About Us

Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard is a full-service independent bookstore. We stock a comprehensive selection of new and used books, carefully selected, to satisfy all readers and any budget. And we love to make personal recommendations!! 

The store has comfortable chairs, free WiFi, a courtyard, plus a variety of game boards, all available for your enjoyment.

Browsing is encouraged and we are a pet-friendly location.

We will also research and locate out-of-print, unusual, or rare books.  

And for our out-of-town customers you can use our convenient on-line store. Or you can order online and have your selection delivered to the store for pickup.

Shopping Online and can't find what you are looking for? Call us and we will be happy to special order a title for you. 

(The on-line store inventory does not reflect what we have on hand, so please call to check availability.)

5505 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78957

(3 miles N. of the Causeway)

Monday - Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-4
Sunday: Noon-4

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(956) 433-5057

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Anonymous said...

Great selection and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere..I'm so happy Paragraphs is on the Island this just made my vacation even better!

Kat n' Jess Fry said...

This is one of the first places we go after we get unpacked and take our traditional walk on the Beach! We bring a stack of books to sell, then turn right around and spen every penny on more books! Love the atmosphere & the hopsitality. Exactly what a bookstore should be!
Kat N' Jess Fry of Rose Creek Farm by Lake o' the Pines near Jefferson Texas

Sam Wethington said...

Great place to wind down after morning at the beach. Thanks so much for the hospitality, leads to new authors and ridiculous conversations. Sam, Christie, and the kids!

Steve said...

The highlight of my trip to SPI! A wonderfully inviting atmosphere with a selection of books that is most impressive. Very nice and infomative staff. Dogs welcome even :)

Unknown said...

Wonderfully surprising find on the island! We stopped just to see what it was like and didn't expect much. This shop has a VERY full and varied selection! Wonderful customer service, fantastic collection, comes complete with guard dogs(more like sleeping fluff balls)!! Owner offered to order a book for me if we weren't leaving the next day. I wish I lived closer to the island just to go to this store. Easily my favorite place we stopped in the town!! Thank you guys so much!! :)

Lucinda said...

I participated in a poetry reading as part of the Valley International Poetry Festival today--hosted here at Paragraphs on Padre-- and I was so impressed at the hospitality of the bookstore's kind and knowledgeable staff. We were all made to feel so at home--love the large, comfy reading chairs, the complimentary coffee, the ambience, the perritos, and the customer service. My book-lovin' family will start to make PonP our new home away from home! You are changing lives with your presence on South Padre Island! Thanks for all you do to honor verse, reading, books, and place!
In all sincerity, Lucinda Zamora-Wiley

Anonymous said...

It's increasingly rare to stop into an independent bookstore. Paragraphs is a beautiful store with a large selection. The atmosphere is conducive to sitting and reading. This will most definitely be a place my wife and I stop when we visit SPI in the future.

Unknown said...

I would like to give a very special Thank You to the great service that paragraph books provided for me when looking for a large order of Journals for my students. The time, support and guidance assisting me in selecting top choice is well appreciated! Thank you! Thank You! for going beyond for my students and I.

Anonymous said...

Wandering the island and found this gem. Enjoyed leasuely looking at books and getting recommendations on local authors. Started the David Harry Jimmy Redstone/Angela Martinez series at their recommendation. Enjoyed it, love having a new series to read, will go back to visit.