Nothing says relaxation better than a great book and a summer breeze. You can curl up in the comfort of your living room or take your reading poolside for the ultimate day of good weather ease. Austin is home to several independent bookstores where the service is friendly and the selection is wide. Best of all, you can take advantage of the convenient curbside pickup options they offer or choose fast and easy shipping to our South Austin apartments. Our favorite Austin bookstores include:
BookPeople resides in the heart of downtown Austin where it has been offering good reads for over 20 years. As the largest independent bookstore in Texas, BookPeople carries a comprehensive list of books in a variety of genres and styles. The knowledgeable and helpful staff go out of their way to make sure you find exactly what you are looking for.
When you place your online order for easy curbside pick-up, consider adding lunch and a cold coffee brew from the cafe. BookPeople also happily works with local courier services for at-home delivery.
Malvern Books specializes in introducing lesser-known literary voices to the Austin community. Readers who love poetry or edgier fiction are drawn to its highly curated collection. Bookworms know Malvern for its large inventory of translated work from top-notch writers around the world. The shop also focuses on local writers by hosting well-received book clubs.
Malvern encourages readers to check out their online shop or to visit the store by appointment only. You can take advantage of the numerous online author events offered through Zoom. Curbside pickup options are available when you call ahead.
South Congress Books
South Congress Books takes the art of reading to a whole new level. The unique shop was founded by Sheri Tornatore, a seasoned purveyor of rare and collectible books. For Austin readers, South Congress Books is a literary paradise where the unexpected beckons from sparkling glass cases. You won’t find the glossy new titles other stores carry, but you will be delighted by the gently used, nostalgic treasures it proudly offers.
Sheri’s website, Tornbooks, gives readers the opportunity to look around at what the shop has on hand. If you see something you like, simply give them a call for expert assistance or to place an order for curbside pickup.
From the bookstores to the live music, Austin is a fantastic city to call home. Concord offers spacious apartments in a convenient location with the best of amenities. Contact us anytime when you’d like more information or to arrange a personal tour.Back to all posts