Declare Your Independent!
- January 31, 2015
Meet Brazos Bookstore in Houston.
We live somewhere in the un-zoned sprawl of concrete and glass that is Houston, nestled near the Museum District and Rice University,” says Brazos Bookstore’s events coordinator, Benjamin Rybeck.
“We’re across the street from Beyoncé’s mom’s hair salon and next to a business that promises to pamper your pets.”
Keeping Texans in books since 1974, the indie shop doesn’t have a particular type of customer. Instead, says Rybeck, “Houston is a city of opposites, of contradictions — there’s nothing typical about it and, as such, there’s nothing typical about our customers.”
Except for a shared love of the written word, that is.
“We’re a store full of books and book nerds, and if you’re a book nerd, too, then we want to be better than anywhere you’ve ever been, yet still feel like somewhere you’ve been a million times,” adds Rybeck.
“We’re constantly delighted by the sheer variety of people who want to read.”
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