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.