Texas bookstores are opening, moving, fundraising, and winning!


With new stores in the works, awards, and a focus on community support, Texas bookstores continue to shine. Read on! 



Barnes & Noble aims to open a new store at the Conroe Marketplace in early May. 



Interabang Books raised over $9,000 for United to Learn, an organization providing new books to over fifty Dallas schools and libraries.  



Houston's Brazos Bookstore is celebrating its fiftieth birthday in April. The store has set up an exhibit celebrating its 50 years that includes photos, news articles, and mementos and will celebrate all year with special events, partnerships with local nonprofits, and more. 



The Little Bookstore opened recently inside the Painted Tree Boutiques. The store focuses on providing a space for children and families to explore bilingual books. 



Chapter & Co. will open in New Braunfels by the end of the year. Focusing on romance and fantasy titles, the store will also feature a café with baked goods. 



LIT Bookbar will transition from pop-up to brick & mortar bookstore in March. They will celebrate their grand opening on March 7 at their new location--611 Jefferson St, Suite B



Libros, a late-night reading lounge, opened in San Antonio. Open from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., this BYO drink lounge offers free Wi-Fi, a goth vibe, comfy chairs, and a small convenience store. In the future they plan to offer daytime hours, movie nights, and more. 



Green Heron Bookshop is now open Th-M at 323 W. Hopkins St. in San Marcos. They also feature Texas art and plan to host open mic poetry nights beginning in April. 



The Book Attic is moving to a new location. Beginning March 1, 2024, they can be found at 15222 FM 2920.  



FlowerSong Press received the annual $10,000 Constellation Award, given to honor an independent literary press that is led by and/or champions the writing of people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American & Pacific Islander individuals, for excellence in publishing.  


Via his annual Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program, Author James Patterson provided a $500 bonus to six hundred booksellers from ABA member bookstores to honor the importance of their work. Congratulations to these twenty-two Texas booksellers: 

Brandy Herr, Arts & Letters Bookstore; BriAnne Gowen-Tresp, Bibliobar; Amy McInnes, BookPeople; Susan Post, BookWoman; Amy Shaughnessy, Brazos Bookstore; Dallas Bell, Burrowing Owl Books; Matthew Howell, Burrowing Owl Books; Avery Shelburne, Fabled Bookshop & Café; Colore Lincoln, First Light Books; Rani Birchfield, Front Street Books; Lisa Plummer, Interabang Books; Judith Holdar, Intermission Bookshop; Karen Bullock, Katy Budget Books; William Clark, Literarity Book Shop; Ashley Booker Knight, Words Unite Bookstore; Sarah Aidukas, The Book Burrow; Charlie Forester, Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences; Elizabeth Jordan, Nowhere Bookshop; Callie Lovvorn, Noteworthy Bookstore; Rhonda Harper, My Reading Room Bookstore; John McDougall, Murder By the Book; Shelley Lowe, Monkey and Dog Books 

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