Bookstore, Coffee Shop
603 N Lamar Blvd (at 6th St.)
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm
9:00am - 11:00pm


  • Another must go to place in Austin. Best Independent Book Store.
  • Indie bookseller since 1970, BookPeople is a winner of Bookstore of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Employee-written reviews, a coffee shop and tons of book signings and events make it a must-see.
  • When youre feeling bookish, go to this locally owned bookstore that invented Keep Austin Weird, the slogan turned-mission of promoting small businesses in Austin, TX.
  • All you tech heads can go bang your digital drum elsewhere: Well be curled up with a good book at BookPeople, where the printed page is still king. Great selection, comfy chairs, and a coffee bar.
  • Check out the employee recommendations.
  • If you love Austin, check out my 128 page photo book in the Texana section - "Austin, Texas: A Photographic Portrait" - 175 photos that remind us why Austin is such a cool place!
  • Great independent bookstore by 6th street. Amazing selection & cool vibes!
  • Make sure to keep an eye out for the staff recommendation cards! They change pretty regularly. Don't miss the coffee shop in the back corner and the shelves upstairs.
  • The store hosts weekly storytimes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, plus occasional puppet shows performed by the shops own resident puppeteers. Powered by
  • Best place in Austin for writers. Awesome selection of Sale Books. And Staff Recommendations are spot on. My second home.
  • Leave your bag or laptop in the car. No bags of any kind allowed in the store or coffee shop. No exceptions.
  • Sunni Brown will be here on 1/18 at 1:00p - Check her out and join The Doodle Revolution! Also, scan the cover of her book with the BestBuzx app!
  • Great Selection of literature, and is located in the beautiful downtown Austin area. Once you grab a nice book you could literally walk to some of the best restaurants in town and have a good read.
  • Reading all the staff selections is where it's at.
  • There is no extra charge for the signed edition of a book, If you find one.
  • Book people is the best!! Love the kids section!! Want to buy all the signed books!
  • Check out the t-shirts in the back corner by the cafe!
  • Real analog books. A great store!
  • Need a great gift? Don't be fooled - they have so much more than books here! An Austin icon. Funny greeting cards and a decent coffee shop so get comfy.
  • I bought my first Hellboy books here long ago and still love it so.

Nearby places

525 N Lamar Blvd. (btwn W 5th & 6th)
600 N Lamar Blvd (at W 6th St)
601 N Lamar Blvd (at W 6th St)