Read up at 5 chilled out Houston bookshops

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Dust off your reading list and crack open some classics at five great Houston bookshops.

The summer rains are officially here and the humidity is seeping through every window and door crack. Get out of the elements and steal some A/C at some stellar bookshops, perfect for getting ahead on that summer reading list.

5 Chilled Out Bookshops in Houston

  • Brazos Bookstore – A popular destination for Houstonians, the West U bookshop hosts weekly events like live readings and book clubs.
  • Half Price Books  The Montrose location is right across the street from Blacksmith coffee, so it’s perfect for grabbing a hot cup and heading over for hours of reading in the aisles.
  • Blue Willow Bookshop  The West Houston bookshop sports a floor-to-ceiling offering of books, magazines, and games. Avid readers should join clubs like “Coffee Cake Book Club” or “Tough Broads Out at Night.”
  • Kaboom Books  Located in Woodland Heights, Kaboom touts more than 100,000 selections in its inventory. Go for poetry slams, readings, and a low-key vibe perfect for hanging out this summer.
  • The Book Attic – Up in Tomball, The Book Attic is host to more than 150,000 books in stock. Take your trade-ins for a little extra cash or trade up for those classics on your list.


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Nick Esquer has been in content creation since the age of 15 when he took his first job as a cub reporter for a local newspaper. Since then, he has earned a B.A. from Arizona State University in his native Phoenix, and an M.F.A. from Queens University of Charlotte. He arrived in Houston in February 2013 when he assumed the position of assistant editor at Houston Modern Luxury magazine for more than a year.