Come April 1 or before, Lucky Dog Books will no longer occupy the building at 633 W. Davis St. in north Oak Cliff.
We hope to relocate this bookstore to another site in the neighborhood and have found a couple of places that look like possibilities.
We'll announce any developments as they occur.
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
12 Noon - 7 p.m.
January 12, 2015
A TIMELY NOTE FOR THIS PAGE AND LOCATION:
Right now, we need you to do two things if this bookstore is to survive in this neighborhood. The explanation follows if you would like to better understand why we are asking you to take your time to do this. Both involve showing your support to the gentleman who owns the building, and who has been as helpful as possible over the last almost 3 years in so many ways.
1) Go to our Facebook page and post your thoughts about the bookstore and its place here in this North Oak Cliff neighborhood (you can do your own separate post, or add your comment to the lead post that will be there for this purpose); and
2) Go to this webpage and subscribe to the bookstore through Paypal for whatever is a reasonable amount for your particular monthly budget and usage of the bookstore. For doing this, you will receive an equivalent amount of our new "$5 Off Mini-Gift Certificates" so that you get full value for you money.
Although these can be cancelled any time, I think that if we could show him 4-500 subscriptions at an average of $10 each per month, he could feel more assured that we will be able to aford to pay him the full amount each month as he needs us to do.
Not the least of his helpfulness has been, ever since our contingency money ran out (i.e. we quit being able to pay the rent shortfall out of our own pocket), taking much less each month than originally planned. He now needs us to be able to pay the full amount, which we have been working up to over the last three months finally getting there this month although there are some property taxes that we can't yet cover.
But it has taken a little longer than he was wanting and making him unsure about relying on the bookstore to be able to pay what is needed. And he has someone else ardently wanting to rent the building who is "promising the world". Ironically, this is coming just as the bookstore is finally seeming to have the momentum that it needs with much higher traffic that includes a lot of younger readers. This first two weeks of February have been some of our strongest ever.
So for this gentleman to feel comfortable turning down the other offer, we need to be able to show him how much the bookstore means to this neighborhood, and more importantly given his situation, that we have a reliable source of funds to pay him with each month. So PLEASE do both these two things if you can afford it.
Our Lochwood location is still open every day and you are welcome to use your gift certificates and credit from trade-ins there or at Paperbacks Plus in downtown Mesquite just the same as here
in Oak Cliff.
We welcome your email and phone inquiries for requests for specific titles and authors.
Please check out our calendar of special events and ongoing meetings of community groups!
New Directions: This address is about half way between Bishop and Tyler on West Davis,
with the free D-Link Shuttle by DART from downtown Dallas to the Bishop Arts District running right by our front door.
If you are driving by freeway from any direction except The West,
we recommend taking I30 Westbound from downtown Dallas
to the Sylvan Avenue exit, just past the main post office.
Turn left to The South and take Sylvan about a mile or so to Davis
and turn left again. We will be on the right side of the street about a quarter mile ahead.
Please note that Sylvan will change its name to Polk along the way.
If you are driving in from The West, you will need to take the Hampton Road Southbound exit and
stay on Hampton to Davis Street and turn left. We will be on the left about a mile and a half ahead, across the street from our
good neighbors at Bolsa Mercado. Tyler will be the last traffic light before us.
If you are traveling by surface streets from South or Southwest Oak Cliff,
just take any major East-West street to either Vernon, Tyler, or Polk. (This street
seems to have three different names depending where you are on it.)
Just be careful about the one-way sections up in the Jefferson-to-Davis section
and turn North. When you get to Davis Street, turn right and
we will be on the left about a half mile ahead.
To: Lucky Dog Books — HOMEPAGE
To: Lucky Dog Books — LOCHWOOD
To: Paperbacks Plus — MESQUITE
Photo (above) by Rick Moore.
Building Art by Kevin Obregon.
Page last updated: January 12, 2015.
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You may contact the bookstore by email or call 214.941.2665.