Meet Laura G, Children's Specialist

Saying my first love was books would be a lie (it was definitely sugar), but books followed shortly after – specifically old fairy tales. I loved reading about princelings cursed into swans, a girl who could fit three dresses into one walnut shell, anything that was curious, dark, and whimsical. Each story I read shaped the way I viewed the world around me, and while I never saw a house that walked on chicken legs I spent my childhood searching for these hidden magics.

These days my favorite genres include literary fiction, YA and Middle Grade fantasy, artistically rendered picture books, and any non-fiction concerning micology, bees, or esoteric history.

After moving from Iowa to Houston for an Art History degree at Rice, I discovered an amazing gem of a bookstore right around the corner from my dorm. Four years later (as my coworkers love to joke) I hired myself on to the team!

Now I spend my days choosing the books that enter our Kid's Room and French section, running story times, hosting our Not YA Mama's Book Club, creating graphics and art for the store, and (as one of the youngest staff member and therefore technology expert by default), keeping our website up and running! 

Whether you're a native Houstonian, a Midwestern implant like me, or something else entirely, welcome to Brazos! I cannot wait to chat about books with you!

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