With Christmas rapidly approaching, now might be a good time to start your holiday shopping if you haven't already done so, and if you're looking for great gift ideas, keeping it local is always recommended. Supporting small businesses helps keep a neighborhood active and in tact, not to mention maintain a sense of community that seems to be rapidly declining all over the country.
Lots of small businesses and charming little boutique shops can be found all over Dallas, but today, we're keeping our focus on indie book stores. Books make for a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer, and if you're looking to support local businesses this holiday season, here are a few awesome book stores to consider all around downtown Dallas. Keep in mind, we're keeping our list limited to Dallas, but if you know of a great local book store around Fort Worth or the DFW suburbs, let us know in the comment section!
With a few different locations around town, this local bookstore prides itself on only carrying used books, while also offering a nice variety of music and movies in the form of CDs, 8-tracks, DVDs, cassette tapes, laser disks, and vinyl's. Also known for their customer service, this throw-back is truly one-of-a-kind in today's online shopping landscape.
Although only offering comic books, we couldn't leave this Dallas mainstay off the list. Having first opened in 1991, owners Jeremy and Cecilia Shorr are leaders in the comic book industry in North Texas, and today, their store focuses on the art behind comic books and features over 12,000 graphic novels in stock.
A bookstore, coffeehouse, and wine bar all rolled into one, if you're a book lover and haven't made the trip over to The Wild Detectives, you don't know what you're missing. Author readings and live music are frequently featured here, and the food is also pretty tasty in case you plan on spending an afternoon here. Only around 1,200 titles are available here, but many have said the selection, though limited, is among the best in the city.
A little bit more modern, sleek, and trendy, this Highland Park Village stop is perhaps the best gift-worthy book store in town. The variety of books here is pretty awesome for its size, and from novels to coffee table books, there's something for basically everyone here at Chapter Two. Definitely worth the trip if you're looking for something new.