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Lately, it seems like October is destined to be a month of major reset for the store. 2019 was our move from Preston and Royal to Lovers Lane post tornado. 2020 was our grand reopening with the remodel. 2021 is our brand new website. What is it about October that encourages change? Well, while the actual shift in season from summer to autumn may occur in September, for a bookseller, October is the true start of a new season as we prepare for holidays.

Images of witches have appeared in various forms throughout history—from evil, wart-nosed women huddling over a cauldron of boiling liquid to hag-faced, cackling beings riding through the sky on brooms wearing pointy hats. From Baba Yaga to Morgan Le Fay, witches have been the villains of stories for ages. The idea of witchcraft has even spilled over to real life, with prejudice against the occult leading to occurrences such as the Salem Witch Trials. It is only recently that witchcraft has been given the opportunity in art and media to be a potentially benevolent force.

One of the greatest parts of Texas is the rich influence of Hispanic culture. You can see it in the names of our cities and landmarks, the celebrations of their holidays, the beautiful artwork that adorns our walls, and of course, the delicious food. National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, gives us a perfect opportunity to do a deeper dive into the traditions and teachings of the various countries that bring their rich culture to us.

Friends, this weekend Interabang will be open with some limitations we want to advise you of. Without rehashing the tale of burst pipes next door and flooded floors in our store during February’s winter storm, we’ll just say that we'll turn the page on the latest chapter of restoration this Friday through the following Tuesday. The details for you:

Thank you to D Magazine and all of our customers for their support. We have been named "Best Place To Buy Cookbooks" for Best Of Big D 2021, and we have to agree - our selection of cookbooks is pretty stellar! To celebrate this award, our staff picked out some of their favorite cookbooks, ranging from quick healthy meals to luxurious desserts, and even a couple of options for the kiddos. Check those recommendations out below, or stop by our store to see the full collection!

At Interabang Books, we support equal rights for all, and “all” surely includes the LGBTQ persons in our community – and indeed, among our staff. While it might seem mainstream today to find such representation in many levels of government, not to mention inclusion in entertainment and advertising, these are recent developments. In the long view of history, these are new stories. That’s why it’s important to feature new books that address the full spectrum of stories told by LGBTQ authors: tales of hope, heroism, faith, family, love, struggle, and success.

The world has lost Eric Carle, who has brought so much joy to so many through the years. What we have gained from him will live on for generations to come. The author and illustrator of over 70 books, there are few who haven’t loved at least one of his books in their own childhood or parenthood. Last night after hearing the news of his passing, I found the book on my shelf that was all three of my children’s favorite book, well over 30 years old, ragged and worn from the many times young hands held that book, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR.

By now, if you have a Netflix subscription, you’ve probably seen an ad for the new Shadow and Bone series. Originally based on the Grishaverse books, a young adult high fantasy series by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone has exploded with popularity, with reviewers calling it the “new Game of Thrones” and “dark fantasy at its finest.” But Leigh Bardugo is just one of many incredible writers in this subgenre of YA.

For National Poetry Month, Interabang selected one poet to single out and this year we chose Kim Addonizio. You’ll find a brief description of her aesthetic followed by a list of her works we have at the store.

To celebrate National Poetry Month this year, Interabang Books curated a list of what we deem essential collections of poems our customers should have in their home libraries. The genre of poetry is often overlooked yet offers diverse styles and aesthetics. You may be unsure where to start or even intimidated by the vast choices; rest assured this list comprises classic and contemporary titles that have and will have staying power. You’ll return to these again and again, eager to share them with other booklovers. Enjoy browsing this list below or come in and flip through these in person.