About Us

The Dock Bookshop
The Dock Bookshop opened in 2008 and is now one of the largest independent, full service, African-American owned bookstores in Texas and the Southwest. Our mission is to inspire, inform,  entertain and edu-tain our customers through books and book-related events in a relaxing and spacious environment.
 
We sell new releases, best selling & popular fiction and non-fiction books for adults, children and youth. Our selections includes faith & inspiration, self help & relationships, health & wellness, money & business, politics & current events, biographies & memoirs, history & culture, cook books, Bibles, poetry, fiction, romance, Christian fiction, urban lit, erotica, international, mysteries & thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy & horror, adventure & classics.
 
We also sell T-shirts, women and men apparel, jewelry, accessories, health and beauty products, incense, oils, DVD's. albums, greeting cards, journals and more!
 
More than a bookstore, The Dock Bookshop is a force for good in the community, regularly hosting author talks, poetry & spoken word, children storytime,  panel discussions, community meetings, film screenings & more. The Dock bookshop is 4000 square feet with a designated area to hold book signings and other events. Call to schedule your next meeting or event at the Dock!
 
The Dock Bookshop is located in Dallas-Fort Worth, nestled off of Interstate-30, a direct connection between downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas, Texas. The Dock is surrounded by three major universities, junior colleges, progressing communities and minutes away from the entertainment district of Arlington - home of the Dallas Cowboys, Six Flags Texas/Hurricane Harbor, Rangers Ballpark and more. Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth has an estimated population of 5.5 million.
 
Dock MediaWorks - the dynamic Media, Marketing & Public Relations Team of The Dock Bookshop that oversees Dock Radio, Dock Cinema movie screenings (supporting International and National Award winning indie films) and promotional services for authors and businesses.
  • Dock Radio - premier radio that is easily accessible through the interenet and app. Dock Radio is a lively, informative and power-packed platform dedicated to delivering relevant, interesting, educational, and entertaining information and talk radio while playing positive and progressive music to our local and global communities. Two ways to TUNE IN 1)Download "Dock Radio" App on your phone via your app store or google play. 2) Go online to www.dockradiolive.com and click play.
    • The top radio shows on Dock Radio - Common Ground, Roots and Reason, Dock Power Hour, Blue Monday
 
Texas Literacy Connection  - The Texas Literacy Connection (TLC), a non profit (501(c)(3)) dedicated to promoting literacy and literary arts to build healthy communities, on many literacy projects.  TLC is the non-profit arm of The Dock Bookshop that supports local, national and international literacy initiatives, promote reading and writing, and inspire community action that will connect people and improve lives. TLC carries out its mission to promote literacy through hosting annual festivals, book related events, and offering various classes and workshops.
 
Sponsored Events:
AllStar Author Showcase
DFW Literary SoulFEST
Love Literature Tour
Texas Literary Bowl
New Year Book Jubilee
 
Celebrity & National Best Selling Author List
(all events can be found throughout the internet):
Tyrese Gibson - (Booksigning)
Pam Grier - (Booksigning 2010 & 2011)
Russell Simmons -  (Booksigning)
Spike Lee - (Radio Guest)
Omar Tyree - (Book Signing & Radio)
Isaiah Washington - (Booksigning)
Sister Souljah - (Booksigning)
Gabriel Union - Speaker & Author Contributor (Booksigning)
Dr. Raymond Winbush - (Booksigning)
LL Cool J aka Todd Smith - Celebrity/ New York Times Bestseller (Booksigning)
Professor Griff (Booksigning)
Fred Hampton, Jr - (Radio Guest)
Dr. Maulana Karenga - (Radio Guest)
Carl Weber - (Radio Guest) / Booksigning)
Kimberla Lawson Roby - (Radio Guest) / Booksigning)
Dr. Molefi Asante - (Radio Guest) / Booksigning)
Kirk Franklin- Celebrity Author (Booksigning)
Hill Harper - New York Times & Essence Bestseller (Booksigning)
Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian) - (Radio Guest)
Dr. Claud Anderson - (Radio Guest))
Cynthia Mckinney - (Radio Guest) Green Party
Shahrazad Ali - (Radio Guest) - Blackman/ Blackwoman Guide to Understanding
Eric Jerome Dickey - New York Times, Essence, Bestseller (Booksigning)
Eric Snow - Celebrity & NBA Author (Booksigning)
Wahida Clark - Essence & New York Times Bestseller (Booksigning)
Rochelle Alers - Essence Bestseller (Booksigning)
Mary B Morrison -  New York Times, Wall Street Journal & Essence Bestseller (Booksigning)
Francis Ray - New York Times & Essence Bestseller (Booksigning)
Victor McGlothin - Essence Bestseller (Booksigning)
and many many more bestselling authors
 
Performance Poets in store:  
Abiodun Oyewole -  The Last Poets
Georgia Me - Emmy, Tony , HBO Def Poet
Black Ice - Tony Award & Def Poet  
Sunni Patterson - HBO Def Poet
Bethsheba A Rem - International Performance Poet
and many many more performance poets
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Bi-Monthly Newsletter & Shopping Guide

Black Panther Comic Booklist

Marvel's Black Panther: The Art of the Movie Cover Image
Black Panther, Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet Cover Image
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 2 Cover Image
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 3 Cover Image
Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Book 1 Cover Image
Black Panther & the Crew: We Are the Streets Cover Image

Upcoming Guests & Events

AFTER HOURS with Authors 
KR Bankston and Elizabeth LaShaun 
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Conversations & Cocktails
Saturday, April 14 
8-10 PM
The Dock Bookshop
 Following the Driven Divas Bowl for Literacy, authors KR Bankston and Elizabeth LaShaun will meet at The Dock After Hours for Conversation and Cocktails. Click here to view full flyer
Driven Divas' Bowl-On-A-Lane for Literacy is Sat. April 14, 2018 2-5 PM
at Forum Bowl in Grand Prairie, Texas.

 
JOIN US!
DRUMS OF THUNDER:LYRICS WITH FIR
Poetry Month Celebration Featuring Leo Hassan 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8-10 PM at The Dock
Hosted by Chuck Jackson. Food, Live DJ, Amazing Show. All Are invited!. $5 Cover

PURPOSE DEFINED 
POWER SESSION & BOOK SIGNING 
with Sharetha Nicole
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Saturday, April 28
5:00 - 7:00 PM
The Dock Bookshop

Sharetha explains how to embrace a life change by listening to that inner voice, acknowledging the signs, but most importantly by walking in God's purpose once it has been defined.

REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
50 Years after his assassination.
Display of Must-Reads to add to your library April 4 thru April 30

NIGHT WOMEN BOOK CLUB 1st Sat 3-5 PM
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Looking for a book club to join? You are invited to join Night Women Book Club focusing on fiction new releases, classics and favorites 
Upcoming Book Discussions:
May 5 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
 

Kemetic Yoga at The Dock 
Sun. April 8 & 22 2:30-3:30 PM 
The Dock Bookshop
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Come Join Kemetic Arts Kemetic Yoga at The Dock BookShop in Fort Worth. Enjoy a relaxing & rejuvenating Afrikan Centered Environment. Experience the Kemetic Beauty of Divine Breath, Balance Posture & Alignment.
Come learn Kemetic Yoga which is based upon the Kemetic Concept of Ma'at which states that the universe is order balance harmony and reciprocity

GET THAT BOOK PUBLISHED
Saturday, April 14 
- 12-2 PM RSVP
Whether it's a fictional novel, a guide book, or a manuscript - get that book published. Come learn and let us help you accomplished
one of your goals for 2018! Cost $10.  View Flyer

BLACK PANTHER TALKS: Decode & Discuss
Part 2:
FROM THE NILE VALLEY TO WAKANDA
SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2018   4-6 PM AT THE DOCK BOOKSHOP RSVP   View Flyer
The conversation continues! Part 2 discussion will delve into the imagery and symbolism of Nile Valley Civilization depicted in the movie. Bring family and friends to share thoughts and respond to Marvel's Black Panther Movie - a record-breaking movie that has impacted black families & communities globally.

 

LOVIN OUR NATURAL HAIR! Workshop
Presented by Crown-n-Glory   
SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2018   2-5 PM AT THE DOCK BOOKSHOP RSVP