If you’re looking for a local bookstore in the Dallas area, you may be disappointed to learn that many are not local.
In fact, only 7% of local bookstores were listed on the National Directory of Local Bookshops.
And those are the ones that you should go to, not the ones you’re used to.
But if you’re searching for a bookstore in an area that is, for the most part, a big city, that could mean the difference between a happy customer and a disappointed one.
To figure out which bookstores are best for your family, we created a list of the top 20 best bookstores in Dallas by neighborhood.
If you have more suggestions, we’d love to hear them!
For example, the Booktown in the Northland is the only bookstore that is listed in the national directory and has a location in the heart of the Dallas suburbs.
So you can expect a lot of great local options from Booktown.
But the store is not in the area of Dallas.
Instead, you’ll find a wide variety of local books at local bookshops, from the local independent bookstore, to a neighborhood-specific bookshop like The Bookcave in the Midtown district.
We’ve included the map below to show you the top-rated bookstores for the Dallas metropolitan area and the suburbs.
There are many more bookstores, but this is a good starting point.