Front Street Books

Front Street Books is a locally owned, independent bookstore located in historic, downtown Alpine, Texas. Our mission is to provide the best selection of regional Big Bend area books, many genres of New Releases, Best Sellers and Area Book Club selections. Our children’s “Shop Around the Corner” is a delight for all ages. Book selections reflect our diverse community that we serve. We regularly host scheduled author’s book signings, bookish events, and provide our customers with a relaxed, “book browsing” environment.


The locally respected publisher, author and bookseller, Jean Hardy, opened Front Street Books in April 1995. Ms. Hardy retired and sold the bookstore to Anne Calaway in 2018. After a remodel, Front Street Books, LLC, was re-opened. Ms. Julie Green, with almost 20 years at Front Street Books, has continued as Front Street Books, LLC, Manager and esteemed book aficionado.