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Berkeley Place Books and Savory House Press are imprints of Great Texas Line Press, a boutique publishing house based in Fort Worth, Texas. Our aim is to produce quality books that are value priced.

Begun in 1994 as a mid-life crisis venture by ex-foreign correspondent Barry Shlachter, it has evolved into a publisher of cooking, travel books, humor books, sports and specialty books. Every effort is made to engage writers, photographers, editors and graphic designers forced out of daily journalism in Texas because of the newspaper industry crisis. All books are printed in U.S.A.

Over the years, thousands of dollars have been donated to Habitat for Humanity, the North Fort Worth Historical Society, the Big Bend Educational Foundation of Terlingua, Texas Dance Hall Preservation of Austin and the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame. Hundreds of books are donated as pledge drive gifts to NPR stations around Texas and Louisiana.

Our books are available at more than 300 retail outlets around Texas, including the Alamo, major book store chains and independent book stores, museum shops, gourmet shops, pecan stores, beef jerky stores, state and national park gift shops, airport shops, souvenir shops, rodeo coliseums, tack and western wear stores, hardware stores, convenience stores, university book stores, toy shops, a car wash, and tourist information offices in Waco, San Antonio, Midland and elsewhere.


For bulk orders of books for special events or for resale, please contact us by calling 817-922-8929, or emailing Wholesale orders also can be placed through or our sales rep group, Mario + Associates at Dallas Market Hall, 214-924-307. 

Please contact us about special arrangements can be made for fund-raising efforts by non-profit groups. 


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