A book about diving in Texas reaches the number one spot on Amazon

“Texas Dives: Enduring Neighborhood Bars of the Lone Star State,” a book by local author Anthony Head, recently hit #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Texas Travel Books category.

The book – written by Head with photographs by Kirk Weddle – chronicles and celebrates the resilience of local dive bars in Texas, including San Marcos’ own Showdown and Riley’s Tavern in nearby Hunter.

The editor’s summary on Amazon calls “Texas Dives” a “witty and likeable portrayal…that is sure to become a book of choice for general readers, Texana fans, and almost anyone who has ever ventured at the local pub for a quick drink.”

Head and Weddle kicked off “Texas Dives” with a 13-stop tour in which the author and photographer would revisit each of the dive bars mentioned in the book, starting with Riley’s Tavern on July 30.

Head will talk about his book and his experiences on KZSM’s Bookmarked on Tuesday, August 23 from 4-6 p.m. The show will be streamed live on kzsm.org. Next, Head and Weddle will travel to A Great Notion in Ft. Worth on August 24; The Goat in Dallas on August 25; Duddley’s Draw at College Station (in honor of Bill Weiss) on August 28; and Shorty’s Place in Port Aransas on August 31.

In September, the tour will continue to Houston for a tribute to Alice’s Tall Texas at Johnny’s Gold Brick on September 6 and Warren’s Inn on September 7. On September 13, they will hold a tribute to the Wizzard at Alibi in Galveston. Then, on September 19, they will have a book signing at Book People in Austin. The tour will conclude with a talk at Mynars Bar in West on September 21; a signing at The Twig bookstore in San Antonio on September 22; and will close at La Perla in Austin on September 28.

For Book Tour updates, visit facebook.com/profile. php?id=100070636106414 To watch the Texas Dives book trailer: youtube. com/watch?v=rdBxBNfzVeA To order the book directly from the authors, visit https://wedhedbooks.square.site/

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