Malvern Books

Malvern Books sign
The new Malvern Books opens in the former home of porn destination Dreamers Video. Photo by Sofia Sokolove
Malvern Books
Expand your horizons with shelves upon shelves of indie publishers and hard-to-find titles. Photo by Sofia Sokolove
Group gather at Malvern Books
Malvern's owner, Dr. Joe, has kept an open concept feel in hopes that locals will utilize the space for literary discussions. Photo by Sofia Sokolove
Malvern Books sign
Malvern Books
Group gather at Malvern Books

Specializing in visionary literature and poetry from independent publishers. Expect novels, tomes of poetry, zines, graphic novels and everything in between.

The store is focused on emerging voices in literature; Malvern Books carries only fiction and poetry, and has a strict policy about carrying only work that’s published independently. Owner Joe Bratcher, III (known as Dr. Joe around the bookstore) co-founded and ran the independent, Austin-based publishing company HOST for 25 years, so he has plenty of knowledge about—and definitely a sweet spot for— small presses.

Malvern is also large enough to host community events and literary discussions, making it a welcome addition to the West Campus area.


613 W. 29th St.
Austin, TX 78705


Sun: noon-6 pm
Mon: 11 am-9 pm
Tue: 11 am-9 pm
Wed: 11 am-8 pm
Thu: 11 am-8 pm
Fri: 11 am-9 pm
Sat: Closed