IN PERSON David Meischen | Nopalito, Texas: Stories


We are happy to welcome David Meischen to the shop to celebrate his book, Nopalito, Texas: Stories

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*Although reservations are not required, we appreciate them. Completing this RSVP form does not guarantee you a book; please purchase one at the bottom of this page.


Event Guidelines:

In order to go through the signing line and meet David Meischen for book personalization, please purchase one of his books from Blue Willow Bookshop. Since quantities are limited, we recommend purchasing your book ahead of time to ensure that you receive a copy. Your book can be picked up at the event.

If you cannot attend the event or you live out of town and would like a signed copy of the book, please indicate any personalization requests in the “comments” section when you check out.

If you are not feeling well, we encourage you to remain at home and we will get your book signed for you. If you need a surgical mask, we have them on hand if you find yourself without one. 

If you have a disability and require accommodation for this event, please let us know no later than 48 hours before the event by phoning (281) 497-8675 or emailing

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.


Monday, April 15, 2024 at 6:00 PM Central Time


Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

About the Authors:

David Meischen is also the author of the award-winning poetry collection Anyone's Son. He is the cofounder and coeditor of Dos Gatos Press.


Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping can run from $25-50US in addition to the cost of the book and can take up to 3 months to reach its destination. Additionally, we can only ship to certain regions and countries. This purchase will include a shipping charge of $50US and if the charge is less than that, we will refund the difference when we ship your book.

Event date: 
Monday, April 15, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Nopalito, Texas: Stories By David Meischen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780826366009
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of New Mexico Press - April 15th, 2024

In this stunning debut story collection, everyone's got the blues but nobody is willing to sing it. Evelyn Smith, Candace Lambert, and Dorene Wahrmund chafe against rigid small-town expectations.

Caliche Road Poems By David Meischen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781962148030
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Lamar University Press - February 14th, 2024

David Meischen conjures the hackberries and mesquite, the cotton harvests and "rainless earth" of his rural Texas homeplace with meticulous reserve, clarity, and crisp music.