An interior scene from Lucky Dog's old Lochwood location. Photo by Ginni Beam.

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Faced With Closure, Lucky Dog Books in Oak Cliff Will Carry On

After a last minute reprieve, the used bookstore on Jefferson will continue on a month-to-month lease.

Lucky Dog Books, the used bookstore with branches in Casa Linda and Oak Cliff, will shutter its Jefferson Boulevard location next week unless a savior steps in at the last minute. The bookstore, struggling financially in recent years, had mounted an online fundraising campaign to try and save its Oak Cliff shop, but appears to have fallen short.

The store will shut its doors for good next Tuesday or Wednesday, according to a Facebook post.

This isn’t the first time a Lucky Dog in Oak Cliff has been on its deathbed only to recover and return in a new location, but if this is truly it for the used bookstore, it’ll be sad to see it go.

Update, 05/03: Another last-minute reprieve for Lucky Dog. Proprietor John Tilton writes that the Oak Cliff store has been rescued, and will continue forward with a month-to-month lease.

The strong support of all of those of you who have shopped in this Oak Cliff bookstore in the last week and contributed to our GoFundMe campaign has bought us some more time with the very supportive owners of our building there at 911 W. Jefferson Boulevard.

We will continue on a month to month basis as long as we can demonstrate the community support for the bookstore in this neighborhood. So, please help us pass the word and make some time for browsing a wonderful bookstore right here in Big D.

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  • We are still open on a day to day basis after the strong support we’ve had the last week from folks using the bookstore and or contributing to our GoFundMe campaign where they receive store gift certificates for the value of their contribution plus a bonus. Check our Facebook page for daily updates until we get this resolved. And of course, come check out this wonderful bookstore. 3D tour available at our website or in the updates at GoFundMe.

    Thanks to D for covering us over all these years since they first recognized our then nascent East Dallas bookstore formerly known as Paperbacks Plus way back in the 1976 Best Of Dallas awards.

  • JUST IN! You’re seeing it here first.
    The strong support of all of those of you who have shopped in this Oak Cliff bookstore in the last week and contributed to our GoFundMe campaign has bought us some more time with the very supportive owners of our building there at 911 W. Jefferson Boulevard.

    We will continue on a month to month basis as long as we can demonstrate the community support for the bookstore in this neighborhood. So, please help us pass the word and make some time for browsing a wonderful bookstore right here in Big D.