Pausing for the literary
For those who want to stimulate the mind and engage the community.
ON OUR SHELVES
We are indeed an independent bookstore, selling only new books. We have a Little Free Library (#80031) outside for any used books you want to share with others.
We organize our shelves based upon topic, rather than genre. You will find fiction, non-fiction, poetry, YA, and some children’s books all together, so that you can more fully explore a topic and perhaps pick up something you normally wouldn’t gravitate toward.
We also love our local authors, so we have our tree bookshelf that holds only local authors who have entrusted their books to us through consignment. When you buy one of their books, you are impacting them in a very direct and meaningful way.
IN THE SHOP
We host several regular literary events. Follow us on social media for the most up to date schedule.
STORY TIME - We hold a monthly story time, typically on the third Saturday of the month at 1030am. Each month has a different theme, and we always partner with folks from the community to be our readers. Plus, kids can color our big Leaves banner while they listen, and then head next door to our neighbors at Art Room for a free Make and Take art project.
BOOKED: a business book club - Typically meets the First Tuesday of every month from 12pm-1pm and is hosted by local Fort Worth business leaders. Feel free to bring your lunch and grab a cup of tea.
AFTERNOON WITH AUTHORS - Typically meets on the Third Sunday of every month from 2pm-4pm. We invite a panel of 3-5 local authors to discuss a specific writing focus, share a little bit about their work, participate in a live writing/story-telling exercise, and Q&A.
USED BOOK SWAP - Twice a year, in the spring and fall, we host a used book swap in our courtyard. Bring as many books as you’d like, in good used condition, and receive a one-for-one credit (up to 20 books) to shop the swap. Keep in mind this is a swap, not a garage sale. Shoppers who don’t have a book credit may purchase any book for $5 each.
LITGOGGLE - Join us during ArtsGoggle for a literary-focused event, hosted at various locations within walking distance for hourly activities including poetry slam/open mic, literary trivia, haiku death match, and panel discussions.
HARRY POTTER READ-ALOUD - The last Saturday in October we read the entire first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, out loud in the shop, in collaboration with some of our other community friends. Join us in reading, as well as some Harry Potter themed activities.