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 15 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.
BookPeople is normally open all week 9am-10pm, 364 days a year. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our doors open with limited capacity, 10am - 4pm, six days a week. Find out more information about what to expect when you visit here!
We are open for curbside pickup 10am - 6pm daily, with the exception of being closed for shift change from 2pm - 3pm on Wednesdays. Visit our Curbside Pickup FAQs for more information.
Is open for to-go orders and curbside pickup 10am - 4pm daily, with the exception of being closed for shift change from 2pm - 3pm on Wednesdays. 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!