The Best Book Stores Near Downtown Dallas

Here are the best book stores near downtown Dallas.
Meaning in downtown or within 10 minutes of downtown <via Lyft/Uber/taxi/car-if-you-can-swing-it>

Downtown / Deep Ellum

Serj Books & Local Food : 400 N St Paul St / Dallas, TX 75201
A 9 minute walk from the Westin hotel
This is one of the great coffee-crowd staples in downtown Dallas. But oddly enough, it’s only open M-F between 7am-3pm. Which is a bummer. But they focus on hardcover books that you’d be proud to own or give as a gift — especially books on cooking, art, pop-culture, crafts, childrens titles and fiction. Plus they price-match the current Amazon price on all titles. 10% of all books sales go to benefit LIFT, a local organization dedicated to adult literacy. Learn more at

The Taschen Library (right down the street) : 1530 Main St / Dallas, TX 75201
A 4 minute walk from the Westin hotel on Main Street in the Joule Hotel

Deep Vellum BooksDeep Ellum – 3000 Commerce St / Dallas, TX 75226
28 min walk / 13 min rail / 8 min drive –

Oak Cliff

Oak Cliff is like, the Brooklyn of Dallas, if downtown Dallas was our Manhattan.

Wild Detectives : 314 W Eighth St / Dallas, TX 75208
A 20 minute drive, Lyft, etc from the Westin
Or a little longer via the DART Streetcar — both of which are free:
A beloved little jewel of a bookstore. This is the epitome of the literature-leaning-culture of Dallas. 

Lucky Dog Books Oak Cliff
12 min drive / 22 min bus

Red Pegasus Oak Cliff
10 min drive / 34 min rail+trolley

Half Price Books5803 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231
10 minute drive / 34 minute rail from the Westin
One of the original used-book-stores in Dallas. A great place for books, music, super-old-mags/posters and records. If you go, you should plan to spend a few hours. It’s easy to get lost in the sections.


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