Book & Mortar: Independent Bookstores, Austin, Texas

Handmade book, graduate work


6.5 × 9 inches, slipcased
100 pages
First edition, 1 copy


The purpose of Book & Mortar is to document Austin’s independently owned bookstores and inspire support for these disappearing spaces. The book is composed of five loose signatures each focusing on a different bookstore and the content consists of transcribed interviews with the owners and employees, plus photographs of their spaces. A brief review of each store and contact/location information is also included. I would love to expand this project to include other cities and their independent bookstores.


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