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.
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.
Lucky Dog Books
633 West Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
Lucky Dog Books
10801 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
108 E. Davis St.
Mesquite, TX 75149
EMAIL us at
X Tue - Mesquite
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.
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.
CALLING ALL ANGELS
Senior, novice, and all the levels in between.
The bookstores need each of you.
Please visit here to see what you can do to be of immediate help to the bookstores or this page to learn more about the current situation.
If you may be a in a position to help us refinance one or all of the mortgages on our buildings, please check out this page.
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
Like us on Facebook and send us your email address for our mailing list as above.
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 on her ReverbNation page or wherever you find her playing.
WITH JACKSON ELI
Jackson studies music at UNT in Denton, Texas, and is an amazingly versatile guitarist and performing artist who teaches students of all ages and interests at the Oak Cliff bookstore. Info/Booking?
Text Jackson at 214.566.7828
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.
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
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Craft activity and book talk for grades 2 - 5. 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.
Lucky Dog Books
633 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
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.
Click here for video of a whirlwind tour of the city and Lucky Dog Books in Oak Cliff and Lochwood and the original Paperbacks Plus in downtown Mesquite.
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.
By "Alsace Carcione"
Filmed at Lucky Dog Books in Oak Cliff.
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.
Dart's FREE D-Link bus from downtown runs in front of the Oak Cliff bookstore every 15 minutes, 11:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
You can get to Lucky Dog Books at 10801 Garland Road on the 60 bus and to the store at 633 W. Davis in Oak Cliff on the free DLink service from almost anywhere downtown between 11:00am and 11:30pm.
You can only get to Paperbacks Plus in Mesquite by bus using the 282 shuttle from Lawnview Station to Hanby Stadium about 3 blocks away.