Bastrop Book Basket
When you think of that picture perfect little small-town bookshop just around the corner, you probably imagine a place a lot like the Book Basket. Located in the historic community of Bastrop - just 30 miles from the heart of downtown Austin, the Book Basket calls itself the oldest independent bookstore in the town, although it’s only been in business since 2004. Still, the store capture the quaint charm of days gone by and maintains that mom-and-pop shop feel -- just ask Cici, the shop dog. As an incentive to get the community reading, Book Basket has a book exchange program that allows patrons to trade in their gently used books for credit towards other used books. If you can’t make it in to their brick and mortar store, you can still support the little independent bookshop through buying from them online.