Used Bookstores in the Dallas Area
- Does anyone know of any good used bookstores in the Dallas area? We
moved here recently enough that I haven't checked any out, and I get
to buy books for my birthday on Tuesday! I'm hoping for one of those
great older stores that are so crammed full of books that the floor
- Judith asked
> Does anyone know of any good used bookstores in the Dallas area? WeWell, I know the type you are looking for and I haven't found that kind of
> moved here recently enough that I haven't checked any out, and I get
> to buy books for my birthday on Tuesday! I'm hoping for one of those
> great older stores that are so crammed full of books that the floor
used book store in the Dallas area yet and I have been here about 11 years.
It seems used books are big business here, the dominant store is Half-Price
Books, which has numerous locations throughout the metroplex. Their stores
vary both in size and quality of what they carry. The largest and probably
the best of their branches is located on Loop 12, two or three blocks east
of Central Expressway (US 75). It is located on the north side of Loop 12.
They have various other locations but I don't know what area of this
sprawling metroplex you are in.
There did used to be the type of store you describe somewhere in downtown
Fort Worth but the last time I heard about it, they were talking about it
closing down because the owner was retiring.
- Do you know about the attempt of the writer Larry McMurtry to turn his
hometown of Archer City (in the Northern Panhandle, I believe) into a town of
used bookstores, like Hay-on-Wye in Wales? Here's a random article on the
These sorts of bookstores don't exist in the middle of metropolitan areas, in
general. The rents are too high for them.
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