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WELCOME TO LUCKY DOG BOOKS.
Neighborhood Bookstores Featuring Good Recycled Books, Movies, Music & More


Oak Cliff
Lucky Dog Books
911 W. Jefferson
Dallas, TX 75208
Phone: 214.941.2665
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Casa Linda
Lucky Dog Books
1152 N. Buckner Blvd.
Suite 105
Casa Linda Plaza
Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: 214.827.4860
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Mesquite
Paperbacks Plus
108 E. Davis St.
Downtown
Mesquite, TX 75149
[Closed Tuesdays]
Phone: 972.285.8661
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Contact
EMAIL us at
info@luckydogbooks.com

Hours
Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun: 12noon-7pm
X Tue - Mesquite



DART Schedules


Services
  • Books Mailed
  • Requests
  • Gift Certificates
  • Events
  • Wholesale
  • Consulting
  • Book Boxes
  • Various Links


  • History
    The bookstores known today as Paperbacks Plus and Lucky Dog Books opened in downtown Mesquite in 1974. Click here to read the beginning of a history that chronicles the early years from 1973-1984 and/or here to read a story that ran in the Mesquite News about our recent 40th anniversary event and/or here for a feature published in the Sunday, September 8, 2013, edition of The Dallas Morning News with 4 photos including the one below by Kye R. Lee taken at the Lochwood location on Garland Road.


    And another short video from the Lakewood years.



    Here is a link to the KERA 90.1 FM radio show that aired June 9, 2014, featuring several local bookstores including Lucky Dog Books.



    GOOGLE MAP
    DALLAS AREA
    BOOKSTORES
    We've compiled a map of Dallas area bookstores past and present that you might like to check out. Let us know of others that should be added.





    ...AND...we continue to get in amazing collections of books, DVDs, CDs, etc.



    3 WAYS TO
    GET $5 OFF

  • Start a new account for store cedit from trade-ins you bring to the bookstores
  • Sign up for our email list at one of the bookstores to receive notice of news of & events at the bookstores
  • Like us and sign up for our mailing lists on Facebook.

  • Oak Cliff
    Location News:
    May 11, 2017

    More Beverage Options

    As recently suggested by one of our supporters, we have added this Keurig coffee machine to provide a greater variety.

    keurig machine and cups

    The tray it sits on holds a selection of brewing cups that include some coffees, hot chocolate and tea.

    Since this machine dispenses hot water, you can bring your own tea if you like. We'd like a couple of suggestions for some other teas we might add.

    We also have cold bottled water and a variety of soft drinks as well as a few flavors of crispy cookies from Wackym's Kitchen

    We hope you enjoy.



    Being More Involved

    There are many ways to be help this bookstore be more sustainable.

    Make us a more regular part of your weekly/monthly routine, or become a sustaining supporter through our Subscription progam.

    Be an "ambassador" for the store by sharing some of our Facebook posts. Invite friends to meet you here for a browsing party.

    Or make a point to weed some things out of your own library to recycle
    with us helping the river of interesting stuff continue to flow through our lives at money saving prices.




    WORDS & MUSIC
    Lessons, concerts, and so much more.

    Ann Armstrong, Texas songbird.
    When not on the road with musical partner Steve Hughes,
    ANN ARMSTRONG
    teaches beginning and advanced guitar and songwriting to students of all ages at Lucky Dog Books in Oak Cliff and Casa Linda. Listen to her here or wherever you find her playing.

    Jackson Eli CD cover
    GUITAR LESSONS
    WITH JACKSON ELI
    Jackson studies music at UNT in Denton, Texas, teaches students of all ages and interests at Lucky Dog Books in Oak Cliff and Casa Linda. Info? Text Jackson at 214.566.7828




    DART Schedules

    Casa Linda
    Location News:

    May 4, 2017


    Yes, we are open and back to regular hours!

    NEW ADDRESS
    1152 N. Buckner Blvd.
    Suite 105
    Casa Linda Plaza

    (Northeast intersection of Garland Rd. at Buckner Blvd. in East Dallas.)
    214.827.4860

    We're happy to have finally finished moving everything from the old Lochwood building into our new space in nearby Casa Linda Plaza.

    There's still a lot of work to be done though. We just about have all of the shelves in place, but we still have many, many boxes of books that need to be shelved before we can fully settle in.

    So there are still a lot of volunteer opportunities if you'd like to come by and pitch in, and be rewarded with one of our "$5 Off Thank You" booksmarks for each half hour that you contribute to this effort.

    Follow the continuing adventures of Lucky Dog in East Dallas on Facebook!

    If you have further questions about any of this, we will be happy to try to answer them for you if you will email us at info@luckydogbooks.com with the word bookstore in the subject line.



    YOUNGER READERS

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    Younger readers are very important to the bookstores. We want to encourage you to encourage them to read. So keep us in mind as a pretty inexpensive, quieter than average place to spend some time with your child, grandchild, niece or nephew.




    SEMILLITAS
    GIRLS' BOOK CLUB

    Has Moved To
    1409 Ferndale Avenue

    Click here to link to their Facebook page.

    This craft activity and book talk for girls in grades 2 - 5 is a great format. The goal is to help girls become lifetime readers. A facilitator guides discussions with each girl presenting on whatever book she's reading at the time.

    We were happy to have them at the old location and wish them well at their new home which they started using during our move. Here is their contact info if you need to reach them: Email
    Ofelia Faz-Garza.

    Please note that we here at Lucky Dog Books would love for others to emulate this format for book clubs at any of our locations for adults or children. We think that it makes for a more relaxed and informative experience since everyone isn't having to find the same book and read it on a deadline everytime rather than just showing up and telling about what each has been reading so that everyone knows about more books that might be of interest.



    Buy A Bookstore?

    We've been doing this for over 40 years and are wondering if it's time to let someone else give it a try at one or all the locations? A younger couple? A neighborhood co-op? Please click here if you or someone you know may be interested in this.

    Or here to see an interesting variation that we would be glad to entertain.

    Start a cafe?

    Each bookstore has room for some sort of cafe. We'd like to find the right folks for each location to get one going. Click here to pursue this idea.

    Gift Certificates

    We still use good old fashioned paper gift certificates here at the bookstores which provide some advantages over the new fangled gift cards.

    These gift certificates can be personalized right on them. Their layout includes a log of their usage so that it is always clear what the remaining balance is. And the store locations are shown on them so that your recipient doesn't have to look them up.

    Click the links above to get more details and even purchase some online if you prefer.



    Subscriptions

    Please be aware that you can give a reader in your life a monthly subscription to the bookstores that will provide them with the number of $5 off Mini-Gift Certificates that fits your budget. And you'll only pay for it each month as it happens through Paypal with the ability to cancel anytime.

    Or consider subscribing to the bookstores today as a way of expressing your committment to their future while enjoying the full value of your participation through the monthly receipt of our Mini-Gift Certificates.



    Special Book Certificates

    These are a great way to help the bookstores and get a payback in the process.

    Check out the details of how they work and some suggestions for how they may be used at this link.





    Books
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Paperbacks
  • Hardbacks
  • Children's Books
  • Sheet Music
  • Comics & Manga
  • Magazines
  • Large Print
  • Audio Books
  • Other Languages

    Also, many new, used, and out-of-print titles by local writers.

    Movies

    DVD, VHS, Laser...

    Music

    CDs, LPs, 45s, 78s, Cassettes, 8-Track Tapes...
    Ask us about new CDs recorded live at Poor David's Pub and elsewhere by local musicians.




    PTA MATTERS

    We think there are a lot of opportunities for us to work together to benefit neighborhood schools and their students. Here is link to some ideas about this. Please feel free to contact us if you think of other ways we might be helpful.

  • We'd like to thank David Card of Poor David's Pub for being so supportive over the last couple years, helping us get through some really tough spots with the bookstores.

    My wife and I have been hearing great live music at his places since he was on McKinney Avenue way back in the '70s and then when he was on Greenville Avenue for many years before he made the move to S. Lamar a very short distance from Southside and next door to Bill's Records.

    We'd like to encourage you to check out his line up and sample some of his performers if you are not familiar with them. There are sure to be some that you will enjoy.



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