New selections this week at Old Town Books!

New selections this week at Old Town Books!

New selections this week at Old Town Books! Good news for book lovers! Beginning Wednesday, July 1st, we will be sending out a list of new selections in the store on a weekly basis. Every Wednesday we will send out a list of all new books that have entered the store...
New at Old Town Books | Psalm of the Wild

New at Old Town Books | Psalm of the Wild

NEW AT OLD TOWN BOOKS! Old Town Books now has lovely baskets for your shopping pleasure. We feature baskets in the store, made by hand in Uganda, with 25% off all basket sales going to disadvantaged women and grassroots wildlife conservation efforts in the region....
Our Patio and $5 Tables

Our Patio and $5 Tables

Our Patio and $5 Tables We are so excited to open our beautiful and serene patio to the public! Come find a great book and then come sit and relax by the fountain. We have music playing to accompany the babble of the fountain, and we now feature ice-cold lemonade on...
40% Off Table

40% Off Table

Texas Reads Table A focal point in our store is our 40% Off Table. We love adding new items to it and rotating our inventory so you can find a great book at a great...
Texas Reads Table

Texas Reads Table

Texas Reads Table This table features all authors with some connection to Texas–they currently live in Texas, are from Texas, or lived in Texas at one point in time. There are many local authors also featured here. Come find some great Texan literature, and all...
Father’s Day Table

Father’s Day Table

Father’s Day Table Come check out our wonderful books intended for the great fathers in your life. Show your love this Father’s Day with a book just for...
Social Justice Table

Social Justice Table

Social Justice Table We have decided today to gather all of our books in the store together that carry the message of social justice for African Americans in our country. We have more on the way too, and are happy to order anything that we might not currently have for...
June: Children’s Summer Giveaway

June: Children’s Summer Giveaway

June: Children’s Summer Giveaway Due to an extremely generous donation, we are able to raffle off children’s books every Friday the month of June. More detailed information on rules and the process can be found on our homepage this...
Children’s Storytime

Children’s Storytime

Children’s Storytime We feature a livestream children’s story time every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 AM on our Facebook page. No Facebook account is needed to watch. Sales associate, Joe, reads books for preschool–kindergarten children on Tuesdays,...
New at Old Town Books | Psalm of the Wild

June: Children’s Summer Book Giveaway

NEW AT OLD TOWN BOOKS! Old Town Books now has lovely baskets for your shopping pleasure. We feature baskets in the store, made by hand in Uganda, with 25% off all basket sales going to disadvantaged women and grassroots wildlife conservation efforts in the region....
Historical Fiction Flash Sale

Historical Fiction Flash Sale

Historical Fiction Flash Sale! With everything going on in the world in our current state, we thought it would be a great escape for our customers to dive into some historical fiction. Lose yourself in another time-period in one of these great selections. This flash...
Open for Browsing

Open for Browsing

Open for Browsing BOOK LOVERS ARE IN LUCK! In accordance with Texas COVID-19 plans for retailers, Old Town Books will be OPEN FOR BOOK BROWSING on Friday, May 1, with the following criteria. No more than 10 customers at a time will be allowed in the store. Please...

Social Distancing Done Right

Social Distancing Done Right Old Town Books continues to work toward adapting to the COVID-19 quarantine days of Spring 2020. Like all of you, we have established a new normal, but everyday we long for the “old normal” when we got to see all of you happily browsing...
Weather: A Novel

Weather: A Novel

Weather: A Novel Published February 11, 2020 In her new book Weather, the author Jenny Offill takes us through the Five Stages of Climactic Grief. Said to be  “darkly funny and urgent” (NPR) tour de force about a family, and a nation, in...
A Long Petal of the Sea

A Long Petal of the Sea

A Long Petal of the Sea Published 2020  A novel from the author of The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende. This epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to...
American Dirt

American Dirt

American Dirt Published 2020  Jeanine Cummins’ new novel, American Dirt, is about the ordeal of a Mexican woman who had to leave behind her life and escape as an undocumented immigrant to the United States with her son. “This book is not simply the great...
little gods

little gods

little gods Published January 14, 2020 Meng Jin is a writer whose sweep is as intimate as it is global. Little Gods is a novel about the heart-wracking ways in which we move through history and time. A fierce and intelligent debut from a writer with longitude and...
Shopping Online at Old Town Books!

Shopping Online at Old Town Books!

Shopping Online at Old Town Books! A LETTER TO OUR OTB CUSTOMERS: UPDATE MARCH 25, 2020 Dear Friends, We hope you are managing to carve out your “new normal” in this time of COVID-19. That’s exactly what we are doing here at Old Town Books. Grab your...
Children’s Story Time and a COVID-19 Update

Children’s Story Time and a COVID-19 Update

Children’s Story Time and a COVID-19 Update We hope all of you are staying healthy through these difficult days of COVID-19. Old Town Books remains open, with complimentary coffee and hand sanitizer! We practice shoulder bumping and social distancing, and we are...
When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains

When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains

When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains Published February 4, 2020 Ariana Neumann’s new memoir gives her readers a deeply personal and moving story. When TimeStopped is two stories. The first is the story about a woman, the author, who becomes...