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The worldwide authority on technical books since 1946
That was then...Houston 1946: there was only one "downtown" and only
one important book store and Brown was it. Touring authors stopped in for autographs and interviews. Intellectuals and celebrities strolled over from their hotels to check out the local scene. Ted and Sylvia Brown were knowledgeable, attentive, and engaging. They got whatever their customers wanted, but usually had it in stock.
Eventually the downtowns multiplied in Houston, and best sellers were available in every neighborhood. But Houston was - and is - the center of the oil industry, and many related and unrelated industries and specialties. Brown also evolved...into a technical bookstore, featuring the kind of books, codes, and materials sought by engineers, trades and construction people, scientists, and specialists in a wide variety of fields.
This is Now...BrownTechnical is still a bookstore, still downtown, and you can walk over to the corner of
Leeland and San Jacinto from the Convention Center just a few blocks away...to browse, to buy, or just to see what's new in your field. However, our biggest business is online, and the staff knows what they're doing...still knowledgeable, attentive, and engaging...give us a call (1-888-515-5289), chat on line, or check out the rest of the site.
Brown Technical has over 1.5 million standards and codes, and is one of the most comprehensive sites of its type in the world. For those starting out in a field, seeking registration, certification, or licensing, our Learning Center has links to a variety of professional, trade, and specialty lists of books and materials in our inventory that will be especially helpful to you. BrownTechnical has many hard to find publications including historical codes and standards useful to attorneys.
Every year Brown serves thousands of companies all over the world. So whether online or in person, stop in, introduce yourself, and let us serve you.