IN PERSON: Lydia Schrandt and Biju Sukumaran | Oldest Houston


Lydia Schrandt and Biju Sukumaran will appear in person to discuss their new book Oldest Houston. Due to the size of the shop, we cannot effectively socially distance, so all event attendees will be required to mask. We have surgical masks on hand if you find yourself without one. Given the rapidly shifting circumstances surrounding COVID, please check this page to confirm that the event will take place in person.


Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 4:00 PM Central Time

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Oldest Houston from our bookshop. Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

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.

About the Creator:

Editor and photographer Lydia Schrandt has covered travel for USA TODAY 10Best, and Tripadvisor and has served on the board of the Society of American Travel Writers. She spends her time exploring the hidden stories of Houston, her adopted hometown.

Freelance journalist and photographer Biju Sukumaran has covered overseas travel for National Geographic Traveller, Esquire, GQ, Vogue, Lonely Planet, and CNN. But after working and living abroad for a decade, he’s become more fascinated with his native city, Houston, Texas.


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. If you'd like to pursue international shipping, please email

Event date: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Oldest Houston By Lydia Schrandt, Biju Sukumaran Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681063621
Availability: Special Order
Published: Reedy Press - May 1st, 2022