December 9th: “Texas Far and Wide” by E. R. Bills Book Signing


Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd St., Galveston. For more info on this and other events call (409)750-8200 or go to

Galveston Book Signings

Galveston Bookshop Book Signings

Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd St.. For more info on this and other events call (409)750-8200 or go to

Saturday, December 9th (2-4pm) – “Texas Far and Wide” by E. R. Bills

Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing for E. R. Bills and his latest book of unusual and under-reported Texas lore.

The sheer volume of remarkable Texan exploits creates a dizzying tally for the proudest of its citizens. So it happens that inexplicable marvels slip past an entire state of storytellers and world-famous legends live as anonymous neighbors. Ever hear the story about the escaped ape in the Big Thicket? Or the “Interplanetary Capital of the Universe” that sat on the Gulf Coast? Does the cowboy hat that warmed U.S.-China relations ring a bell? From the Staked Plain Quakers to the Kaiser Burnout, E.R. Bills delves into some of the most fascinating chapters of overlooked Texas lore.

E. R. Bills received a BA in Journalism from Texas State University and does freelance writing for publications around the state. He is an author, screenwriter, and freelance journalist from Aledo, TX. He is the author of “Texas Obscurities: Stories of the Peculiar, Exceptional and Nefarious,” and “The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas.”

Saturday, December 16th (2-4pm) – “Galveston Architecture: A Visual Journey” by Pino Shah and Galveston Historical Foundation

Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing with Pino Shah and his new full color survey of Galveston’s outstanding commercial and residential buildings, produced in cooperation with GHF.

“Galveston Architecture: A Visual Journey” is a photographic journey of the architecture and history of select 100 buildings in Galveston, Texas, with photographs by Pino Shah, and narratives by Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF). The island’s most cherished architectural landmarks are beautifully rendered and expertly captioned in this thorough collection.

The book includes full illustrations of 100 buildings reflecting Greek Revival, Victorian, Italianate, and Mid-century Modern architectural styles from 1840’s through 1990’s.

Pino Shah is a world heritage photographer based in McAllen, Texas and Ahmedabad, India. Galveston Historical Foundation preserves and revitalizes the architectural, cultural, and maritime heritage of Galveston Island. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable corporation.