About Us

What began in 2006 with a business experiment and a single book has turned into a history factory. Not only have we brought more than fifty important volumes of Texas history back from obscurity, but we offer historic maps and Texas images, all produced in-house in our downtown Corpus Christi store. We consider ourselves two of the luckiest people in the world to be able to do what we do for a living.


I'm Michelle Haas. In addition to selecting, designing, editing, and proofreading old Texas history books, I occasionally write an original one. I authored Dad & Doc to tell the stories of the men who discovered the great East Texas oil field. I have compiled and annotated firsthand accounts of Texian Navy sailors and Goliad Massacre survivors. Bringing obscure Texana back to life and keeping it alive for today's Texans is what drives me. I'm also the founder of Texas History Trust, a Texas history non-profit.


I'm Mark Pusateri. I handle marketing and our newsletter, the Texas Reader. My job is to spread the word. Not just about our books and maps. but about the incredible tapestry that is the history of our Lone Star State. I first became aware I was a Texan at about the age of four or five. There was a giant map of the United States on the wall of our post office and my mom was keeping me occupied by pointing out that the great big state in the middle was ours, showing me where we lived and where Davy Crockett died at the Alamo. I remember feeling I was very lucky and nothing has changed that.