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About Us

Come On In....


BookPeople has been the leading independent bookstore in Texas since 1970. Located in the heart of downtown, BookPeople has been voted best bookstore in Austin for over 20 years. BookPeople was voted Bookstore of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly in 2005. With visits from some of the most interesting and important authors of the past 50 years, as well as by Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, BookPeople is the destination bookstore in Texas.


BookPeople is located at the corner of 6th & Lamar. We're right across the street from Waterloo Records and in the same complex as REI & Anthropologie.

603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703



In following APH recommendations, customers that are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask in the bookstore. All customers not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask.


BookPeople is open to the public from 10am - 7pm daily. Please read more about what BookPeople is doing to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 when shopping in-store with us here.


CoffeePeople is open to the public, from 9am - 5pm, Sunday-Friday and 9am - 6pm on Saturday. The cafe provides a full range menu of coffee drinks, sodas, sandwiches, and desserts, including vegan and gluten-free options. Visit the online ordering to place an order now!


updated: 3/28/2022