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The popularity of bookstores is on the rise because of the great community-building they provide. They are warm and welcoming places to grab a new read, hear an author speak, and meet others in your community with the same interests as you. Here are four very different bookstores near your apartments in downtown Dallas that all work toward community building:
The Wild Detectives is quite a unique bookstore; it has a large outdoor area in the front with string lights hanging from tree-to-tree and picnic tables for reading. They also have a large alcohol selection. Yes, this bookstore has a bar. It also holds a plethora of community-oriented events like Shakespeare at the Bar, a recurring music event called Wild Beats Festival, and author readings. The interior of The Wild Detectives is a cozy, rustic cabin where coffee and pastries are also served. The Wild Detectives is a spot for both a calm day of reading with a latte and a night out with drinks and literature.
On their website, Deep Vellum Books promises to provide a cultural experience. A small bookstore with a wide range of titles, Deep Vellum Books also has a sister independent publishing company. The bookstore is dedicated to representing all communities in Dallas through their diverse and inclusive book selection as well as the community events. Deep Vellum Books offers writing workshops and open mic nights for the aspiring-writers of Dallas to share their work. If you're looking for more of an intellectual community than social, Deep Vellum Books is the spot for you.
Rosedale Rare Books is an odd little place tucked in the corner of an armory. Since the books they sell are truly rare and valuable, the doors are locked at all times and someone has to personally allow you to enter. Rosedale specializes in first-print editions of classics as well as out-of-print editions. This is one of those bookstores that you can smell right when you walk in--thick and musty, the smell of old paper and ink. If you're an avid book collector who has the money to buy a first-edition Edgar Allan Poe novel or just loves to look at the aging texts, this is a great place to visit on a rainy day.
Interabang Books is a beautiful, modern, wide-open bookstore with a dedication to children's and teen books. Their adult and nonfiction sections are also well-stocked, so this is a great destination for families. Interabang Books hosts author events and book signings almost every day of the month and has their own podcast. This is another bookstore that is very invested in creating a community around reading and book-loving. You won't be able to resist buying a book and spending time in their light and fun atmosphere.
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