Lucky Dog Books
911 W. Jefferson
Dallas, TX 75208
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Lucky Dog Books
10801 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
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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.
March 9, 2017
Given the demise of Baby Bird Coffee & Co. here at the Oak Cliff location, we have started making our own pot of simple standard unbranded coffee and have added a few flavors of crispy cookies
from Wackym's Kitchen.
We still have cold bottled water and a variety of soft drinks.
We hope you enjoy.
...AND...we are still getting in amazing collections of books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, 45s etc.
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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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 Lochwood bookstore. Info? Text Jackson at 214.566.7828
Help Us Stay Here
Shop A Little Extra!
March 8, 2017
We are still open at 10801 Garland Road here in the Lochwood area, and still getting a lot of good books, DVDs and CDs coming in while working on raising the money to make the move to a much better location across the street
and a little closer to Easton.
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 some good days 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 everyone who came in to shop in the next couple weeks bought 2 or more of our $5 Mini-Gift Certificates to pass on to friends or younger readers. Or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the word bookstore in the subject line.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comics & Manga
Also, many new, used, and
out-of-print titles by local
DVD, VHS, Laser...
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.