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The 3 Best Stores for Houston Bookworms

The 3 Best Stores for Houston Bookworms

Houston's Best Bookstores | Apartments Near Houston, TX

For book lovers in the Houston area, there are a medley of stores to provide you with endless hours of reading and relaxation. Below are three of Houston's best bookshops located within minutes of The Ranch at Shadow Lake.

Kaboom Books

Located in Woodland Heights just outside of downtown Houston, Kaboom Books is a used bookstore featuring over 100,000 books from current to rare editions. Originally founded in New Orleans over 30 years ago, the store moved to the Houston area and features titles from a range of genres, including fiction, literature, history, and art as well as social and physical sciences. The shop produces literary events with writers and artists from all over the country.

Brazos Bookstore

Established in 1974, Brazos Bookstore, founded by Karl Kilian, seeks to cultivate the literary scene of Houston through community outreach, personal service, and rigorous curation. Esteemed literary figures like Larry McMurtry, Edward Albee, and Donald Barthelm were all loyal patrons while living in Houston. Brazos Bookstore collaborates with local literary institutions, including Inprint!, the Academy of American Poets, the University of Houston Creative Writing Program and the Annual Poet and Writer's Ball.

The Menil Collection Bookstore

Located on the campus of the prestigious Menil Collection Art Museum, the Menil Collection Bookstore abounds with a wide array of titles from the Menil Collection imprint and a medley of books on architecture, design, and contemporary art. Rare catalogues and books from past exhibitions are available. Parents and kids enjoy a vast collection of children's books. Inside, you'll find a curated collection of jewelry, novelties, gifts and artwork by Texas-based artisans. The shop also hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year for those interested in expanding their mind.

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