DALLAS — It's the last Saturday in April, which means springtime is here, school's almost out — and independent bookstores are ready to shine.
Independent Bookstore Day was started in 2014 in California at 95 bookstores as a "one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country," according to its website. It has since spread nationwide, with 580 participating bookstores in 2019.
"In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism," the description on its website reads. "They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service."
Dallas and the metroplex are home to multiple independent bookstores. If you're looking for a DFW-area bookstore to support today, here's a list:
- Interabang Books (Dallas)
- Deep Vellum Books (Dallas)
- The Wild Detectives (Dallas)
- Pan-African Connection (Dallas)
- Logos Bookstore (Dallas)
- Lucky Dog Books (Dallas, Mesquite)
- Monkey and Dog Books (Fort Worth)
- The Tattered Jacket (Lancaster)
- Recycled Books, Records and CDs (Denton)
- Half-Price Books (yes, they're family-owned, with locations in Dallas, Mesquite, Richardson, Irving, Cedar Hill, Garland, Rockwall, Plano, Arlington, Bedford, Fort Worth, Denton, Lewisville and Frisco)