AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE wants to help “Keep Austin Local” by highlighting local businesses, events and people that make Austin special.
On Wednesday, KVUE stopped by BookWoman, a bookstore on North Lamar that started as a collective of 13 women in 1975.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the store to pivot from an in-store experience to online and curbside. The employees gave book recommendations over the phone and saw an increase in supplying books to new and returning readers.
The owner, Susan Post, said they are known for being a safe, supportive and freeing space for women, children, people of color, the LGBTQ+ and allies as well. Their aim is to educate, empower and support for the purpose of true equality.
At the store, you can find books in many different categories including fiction, mysteries, romance, poetry, current events, psychology, gender studies, spirituality, sports, travel, children’s books and more. You can also find cards, puzzles, pins, Pride flags and bumper stickers.
Post wants people to know that BookWoman believes that reading voices from those that are different allows for you to learn new perspectives and grow as a reader and human. The employees are quick to offer book recommendations for anyone that walks into their store.
You can find BookWoman at 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., A-105, or online here.