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 www.lift-texas.org
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 Books — Deep Ellum – 3000 Commerce St / Dallas, TX 75226
28 min walk / 13 min rail / 8 min drive – https://maps.app.goo.gl/i/GJ1nT
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: https://www.dart.org/riding/dallasstreetcar.asp
A beloved little jewel of a bookstore. This is the epitome of the literature-leaning-culture of Dallas.
Half Price Books : 5803 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.