - April 29th, 2008

Tokyo Stories: A Japanese Cookbook Cover Image
By Tim Anderson, Nassima Rothacker (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781784882297
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Hardie Grant - March 19th, 2019

Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393242140
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771642484
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

Abandon Me: Memoirs Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781632866585
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 6th, 2018

Crush (Yale Series of Younger Poets) Cover Image
By Richard Siken, Louise Glück (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780300107890
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Yale University Press - April 11th, 2005

The Dollhouse: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101985014
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Dutton - July 11th, 2017

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

Wild Milk Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780997366686
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 1st, 2018

The Hundred Brothers: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312662196
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Picador - June 21st, 2011

Support Latinx Voices!

We believe in the voices and stories of the Latinx community!

Check out these great books, all available in-store. 


 

New Moon Cover Image
By Enriqueta Lunez, Clare Sullivan (As Told by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9781946433350
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Ugly Duckling Presse - December 1st, 2019

Sabrina & Corina: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525511298
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: One World - April 2nd, 2019

The Carrying: Poems Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571315120
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 14th, 2018

Kingdom Cons Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276926
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: And Other Stories - June 13th, 2017

Where We Come From: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525655435
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2019

The House of the Pain of Others: Chronicle of a Small Genocide Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978372
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Graywolf Press - April 16th, 2019

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780500841785
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Thames & Hudson - September 17th, 2019

Antigona Gonzalez Cover Image
By Sara Uribe, John Pluecker (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781934254646
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Les Figues Press - June 21st, 2016

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Tears of the Trufflepig: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374538330
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: MCD x FSG Originals - May 14th, 2019

Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781632865557
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 24th, 2019

The Transmigration of Bodies Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276728
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: And Other Stories - July 5th, 2016

The House of Broken Angels Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316154895
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Back Bay Books - March 5th, 2019

Signs Preceding the End of the World Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276421
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: And Other Stories (P408) - March 1st, 2015

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Dominicana: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250205933
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Flatiron Books - September 3rd, 2019

Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 - 1972 Cover Image
By Alejandra Pizarnik, Yvette Siegert (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811223966
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: New Directions - May 17th, 2016

The Gringo Champion Cover Image
By Aura Xilonen, Andrea Rosenberg (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609453657
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Europa Editions - January 17th, 2017

Human Matter: A Fiction (Latin American Literature in Translation) Cover Image
By Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Eduardo Aparicio (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781477316467
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: University of Texas Press - June 18th, 2019

Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541697249
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Basic Books - November 12th, 2019

Hijito Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781913007010
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Platypus Press - September 5th, 2019

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Virgin: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315007
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - February 20th, 2018

SPELLHACKER Interview with MK England!

There’s something about M.K. England’s writing that I just understand. It clicks with me. We talk all the time about relatable characters, #ownvoices, and being able to see yourself on a page. SPELLHACKER is the first title I’ve read in a long time where I have felt completely seen. The genre-bending YA fantasy needs to be on everyone’s radars. Heists, magic, and queerness abounds in this incredible sophomore novel. 

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