Brazos Summer of Indies

This summer, join us for Brazos Bookstore's Summer of Indies! We'll be celebrating the best of independent publishing with a plethora of both in store and virtual events. Check out our schedule below and stay tuned as we add more events!



Join us for a monthly book club this summer. Each book club will feature a book from a different Indie Press.

Click here to purchase all your copies together and register for the events, or click on the images below to learn more about the specific books.







In Country of Origin, seventeen-year-old Halah Ibrahim has always known a privileged life and never had cause to question it until Cairo goes up in flames. Seeking Fortune Elsewhere explores dislocation and dissonance see immigrants and their families confront the costs of leaving and staying, identifying sublime symmetries in lives growing apart. 

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Swing by the Brazos Treehouse as we kick off Summer 2022! 

We’ll be announcing our Summer Bookmark Contest Winners at 1pm (and congratulating all of our participants on their beautiful art!).

We’ll also have boxes of ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) to giveaway throughout the event. 

And finally, this is the perfect opportunity to shop our Summer Reading Guide and pick out the perfect books for your summer!



Brazos Bookstore is so pleased to be hosting this evening celebrating our favorite Indie Presses! Join us as we discuss our favorite presses and books over themed drinks!

Tickets for this evening are free, however they must be reserved ahead of time as we are capping attendance at 30 people.

All tickets have been reserved. Thank you.

All ticket holders must be 21+ years of age.



Through thirteen essays, Tedi López Mills explores the minutiae that at first glance go unnoticed. In “Improper Nouns,” she explores the history and destiny of an uncomfortable name, asking whether the way we name what surrounds us affects the fabric of its essence.

Tedi López Mills will be in conversation with translator Robin Myers.

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In the wake of the 1900 Galveston hurricane, three lives converge despite persecution from the Ku Klux Klan, a bare-knuckle boxing match gone wrong, and the recovery efforts of the American Red Cross.

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The mysteries of kinship (families born into and families made) take disconcerting and familiar shapes in these refreshingly frank short stories.

This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Click here to learn more and register.






Michael Reynolds, Editor-in-chief at Europa Editions, will be joining Brazos Bookstore for an evening discussing indie publishing.

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Brazos is so excited to host nine publishers from six of our favorite presses on a panel to celebrate Indie publishing!

This panel will feature Anitra Budd and Erika Stevens from Coffee House Press, Danielle Dutton and Martin Riker from Dorothy Project, Will Evans from Deep Vellum, Michael Holtmann from Two Lines Press, Adam Z. Levy and Ashley Nelson Levy from Transit Books, and Eric Obenauf from Two Dollar Radio.

This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Click here to learn more and register.





In her thought-provoking, genre-bending debut, Mithu Sanyal solicited the contributions and commentary of public intellectuals as if Saraswati were a real person. A darkly comedic tour de force, Identitti showcases the outsized power of social media in the current debates about identity politics and the power of claiming your own voice.

This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Click here to learn more and register.



A failing artist turned forger, an architectural masterpiece hidden behind high walls, an impish vagabond, and some very resourceful, very intimidating twins—Forgery pays homage to greats like Juan Rulfo and Luis Barrag n, traversing late 20th Century Guadalajara with the exuberance and eccentricity of an 18th Century picaresque.

This event will be hosted onn Zoom Webinar. Click here to learn more and register.



Join Brazos Bookstore as we host three of our hometown presses! Stop by to check out their books and learn more about each press!

We'll be hosting Arte Público Press, Bloomsday Literary, and Brighten Press.

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