• Austin Sunset by Randall Chancellor

The Written Word - Austin

Written by Ysmay.

Reading is an integral part of our society and has been for generations. Thanks to authors, libraries, literary foundations, and even technology companies, we will be able to pass along amazing literature to future generations.

Austin is a city with a rich and vibrant history. From history books, to ghost books, to tales of the wild west, Austin continues to be a city for the books.

Featured Book

We recommend Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas where author Joshua Long explores the sense of place, politics, and the influence of the Creative Class on the shape and growth of Austin.


We know how important it is to be able to find a library whenever the mood strikes you. We've put together a map to make it easier for you to find a library.


Texas Book Fest

The Texas Book Festival is an annual festival held in Austin and features authors from across the nation. Dates for the 2012 Book Fest have not yet been announced, but make sure to check out their website for more information.

The 2011 Book Fest featured a cooking segment from the Casserole Queens, a discussion with constitutional rights expert Adam Winkler, and the Food Network's Paula Deen among others.

This year our CEO Ysmay went to the book fest and recorded a brief video. Check it out below to see what the festival has to offer.

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