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Five Post-Apocalyptic Novels for Your Plaguetime Pleasure
Because these ain’t the endtimes yet: Not. Quite. Yet.
"...unlike my dear wife, I tend to not re-read books. But I’ve read Engine Summer more than twice. Hell,..."

April 13, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Vinyl Saved My Life Tonight: Record Stores Deliver in a Crisis
Local media emporiums maintain online shipping during C-19 lockdown
"...my wife swiftly descended on H.E.B. – along with half of Austin. Personally, I’d already begun hoarding earlier in..."

March 24, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Gets Political With the Chronicle
He should be a prime-time news analyst. Televisions would melt.
"...As the years go by and I've read more books about it, and lived in America the last 20..."

March 20, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Musicians on How Best to Employ City Funds Earmarked for the Local Scene
$3 million in HOT funds are coming. Now what?
"...If a venue hosts local shows on more than half their nights, they should be able to get a..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Music Feature

Interview With Benjamin Markovits
The Christmas in Austin author talks about his former home
"...the hoop in our backyard, and the food, and Half Price Books around the corner from our house (it's..."

Dec. 17, 2019 Books Post by Robert Faires

The Resurrection of Kinky Friedman
From Houston to Echo Hill, the self-proclaimed Texas Jewboy sings a new tune
"...the house, which is otherwise filled with stacks of books and mementos from around the world. Photos of his..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

30 Years of “Best of Austin”
Some of the stories behind 10,484 awards
"...Austin Books & Comics (24) *..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Features Feature by Nick Barbaro

2019 Austin International Poetry Festival Brings a World of Words to Town
"...and other events will be taking place at Malvern Books, BookWoman, Threadgill's, Recycled Reads, Half Price Books, Barnes &..."

April 5, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2018/19 Austin Music Industry Poll Top 10s
Nearly half of this year's Austin Music Poll/Austin Music Awards winners are now known
"...Records, The Sound Gallery, Big Henry's Vinyls & Gifts, Half Price Books Best Recording Studio..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Feature

Big Money, But Who Pays? The Cost of Emerging TV Studios
TV budgets get bigger, but so do network and streamer demands
"...major change in the economics of adaptation. "Often beloved books turned into movies disappoint," she said, and the same..."

June 9, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Do We Really Need More Superhero Movies?
We asked local artists if we're approaching Peak Cape anytime soon
"...– no. I mean, I can actually write the price of a ticket to a superhero movie off my..."

April 25, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Bassboss Speaker Systems Take Charge of Austin's Low End
These go to 11
"..."I went to college libraries and read books," he says. "I basically just did all my own..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

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

The Chronicle Interviews Al Franken
Minnesota's junior senator stops in for a brief chat
"...they did like the fact that I had written books. And oddly enough they liked the fact I went..."

Sept. 23, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Tovo and Casar Unfiltered on CodeNEXT
The Council members' full conversation with the Chronicle
"...would just say that we still have on the books the opportunity for income-restricting an ADU. It was never..."

Sept. 14, 2017 News Post by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Dealing With a Surplus
AISD real estate; a clean energy future
"...and so much more. The Directory is available at Half Price Books, Central Market North, Wheats­ville, and online at..."

July 28, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
The lowdown on the 2017 submissions, judges, 10 finalists, and the prize-winning stories
"...Sarah Marloff, Will McCarthy, Gerald McLeod, Kat McNevins, Tamar Price, James Renovitch, Karena Rogers, R.U. Steinberg, Greg Stitt, Jason..."

June 9, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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 social pilgrimages..."

April 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

How Texas Is Texas Wine?
What “Truth in Labeling” means for Texas winemakers and vineyards
"...increasing awareness in the past two years: Less than half of over 400 Texas wineries are making their wine..."

April 28, 2017 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...payments extracted from supposedly "property-rich" districts to balance the books. Take that out, and the state's contribution actually drops..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Kevin McNamee-Tweed: The Exit Interview
As he leaves Austin, curator and artist Kevin McNamee-Tweed reflects on the city's artists and art community
"...three nominations for his curatorial work and exhibitions. His Books publication was released through Farewell Books, Raw Paw Press,..."

March 10, 2017 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

Back From the Dead
Stephen Romano cheats the grim reaper to launch Eibon Press
"...recover to resurrect an old passion of his: comic books based on horror movies. He'd pervasively worked on a..."

July 15, 2016 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Making Reuse Mainstream
Austin needs a combo of government leadership, corporate responsibility, and individual commitment to meet reuse benchmarks
"...past the baler, which compresses T-shirts and towels into half-ton bricks for wholesale buyers. Past the pallets of books..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

The X Files' Mitch Pileggi at Zach Theatre
What conspiracy brought X-Files star Mitch Pileggi back to Austin, Zach, and Walter Skinner all at the same time?
"...Zilker Hillside Theater, Victor Franz in Arthur Miller's The Price at Zach, Amos Hart in Chicago for Genesius Players,..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Not in My House
List of businesses opting out of open carry
"...Half Price Books..."

Jan. 8, 2016 News Feature

Dinner Lab + Phaidon = Magnus Nilsson's Nordic Feast
Not even an army of frost giants could keep us from this culinary event
"...by Jack Kirby in the pages of Marvel comic books hundreds of years after Snorri Sturluson wrote his takes..."

Nov. 16, 2015 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Page Two: The Past Is a Foreign Country
The Chronicle's first office was above Half Price Books and a Jack Brown Cleaners on 16th and Lavaca ...
"...The Chronicle's first office was above Half Price Books and a Jack Brown Cleaners on 16th..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Column by Louis Black

50 Years of Rolling Stones
Today, I’m as old as rock & roll itself
"...issue (yes, that’s me buying a Laser Disc at Half Price Books last month...) was a new Blu-ray by..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

It's Grub Trivia Time Again
Test your culinary knowledge for prizes and fame
"...butcher Bryan Butler of Salt & Time will provide half-time entertainment by breaking down a hog, and guest auctioneer..."

July 29, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

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