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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

Scott McCloud in Austin with The Sculptor this Weekend
The affable theorist of Understanding Comics waxes all fictional.
"...this week – and he'll be presenting it in Austin on Sunday...."

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
"...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
"...Two delicious Austin books are Joe Nick Patoski's AUSTIN TO ATX: THE..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

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

Books on Wheels
In Austin, bookmobiles aren't just a thing of the past; they're the literary wave of the future
"...and say, 'I love the smell of gasoline and books.' But we totally get that," says Patrick McMahon. His..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

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 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 Chron Events Post by Sarah Sharif

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

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

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
"...they represent just a fraction of the holdings of UT-Austin? Nestled in the Forty Acres are actually 80 collections,..."

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
"...especially true of the work of Lance Letscher, an Austin artist whose creations, made with bits of old books,..."

June 25, 2004 Arts Feature by Molly Beth Brenner

BookPeople Is Temporarily Closed – But Still Ready to Sell You Books & More
Free delivery, curbside pick-up, staff recos – activate!
"...Yes, these crazy times have affected this homegrown bastion..."

March 16, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

30 Years of “Best of Austin
Some of the stories behind 10,484 awards
"...10,484 total "Best of Austin" Awards over 30 years (an average of 349 per..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Features Feature by Nick Barbaro

Big Names in Lit Hit Austin
Egan. Franzen. Boom.
"...Last year it seemed the two fiction books that best nailed the American zeitgeist and most got..."

Oct. 13, 2011 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The Persistence of Vision Podcast Books Your Life Up Right
Austin-based audio series brings lively lit-talk from local lights
"...citizen. “Binge some video,” they’re telling you. “Read some books, listen to podcasts,” they’re saying...."

March 16, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Harry Potter-Themed Beer Festival Brings Butter Beer to Austin
Fair Market transforms into a wizarding world of wonders
"...What fits into the “Keep Austin Weird” theme more than a beer festival themed after..."

April 10, 2019 Chron Events Post

Emergency Contact
It's wry and vulnerable love via text message in this YA novel set in Austin
"...Penny comes to Austin to attend the University of Texas and thanks to..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

It’s Free Comic Book Day in Austin on Saturday
But then, it’s Free Comic Book Day everywhere on Saturday
"...a local comic book store – we’re partial to Austin Books & Comics and Dragon’s Lair, in these parts..."

May 4, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Books on Film
Austin filmmakers and the books they love
"...out to local filmmakers to see what their favorite books were. We asked them three queries: 1) What is..."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Books on Film
Tower director on punk and Capote
"...Filmmaking book: There are quite a few books on directing – I haven't read many of them...."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature

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