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

Locations


East Dallas
Lucky Dog Books
10534 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
Phone:214.827.4860
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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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Oak Cliff
Lucky Dog Books
911 W. Jefferson
N. Oak Cliff
Dallas, TX 75208
Phone:214.941.2665
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Contact
EMAIL us at
info@luckydogbooks.com

Hours
East Dallas:
Mon-Fri:10am-9pm
Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: Noon-7pm

Mesquite:
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm
Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: Noon-7pm
(X Tue - Closed)

Oak Cliff:
Mon-Sun: Noon-9pm





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 our subsequent move to 10534 Garland Road in the summer of 2018).


    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.

    Mesquite News:

    45th Anniversary
    Celebration



    Watch For More
    Events To
    Celebrate Our 45th


    Coming Soon!

    Watch both bookstores
    for more details.

    SHARE YOUR
    KNOWLEDGE
    & SKILLS

    We need folks like you to create/host events at our bookstore in East Dallas where we have a public space/lounge area.

    Whether ongoing or one time occurences, readings, workshops, chat groups, book clubs, or other sorts of social circles would be welcome

    Things we would especially like to see happen here would include a poetry night, a chess club, and discussion groups around science news or public radio content from KERA-FM, and a young readers book club.

    We have a lot of opportunities right now with many open slots on our weekly/monthly calendar.

    Please drop us an email if you are interested.


    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 News:

    Happy Hour for Readers



    Enjoy free refreshments
    from 5pm-7pm
    Every Weekday
    at Lucky Dog Books
    in East Dallas


    Get One of Our
    Many Cold Beverages
    Or A Cup Of One Of Our
    Dozen+ Coffee Flavors
    & A Couple Of Our Several
    Varieties Of Tasty Cookies


    Stop in on your way
    home from work,
    meet up with friends
    and talk books/etc in
    our lounge area, or
    have a browsing party.



    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.


    Not Every Other
    Wednesday
    For Now


    Conversational Spanish Meetup

    We have a friendly group that gets together for informal conversation in our comfortable meeting space/large "living room". They are taking a break for the summer, but when they are back, have some coffee or a soft drink and some tasty cookies along with some conversation.







    ...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.

    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 both 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.




    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.

    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...




    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.




  • 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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