BookPeople is an independent bookstore in Austin, Texas, and the largest bookstore in the state of Texas. It was founded in 1970 and has been voted the best bookstore by the Austin Chronicle every year since 1995 as of 2010.Using our custom trip planner, Austin attractions like BookPeople can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
BookPeople was voted Publishers Weekly's "Best Bookstore in the US 2005". It is a member of the Austin Independent Business Alliance. It is also a member of the American Booksellers Association.
Truly a literary treasure trove. Reminds me of a friendlier and less intimidating version of the Strand up in New York. Plenty of options for any genre. Diligent customer service. The cozy little... more »
Huge, comfortable, well staffed and something like 400 events per year. Like all independent bookstores, we ought not take them for granted. The event I went to was wonderful with lots of time and..... more »
Great bookstore in Austin with a huge selection. Coffee shop is excellent, children’s area is top notch and the extra goodies for sale are worth perusing. Staff was friendly and helpful. Parking was plentiful. Prices were same or very comparable to Amazon. Go check out Book People!
I was really excited to come to this book store on a trip to Austin. They have a wonderful selection of books, gifts, jewelry, and hand made items. Their self help selection is the best I have ever seen, with a wide variety of topics. They are very well staffed and extremely helpful. I love the staff picks all over. We need more stores like this one!
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