About Us

Come On In....


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 43 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



BookPeople is open all week 9am-10pm, 364 days a year.We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and close early on a few holidays. Call or check our calendar for hoilday hours.

BookPeople Cafe

Is open everyday from 9am until 10pm. The cafe provides a full range menu of coffee drinks, sodas, sandwiches, and desserts, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Consignment Program

Do you have a self published book you'd like to see on our shelves? Here's information on our Consignment Program.  Or email us at businessaccounts@bookpeople.com.

Renew Massage Chair Massage

$1 per minute. They accept cash, checks, M/C, Visa, and Discover. Hours vary. Renew Chair Massage is an independent business. BookPeople does not maintain a schedule of the massage therapists' hours. Call in advance to confirm whether or not they are on site before you come down. 

Love Books?

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

Want to be a barista? 

Come serve coffee with us! To apply download and print this application, fill it out, and bring it by.