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

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Locations



Casa Linda
Lucky Dog Books
1152 N. Buckner
Suite 105
Casa Linda Plaza
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
[Closed Mondays]
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
Casa Linda Plaza:
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 11am-7pm

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

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


    *****
    The Oak Cliff Bookstore Continues

    Just a quick update of our
    GOOD NEWS
    from last month when your strong support brought us back from the brink.

    We continue on a month to month basis as long as we can demonstrate the community support for the bookstore in this neighborhood. So, please help us pass the word about the pleasures of browsing our ever changing selections of books, movies and music.

    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.




    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 Casa Linda Plaza. Listen to her here or wherever you find her playing.

  • Casa Linda
    Location News:

    We're Moving Again



    Yes it's true, but it is hopefully one of those "Bad News/Good News" things.

    We do hate to move again for sure.

    However, this move will take us to the space that we 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 did.

    We'll be making this move to 10534 Garland Rd. over the rest of this month and can certainly use the help of any of you who might have the time and energy to volunteer.

    We will once again be providing a "Thank you" discount bookmark good for every half hour contributed.

    If you are interested, please leave your name and phone number on our sign up sheet when you next visit the bookstore or drop us an email to
    treats@luckydogbooks.com


    Every
    Thursday

    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Drink & Draw Weekly Sketch

    Join Lucky Dog Books - Casa Linda and artists of the community for an evening of sketching and socializing! All you need to bring is a sketchbook or artist pad and something to draw with.

    Drinking is permitted (for those who are 21+)
    but not provided. However, we will have snacks and
    non-alcoholic beverages
    (for purchase). More info: Click here.


    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.



    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 Casa Linda Plaza. Info? Text Jackson at 214.566.7828


    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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