Book Club of Texas
The DeGolyer Library is the institutional home of the Book Club of Texas. Founded originally by Stanley Marcus and other Texas bibliophiles in 1929, the Book Club of Texas was revived by Tom Taylor and others in 1989. It is open to anyone with an interest in book collecting, the book arts, and Texas history and literature.
Activities include a publication program and occasional meetings and lectures. Dues begin at $35 a year. Members receive first offers on new titles and reduced prices on the Book Club’s publications.
To join the Book Club of Texas, please complete this form. To pay for your membership with a credit card, please click here. For more information, contact the DeGolyer Library.
List of Publications
The following titles were published by the Book Club of Texas and are available through the DeGolyer Library. The first price given is for members; the second price is for nonmembers.
Please note: * Prices do not include Texas Sales Tax (8.25%) or postage & handling charges of $10.00. Please make checks payable to the DeGolyer Library, SMU or visit our online bookstore to pay with a credit card.
Prices for many titles have been reduced. Some titles are almost sold out.
Franklin Gilliam, Texas Bookman: Eight Reminiscences
Dallas: The Book Club of Texas, 2014. Cloth.
Includes essays by Warren Roberts, Anthony Rota, Larry McMurtry, Richard Landon, David Farmer, Peter B. Howard, Andrew Hoyem, and John Crichton. Edited by Crichton and designed by David Holman, Wind River Press, Austin.
O. Henry, As Others See Us
Dallas: The Book Club of Texas, 2016.
Edited by Michael Hoinski, illustrated by Pulitzer Prize winner Ben Sargent, and designed and printed in a letterpress edition of 500 copies by Bradley Hutchinson, the book is available for $45 for members; $75 for non-members.
The 1861 Texas printings of the ordinance of secession, a declaration of the causes, and an address to the people of Texas : an illustrated descriptive printing history commemorating the sesquicentennial anniversary of their adoption and the secession of Texas from the United States of America
Wilkie, Everett C.
Dallas: The Book Club of Texas, 2011. 240 copies printed.
Two hundred and forty copies of this book were designed and printed by Bradley Hutchinson, $85. Forty copies were bound in quarter leather by Jace Graf, $175.
The Defeat of Grandfather Devil: From the Twelfth-Century Spanish Shepherds' Play As Performed Yearly at Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.
With illustrations by Artemio Rodriguez; edited and with an afterword by William M. Fisher.
Dallas: The Book Club of Texas, 2010.
Prices are $45 (wrappers), $75 (hardcover), and $365 (semi-limp full vellum in box with signed print). Texas residents please add 8.25% sales tax and $5 shipping for the first book and $1 for each additional book ordered. An editioned portfolio of 15 original signed prints used for illustrations in the book is available for $500.
Collecting Texas: Essays on Texana Collectors and the Creation of Research Libraries
Edited by Thomas H. Kreneck and Gerald D. Saxon
Dallas: Book Club of Texas, 2010.
Printed in an edition of 300 copies bound in full cloth plus 30 quarter-leather deluxe copies enclosed in slipcases. Design and typesetting by David Timmons. Printing by David Holman at Wind River Press, Austin. Cloth binding by Don Hurst at Custom Bookbinders, Austin.
Prices for members of the Book Club: $75.00 (+ $6.19 Texas sales tax) for the full cloth version, and $175.00 (+ $14.44 Texas sales tax) for the deluxe.
When Will the Weary War Be Over? The Civil War Letters of the Maverick Family of San Antonio.
Paula Mitchell Marks, ed.
Dallas: Book Club of Texas, 2008. 235 p.
Published in an edition of four hundred and fifty copies by the Book Club of Texas in October, 2008. Design and typesetting by Jace Graf at Cloverleaf Studio, Austin, Texas. Printing by David Holman at Wind River Press, Austin. Binding by Don Hurst at Custom Bookbinders, Austin.
How They Learned about Texas. Selections from the Texan Rifle-Hunter, by "Captain Flack."
Len Ainsworth, ed.
Lubbock: Digital Letterpress, 2001.
270 copies printed. $65; $100.
G.T.T. Gone to Texas: Letters from Our Boys (1878-1889)
Christine Gilbert, ed.
Austin: Jace Graf, 2000.
350 copies printed. $65; $100.
Shooting the Sun
Austin: David Holman, 1998.
325 copies printed. $325; $425.
Afoot and Alone: A Walk from Sea to Sea by the Southern Route
Glendale, Cal.:Peatrick Reagh, 1995.
350 copies printed. $50; $90.
Buffalo Guns & Barbed Wire
Don Hampton Biggers
Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991.
260 copies printed. $50; $90.
Flags Along the Coast
Austin: David Holman, 1995.
350 copies printed. $175; $250.
Joy to the World
Austin: Digital Letterpress, 1995.
400 copies printed. $25; $45.
Recollections of Western Texas
John and William Wright
Austin: Bradley Hutchinson, 1995.
300 copies printed. $65; $95.
Austin: David Holman at Wind River Press, 1990.
400 copies printed. $25; $50.
My First Thirty Years
Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1989.
550 copies printed. $30; $60.