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10 Must-Visit Independent Austin Bookstores
For those still enamored by the written word
" are a mint-condition novel by a well-known author. Recycled Reads..."

June 29, 2019 Arts Post by Sam Russek

Getting Your Head Around (and Hands on) the Art of Abraham Cruzvillegas
Conceptual artist brings "Hi, how are you, Gonzo?" to the Contemporary Austin
"...this solo exhibition is, in fact, made up of recycled materials collected from the Contemporary and Aspen Art Museum..."

May 3, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

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

April 5, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Council: Child Care “Scandal” Highlights City’s Own Failures
CMs also mull fate of APL’s Recycled Reads
"...offering child care at meetings. Losing the Plot at Recycled Reads..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

With Little Enthusiasm, City OKs Opting Into Oak Hill Parkway Project
Plus more items from City Council's first substantive meeting of the year
" to sublease part of the Austin Public Library's Recycled Reads used book store on Burnet Road – to..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

" observe Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 22. Public libraries, Recycled Reads bookstore, the Austin History Center, and all city..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature

Public Notice: Think Globally, Vote Locally
Why your country is depending on you to vote no on Prop 1
" up at five West Austin branch libraries and Recycled Reads:..."

May 6, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Making Reuse Mainstream
Austin needs a combo of government leadership, corporate responsibility, and individual commitment to meet reuse benchmarks
"...that 90% of what residents throw away could be recycled or composted – and as a result the city..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Reuse Resource Chart
"...repairing one type of item, hosted by Resource Recovery, Recycled Reads, Skillshare Austin, and Reuse Alliance Texas Chapter. Noon..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature

From Brewing to Chewing
Brewnola Bars are a new kind of bar food
"...per day that it cannot sell or recycle. Because Recycled Reads, the Austin Public Library's used bookstore, can't sell..."

Dec. 18, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Halloween Storm Update
Closures everywhere and tornado warnings
"...for the Faulk Central Library, Austin History Center, and Recycled Reads. The Dan Ruiz Library will likely be closed..."

Oct. 30, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Council: Where There's Smoke, There's Barbecue
Council takes on barbecue smokers, and smoke gets in their eyes
"...a long-term lease*[Correction below] for the Library's nationally acclaimed Recycled Reads bookshop on Burnet Road (see "Council: Committed to..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Committed to Committees
AFD and Libraries grilled and postponed
" the Fire Department, and a lease renewal at Recycled Reads on Burnet Road. Neither discussion went smoothly...."

March 31, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Council: Recycled Reconsiderations
Council deliberates, deliberately
"...concerning the pending lease renewal for the Library Department's Recycled Reads resale shop on Burnet. Gallo, D6 CM Don..."

March 27, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

"...parking garage, the "busking" ordinance, and lease renewal for Recycled Reads. See "Council: Recycled Reconsiderations."..."

March 27, 2015 News Feature

What Goes Where?
Recycling do's and don'ts
"...Recycled Reads (Austin Public Library), accepts CDs, DVDs, books..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature

West Side Tour-y
Big Medium lets artists on the other side of I-35 in on the fun
"...Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet..."

May 18, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Dec. 23-30
"...public libraries, and most city-run museums and cultural centers (Recycled Reads, the used bookstore run by the library, will..."

Dec. 24, 2010 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 7/15/10
Working for the weekend
"...called meeting of the Library Commission is called at Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet, 12pm...."

July 15, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Talking In The Reading Room
Foreign librarians learn from Austin volunteerism
"...on display at Austin Public Library's used book store, Recycled Reads...."

July 3, 2010 News Post by Jillian Richardson

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar: May 13-19
"...certified Austin Cycling Association guides. 9am-1pm. Tour starts at Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd. Free. Register at"

May 14, 2010 News Column

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Jan. 28-Feb. 4
"...RECYCLED READS As of today, the Austin Public Library expands..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Dec. 24-27
"...Waste Facility. Open Thursday: the Austin Public Library's bookstore, Recycled Reads, 5335 Burnet Rd., 323-5123 (they'll be closed Friday,..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature

Community Needs: Food, Shelter, Support
"...with Austin Public Library programs, and assist at the Recycled Reads bookstore. Capital Area Food Bank of Texas..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...On Feb. 28, the Austin Public Library will open Recycled Reads, a store selling gently used items for $1..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature

Res Publica
Good times for good citizens: Feb. 27-March 5
"...RECYCLED READS GRAND OPENING See "Bookstore for the Cash Poor"..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature

Recycled Reads Bookstore to Open This Weekend
Recycled Reads – good for the environment and growing minds
"...pleasure of trolling dusty stacks and picking up cheap reads that have already been lovingly dogeared, enscribed, underlined by..."

Feb. 26, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...more effective police response to juvenile involvement in gangs," reads a press release from Republican U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul,..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature

'Arf Arf' ... or Is It 'Barf Barf'?
Beverage company unveils bottled water for dogs
"..."the growing trends in the $40 billion pet industry," reads the release, which doesn't mention that the company will..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Naked City
"...They're turning a public resource into a high-priced commodity," reads a statement from Corporate Accountability International, the nonprofit behind..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature

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