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How to participate in the first-ever Austin Texas Book Trail

The bookish event takes place across the Austin area this Saturday, April 27. Here’s what to know before you hit the roads.

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Book Woman is a female-owned store showcasing national reads, books by Austin women, and banned books.

Book lovers, do we have some news for you.

The first ever Austin Texas Book Trail takes place this Saturday, April 27 — which just happens to be Independent Bookstore Day.

The day-long event involves 25 local bookstores, kickoff and closing events, opportunities to connect with other readers, and major discounts.


Visit 25 local bookstores as part of the first-ever Austin Texas Book Trail.

Art by Ashley Robin Franklin, provided by Austin Texas Book Trail

Ready to read? Here’s the itinerary for the day.

9-11 a.m. | Attend the kickoff breakfast at Mañana Dos (111 Sandra Muraida Way, Ste. #101) for free coffee and tacos + your Book Trail map.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Visit as many bookstores as you can, marking your trail map for each store you visit. Each visited store = one raffle entry for the wind-down event at the end of the day.

Here are a few participating locations on our must-visit list, but you can check out the full list online.

  • Alienated Majesty Books, 613 W. 29th St. | Deal: 20% off staff picks and new releases
  • BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. | Deal: Free tea, drip coffee, or iced coffee
  • BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. | Deal: Mystery bundles for purchase + a free book with a purchase of $40 or more
  • Monkeywrench Books, 110 E. North Loop Blvd. | Deal: 20% off
  • Resistencia Books, 2000 Thrasher Lane | Deal: Free coffee and pan dulce, plus 20% off
  • Reverie Books, 5330 Menchaca Rd. | Deal: 20% off coupon

5-7 p.m. | Close the day with raffle prizes and pop-ups from Vignette Books, Livra Rare Books, and Spend Time Zine Mart at Better Half Coffee & Cocktails (406 Walsh St.). Raffle prizes include books, bookish gifts, and gift cards.

Learn more on Instagram @austintexasbooktrail.