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Bookstores in Dallas, TX

Sometimes it’s nice to have a real book in your hand. If you love the smell of ink on paper, check out these 10 great Dallas-area bookstores.
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If you’re a reader, you love everything about the library... the smell, the quiet, the ability to find any book you want. How could it get any better? The Dallas Public Library’s found a way. On the first floor of their downtown branch, bibliophiles of all ages can shop at BookEnds, a volunteer-run bookstore that provides inexpensive books including fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, rare books and hard-to-find treasures. The rare books may cost a bit more, but the most expensive regular book in the store is $2. For extra savings, stop by the third weekend of the month for their monthly sale!

Rosedale Rare Books

With seven centuries of books available, Dallas’ Rosedale Rare Books specializes in antiquarian, first-edition and out-of-print books. Located inside the sometimes hard-to-find Jackson Armory (an antique gun store in Snider Plaza), they carry a selection of titles on exploration, military history and arms, genre fiction, Texana, hunting and sporting, theology, fine bindings and more. The shop’s hours are limited, but they’re available by appointment with advanced notice. If you’re a rare book-hound, subscribe to their mailing list to receive their biannual catalogue or stop by their shop to view their assortment of historical and literary classics. 

Logos Bookstore

Are you a self-improvement junkie? Logos Bookstore of Dallas has been offering inspirational books, gifts, cards and music with a philosophy of truth and hope since 1974. They carry a selection of Bibles and books on Christian living, children’s books, fiction and nonfiction. Kids are more than welcome at Logos, where they have a special room just for them.

Before you head to Logos, check out the website for handpicked suggestions from owners Rick and Susan and the staff. While you’re there, treat yourself to one of their inspirational gifts, crosses or jewelry or pick out a meaningful gift for a friend.

Photo courtesy of Logos Bookstore of Dallas

Motus Books

With a selection of unique and unusual books, antiques and curiosities, Motus Books is one of the most interesting bookstores in the DFW area. Motus doesn’t sell reproductions, only 100 percent true original period items, which can be purchased (or even rented as photography or movie props!). 

Motus carries titles in areas like alchemy, astrology, ancient civilizations, palmistry, spiritualism, magic, demonology, witchcraft and more.  They’re currently auctioning a 1936 first edition of classic Gone with the Wind, an Egyptian sacrifice dagger and a primitive Asian mortar, in addition to other unique and rare items. These antiquities are so rare, their shop is by-appointment only, but you can also stop by their eBay store (even if it’s just to gawk).

Zeus Comics

Still don’t have your copy of Ultimate Fallout issue 4? What are you waiting for, lady? Spidey’s making history here! If you have any idea what that means, it’s time to get your nerd on and head to Zeus Comics for quality comics, graphic novels, action figures, anime and more. New comics are stocked every Wednesday at 1 p.m., but subscribers can skip the rush and get special deals.

Zeus makes it easy to satisfy your comic craving by providing a checklist on their website where you can select your goodies and submit it to them online before you go. There’s only one last decision to make. Wonder Woman or Hawk Girl?