Wherever I travel, I seek out independent bookstores. They help define a city’s character for me. That said, I don’t collect books. I don’t seek out first editions, limited-edition autographed copies, or obscure European folios. I buy books simply to read them, and I love reading more than almost any other activity in the world.
Elizabeth Jordon, a longtime buyer at BookPeople, recommends these titles as 10 books every Texan should read.
For lovers of Texas’ subterranean world, the mysterious caverns beneath the state’s varied topography provide wonderlands of discovery. And in the skies above, birders find a variety of winged creatures unlike anywhere else on earth. While the worlds they explore may seem as different as day and night, birders and cavers share at least one fortunate characteristic—they’ll never be bored with Texas’ bounty. Two new books, Texas Caves, by avid caver and photographer Blair Pittman, and Great Texas Birds, by ornithologist and artist John P. O’Neill, will keep you entertained, too.