our story

Violet Blue Tischer

April 8, 2010 - June 15, 2012

Everyone is the author of their own story and this is ours.


Once upon a time, a man named, Bill, and a woman named, Monique, fell in love and got married. They had three children who were absolutely wonderful in every way. From their funny antics to their awful tantrums, they were perfect. Bill and Monique's children were named Lilly, Dash and Violet.  All of them loved to read but, the youngest, Violet loved it the most. She had a lovely little purple chair that she would sit in to look at all of her books. She pretended to read her books by making sounds and movements, pointing to pictures of dinosaurs, princesses, and animals, especially dogs. One beautiful, sunny day, Violet had a terrible, horrible accident and the reading stopped that day.

On a day just like any other, while walking through the wonderful, amazing little town of New Braunfels, Bill and Monique decided it was time to give back to the community that gave them so much love.  They decided right then, that the reading needed to begin again and that is how The Purple Chair came to be.


To Be Continued...

Not The End of Our Story...

Six years ago, our wonderful, amazing two year old daughter, Violet, left us.


Five years ago, we decided to open a little children's bookstore called The Purple Chair as both a memorial to her and as a way to give back to the New Braunfels community that helped us so much during our time of loss. We have two other children and a little while ago we realized they were growing up fast and we were missing it.


We don't want to miss any more of it.


We still plan to be around for pop up story times, pop up shops, other events, schools and the public libraries in and around the New Braunfels area. We would like to bring The Purple Chair to Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, Spring Branch, Bulverde, Lavernia, Marion, Seguin, Cibolo, Schertz, Canyon Lake and any where else that will have us.

It's been an absolute adventure.