Houston Bookstores Offer Solace After Hurricane Harvey

Houston Bookstores Offer Solace After Hurricane Harvey


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Hurricane Harvey was the strongest storm to make landfall in the United States since Charley in 2004. On a very special episode of Just the Right Book, Roxanne Coady checks in on two independent bookstores in Houston impacted by the storm—Murder by the Book and Brazos Bookstore.

McKenna Jordan (owner of Murder By the Book) and Benjamin Rybeck (general manager of Brazos Bookstore) tell Coady how they are recovering and lending aid in the aftermath of Harvey. “[Readers] need to come in and get that semblance of normalcy… come to their favorite bookstore and get a new book to read as a distraction,” Jordan says of her customers. The bookstores are making a difference in these harrowing times by offering coffee and refreshments and a place for the community to come together during a disaster such as this. Coady also speaks to Jordan and Rybeck about their stores’ beginnings and where they are today.

Coady takes a look at some special books from some of your favorite authors as well. She also has some fun information to share with listeners who have pups at home. This week’s podcast is not one you want to miss!

Through Just the Right Book, you can learn more about some of the biggest names in the book industry and find new suggestions for your own personal reading list.

Where to donate to Harvey victims:

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Houston Food Bank

Houston Humane Society



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