We bid a fond farewell, but not goodbye, to our wonderful neighbor @uncommonobjects, who yesterday closed their doors on South Congress. We will miss you, but are so glad you're not moving very far away! We wish you luck & good fortune in your new location! . #Repost @uncommonobjects (@get_repost) ・・・ Today is the day folks! After 26 great years on South Congress, we will be closing our doors at 7pm tonight on our last day at this location. Gathering outside around 6:30 to begin moving our sign and parade it to our new location at 1602 Fortview. The whole shop is anywhere from 10-30 percent today! So come say hello and grab that item you've had your eye on!

#Repost @littlebookbarn (@get_repost) ・・・ I found and subsequently bought a Collectors Library edition of Pride and Prejudice in this little haven of a library in Austin. It’s still my most treasured book and my favorite Jane Austen novel ↞

"You know, the first move towards true equality is to have the person you're addressing understand that you're just as complex as they are, and that your stories are just as important as theirs are. So I think that is part of the work I do." #tejucole #fiction

**The longest post we ever have & ever will post. We have a newsletter now. This was in it. Read only if you've ever wondered who we are, and otherwise at your own peril.** Meet the Team (Top row, left to right) Erika A. keeps all calm and bright at our store by drawing order from chaos. A widely eclectic reader, this Austin native is often called upon to recommend ways to find Weird Austin beyond South Congress. Her motto is “Mama tried.” Sheri T. is the owner of the store and, like the “Big Eye” artwork on the side of our building, knows and sees all. Her background as a collage artist is evident in the artful displays of books and objects through the store. When she’s not convincing you to buy a book you never knew existed, she’s out scouting for unique offerings–her clever way of turning her favorite things into a successful business. Brett M. is an aspiring actor when he's not selling books. See him in productions around town before he breaks into the big time—or catch him acting extremely interested in your story about finding a copy of a signed book on display in our store at a garage sale in 1982. Bottom row, left to right John B., aka “Big Bad John,” became manager due to both his commanding knowledge of books and his ability to stare down unwanted buskers. His love of music, which you can see throughout the store, started with his first concert, the Beatles live at the Hollywood Bowl. Or it may have been Sonny and Cher. Allison F. holds up the admin end of things with multiple spreadsheets, but she only wants to talk about yoga because it's all yoga. Kaila W. rejects the moniker “social media guru,” but she gets the word (and pictures) about South Congress Books out to our friends and followers all over the world. While she maintains a high level of anonymity, she admits to being related to at least one other member of the team. #socobunch

Someone in Austin is ready for #Halloween...which reminds us of this John Berryman quote: "Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made."

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." #AnneofGreenGables #LMMontgomery Dedicated to the people of Austin on this gorgeous day, and everyone everywhere enjoying a fine October, and particularly @elizabethkoemi for the wonderful quote.

Boy howdy, but we love the cover of Jessica Helfand's "Reinventing the Wheel"! #jessicahelfand #reinventingthewheel #princetonarchitecturalpress

#Repost @lanceletscherdoc (@get_repost) ・・・ We are so proud to announce that The Secret Life of Lance Letscher will be available for sale and rental on Amazon Video, iTunes, and Vudu, as well as DVD and Blu-ray on November 7, 2017. Check out our trailer, find the link in our bio!

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