The Painted Porch Bookshop

The Painted Porch Bookshop: Good Things Happen in Bookstores

After hearing author Ryan Holiday on my weekly Mastermind call, I have been on a mission to visit his bookshop, the Painted Porch Bookshop, in Bastrop, TX. Located just southeast of Austin, Bastrop is a small-town destination. 

If you don’t know who Ryan Holiday is, I recommend you look him up. He is a writer … philosopher … who, as he says, “takes ancient thoughts and puts them into modern applications.” When I heard him speak of The Stoics it all rang so true in my brain and I had to learn more, and I had to see this little bookshop in Bastrop.

Recently going to Austin gave me the perfect opportunity…and I dragged a colleague and my assistant along with me. All in the name of adventure. 

The Painted Porch Bookshop: Fireplace made of books

This bookshop was everything that a true bookseller should be. Quaint, cozy, and welcoming. I mean, the fireplace of books…be still, my heart (I definitely need one for my house, just gotta figure out the logistics).  I made some purchases: 2 books (Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and How to be a Stoic by Penguin Books), a t-shirt reading “Good Things Happen in Bookstores”, and a couple of other gifts (one for me and one for a friend). 

If you are ever in Bastrop…or are passing by I recommend a stop at the Painted Porch. It is a worthy stop. You can check them out at their website or on Instagram!

You can learn more about Ryan Holiday on his website, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

Recommended by: Robin McCoy

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I guess you can take the girl out of Texas but you can't take Texas out of the girl. I was born here in Dallas and moved away at age 8. After 30 years of moving around the United States, as a child with the family and as an adult without them, I finally found myself back in Dallas. Since I returned in 2001 I have sold furniture for Crate&Barrel and Real Estate with Keller Williams. It is my hope to share with you what I love, question, and find interesting here in DFW.

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