Pflugerville's new (and only) bookshop
A new, independent bookstore that aims to be a welcoming spot for all readers opens in Pflugerville on Saturday.
Driving the news: The Book Burrow peddles chiefly new books of all genres, but it also has ones that are used (or "pre-loved," as the bookstore calls them), a robust kids' section and books that are now banned elsewhere.
The atmosphere: Homey.
- A wall of shelves faces a handful of tables that have Connect Four and other games on hand.
- During a soft opening event, a bookstore employee kept kids rapt with a reading of "The Box Turtle," by Austin children's book writer Vanessa Roeder.
What they're saying: "We want to create a community, where every single person who walks through the door feels loved and accepted for who they are," store owner Kelsey Black, previously a data analyst for Google, tells Axios.
Of note: The bookstore shares a space with the charming Three-Legged Goat, a bar that serves up local Texas wines and beers — and the two businesses are teaming up for Friday night wine-and-book pairings.
- Adding to the community feel, small gnomes are for sale to raise money for a local charity.
- Austin's progressive politics appear to be pushing out to the suburbs as middle-income earners look farther afield to purchase homes.
- Last June marked Pflugerville's first Pride fest.
- "Pflugerville is what Austin was 20 years ago — underground grunge, punk, quirky, fun," Black, the store owner, said.
If you go: The bookstore is at 200 E. Pecan St., sharing a strip mall with Pfinesse Salon and Spa, American Shaman CBD, and the Mexican restaurant El Rincon … so you can get your hair done and your enchiladas on before or after your book browsing.
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