Kathy L. Patrick

Jan 1, 2008 By Mike Shea

This boisterous bookseller runs a Jefferson hair salon/bookstore, Beauty and the Book, that is a bastion of independent literary thinking—and egalitarian fun. She shares her Texas joie de vivre in The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life. What exactly is a Pulpwood Queen? The Pulpwood Queens are…


Mar 1, 1996 By Gregory Curtis

The conventional wisdom is that the independents are good and the national chains are evil—but don’t judge a bookstore by its cover.