KUT Book Club

The KUT Book Club started in February 2018 after a future Austinite wrote in to our ATXplained series looking for recommendations for books about Austin and Texas to help orient him to the city.  

“I like to know as much as possible about where I am, what community I’m a part of, where I’m living," he wrote. "It’s important for me to have an idea of the space that I’m occupying, and books are generally one good way to learn about a place.”

KUT posed the question to listeners, and within three days, we received more than 200 suggestions. Because of the overwhelming response, we decided to launch a book club.

Readers can join through our Facebook group or by sending an email to bookclub@kut.org. The Book Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month on the third floor of BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Blvd.

Sarah Bird showing off the boots she received for the Texas Writer Award at the Texas Book Festival in 2014.
Courtesy of Sarah Bird

Austin author Sarah Bird will join the KUT Book Club this Monday, Feb. 11, for a discussion of her book A Love Letter to Texas Women.

Back in February, a future Austinite named Dan wrote into our ATXplained project, asking for recommendations for books about Austin and Texas to help orient him to the city.

Dan Brooks is moving to Austin from Philadelphia next week. But before he got here, he wanted some reading material.

“I like to know as much as possible about where I am, what community I’m a part of, where I’m living," he said. "It’s important for me to have an idea of the space that I’m occupying, and books are generally one good way to learn about a place.”

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT

In our ATXplained project, we answer your questions about Austin.

Now it's your turn to answer a question. 

Listener Dan Brooks is looking for the best books about Austin (or Texas) for newcomers to the city. So we're asking you for your recommendations.