Bookin’ It Across Texas: Q&A
Across the state, independent bookstores stand out as cultural hubs and community fixtures. Owners of several bookstores featured in the December 2020 issue of Texasliving offered glimpses into their favorite reads, or their favorite recommendations for all who ask!
Texas Book Festival
This fall marks 25 years of the Texas Book Festival uniting Texas readers with authors, spreading books and smiles all around the Texas State Capitol. Usually, the weekend festival erects tents down the streets surrounding the capitol, full of author panels, cooking demonstrations, book sales, activities for kids, book signings, and more. This year, however, the festival will inspire book lovers around […]
Austin-based Startup Literati Redefines Book Club
Reading for leisure is a lifetime hobby. For many readers, books can provide an escape from reality, regardless of genre, and the novelty of a new book is exciting with every turning page. But book clubs bring readers back down to Earth. Convening and conversing about a recent read provides the essential human element of […]
The Perfect Book Nook
Settling down to read never gets old. However, searching the house for a quiet, comfortable place to read can be tedious. Why not create a cozy reading nook where you can escape with your favorite tomes? Finding a Space A reading space could be potentially anywhere. It might be an alcove in the living room, a […]
Unique Bookstores in Texas: Part 1
In the age of Amazon and digital reading devices, traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores were, at one point, becoming a thing of the past. Luckily, due to the demand of readers in Texas, several independent bookstores have emerged or stayed strong, offering their small towns and booming cities alike the chance to peruse through rows of bookshelves, […]
Texas Writer Spotlight: Katherine Anne Porter
Resting 20 miles south of the City of Austin sits a three-roomed house in the quaint town of Kyle, Texas, where a small child and her five-membered family moved as the result of a tragic death. This now-motherless child, Katherine Anne Porter, filled her days in this home with dancing, singing, drawing, and playing piano, experimenting with finding her given talents.
Foundation for Family Literacy: A First Lady’s Passion
Known as “everybody’s grandmother,” former First Lady Barbara Bush was a strong, honest, servant-hearted woman who inspired people to help others and stay true to their beliefs. She dedicated much of her life to helping people, specifically as a steadfast advocate for literacy. Though Barbara passed away on April 17, 2018, her passion lives on.