The 9 Best Bookstores in Texas!

Discover the eclectic history of Texas through the pages of a book. Bookstores provide a look inside the culture and rich past of a community, and you’ll surely find something special in the Lone Star State’s many independent bookstores. If you’re on the hunt for your next favorite novel, or maybe a fascinating nonfiction book, you’ll find it at one these 10 great Texas bookstores.  

1. Half Price Books, Dallas, TX

The flagship store for this famous bookstore is in Dallas. There’s many scattered about the state of Texas, and it’s famous for carrying many popular titles as well as having a children’s section, rare and valuable section, records/CDs/movies and also a great clearance section. Some books are new and some are used, but all at a GREAT price!

2. Galveston Bookshop, Galveston, TX

What a great place to discover in Galveston’s shopping district! There are new and used books here, along with vinyl and comic books. You may even find sweet souvenirs to take home and share with your loved ones.

3. Body Mind & Soul Bookstore, Houston, TX

This unique bookstore in Houston is catered to those who are passionate about well...body, mind, and soul! You can find books on metaphysics and other spiritual studies. There are often public readings and classes guests can attend. Come get your Zen on here!

4. The Purple Chair, New Braunfels, TX

Ah, what a magical place for parents and children the same! This special bookshop is made especially for children, with its selection of excellent kid’s books. Come browse the collection and perhaps stay for an enchanting story time!

5. Heroes and Fantasies, San Antonio, TX

Heroes and Fantasies is THE place to be in San Antonio if you are a comic book fan. The president of this local shop focused on being the place where families and comic book fans of all ages can come and relish in the amazing world comics provide for the imagination. 

6. BookWoman, Austin, TX

Shop here and support your local Austin business as well as the universal movement of feminism! This bookstore is made for everyone, but is especially attractive to feminists and for girls and women who appreciate this concentrated support and place to learn.

7. NeNe’s Books & Café, Clarksville, TX

This is the sweetest place park yourself, your books and maybe even your laptop and a cup of joe. Good thing you can find that all here at NeNe’s Books and Cafe! 

8. The Last Book Store Tyler, Tyler, TX

This place has a special story. The place all started when the owners went to a book auction and intended to leave with just three books, but actually left with 300! They haven’t been able to stop collecting books for their readers since then!

9. Marfa Book Company, Marfa, TX

Marfa is one of the most culturally rich cities of Texas. This particular bookstore is so much more than that. They are strong believers in providing a meaningful experience for their clients and encourage you to get lost in their books as well as meeting other readers to chat with.

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