Catch up on your reading with a trip to best of Texas bookstores! Find a local establishment to frequent or explore a new shop during your travels across the state. Whether you’re headed to the coast, a coffee shop, or sitting shotgun on a road trip, discover the right book to take you worlds away this summer.
216 South Center Street
Archer City, Texas 76351
Owned and founded by Lonesome Dove author Larry McMurtry, Booked Up offers a wide collection of fine, rare, and scholarly books. While Archer City may not appear all that impressive, the store’s selection of up to 200,000 books will certainly amaze you.
603 N. Lamar Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78703
The largest independent bookstore in Texas, Book People now houses another bookstore, MysteryPeople, within its three-story downtown Austin location. In addition to offering multiple book clubs and literary camps, BookPeople also host events featuring guest speakers and well-known authors.
The Twig Book Shop
306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106
San Antonio, Texas 78215
Located at the former Pearl Brewery, the Twig Book Shop provides newly released books for children and adults as well as award-winning classics. The Twig is also a popular venue for local and national poets and authors. The Twig houses the Texana collection, making it a choice destination for history buffs as well as book lovers.
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005
Opened with the intent to encourage growth and development of the emerging literary scene, Brazos Bookstore has acted as a hub for the most creative and engaged readers in Houston for nearly 40 years. With literary events, book clubs, and a partnership with the Inprint literary series, this Texas bookstore offers dozens of ways to become more engaged with literature and the community.
Books and Crannies
209 West Moore Avenue
Terrell, Texas 75160
Renovated from an old movie theatre built in 1925, Books and Crannies has an old-timey feel but offers new (and used) books. With a friendly staff and a resident cat, Books and Crannies offers more than just a good read. In the back of the store, there’s a small theatre that shows classic movies when their theatre troupe isn’t performing live presentations.