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Houston Press Music Awards voted Cactus Records as the "Best Record Store" four years in a row. The ruling motto that music is the first priority has served the store well. Besides all the popular titles, you will find a wide range of hard-to-find compact discs, tapes, records and unusual novelty items. New artists, small record labels and music with an unusual flavor receive equal billing. Movie buffs will be equally impressed with the low-priced movie rentals offered here.
Records, tapes and compact discs are more than abundant in this popular store. A large variety of recordings is available, including rock, techno, avant-garde, punk, alternative, blues, country, dance, gothic and comedy. Browse the selection of imports and take home something a little different. Phonograph accessories and books relating to different types of music are also available. You are certain to find something for yourself and everyone else you know, so seize the opportunity to stock up on gifts.
Murder and mayhem are no strangers to the usually gentle clientele of Murder by the Book, which opened in 1980. A comprehensive selection of more than 25,000 mystery titles is available to choose from, including collectible first editions. Shopping for a gift? Check out the large variety of mystery-themed T-shirts, coffee mugs and other items that will please any fan of this genre. If you are really into spine-tinglers, you will not want to miss the monthly discussion group, or the book-signing parties with prominent mystery writers.
Good literature is easy to find if you know where to go. Visit this fine literary shop Brazos Bookstore that has been serving Houston since 1974. You will find a wide selection of books, journals, magazines and maps lining the shelves, and you are welcome to browse the selections at your leisure. If you cannot find the specific book you are looking for, ask about special orders. The friendly staff will assist you in any way possible. Use this perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge of the arts, cooking, parenting or any other subject that interests you.