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A Foray into the Fray

She was my last purchase of the day, though to say I bought her makes the whole thing sound tawdry…

Canton Trade Days

The flea-market phenomenon known as Canton’s First Monday Trade Days dates to the 1850s, when traders brought dry goods ,…

Silver Rush

I step out of the jewelry store into the sun, quite pleased with my new purchase—a pair of silver teardrop…

Bookshop Memories

Wherever I travel, I seek out independent bookstores. They help define a city’s character for me. That said, I don’t…

Souvenir: Molten, Magical Moments

The same thing happens every year, usually the weekend after Thanksgiving: We unfurl the Christmas lights, unearth our box of…

10 Books Every Texan Should Read

Elizabeth Jordon, a longtime buyer at BookPeople, recommends these titles as 10 books every Texan should read.

Stamps of Approval

My parents went to the Texas Centennial Exposition, and all they brought me were these six miniature Centennial stamps. Not…

Spirited Change

The first day of autumn officially falls in September each year, but to me, the final days of October really…

Crazy Water

I'll have a bottle of Crazy Water, please.” Well, actually, I’ve already got one. Mine looks to be from about…
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