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Godzilla Attacks Austin Books
Local kaiju artist Matt Frank signing new comic today
"...a 60,000 ton monster in the same week. But Austin Books and Comics is lucky that way, courtesy of..."

March 30, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Vision 2020: Austin Books We're Looking Forward to in the New Year
Some local writers' books due out in 2020 we're eager to read
"...Austin has about as many writers as it does musicians,..."

Jan. 9, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Yehudi Mercado Brings a Cartoon Rodeo to Austin Books
Celebrating the release of 'Pantalones, TX' this Saturday
"...That's right, the Austin-based comics creator who was responsible for the popular graphic-novel..."

March 6, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Best Comic Books
Austin Books
"...Whether you call them graphic novels or funny books, whether you geek off the X-Men or Eightball or..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Best of Austin Feature

Best Comics Or Specialty Books
TIE: Austin Books & Comics; BookWoman
"...Woman, customers are greeted by the wall of children's books that deal with such real-life issues as uncomfortable touch..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Best Comic Books
Austin Books & Comics
"...Austin Books gleefully touts the motto "Helping Austinites dispose of..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Best Comic Books
Austin Books
"...When it comes to graphic novels, if Austin Books doesn’t have it, it probably doesn’t exist. A..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Best of Austin Feature

Best Comic Books
Austin Books
"...There are some amazing comic book stores in Austin. Dragon’s Lair has an unbeatable selection of gaming, and..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Best of Austin Feature

Best Comic Books
Austin Books & Comics
"...of superhero-type glossies from the Big Two and others, Austin Books blesses readers of more catholic tastes with a..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Best of Austin Feature

Best Spot For Comics By Austin Artists
Austin Books & Comics
"...Austin boasts a veritable Justice Leagueful of fine shops devoted..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

Scott McCloud in Austin with The Sculptor this Weekend
The affable theorist of Understanding Comics waxes all fictional.
"...Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics fame has a new book out from First Second..."

Feb. 4, 2015 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Uncle Staple and Austin’s 13th Annual Independent Media Expo
The weekend of fannish revelry and indie-comics celebration returns
"...of fan-mobbed revelry and DIY merch and so much indie-comics-and-related-subcultural-goodness at Austin’s Millennium Youth Center...."

Sept. 4, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Illuminating Austin Authors
Dagoberto Gilb, Gregory Curtis among Illumine honorees
"...Nov. 18's inaugural Illumine Awards, handed out by the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation for excellence in literary achievement..."

Nov. 9, 2011 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Jay Trachtenberg's Top Books of 2019
From the social upheaval of the Sixties to the double life of an intelligence agent to the secular past of an Orthodox rabbi, splits resolved into memorable books
"...1960s. It's the story of counterculture radical Lenny Snyder – a thinly veiled Abbie Hoffman – as seen through..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Best Comics Or Specialty Books
TIE: Austin Books & Comics; Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
"...these popular stores are stocked to the rafters with comics, comics, comics, and books about comics. Ranging from silly-animal..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Austin Monuments to Pop Culture
Fiji mermaids, vintage toys, and a Cathedral of Junk
"...See for yourself how Austin's famed weirdness manifests itself at these off-the-beaten-path shops, galleries,..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

10 Must-Visit Independent Austin Bookstores
For those still enamored by the written word
"...what the people there are reading. What kind of books are they surrounding themselves with? Where do they go..."

June 29, 2019 Arts Post by Sam Russek

An Inside Look at Austin’s Biggest Used Bookstore
Half Price Books, N. Lamar: “We tend more toward the unusual.”
"...we told you a little bit about the rare books room in the back of Half Price Books at..."

Oct. 19, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Half Price Books: Where Rare Is Well Done
Does the rare books room at Austin’s North Lamar location owe its success to alchemy?
"...writers tend to work in metaphors. Writers often write books, too, and books (along with vinyl records, magazines, and..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Books on Wheels
In Austin, bookmobiles aren't just a thing of the past; they're the literary wave of the future
"...to remember the past helps us plan the future." – Margaret Atwood 5th Dimension Bookmobile..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

BOOKS by Kevin McNamee-Tweed
In this collection of faux book jackets, you can totally judge books by their covers
"...of drawings ... of fake book covers ... titled BOOKS. The artist was sitting at the counter of Farewell..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Arts Review by Seth Orion Schwaiger

The First Austin Bookstore Crawl
This combo self-guided tour and scavenger hunt gives readers a new reason to seek out local lit sellers
"...You wouldn't expect Austin's first bookstore crawl – a literary spin on the..."

April 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

SBOE Evades an Initial Vote on Social Studies Books
Right-wing claims books too pro-Islam, promote Communist values
"...to take a preliminary vote on contentious social studies books Tuesday, State Board of Education members – amid a..."

Nov. 19, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

How Many Banned Books Have You Read?
Redefine appropriate, suitable, proper, and honest.
"...Celebrate the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week! Local writers, musicians, and other prominent Austinites will..."

Sept. 25, 2013 Events Post by Sarah Sharif

Five Graphic Gift Books For Your Creative Favorites
Or even for your own holiday-besieged self, right? Potentially?
"...are the default by now, of course. Which makes books more of a special thing, just on the surface...."

Dec. 15, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Checking Out Austin's New Central Library
Yes, the city’s “Library of the Future” still has books, but this 21st century facility is about so much more
"...If you want to know what Austin's new Central Library is about, start by setting aside..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Domy Books: Where Art and the Printed Page Meet
Russell Etchen on launching an Austin version of his Houston bookstore that focuses on art books, magazines, and toys
"...A self-confessed progressive, Russell Etchen has brought his quirky bookstore, Domy, to Austin after launching a successful model in..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Greg Hrbek Gets Incendiary at Malvern Books
Award-winning author presents a bomb-ravaged USA this weekend
"...It’s time for another installment of genre-happy bibliofestivity at Austin’s Malvern Books this weekend...."

Jan. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Gift Guide 2016: Coffeetable Books
Big books give heft to big success stories about women in business, Flatbed Press, UT’s collections, Pan Am, and the Spurs
"...a little book. If the subject has real heft – say, a collection that holds millions of objects or..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Books and Parts of Books: 1996-2004'
Lance Letscher's current retrospective at the Austin Museum of Art is exciting in its breadth and diversity and the sense of possibility those qualities create
"...world. From scrapbook pages to fine artworks, thoughtfully constructed mélanges of odds and ends so often turn out worlds..."

June 25, 2004 Arts Feature by Molly Beth Brenner

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