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First Light is daybreak, the glow of dawn. It’s the feeling of possibility that a new day brings. It’s when we do our best thinking, sitting in the quiet with a cup of coffee and a book. It’s an open path, a blank page, a new beginning. Our hope at First Light is that walking inside our doors conjures these things for you, all hours and everyday.
ABOUT THE post office
Before First Light Bookshop found a home at 4300 Speedway, the building was a beloved post office for many years. It served as an important neighborhood hub. We’ll do our very best to be sure we’re carrying on that legacy and creating space for our Hyde Park community and beyond. 
we the people
The folks behind First Light Books come from the diverse worlds of book publishing, thoughtful hospitality, international development. All have experience in and passion for small business entrepreneurship, and all are long-time residents of the fair city of Austin.
Taylor Bruce
LaGrange, GA
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Let The Great World Spin
Colum McCann
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Life Advice: Build fires year round
Robin Bruce
Houston, TX
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O Pioneers!
Willa Cather
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Fred Rogers, steep hikes, our kids
Breezy Mayo
Wilmington, NC
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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers
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Loves finer things, beauty will suffice