New Hall of Fame Inductee
The Upper East Side of Texas is home to many of “the bests” in the state, but when a business or place consistently receives the most nominations in our annual County Line Magazine BEST they are inducted into a category of home to the greats.
The criteria are simple: win the same category three times, and make the hall of fame (which also makes room to recognize other places and people for excellence, too, in the annual voting).
Enterting the Hall of Fame this year is Beauty and the Book, formerly in Jefferson, now located in Hawkins. It was named best bookstore in 2013, 2011, and 2010.
It’s claim to fame is it’s “The Only Hair Salon and Book Store in the World” and they’ve been featured on the Oprah show, Good Morning America, the Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal to name a few.
It’s a magnet of sorts for visiting authors – more than 500 authors and other celebrities have visited the store. Book signings with the likes of Kinky Friedman, Rue McClanahan, Pat Conroy, Fannie Flagg, and supermodel Paulina Porizkova have occurred at the shop.
Some off shoots of the store include The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys book clubs, Girlfriend Weekend, the Great Big Ball of Hair Ball, and the Pulpwood Queen Festival. See full article for more on Beauty and the Book in this issue. You can find them at 2501 S. FM 2869 Suite B in Hawkins. 903.601.2725. BeautyandTheBook.com.