Beloved Katy Bookstore Starts Next Chapter in New Home


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS December 23, 2019 By Ali Litton


Katy Budget Books has moved from its Fry Road location to 870 S. Mason Road. After several delays, due to permit issues, the hometown bookstore is fully open for business.

Katy Budget Books. Photo Credit: Tamra Dore


Katy Budget Books officially opened at their new location at 870 S. Mason Road Friday, December 20. Their dedicated staff hopes to bring their passion for the printed word closer to the majority of their customers.



Labor of Love

Katy Budget Books opened its original location on Mason Road in 1983. The business is a labor of love for founder and owner Tamra Dore. The Katy High School graduate has created a haven for lovers of books and purveyors of literature.


Rebel with a Cause

In today’s high-tech world, entire libraries can fit comfortably and affordably in your pocket, and the expanse of the digital world is just a login away. KBB stands out as a rebel in this electronically dependent society. This locally-owned-and-operated, brick and mortar continues to hold steadfast within the Katy community to honor the history of the written word. KBB affords the next generation of readers a dwindling opportunity to peruse shelves of paper and ink.


Katy Community Outreach

Immersed in the Katy community since day one, Katy Budget Books offers many events and opportunities as outreach to the people whom it serves. Local area teachers can take advantage of the teacher credit program where they get “insanely discounted books” for their classroom (teachers must show valid school ID).


Kids and parents alike can enjoy a Storytime every Wednesday at 10 a.m., and nationally known authors are often invited to come meet with customers and answer questions.


Upcoming Events:


Luncheon with Bestselling Author Terryn Fisher Wednesday, January 8 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. New York Times bestselling author will be signing her latest book, "The Wives," at this luncheon event. A light lunch will be included with your purchase of "The Wives" from the KBB website here.



Tickle My Fantasy Book Club Tuesday, January 21 7 – 8 p.m.

Join fellow fantasy genre lovers every third Tuesday of the month to question, reminisce, and discuss the assigned book. January’s book is “An Easy Death” by Charlaine Harris. KBB requests that those participating purchase the book from KBB.


Bookstore hours

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.


Holiday hours:

Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Eve 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New Year’s Day 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.


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