The Painted Porch is a small town bookstore, literally right in the heart of Main Street, Texas. Owned and operated by Ryan Holiday (author of The Obstacle Is the Way, The Daily Stoic, etc.), The Painted Porch carries a small collection of only our absolute favorite books. We don't care what's new or trendy, only what's amazing. If it's on our shelves, it's because we read it and think that you should too. Period.