4.09.2008

Indie book stores


Joared, of Along The Way, recently wrote a wonderful post about books. Are you aware that there is one and only one woman-owned independent book store in the entire state of Texas? Yep, and it's right here in Austin. The store is BookWoman, and it just moved from mere blocks away to North Austin.

In addition to books and assorted eclectic sundries, BookWoman is the place to go for live music, book and poetry readings, and lots of other celebratory activities.

If you're in Austin, I urge you to make BookWoman a regular stop--you'll enjoy the store, and help preserve a vital, independent book store. If you can't be in Austin, order online.

The photo is a view of Panther Canyon, behind Devil's Backbone.

12 comments:

H.A. Page said...

I'd love to be part of your blogroll! My blogroll is on my to-do-list ever since my computer crashed. Thanks for visiting my site! We lived in Texas for many years and had my children been born there, they would have been 7th gen. Texans. Your photos of the wildflowers - the bluebonnets - make me miss Texas terribly. We don't get the paintbrush or wildflowers here in Santa Fe like you have.

Rhea said...

I meant to get over there during my visit but never made it. I wasn't really sure where it was. Oh, darn.

joared said...

Thanks for the book piece mention and for providing the web address about the Indie BookWoman store. Glad they're still going strong. We had a book store for women for a number of years, but was sorry when they closed some years ago, before ordering online was possible.

kokopelliwoman said...

h.a., good lord, your Texas roots go way back. I love your site. Lots of good stuff. Do you have your degree yet? Where from? I fantasize about going for a communnications degree at the iSchool here. Might give me a better idea of what the heck I'm doing. I plan to set aside time to read your study--fascinating!

kokopelliwoman said...

Rhea, the next time you're in Austin, I'll take you up there. It's a dynamic part of the community, but an endangered species.

kokopelliwoman said...

Joared, thank YOU for your reminiscence of books--my favorite world besides music. Honestly, it's all the same--art, music, love, weather. Language and music are linked by the human voice communicating with man in words and higher spirit in song.

SLING WORDS aka Joan Reeves said...

Hey, Kokopelli woman! Found your blog via your comment on Anne Wayman's Golden Pencil. Just had to check out any blog named Fried Okra Productions. Great blog. Love your photographs.

barbara said...

FYI--Bookwoman isn't alone...there is another one woman-owned, independent book store in Glen Rose, Texas...Bookshelf-On-The-Square. I opened it in 1984, and later, my best friend, Nancy Willis, took it over. After twenty-three years, she is retiring and closing this landmark at the end of May....drop buy and pick up some bargains....

kokopelliwoman said...

Joan, thanks, I so need to tech-up. My scanner is broken, and I have thousands of old rock n roll slides that are mouldering away. I've got to get them up--Janis, Zep, et al, from on stage. Just haven't moved into the digital age of photog quite yet :)

kokopelliwoman said...

Barbara, very cool news. How do I get there from Austin? I would love to interview both of you, and document the store. I'll put it on my calendar--thanks!

SLING WORDS aka Joan Reeves said...

Hey, Claudia. I added you to my blogroll on my Sling Words blog. Cheers!

kokopelliwoman said...

Thanks, Joan! I'm learning a lot from your work. Be sure to scope out the other elderbloggers, especially those who have commented here, their blogrolls and mine. There is phenomenally good and well-defined wisdom out there--I certainly pick up a lot of good information and entertainment.