The store owes its name to Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. The Bradz imagines a future where books are burned and the "book people" keep the stories alive by memorizing and retelling them. In a world of instant downloads – safety first: you can't read a tablet in the bathtub – Austin's BookPeople is an oasis of the printed page. Not only is it a successful independent bookstore, it's the heart of Austin's creatives, young and old. The children's section is so inviting, you might find yourself sitting on an undersized chair re-reading your favorite childhood tale. Stay long enough, and you'll see critically acclaimed authors host signings and discussions. So, raise one for Ray, join the BookPeople, and keep books alive.
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