BookPeople is open at limited capacity! Read our in-store shopping guidelines.

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About Us

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BookPeople has been the leading independent bookstore in Texas since 1970. Located in the heart of downtown, BookPeople has been voted best bookstore in Austin for over 20 years. BookPeople was voted Bookstore of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly in 2005. With visits from some of the most interesting and important authors of the past 50 years, as well as by Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, BookPeople is the destination bookstore in Texas.


BookPeople is located at the corner of 6th & Lamar. We're right across the street from Waterloo Records and in the same complex as REI & Anthropologie.

603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703




To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our doors are open with limited capacity from 10am - 7pm, seven days a week. Find out more information about what to expect when you visit here

We are open daily for curbside pickup 10am - 7pmVisit our Curbside Pickup FAQs for more information. 


Is open for to-go orders and curbside pickup 10am - 5pm, Sunday-Thursday and 10am - 6pm on Saturday. The cafe provides a full range menu of coffee drinks, sodas, sandwiches, and desserts, including vegan and gluten-free options. Visit the online ordering to place an order for pickup now!


BookPeople and CoffeePeople will be closed for in-store shopping and curbside pick-up on Thanksgiving (11/26) and Christmas Day (12/25) to allow our hard-working booksellers to enjoy some well-deserved time off. Online orders will continue to be accepted 24/7. 

Love Books?

So do we! You should come work with us! To apply download and print this application, fill it out, and email it to and

Want to be a barista? 

Come serve coffee with us! To apply download and print this application, fill it out, and email it to and