There is no better way to spend a quiet afternoon than a leisurely stroll through a book store, taking time to do a little reading, sip some coffee and relax. And maybe you will find that treasure of a book you have been hunting for years—or the book you didn’t know you were looking for but now realize you can not live without.
One of the most interesting local book stores, Butler Books, has reopened in downtown Rosenberg after a three-year hiatus. Area book lovers will want to check out the eclectic collection of novels, Texana, art books, rock memorabilia and more at this shop.
As you enter Butler Books you are greeted with a gallery space, currently displaying artworks and memorabilia from Jimi Hendrix. Wander through the store and you can browse shelf after shelf of rare, signed, collectible and simply interesting books in all price ranges.
Fans of the previous incarnations of Butler Books (as Butler and Sons) may recall that Bill Butler purchased the stock of Colleen’s Books when Colleen decided to retire and close her book store on Telephone Road in Houston. Colleen’s featured an extensive assortment of books on Texas history and some of those books, along with books from Butler’s collection, can be found in the new store.
Butler Books is located at 900 4th Street in Rosenberg, about 35 miles southwest of downtown Houston, and close by Fort Bend County communities such as Sugar Land and Richmond. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. They can be contacted by phone at 281-344-1753. Want to be notified of upcoming events? Send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Houston, take Highway 59 (the Southwest Freeway) south to the TX-36 exit in Rosenberg. Turn right on First Street, then right on Avenue H. Turn left on to Fourth Street, and Butler Books will be on your left.