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Our favorite spots to read a book in San Antonio

Bookworms and BookTokers unite.


Book it over to these spots for your new favorite reading spot.

Photo by SATXtoday

Picture this: You’re in a local coffee spot, sipping your favorite latte, enthralled in a novel. You turn the page and poof, it’s over. Now you need a new book, and a new reading nook. We can help you with at least one of those things today — the best places to read around town. (Who are we kidding, we can help you with book recommendations, too).

Fountain at Pearl, 136 E. Grayson St., Ste. 120

Bring your own book to this shared space with chairs + tables in front of Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery. The sound of the cascading water and wayfarers makes for great ambient noise.

Museum Reach Amphitheater, 303 Pearl Pkwy.

Nestled along the Museum Reach portion of the River Walk is this shaded area with plenty of seating. You can easily spend a few hours reading with water fountains, restrooms, and restaurants at the ready nearby.

The Landa Branch Library, 233 Bushnell

Located in the Monte Vista Historical District, Landa Branch is newly-renovated and now open to the public. The private residence turned library proudly wears its Italian influences on its sleeve (err, inner and outer walls).

Revolucíon Coffee + Juice, 5846 Worth Pkwy.

For this spot, we recommend heading up to its picturesque rooftop where you’ll find over-extended benches with enough room to kick back and relax.

Chris Park, 111 Camp St.

Opened in 2005, this park was created to celebrate the life of Christopher Goldsbury, the son of late philanthropist and artist Linda Pace. This park boasts lush foliage, inviting walkways, and encounters with art.


This Southside park is a staple in the community and a great place to read. | 📸 : @southside_bred

Confluence Park, 310 W Mitchell St.

A cornerstone for environmental education spearheaded by the San Antonio River Foundation, this park offers visitors the opportunity to really connect with nature.

Elmendorf Lake Park, 235 Shore Dr.

This quaint park near Our Lady of the Lake University is a neighborhood oasis with plenty to do. Watch as the fishermen come and go as you wind down with your favorite novel.

Central Library, 600 Soledad St.

This iconic red-enchilada building opened in 1995 as part of the San Antonio Public Library system. Read up on this library’s exciting history before paying a visit.

What are some of your favorite spots to read in public? Send us a message — we’d love to visit.

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