Welcome to our inaugural posting of “Book Notes,” a regular-ish item about featured books in our store — whether new arrivals, best-sellers or just books that we want to reconnect with. Not all of these books are on our website. But if not, feel free to give us a call! We love to take phone orders! 325-672-9696.
The top five best-selling books at Texas Star Trading in 2018 – all with ties to Abilene — were:
- Texas Cowboy Cooking, Tom Perini’s perennially popular cookbook.
- Playing for More: Trust Beyond What You Can See, former Wylie quarterback Case Keenum’s story of faith, family and football.
- On Texas Backroads, a collection of stories by noted Texas author, and former Abilenian, Carlton Stowers.
- Brother’s Keeper, the book soon to be a movie about Abilene High’s 2009 state football championship, by Al Pickett and Chad Mitchell.
5 (tie). Abilene A to Z, a children’s book about Abilene history and culture, by Jay Moore and Glenn Dromgoole, and Abilene in Song: The Women There Don’t Treat You Mean, about all the songs that mention Abilene, by Joe Specht with CD by Greg Young.
Texas Star is opening at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 3) due to icy road conditions. Be safe!
“Starry Night” is the name of the 2018 Texas Capitol Ornament, celebrating the 130th anniversary of the completion and dedication of the Texas capitol.
The 2018 design features open Capitol gates, snow-covered grounds and a starry sky. The capitol is framed by a wreath of Texas Yaupon Holly leaves and berries and topped with a Texas star.
As always, the ornament is beautifully packaged in a gift box, and includes an information card.
Due to new stipulations, we are not selling this ornament online. However, we are happy to take your telephone order. Please give us a call while we have plenty of these ornaments in stock!
325-672-9696 Open 10-5:30 Monday-Friday (central time), and 10-4 on Saturdays.
The ornament is $27, plus only $3 for shipping.
Texas Star will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. Our regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.
See you then!
“Playing for More” is a new book by Case Keenum, a native Texan (Abilene, Texas) who is the new starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. The book charts Keenum’s course through high school, college and entering professional football — and how he has overcome obstacles through his Christianity and love from family.
For a limited time, each book ordered will include an autographed book plate — essentially an autographed book!
Click here to see details about the book.
We’re celebrating our 14th anniversary in downtown Abilene! In-store specials through Saturday, July 28. We’ve also added lots of new bargain books and other new clearance items to our website, so be sure to check that out. And those prices continue beyond this week!
Thanks for 14 years … we’re looking forward to more!
Gary P. Nunn, a Texas music legend, will sign copies of his new book — “At Home with the Armadillo” — from 1-2:30 p.m. this Saturday, March 24, at Texas Star.
Gary will be in Abilene to perform during the Outlaws & Legends Music Festival … and he’s agreed to stop by our store earlier that afternoon to sign his book.
The book was published earlier this year (2018) by Greenleaf Book Group, and is the memoir of this true Texas music icon.
If you can’t make it and would like to have a book signed, contact us at 325-672-9696 and we’ll take care of it for you! Or order on our website and put personalization details in the gift message box at checkout.
Extended holiday hours at Texas Star:
Laura Wilson will be signing copies of “Watt Matthews of Lambshead” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
Click here for more info about the book! Call us if you’d like to reserve a copy.
The book signing featuring Penny Klostermann’s new children’s book, “A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale” is Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 4-6 p.m. The pre-order price of $15 continues through the close of business on Tuesday (the 5th), so be sure to come by the store or order online before the end of the day Tuesday!
Here’s a link to order the book — https://texasstartrading.com/products-page/childrensbooks/a-cooked-up-fairy-tale/