Whether you’re looking for a new read or fun local events, there’s a place near home that can help. Book shopping is a fantastic adventure for everyone in the family. Loads of places in Texas offer a vast selection of unique titles and even some terrific bargains. So use our guide to find five local bookstores to explore around Coppell, Texas.
Monkey and Dog Books
Monkey and Dog Books is one of the area’s best places to pick up the latest bestseller or a classic title in mint condition. It started as a small children’s bookshop, and now it’s a cozy spot to read a book and so much more. So grab your little ones and visit during storytime. It takes place every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and continues as long as the kids are still listening, whether they want to hear one book or even three.
Remember to stop by for book club. We love the 9:30 a.m. meeting on the third Thursday of the month. It’s the ideal time to talk stories, sip a cup of coffee, and indulge in a pastry. In addition, kids are invited in on the last Monday of the month. This club is for third through fifth-grade students who love talking about good books. There are also bullet journal classes, EUGY puzzle workshops, and game nights coming soon.
- Location: 3608 W. Seventh St. in Fort Worth
- Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Recycled Books, Records, & CDs
Since 1983, the folks at Recycled Books, Records, & CDs have brought awesome deals to readers near Coppell. Located right in Denton’s downtown square, you’ll find half a million publications on the shelves, including used books, music, and movies. Its extensive selection is spread over three floors of the historic Wright Opera House and it offers some attractive discounts. For example, teachers, military members, and seniors automatically get 10% off every purchase.
You’re sure to find something waiting to be discovered at Recycled Books, and you can even trade up for new material. The store’s buying counter is open every day so that you can sell your used books, movies, music, and video games. Grab a gift certificate while you’re there. It makes a great gift any time of year. If you can’t make it into the shop, don’t fret. Thanks to vendors like Amazon, eBay, Discogs, and Abebooks, you can find this shop’s inventory online.
- Location: 200 N. Locust St. in Denton
- Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
Leaves Book and Tea Shop
If you need help finding a title you can’t put down, visit Leaves Book and Tea Shop. This charming spot offers something quite unique. It’s a community gathering space where you can relax, restore, and refresh. The highly-curated content at this new-only bookshop will engage your mind while the tea’s restorative properties allow you to unwind from hectic daily life.
Pick from a selection of black, green, or herbal teas, like masala chai, citrus jasmine, and peppermint white chocolate, then have a seat on the outdoor patio or stay cozy inside. Either way, you’ll find a selection of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult, and children’s books. To make it easy to find what you’re looking for, the staff organizes the shelves by topic rather than genre. There’s also a Little Free Library right outside, so you and the kids can share your used books with others.
- Location: 120 St. Louis Ave. in Fort Worth
- Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Lucky Dog Books
Lucky Dog Books provides Coppell families with an excellent selection of books for all interests. This neighborhood bookstore offers two Dallas locations filled with recycled books, movies, sheet music, comics, manga, and magazines. So grab a book, a cup of coffee, and a cookie, and have a seat in the store’s spacious lounge area after visiting one of the town’s cool local educational destinations. You can even put on a CD for a bit of musical ambiance.
This pick is also all about community events. You can have a cup of Tea with Moe on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting in February or join the Shoreline City Prayer Pack Group that meets Wednesdays between March and May. In addition, musician Ann Armstrong offers guitar and songwriting lessons to students of all ages and skill levels at Lucky Dog. You can also consider gifting your young reader a monthly bookstore subscription. It’s the ideal way to show your commitment to their reading program and academic success.
- Location: 10534 Garland Road in Dallas
- Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m
Deep Vellum Bookstore & Publishing Co.
Deep Vellum Bookstore is a small indie bookstore that offers a wide selection of titles. It’s also the largest publisher of literature in translation in the country. Stop by this corner store any day of the week and explore its published works and many other great books, including an underrated poetry section and loads of international titles. Will Evans founded the nonprofit organization with a mission to bring books, writers, and translators to the area.
If you need some inspiration, ask one of the passionate readers behind the counter to introduce you to your new favorite novel. While you’re there, join a book club, have a cup of coffee, or buy something from the shop. There are even private concerts called Sofar Sounds Shows on the store’s roof, frequent poetry readings, and other events, like book launches and meet and greets.
- Location: 3000 Commerce St. in Dallas
- Hours: Daily from noon to 6 p.m
Well, there you go. Crème de la Crème of Coppell (N. MacArthur Blvd.) put together this list of the city’s top five local bookstores you need to explore. What do you think of the shops we suggested? Let us know if we missed your favorite place to find something new to read. Drop us a line so we can share your ideas with other Texas parents.