Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading 2019

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Kids, Join In Our Summer of Fun!

Super Summer Reading Challenge

You might not know it, but you read all the time. You’re reading this right now! Why not try out different ways to read in our Super Summer Reading Challenge? Color in the squares as you go. Turn in your completed challenge by Wednesday, August 15th, at the shop to enter your name in our summer reading contest—you could win a $50 gift card!  


Don't forget to stop by for storytimes throughout the summer—every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.!


School Reading Lists

SBISD Middle School Summer Reading List

Memorial Middle School Summer Reading List

Smaller Scholars Montessori Summer Reading List

Stratford High School Summer Reading List


Ways for Grown Ups to Get In On the Action!

Oh, how much fun! Here's how it works.

First, you read:

  1. Any book (novel, memoir, whatever) written before the 1969 moon landing
  2. Any book reviewed in one of our 'Book Bites' blog posts
  3. Any graphic novel (dare I say we're living in the golden era for these?)
  4. That book. You know the one. Everyone’s talking about it, but you are exhibiting your rebellious streak and refusing to give in. Maybe it's Daisy Jones. Maybe it's Where the Crawdads Sing. We're here to say: Just read it. You won't regret it.

And then:
Review each one! Nothing too fancy—50 words is enough. Imagine that you worked for the girlboss and she made you do it. Send your reviews to Valerie at We may even feature your review on a shelf-talker in the shop!

That's it. Four books, four reviews. A gift card will go to a random winner!

This one's simple. We have a great roster of author events lined up for the summer months, and we'd love for you to join us. Come to one (or all!), and we'll guarantee you an evening of thoughtful discussion, good books, and usually some wine.

Here are some upcoming summer highlights:

June 2: Admiral William H. McRaven, author of Sea Stories
June 17: Sarah Bird, author of Recent Studies Indicate

Check our events calendar for more. We can't wait to see you!

Okay, yes, it's true. We like our wine around here. Ever been to one of our grown-up author events?

Lesser-known fact: Certified experts assure us that the wine we open during those fun weekday events has a 100% chance of going bad by the following Saturday. 

Clearly we needed to do something about that.

Enter Bibliotherapy, a time for us to talk about books, give recommendations, and—you guessed it—enjoy a glass of wine amongst friends.

Every Friday at 5:00 PM.

We'll save you a glass.