Kaboom Books

★★★★★
  • 3116 Houston Ave

    Houston, TX 77009

    Cross street: Bayland, E 7 1/2 Street

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  • 713-869-7600

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Houston Ave Shop Daily noon-8pm.Sunday noon-6pm Studewood Shop Thurs.- Sat. noon-8pm Sun. 8am-6pm
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The owner has a photographic memory - ask him where any book is and it only takes a few minutes for him to tell you if it's in stock and on what shelf. He and his wife have great taste, and won't carry just any title. awesome selection at Kaboom. Occasionally, I'll get to chatting with the store owner, or his wife about books or just admire their sweet dogs that hang around the shop. If they don't have the title you are looking for here, they may have it at the other location on Houston Ave. I'm in a couple bookclubs and the owners graciously offered to get a few extra copies of one particular title for us as long as I gave them some notice. And yes, they will be at used pricing, not brand new copies. If you are looking for anything by an author with the last name starting with "P," you'll need to go to the Houston Ave. store because they don't carry them at the Studewod location. Ask the owner for the story on that one. The Houston Ave book store oozes charm The front of the store is perfect. Brick with huge picture windows and a heavy wooden door. Inside, the high-ceiling-ed room is lined with bookshelves. There are a few tall ladders to assist with the books that are eighteen feet up, wander into the back, lovely patio where events, Nano Fiction Reading Series, community events, a special place for our neighborhood.

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★★★★★

The owner has a photographic memory - ask him where any book is and it only takes a few minutes for him to tell you if it's in stock and on what shelf. He and his wife have great taste, and won't carry just any title. awesome selection at Kaboom. Occasionally, I'll get to chatting with the store owner, or his wife about books or just admire their sweet dogs that hang around the shop. If they don't have the title you are looking for here, they may have it at the other location on Houston Ave. I'm in a couple bookclubs and the owners graciously offered to get a few extra copies of one particular title for us as long as I gave them some notice. And yes, they will be at used pricing, not brand new copies. If you are looking for anything by an author with the last name starting with "P," you'll need to go to the Houston Ave. store because they don't carry them at the Studewod location. Ask the owner for the story on that one. The Houston Ave book store oozes charm The front of the store is perfect. Brick with huge picture windows and a heavy wooden door. Inside, the high-ceiling-ed room is lined with bookshelves. There are a few tall ladders to assist with the books that are eighteen feet up, wander into the back, lovely patio where events, Nano Fiction Reading Series, community events, a special place for our neighborhood.

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I never know what I'll discover at Kaboom but I always find rare, quality books here! The owners operated a thriving bookstore in the French Quarter, New Orleans and relocated to the Heights. They're in the same building as Oolala gifts and I always discover a treasure of a book here at such a reasonable price. She calls me when books of my favorite genre come in and I'm so happy to have them in our neighborhood!

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★★★★★

I never know what I'll discover at Kaboom but I always find rare, quality books here! The owners operated a thriving bookstore in the French Quarter, New Orleans and relocated to the Heights. They're in the same building as Oolala gifts and I always discover a treasure of a book here at such a reasonable price. She calls me when books of my favorite genre come in and I'm so happy to have them in our neighborhood!

Pros: Large selection, well organized, knowledgable staff

Cons: Parking is limited

 

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