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Malvern Books to Close
Literary bastion to empty the shelves on New Year's Eve
"...A sad turn of the page for Austin's readers: Malvern Books, a center for small press and alternative literature,..."

Nov. 21, 2022 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Jan. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Malvern Books Founder Joe W. Bratcher III Dies
Publisher and bookseller shaped Austin's literary scene
"...W. Bratcher III – publisher, filmmaker, and cofounder of Malvern Books – has announced that he died on July..."

Aug. 1, 2022 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Nisi Shawl Is Crossing the Streams of Fantastical Fiction
The Tiptree-winning author brings her new alt-history to the ATX
"...Malvern Books is a bookstore on 29th Street in Austin,..."

Sept. 7, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fantastical Fictions Features Robert Jackson Bennett
A night with the award-winning author of otherworldly wonderments
"...last-minute political yammering? Join the genre-loving crowd gathered at Malvern Books’ Fantastical Fictions series – on Tuesday, Nov. 1,..."

Oct. 26, 2016 Arts Post by Rebecca Schwarz

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

A New Chapter for Austin’s Small Bookstores
From serving neighborhoods to serving wine, how innovative local booksellers are filling the shelves
"...kind of hard to prove. Austin loves to buy books. Or loves hanging out in bookstores and browsing. Or..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Arts Feature by Joe Gross

All Over Creation: Renewed Faith
On coming back to an appreciation of poetry's remarkable resonance and relevance
" recite poems, and now through my position as Books editor for this publication. I knew of Austin's robust..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Arts Column by Robert Faires

ATX's Inaugural Addresses
Local artists, comics speak out about Trump taking office
"...Malvern Books Stands With Planned Parenthood Fri., Jan. 20, 10am-9pm,..."

Jan. 18, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Celeste Ng Loves Independent Bookstores
The author of Little Fires Everywhere helps us prep for Independent Bookstore Day
"...Everywhere, which was featured on virtually every 2017 best books list (including mine) and is now primed for a..."

April 27, 2018 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Cuneiform Press: Strong, Silent Type
Making books more deep in the heart of Texas
"...flimsy, and then there are micro­publishers who produce limited­-edition chapbooks composed of fine papers, printed by hand and antique..."

May 1, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Strong and Talented and Young
Austin's Raw Paw collective inhales life, exhales art
"...recent Rough House boasted a cover by former Domy Books honcho and arts fomenter Russell Etchen. So, OK, maybe..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

We Have an Issue: Best of Austin: Restaurants Finalists Announced
Vote now!
"...W. Bratcher III: The publisher, filmmaker, and co-founder of Malvern Books passed away July 28...."

Aug. 5, 2022 Column by Kimberley Jones

2017 Revel Solstice Festival
Two recent concerts in the summerlong fest played up the informality and intimacy of Revel's approach to classical music
"...a dime a dozen and there's music in every bookstore and beer hall." Then you find out it's a..."

July 14, 2017 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

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

Texas Book Fest alumni dominate the winner's circle
"...awards for Texas Book Festival alumni, plus a new bookstore and a book fair...."

Nov. 22, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

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

Austin readings, releases, and more
"...• There's a new book on shelves today that's..."

Oct. 29, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Hanging Out With the Dream King
Mathias Svalina delivers slivers from the oneiroi to your front door
"...the megabucks you surely earn as publisher of Octopus Books?..."

March 1, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

J. Scott Brownlee's Requiem for Used Ignition Cap
J. Scott Brownlee's first full-length poetry collection brings him back to Llano, powerfully
"...collection of poetry, published this past October by Orison Books. Every poem in the book is deeply rooted in..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...BOOKS Austin Public Library – Central Library and all branch..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2019 Austin International Poetry Festival Brings a World of Words to Town
"...readings 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

The Bookstore Cat Is Alive and Well
Sprawled across the book you want to read at Dragon’s Lair
"...your time. We preen, with our Goodreads reviews and bookshelves organized by author or subject or color, but our..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Features Feature by Rosalind Faires

Who's Afraid of Gertrude Stein?
Not your Tender Buttons-loving friends at Monofonus Press, to be sure.
" about here, before the mini-publication's release party at Malvern Books on Thursday night...."

April 23, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound: Nine Records That Inspired Austin Author Fernando A. Flores' Valleyesque
From Pauline Oliveros to Big Boys, sounds behind the surreal South Texas-rooted story collection
"...literary chops, the Chronicle polled the employee of Austin's Malvern Books on his new collection's musical fuel...."

June 3, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Area Cancellations and Other COVID-19 Updates
Gov. Abbott declares statewide public health disaster
"...26-April 18 at Ground Floor Theatre, until July. • Malvern Books has canceled all in-store readings and book club..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by James Renovitch

Five Arty Things To Do this Weekend
What’s happening in the Austin arts scene this weekend?
" buy one from the author himself at the Malvern Books launch party; he’ll be there, in conversation with..."

June 20, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Remembering, honoring, and celebrating queers
"...Morrison and Barbara Ann Wright. Sun., Nov. 18, 1pm. Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th. Free...."

Nov. 16, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Suicide Club: A Novel About Living by Rachel Heng
This debut novel about a future in which people can live forever is a bittersweet yet life-affirming story of eternity versus death
"...(I'm Not Missing) on Fri., Oct. 13, 7pm, at Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th. For more information, visit"

Oct. 12, 2018 Arts Review by M. Brianna Stallings

Five Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
Comedy, classical music, visual arts, poetry, wine & cheese
"’ll want to be in the well-lettered premises of Malvern Books this Sunday, as Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review releases..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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