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Resident reading a book at a local bookstore near The Davis in Fort Worth, Texas



The act of reading is beneficial for your mind and helps you to see things from different perspectives. You always learn something new and sometimes can even apply lessons learned to your own life. Regardless of your reading interests, there are plenty of places to find new reads. Here are just a few of the many bookstores in Fort Worth:

Barber’s Bookstore

Established in 1925, Barber’s Bookstore is one of the most famous independent bookstores in the Fort Worth area. Specializing in rare and used books, you can spend hours walking the shelves and reading the first few pages of the colorful books here. They are always looking for new additions to their inventory, so if you have a few old books lying around, this would be the place to make some extra cash and give someone else a chance to read! Being so old, the shop even has its own ghost! The entity is thought to be upstairs reading and is known to be quiet and peaceful. If you are looking for a truly unique bookstore, this is your spot!

Monkey and Dog Books

Started by its lovely shopkeeper Mrs. Shelley Lowe, Monkey and Dog Books carries a variety of reads for both children and adults. Designed to be a space where children can come to learn and grow, this shop has a beautiful and welcoming interior filled with fun colors and animal dolls playfully decorated around the space. The staff here is incredibly friendly and helpful and will take the time to help children realize their own interests and work to cultivate them by suggesting new books for them to take home.

The Dock Bookshop

With a mission to inspire and entertain visitors through books and events, The Dock Bookshop is one of the largest independently owned bookshops in Texas and the entire Southwest region. They carry every genre for both adults and children readers. More than just a simple bookshop, The Dock is known for their diverse event calendar which features story time readings, panel discussions, signings, film screenings, community meetings, poetry events, author talks, and all things literary and artistic! If you are looking to find a creative community in Fort Worth, this is a wonderful place to start!

These are only a few of the many fantastic bookstores in Fort Worth where you can take part in your local community and find new reads! If you are looking for a new home, please contact us to learn more and schedule your private tour today!