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History and Ghost Stories Abound at Barber’s—Texas’ Oldest Indie Bookstore

July 6, 2022 | By Stacy Bogle

When Bert and Alice Barber opened their downtown Fort Worth bookstore in 1925, they were just two high school sweethearts from Nebraska with a dream to own their own business.

A Tribute to “Lonesome Dove” Author Larry McMurtry

March 29, 2021 | By Sarah Bird, Jenny Staff Johnson, Michael Mooney, June Naylor, W.K. Stratton, June Naylor, and Dale Weisman

Texas Bookish Destinations

October 14, 2016 | By Kay Ellington

Every fall the streets around the Texas State Capitol sprout huge white event tents, and crowds of booklovers—some 40,000 visitors of all ages—come from miles around to hear hundreds of popular authors discuss their works, snag signed copies, and enjoy food, fun, and live music.

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