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Mark's Top Ten Non-Fiction Books of 2019!

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Axiomatic Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945492297
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Transit Books - September 3rd, 2019

This book is a razor-sharp, moving and urgent collection of essays; it examines social issues on both the macro and micro in a new way. The writing is incredible and Tumarkin displays a breadthless understanding of issues like justice, friendship and the collective failings of society.


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Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316259637
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 24th, 2019

After hosting Leslie Jamison for a reading,and hearing her read the essay, LAYOVER STORY,  I know I would have to buy and devour this book. As a thinker, Jamison is in a league all her own. Brave, self-critical and full of beautiful insights, this collection is incredible.


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Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226134
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Catapult - April 2nd, 2019

A book about craft, but so much more. This book illuminates the patterns found in fiction and explains the forms that have normally  been found in the traditional Western novel, while exploring the patterns in more experimental books. Finding these ‘patterns’ in nature (spirals, waves, etc) Alison manages to illuminate, not only writing, but a way of looking at both storytelling and life.


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Dance for Me When I Die (Latin America in Translation) Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781478003786
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Duke University Press - April 19th, 2019

A brutal, visceral and important book, Cristian Alarcón tells the story and legacy of seventeen year old Víctor Manuel Vital, aka Frente, who was killed by police in the slums of Buenos Aires. Part investigation, part eulogy, and a nuanced, subtle description of a culture steeped in violence and fatalism.


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Motion Studies Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781946433237
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Ugly Duckling Presse - April 1st, 2019

A book consisting of three essay-poems that begin as meditations on 19th century science and end firmly as research into the present. From chronophotography to algorithmic surveillance, from phrenology to fMRI brain scans, from Victorian specimen collections to the bleached bones of the Great Barrier Reef, each poem in this collection explores technologies of knowing each other and the world we're in.


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Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895477
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Coffee House Press - June 4th, 2019

A thoughtful,  original and courageous meditation on relationships, place, proximity and distance, belonging, community, gender, politics, the body and even love, and all the things that can mean, braided with digressive, descriptive passages about the work of Cuban-born American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. The book bends and distorts prose and still feels urgent.


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Me & Other Writing Cover Image
By Marguerite Duras, Olivia Baes (Translated by), Emma Ramadan (Translated by), Dan Gunn (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781948980029
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 1st, 2019

Intellectually curious, virtuoistic and voracious, these essays prove all too easily why Duras was such a magnificent writer and thinker. The essays vary on subject but the reader is never less than interested.


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Socialist Realism (Emily Books) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895514
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Coffee House Press - August 13th, 2019

Moving west--from Singapore to America, from New York to California--a woman examines the myth of "finding home" even as she comes to terms with its impossibilities. Low grapples with the meaning of everything, in a memoir rich with theory and digression, but also in stark, gorgeous imagery and memorable insights. Another example of Coffee House Press’ ability to find the strongest and most singular voices.


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On Lighthouses Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9781949641011
Availability: OUT OF PRINT - Not Available for Order
Published: Two Lines Press - May 12th, 2020

Although not out until next year (in March) this wonderful collection of essays takes a look at lighthouses, venturing into history, literature and so much more. Each essay focuses on a specific lighthouse but veers into unchartered territory, whether it’s birds, books, relationships or vacations. A moving book written in a generous voice.


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This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781940596327
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Lookout Books - October 22nd, 2019

With honesty and courage, Cameron Dezen Hammon confronts the personal, the spiritual, and the cultural in this stunning memoir. Written in sharp and lucid prose, Hammon explores passion, doubt, and the risks of faith. This Is My Body carries an urgency and a candor seldom seen in contemporary memoirs. In two words, Hammon's story is beautiful and brave.


The 2019 Holiday Catalog

Share the gift of reading this holiday season by shopping our 2019 Holiday Catalog! Our expert booksellers have curated a wide spanning selection of the best new titles, broken down by genre, so you can find the perfect books for all the readers in your life!

All these books are available in the store and on display now. If you see anything you love here, add it to your cart and checkout using Pay In Store and Pick Up In Store. We’ll pull your stack aside to be waiting when you arrive.

Staff Picks: SPOOOOKY READS

Happy Halloween from your favorite Brazos Bookstore ghouls & ghosts! Here are our staff picks for Best Spooooooky Read! Come scoop one of these chilling tales for yourself! 'Tis the season for creepy readin' !!!!

The Haunted Looking Glass Cover Image
By Edward Gorey, Edward Gorey (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780940322684
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: NYRB Classics - February 28th, 2001

Japanese Ghost Stories Cover Image
By Lafcadio Hearn, Paul Murray (Editor), Paul Murray (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780241381274
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Penguin Classics - September 24th, 2019

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Song for the Unraveling of the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895484
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Coffee House Press - June 11th, 2019

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

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

Ghost Story Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101989197
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Berkley - February 2nd, 2016

The Graces (A Graces Novel) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781419727221
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - October 2nd, 2018

The Witches: Salem, 1692 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316200608
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 27th, 2015

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Wilder Girls Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525645580
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Delacorte Press - July 9th, 2019

Feminism in Our Times: Joy Interviews Kim Liggett, author of THE GRACE YEAR

I’ve been waiting for Kim Liggett’s YA dystopian, THE GRACE YEAR, ever since I was lucky enough to read a very early copy from the publisher! Like so many of us these days, I think a lot about the state of society - about what happens when women’s voices are subjugated and about what happens when they are not. These thoughts come easily to mind, especially with Margaret Atwood’s just-released Handmaid’s Tale sequel, THE TESTAMENTS.

The Grace Year: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250145444
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Wednesday Books - October 8th, 2019

Not YA Mama's Book Club Coming January 2020!

We are so thrilled to announce our latest book club, Not YA Mama’s Book Club! NYMBC is intended for adults over the age of 18 who are fans of (or interested in) the Young Adult genre! The book club will be led by our Kids and Teens Specialist, Laura G. Our first meeting will be in January of 2020, so stay tuned for dates and book choices! For more news, follow our YA Instagram Account, @brazosbookstoreteen !

 

Joy Interviews Greg Van Eekhout, author of COG!

Sometimes you fall in love with a book from the first line. Such was the case for me and COG, a delightful middle-grade novel about a very human (but not quite), very boy-like (but not quite) robot and his adventures. I love this book. It is funny and quirky and heartwarming and I highly recommend it for readers young and old. So imagine my thrill when I was able to snag an interview with COG’s author, Greg Van Eekhout! Here’s what Greg had to say about COG and sci-fi and writing and robots and more! 

Cog Cover Image
By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686077
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2019

Cassie Interviews Mackenzi Lee, author of LOKI

If you’ve ever hung out around the store, there’s a big chance you’ve heard me talk about Mackenzi Lee. I am completely in love with her books, particularly THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE and its companion novel, THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY. When I learned that Lee had started writing a novel about my favorite trickster in the Marvel canon, I could not wait to get my hands on it. Lee has a very busy rest of 2019, so I’m honored that she was able to give me a few minutes of her time to chat with me about LOKI, fanfiction, and dogs!

 

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Loki: Where Mischief Lies Cover Image
By Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368022262
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Marvel Press - September 3rd, 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

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062795328
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

The History of the World in Fifty Dogs Cover Image
By Mackenzi Lee, Ms. Petra Eriksson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419740060
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Abrams Image - October 15th, 2019

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings Novella) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062967169
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 26th, 2019

Katherine Center talks Emotional Courage in THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah


If we ran into each other in the grocery store one day, and we got to talking about books, and if I said I was reading Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, and if you asked me if I liked it, I would say, without even pausing: “I love it.”

And if you asked me why I love it, I would tell you that it’s a total page-turner. It pulls you in, and buckles your seatbelt, and takes you on a ride that you cannot stop.

And you don’t want to stop.

 

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 4-7 Business 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.

Culture Class (Sternberg Press / e-flux journal) Cover Image
By Martha Rosler, Stephen Squibb (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781934105818
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Sternberg Press - September 6th, 2013

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The Spinner of Dreams Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062673954
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: HarperCollins - August 27th, 2019

Welcome to America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781642860412
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: World Editions - September 3rd, 2019

True Grit: A Novel Cover Image
By Charles Portis, Donna Tartt (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: The Overlook Press - November 5th, 2010

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The Disasters Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657671
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: HarperTeen - December 18th, 2018

The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400031702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

All the Impossible Things Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250202864
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 3rd, 2019

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Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780316418393
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - August 27th, 2019

Black Mountain Poems Cover Image
By Jonathan C. Creasy (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811228978
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: New Directions - November 26th, 2019

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