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



General Bookstore News:
UPDATE - May 3, 2022




Although our promotion to celebrate our 1st
45+ years in East Dallas has ended, we have extended the one focused
on our relatively recent addition of an online storefront selling new books.

Please click on the Bookshop.org logo below to find out how
you can make reading new books more affordable for yourself
while helping increase our selection of more current used titles
in our bricks 'n' mortar bookstores.




If you buy new books online, please consider shopping at our
new Bookshop.org storefront at Bookshop.org/shop/luckydogbooks



And if you download or stream audio books, please
also consider visiting our new storefront at Libro.fm/luckydogbooks




Both locations of Lucky Dog Books gladly
honor the store credit from our previous bookstore
in downtown Mesquite, formerly known as
Paperbacks Plus and now called The Book Co.
(which has been closed for remodeling and
anticipates reopening in March.)


Just tell us that you had an account in Mesquite when you are checking out.
We will apply it to your purchases just like always, and migrate your old account.


We are also accepting incoming books, movies & music
that you would like to recycle with us.



Locations


East Dallas

Lucky Dog Books
10534 Garland Rd.
Dallas, Tx 75218
214-827-4860
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Oak Cliff

Lucky Dog Books
911 W. Jefferson
N. Oak Cliff
Dallas, Tx 75208
214-941-2665
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Hours
Mon-Wed-Fri:
11am-5pm
Tue-Thu:
1pm-7pm
Sat-Sun:
11am-5pm



Contact
EMAIL us at
info@luckydogbooks.com





DART Schedules



Services
  • Books Mailed
  • Requests
  • Gift Certificates
  • Events
  • Wholesale
  • Consulting
  • Book Boxes
  • Various Links




  • History
    The bookstores known 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.

    Oak Cliff News:

    Re-Opened
    & Recycling Again



    The last 2 years
    has been a successful
    reopening of this
    bookstore and we have
    made a lot of progress
    in restoring its selection.


    This bookstore still needs
    more good books, etc
    coming it the front door
    in addition to those
    that we have been bringing
    from our other bookstore to
    increase our selection
    for your shopping fun.


    Bring the things that you
    are done with, and pay for
    up to half of most of your
    purchases with the store
    credit from your things.



    SHARE YOUR
    KNOWLEDGE
    & SKILLS

    We need folks like you to create/host events at our bookstores in Dallas where we have a public spaces/lounge areas.

    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



    Is On Hiatus
    until things are a bit
    more normal.
    We do still offer coffee
    & cookies for sale.

    And you are welcome
    to have a seat in our
    lounge area to enjoy them
    as well as putting on a CD
    of your choice as long as
    you keep your spacing
    with anyone else there.



    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.






    ...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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