Books Can Take You Places: Texas

In 2016, we encouraged our booklovers to travel more. Not the kind of travel that involves airplanes, passports and hotels, but the kind where you open a great book and let it take you somewhere. We’ve taken trips to 14 different cities this year and it has been an amazing journey around the world filled with books, music and movies. To wrap up our year of travel, let’s explore all that Texas a.k.a The Lone Star State has to offer.

Half Price Books was born in Texas in 1972. And we native Texans take comfort in knowing that no matter where we travel in the world, the place we get to come home to is pretty darn interesting in its own right.texas

From colonial and cowboy days right up to the mostly urban present, the unique character of the Lone Star State has long fascinated storytellers of all kinds.

But don’t take our word for it. Stop by your local HPB and find out what Larry McMurtry has to say. Or Lyle Lovett. Or Richard Linklater. (Okay, now it just seems like we’re bragging. Sorry. Guess we come by it naturally.)

HOW TO GET THERE

music-note-21 Amor Prohibido, Selena • book Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy • book The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter book Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger • slate_film-512 Giant book Goodbye to a River, John Graves • slate_film-512 The Last Picture Show book Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry • slate_film-512 No Country For Old Men music-note-21 Pontiac, Lyle Lovett • music-note-21 Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson • slate_film-512 Slacker slate_film-512 Tender Mercies slate_film-512 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre music-note-21 Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble • music-note-21 We Can’t Be Stopped, Geto Boys

How many places did you travel this year, booklovers?

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