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Austin Shopping

Book People

  • 603 N. Lamar Blvd. Map It
  • Central Austin, Downtown and Capitol Area
  • Books/Stationery

Updated 12/18/2014

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Texas's largest independent bookstore is a home-grown alternative to the monster chain stores. It began in 1970 as Grok Books, and now stocks bestsellers along with books on topics such as women's studies, personal growth, and alternative home building; there's also a good children's section. Browse magazines; shop for quirky, hard-to-find gifts; and catch readings by local authors as well as literati like Richard Ford, Amy Tan, Jonathan Franzen, Stephen King, and David

Sedaris. Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and celebrities such as Lauren Bacall, David Byrne, and Jane Fonda have also made stops here while on book tours.

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603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas, 78703, United States

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Updated 12/18/2014


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