Browse more than 100,000 used books at Kaboom Books in the Woodland Heights

Photo courtesy of Kaboom Books

Search through a literary treasure trove with books ranging from current to long out-of-print titles at Kaboom Books.

Located just north of Downtown in the Woodland Heights, Kaboom Books packs a whopping 76 different sections/sub-sections of books into its rather humble shop.

The cozy shop features pre-owned books including fiction, literature in its various guises, art, history, social and physical sciences, and also hosts events on its patio.

Previously located in the back of the French Quarter, the owners spent more than 30 years acquiring their collection while owning a succession of bookshops in New Orleans.

Today, though the location is different, Kaboom’s purpose is the same as ever: to provide an inventory of ideas and act as a sounding board for social discourse within, now, the confines of Houston’s hundreds of neighborhoods.

In addition to their never-ending selection, Kaboom also regularly hosts engaging events, art shows, and readings with authors and artists alike.

Kaboom Books in the Woodland Heights

  • Location: 3116 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77009
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday noon to 8pm; Sunday noon to 6pm
  • Parking: Limited parking is located directly in front of the shop, but additional parking can be found behind the bookstore.
Photo courtesy of Kaboom Books
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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.