Back to School Book Fair - Aug 19

Come join us at the Texas Keeper Cider taproom from 3-8pm on August 19 to celebrate the start of a new school year. Educator discounts!

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Our Team - Indie Bookstore Run by a Family of Five

White family of 5 dressed in christmas pajamas in front of a vintage RV

Right now Em Dash Books is a family affair run by Lola, Robert, and their three kiddos. Reading brought Robert and Lola together. While working together at a fan convention, Lola made an offhand book recommendation. Robert took out his phone and wrote down the rec, which led Lola to ask him for coffee. If you've ever given a book rec to someone who nodded and you knew they would never actually look it up... you'd know how special this little gesture was. 

When kids came into the picture they showered the oldest Watson with books and loved reading to him. As an early reader Lola hoped this love of listening to stories would lead to another reader in the house. Studying children's literature and linguistics meant Lola knew a lot about language development. She noticed a delay but knew all kids develop in their own time and there are variations in normal. Eventually it was discovered their oldest kiddo had dyslexia. Now nine years old, it has been a long road to encouraging and fostering a love of reading. But all their kids are excited about entering the bookstore business. They've chosen nicknames to go by online! In order of age is Pika (9), Char (6), and Tink (1). 

Three kids sitting on stairs