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We’ve had several successful book signings in our store lately … and we like to pass those opportunities along to you.

“There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight” is a wonderful new children’s book. It’s not about Texas, but the author — Penny Klostermann — is from Abilene, Texas! We’ve sold hundreds of her new book, published by Random House. Order from us and you’ll get a signed copy. If you want one personalized, just let us know and we’ll track her down! Email us at info.texasstar@yahoo.com for details about personalizations.

And although we didn’t have a book signing for Dr. Kent and Amber Brantly, we do have signed copies of their book  — “Called for Life: How Loving our Neighbor led us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic.” You’ve probably heard about Dr. Brantly — he actually contracted the deadly disease while caring for patients in Liberia. He’s a Texan and we’re excited to have a limited number of his books that are signed. Order soon to get one of those!

There are plenty more autographed books available on our website. Just check out the Autographed Books link.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Texas author Tim Madigan will speak at the Abilene Public Library Monday regarding his book “I’m Proud of You.” The book tells the story of Madigan’s friendship with Fred Rogers — TV’s famous Mr. Rogers. Madigan is also the author of a novel “Every Common Sight.”

The talk begins at noon Monday, May 11, in the upstairs auditorium of the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar in downtown Abilene. The talk is free, and lunch is available for $5 if you’re interested. You can bring your own lunch if you prefer.

Book signing will follow. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Friends of the Abilene Public Library.

Stop in at Texas Star in downtown Abilene and take advantage of our holiday clearance sale. We’re open 10-5 Dec. 29-30, and we close at 3 on New Year’s Eve. We’re closed New Year’s Day, and regular hours resume on Friday, Jan. 2.

Regular hours are 10-5 Monday-Friday and 10-4 Saturday, central time.

Happy new year!

Things are hopping and people are shopping at Texas Star! Our store is open from 10-6 Monday-Saturday. Plus, we’re open this Sunday (Dec. 21) from 1-5. We will be open on Christmas Eve until 3 p.m., and closed Christmas Day and Dec. 26. Come see us, order online  or give us a call and we can ship your order to you.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 28, Texas Star will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Dec. 23. On Christmas Eve, we’ll be open from 10-2. Closed Christmas Day and Dec. 26.

Gus Perini, “author” of “Tails of Perini Ranch,” will be signing books from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Bring the kids and meet the lovable basset hound. He’ll “pawtograph” a book for you!

Be sure to check in our store starting Monday, Nov. 24, for in-store only specials! And … for our online customers, we’ll have a special promotion for you beginning Wednesday, Nov. 26! Stay tuned ….

A new book has just been published for children — “written” by Gus Perini — the famous steakhouse’s Bassett Hound!

The children’s book is beautifully illustrated by Connie Cutcher Weeks of Austin … and will be enjoyed by children and adults who have visited the famous steakhouse in Buffalo Gap.

Gus will be at Texas Star in Abilene for a book signing from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving. If you can’t attend, give us a call and we’ll get a book “pawtographed” for you!

For details about the book, click here.Gus with book - side profile 2

Have you checked out our new “autographed books” category? If not, you should! Texas Star has lots of books signed by the authors …. a thoughtful, perfect gift for someone special.

Due to the West Texas Fair Parade being downtown Saturday morning, we’ll be opening our store at noon … closing at 4, as usual.

Hope to see you this afternoon!

nolan ryan cookbookIf you’re looking for a good Texas cookbook, you can’t go wrong with Nolan Ryan’s Beef and Barbecue Cookbook. Nice hardcover book filled with delicious recipes, great anecdotes from the baseball legend and beautiful color photography. Priced right at $22.50 — a 10% discount!


Texas Star’s 10th anniversary sale continues through Thursday, July 31. Stop by our store to see what the daily specials are … we think you’ll like them!