Lucky Dog Books
911 W. Jefferson
Dallas, TX 75208
Lucky Dog Books
10801 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
108 E. Davis St.
Mesquite, TX 75149
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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.
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.
Lucky Dog Books
in North Oak Cliff
is now open
in its new home at
911 W. Jefferson!
Yes, we've finally gotten things pretty well squared away in this new location and are operating normally at last having celebrated our Grand Opening recently.
We'd like to thank all of you who came by and especially those of you who participated by sharing your talents so generously with the rest of us.
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.
3 WAYS TO
GET $5 OFF
Start as 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
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WORDS & MUSIC
Lessons, concerts, and so much more.
When not on the road with musical partner Steve Hughes,
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.
WITH JACKSON ELI
Jackson studies music at UNT in Denton, Texas, teaches students of all ages and interests at the Oak Cliff bookstore. Info? Text Jackson at 214.566.7828
The Bohemian Cafe
Food & Beverages
At The Oak Cliff Bookstore
We are so happy to announce that you can now find the wonderful goodies of this Czech inspired cafe here at Lucky Dog Books on Jefferson.
Besides brewing coffee and teas, they will be serving up their own creative take in baking kolaches (not just a little wrapped up hot dog) as well as quiche, muffins and cookies.
They will also have available Dublin sodas in a variety of flavors, made with cane suger instead of the corn syrup used in so many other brands these days.
If things go well at the Oak Cliff bookstore, we anticipate offering similar service all our locations in the near future.
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.
$5-OFF MINI-GIFT CERTIFICATES
Also, please be aware of our new $5-off Mini-Gift Certificates that can be used in many ways with readers of all ages, but especially with the younger ones since most of our children's books cost less than $5.00, and almost all of them do when using store credit to pay for up to half of a purchase.
GIRLS' BOOK CLUB
Has Moved To
Cedar Crest House at 2223 W. Jefferson
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
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.
Please 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 new 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.
Comics & Manga
Also, many new, used, and
out-of-print titles by local
DVD, VHS, Laser...
CDs, LPs, 45s, 78s...
Ask us about new CDs recorded live at
Poor David's Pub and elsewhere by local musicians.
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.