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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
"...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

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

Prospero's Books
This Greenaway film deconstructs Shakespeare's The Tempest with egotistical fervor – the play's not the thing, but Greenaway's vanity is.
"...Erland Josephson and Sabelle Pasco. Dense and impenetrable, Prospero's Books deconstructs Shakespeare's The Tempest with egotistical fervor -- the..."

Nov. 29, 1991 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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

Bedside Manner: Books In My Possession, Which I May or May Not Read
A consumer guide to recent purchases
"...I’m a sucker for books. Reading them, however, not so much. Name a classic..."

Dec. 1, 2011 Books Post by Wells Dunbar

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

March 30, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Greg Hrbek Gets Incendiary at Malvern Books
Award-winning author presents a bomb-ravaged USA this weekend
"...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
"...and performing arts, natural history, science and technology, rare books and manuscripts, and more. Over 350 experts contributed content..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Oct. 5, 2001 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

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
"...don't know all of the local authors with new books coming out in 2020, but we do know of..."

Jan. 9, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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

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 HIPPIES,..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

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

Books on Film
Slash director loves John waters and a sci-fi classic
"...shine a light on two not super well-known coming-of-age books that I always go back to whenever I want..."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature

Books on Film
How to avoid being desensitized to life
"...Filmmaking book: I have two books that come to mind. The first is Phillip Lopate's..."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature

Books on Film
Film editing lessons through experimental novels
"...Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar: One of the most important books in Latin American literature. The story is told in..."

June 17, 2016 Screens Feature

Joe O'Connell's Top Reads of 2015
Paradise Sky and The Best I Recall head a list of stellar Lone Star books
"...by a racist killer seeking revenge. Paradise Sky (Mulholland Books), like Lansdale's equally fine 2013 novel The Thicket, channels..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Joe O'Connell

Monkeywrench Books: Back in Business
Monkeywrench Books soft reopening & potluck today!
"...Attention all bookworms and anarchists: Monkeywrench Books celebrates their soft reopening with a potluck, and you're..."

Feb. 5, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Blake McCoy

Give Them Books This Year!
Second Annual Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair
"...“Here is a great opportunity to buy terrific autographed books as gifts.”..."

Dec. 6, 2010 Books Post by Anne Harris

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

Oct. 13, 2006 Best of Austin Feature

Best Comic Books
Austin Books
"...Funny Papers has some incredibly quirky choices. But Austin Books isn’t a comic book store; it’s a comic book..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Best of Austin Feature

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

Sept. 27, 2002 Best of Austin Feature

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

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Best Used Books
Half-Price Books
"...The perennial favorite place to leave with more books than you arrived with to sell. Old, new, obscure,..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

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