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


Oak Cliff
Lucky Dog Books
911 W. Jefferson
Dallas, TX 75208
Phone: 214.941.2665
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10801 Garland Rd. exterior
Lochwood
Lucky Dog Books
10801 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: 214.827.4860
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Mesquite exterior 2011.
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.

    Oak Cliff
    Location News
    New Coffee Shop
    More Spanish Books

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    We are happy to announce that Baby Bird Coffee & Co. has started serving coffee and pie here at the bookstore with more items to be added.

    They will be begin on a weekend schedule being open Friday, Saturday and Sunday the same hours as the bookstore. They also anticipate being here for some of the regularly scheduled evening events such as the Poets On X+, Stone Soup and Figures Of Speech readings.

    Baby Bird founder Yvonne Dessommes is an Oak Cliff resident with a decided artistic bent who will be offering some of her creations for sale as time goes on.

    Come on by and check out the goodies. If you like them, please be sure to help us spread the word.



    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.
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    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 on Facebook and send us your email address for our mailing list as above.



    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 Lochwood. Listen to her here or wherever you find her playing.

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    GUITAR LESSONS
    WITH JACKSON ELI
    Jackson studies music at UNT in Denton, Texas, teaches students of all ages and interests at the Lochwood bookstore. Info? Text Jackson at 214.566.7828

  • — October 28, 2016 —
    Fall Update:
    Help Stay In Lochwood More Great Stuff Just In!

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    Contrary to some new reports we are still open, still getting a lot of good books and CDs coming in and still working on raising the money to make the move to a much better location a very sort distance away.

    We are confident that with this move, we'll do much better business given easier access from Garland Road, better signage & increased proximity to other stores and the folks who already frequent them.

    We need $5,000 to get the move started. We've had a couple of good weekends recently but trying to raise this much extra just out of store sales is tricky since we are still paying rent here until we move.

    So it would be really helpful if 2-3 of you could team up to put forward this amount to get things under way before the new space is leased to someone else.

    If you have further questions about any of this, I will be happy to try to answer them for you if you will email me at john@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.




    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.
    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.




    DART Schedules




  • 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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