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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!



Kid's Bookmark Contest 2020

We give out a LOT of bookmarks here at Brazos, and we are always looking for new ideas for their design. This spring we’re asking kids to lend their artistic expertise to our annual Bookmark Contest! Download the official entry form here and return it to the store by Wednesday, April 29, 2020. We’ll announce the winners at our Summer Reading Kick Off Party!


Shake Off Your Triskaidekaphobia!

Triskaidekaphobia! Fear of the number 13th. As in Friday the 13th! What better day to recommend some mildly scary reads for your middle grade readers (which we define as ages 8 or 9 through 12, or for everyone, to be honest!)?

So scroll through and find something fun. And for those Middle Grade readers who crave the creepy, stay tuned for our Creepy Reads display this October, filled with our Children's Specialist, Laura G's favorite thrilling and chilling reads!

Monstrous Devices By Damien Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451478597
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Puffin Books - September 3rd, 2019

Shadow School #1: Archimancy By J. A. White Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062838285
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 27th, 2019

The Curse of the Werepenguin By Allan Woodrow, Scott Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Allan Woodrow, Scott Brown (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780451480446
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019

Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062498496
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Walden Pond Press - February 5th, 2019

Spirit Hunters By Ellen Oh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062430090
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 26th, 2018

Begone the Raggedy Witches (Wild Magic Trilogy #1) By Celine Kiernan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536208740
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Candlewick - September 3rd, 2019

Malamander (The Legends of Eerie-on-Sea #1) By Thomas Taylor, Tom Booth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Thomas Taylor, Tom Booth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536207224
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Walker Books US - September 10th, 2019

The Brazos Treehouse Fall Schedule Is Here!

We're so excited to invite you to our Fall Kids programs! Printed postcards with our events listing are in store for you to pick up as well. Check the events below to see what's coming up and make sure to stop by!

Story Times are every Saturday at 10:30am

Shannon Hale + LeUyen Pham - BEST FRIENDS | Saturday, September 14 at 3pm

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.

Muslim By Zahia Rahmani, Matt Reeck (Translator) Cover Image
By Zahia Rahmani, Matt Reeck (Translator)
ISBN: 9781941920756
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - March 19th, 2019

A Tapestry of Linked Concerns: A Q&A with Max Porter

Talking crows. Troublesome earth spirits. The worlds Max Porter weaves in his fiction are fantastical ones, where myth bleeds constantly into reality. Yet the concerns of his prose--even as he reinvents the concept with his poetic and formal experimentation--are always completely human. Dead parents. Missing children. The need for an explanation. The need to place blame. With Lanny (out 5/14 from Graywolf Press), these concerns come to a head when an odd child meets an implacable and timeless force.

Lanny: A Novel By Max Porter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978402
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Graywolf Press - May 14th, 2019

Conservation Ecology and Finding Your Pack: Joy Interviews Author Rosanne Parry

I have been a huge fan of Rosanne Parry’s work since her first middle-grade novel, HEART OF A SHEPHERD, arrived back in 2009, when she and I were both debut children’s authors and occasionally appearing together at book events. Rosanne’s books are frequently set in her home state of Oregon and are heart-warming, lovely, and honest. Rosanne beautifully evokes both character journeys and the landscape in which they take place. They’re perfect middle grade novels! A WOLF CALLED WANDER is just out and it’s based on the real story of the journey of wolf named OR7.

A Wolf Called Wander (A Voice of the Wilderness Novel) By Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062895936
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 7th, 2019

Pre-Order Mark Haber's REINHARDT'S GARDEN Today!

Are you excited for Mark Haber’s new book, Reinhardt's Garden? Pre-order today and reserve a copy that will be ready for you on release day!

Simply place the book below into your shopping cart and check out with a credit card. Pre-orders must be paid in advance. 

Brazos Bookstore Presents Summer of Walt Whitman!

May 31, 2019 marks the 200th anniverary of Walt Whitman's birth. We're celebrating with a summer of poetic fun! 


Join us for events May through August, including:

A birthday party 

Literary salons

All-day poetry readings

Scavenger Hunts

Film screenings

More details to come!

Forbidden Love, Blood Magic, & Brooding Boys: Joy Interviews Emily Duncan about WICKED SAINTS

We’re big fans of Emily Duncan’s debut YA Slavic folklore-inspired fantasy, WICKED SAINTS here. Laura G has a blurb for it featured in the current kids’ issue of INDIE NEXT. And I found it such a fun page-turner that I begged Emily’s publicists for an interview and was delighted when they said yes! WICKED SAINTS is the story of warring kingdoms, blood magic, unlikely heroes, and a girl who hears the voices of any number of gods, all of whom provide her with guidance and magic. And oh yes, a healthy dose of forbidden love, because really what is a YA fantasy novel without a bit of that?

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Wicked Saints: A Novel (Something Dark and Holy #1) By Emily A. Duncan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250195661
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Wednesday Books - April 2nd, 2019