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Neighborhood Bookstores Featuring Good Recycled Books, Movies, Music & More

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Lucky Dog Books Locations in Dallas

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Locations


East Dallas
Lucky Dog Books
10534 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
Phone:214.827.4860
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Oak Cliff
Lucky Dog Books
911 W. Jefferson
N. Oak Cliff
Dallas, TX 75208
Phone:214.941.2665
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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
East Dallas:
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 11am-7pm

Oak Cliff:
Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun: 11am-7pm

Mesquite:
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 11am-7pm
(X Tue - Closed)





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 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 during the Lochwood years on Garland Road before our move to Casa Linda Plaza in the summer of 2017).


    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 Happy Reader Hours

    20% discount,
    5pm to 7pm everyday
    on all book purchases.


    We're trying something new for Lucky Dog Books in this neighborhood only. This discount works even if you are using store credit from trade-ins on your purchase. Knock off as much as 50% of our normal prices with this credit and then take another 20% off the remaining cash balance.

    Stop in on the way home from work to get a good read for the evening, or meet up with some friends on the way to dinner where you can talk about the interesting things you just found here at the bookstore, or the good book you just traded-in.

    Bring the kids back by after dinner at home and let them choose something to fit their interests. Or arrange for your book club to meet here for free and come a little early to get the extra discount.

    We are constantly looking for ways to meet your reading needs and make this bookstore more engaging for you as readers. We are hoping that we will create enough traffic during this time period that there'll always be other readers here when you come by so you can grab a cup of coffee and talk reading it you like with others who share your interest.

    So, please help us pass the word about the pleasures of browsing our ever changing selections of books, movies and music. And the very economical deals we always offer, but especially this time everyday.



    We also need more of you to create/host events here at the bookstore whether ongoing or one time occurences. Readings, workshops, chat groups, book clubs, or other sorts of social circles.

    The uncertainty of things a month ago led most of those using the bookstore for these kinds of things to make other arrangements and so we have a lot of opportunities right now with many open slots on our weekly/monthly calendar.

    And if you haven't already, please consider checking out the great value being offered at every level of contribution by our GoFundMe campaign. We don't use the word "donation" because you get back more than you put in. Take a look by clicking the link above.




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

    Check out our Facebook page for pictures of some of the recent arrivals.

    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.



    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
    AT THE BOOKSTORE


    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 East Dallas and elsewhere. Listen to her here or wherever you find her playing.


    Jackson Eli CD cover

    GUITAR LESSONS
    WITH JACKSON ELI
    Jackson studied music at UNT in Denton, Texas, and teaches students of all ages and interests at Lucky Dog Books in East Dallas and elsewhere. Info? Text Jackson at 214.566.7828


  • East Dallas
    Location News:

    We've Moved Again



    We're now open our regular hours at the new location at 10534 Garland Road, near Easton Road, The Army Store and Vhea's LaundroMutt.

    Everything from the old bookstore is in the building, and almost all of it is on the shelves and ready for your browsing pleasure.

    We have added more lighting but still intend to add even more in several areas. The a/c in the back section is now fully functional making the whole bookstore comfortable.

    We do still have some volunteers helping to get things in better order on some shelves.

    So drop in anytime. We are once again providing a $5 off "Thank You" discount bookmark for every half hour contributed.

    Look for our signs on the front doors until we get our outdoor ones up, the first of which we hope to have this week.

    Although we did not want to move again, we had to, and, long story made short, we're now in the space that we really wanted to move into last year.

    It:
    • has easier parking
    • is more visible from the street with a better sign
    • is easier to get in and out of the parking lot
    • and has about as much room as our old store across the street did.


    Our Every
    Thursday

    Weekly Sketch Meetup
    Is On Hiatus

    Until we are able to re-establish a public program area at the new location, all programs are taking a breather here although some may be meeting elsewhere in the interim.

    Please check with the organizer of your particular event.

    One thing that would help us mightily in speeding up the process of clearing space for the program area would be if one or more of you have some unused space where we can store a lot of boxes of books, preferrably in a business or church setting.

    We need 100-500 sq ft but could split these boxes up into smaller groupings if we can find two or three spaces that are at least 100 sq ft each that we can cobble together to make enough for it all.

    This space would not have any regular traffic, and for our purposes, does not need to be separated to itself.

    If you have some space that you could contribute to this effort even if just for a period of time, it would really be helpful.

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

    And check out the events at both Dallas bookstores at our calendar page.

    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.




    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.



    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.



    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.

    Our 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.


    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.





    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.


  • 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.

    We've 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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