Published on : Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Dallas literary scene is bustling with energy. Indie bookshops. Author readings. Smart literary publications. Even high tea, bounded by curated coffee table books. Of course, it’s always been quite simple to locate the recent books across the world to find here.
However, one of the best things about this community is the combined initiation between the stores, events, and publications to shine a light on the local writers as well as stories that are making the Dallas literary scene lively.
As someone who has been to this city for decades, am quite thrilled to share the varied and passionate literary Dallas that’s fast getting visibility within the greater arts community of the city. Check out these hopping spots, events, and publications for a dose of literary life, Dallas style.
Snuggled in downtown, right across from Dallas City Hall, the subdivision of the Dallas Library System sits eight stories high and not only has books, but special collections, exhibits, author lectures, and more.
The local experience:
The 7th floor is completely for all things Texas. You won’t see shelves of books to browse instantly, but you can ask for a title at the floor’s circulation desk. And if you don’t know what you’re looking for, you can search the comprehensive database. I typed “DALLAS BOOKS” under the fiction category and got a list of new (to me) titles about JFK and an anthology of stories by Dallas authors to add to my TBR list.