by Meghan Hall

Looking for a place in Austin, Texas that the locals love? Look no further than BookPeople. Voted best bookstore in Austin for over 15 years, BookPeople is Texas’ leading independent bookstore since 1970.

With a café, events almost everyday, and a huge selection of books in a wide range of genres, there is something for everyone in this unique shop. Not to mention, it has all the flavor and individuality you would expect when you think of Texas.

Have children? This independent shop has a children’s corner with beautiful murals on the wall that will capture any child’s attention. Furthermore, the store firmly supports child reading by offering many programs such as their free summer reading program, literary camps, and the Find Waldo Local scavenger hunt.

For the scavenger hunt, customers can take their kids to local, participating businesses and have an employee at each store sign or stamp their card when they find Waldo. On the last day of the hunt, BookPeople has their Wonderful Waldo Wrap Up Party. This party includes prizes, games, pizza and Waldo in person! The scavenger hunt is not only fun for kids, but also helps support local independent businesses.

Need a gift idea for a book lover? Consider purchasing a membership to BookPeople’s Signed First Club. With multiple membership options, it is a must buy! Have an upcoming birthday but no venue? BookPeople would be more than happy to host it for you.

They offer 4 great packages to choose from. Each package includes goodie bags, decorations, and a whole lot more! For more details on these great offers, stop in today or visit their website at

BookPeople has been visited by a number of fascinating authors, in addition to a few former Presidents. Browse the shelves and take some time to unwind with a coffee and treat. Who knows whom you will see while there?

 Images courtesy of BookPeople

Meghan Hall, an East Carolina University graduate, is currently a Junior Editor Intern at Author’s Boutique. She is looking forward to getting one step closer to her dream of becoming an editor by entering a Master’s program next fall.