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

Congrats to Jesmyn Ward, 2017 National Book Award Winner

Upcoming Guests & Events

An Epic Event With The Dock Bookshop
Advance Screening
Marvel Studios' Black Panther
 
Fort Worth
Family Affair - benefits Dock Monthly Family Night & Youth Programs
Thursday, February 15th
Social  8:00pm / Movie  8:30pm / Ticket Cost Per Person $15
Movie Tavern West 7th Street
2872 Crockett St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
 
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Arlington***Sold Out***
Red Carpet Event featuring Hasaan Rasheed from the Movie
Thursday, February 15th
Social 6:00pm / Movie 7:00pm / Ticket Cost Per Person $20
Studio Movie Grill - Lincoln Square
452 Lincoln Square, Arlington, TX

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POWER OF LOVE Meets MARDI GRAS "FAT TUESDAY"
An Evening of Poetry, Spoken Word & Music  
Tue. February 13 8-10 PM - The Dock
Pre-Valentine's Day - Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday Event
CANDLE LIGHT DINNER - DEE JAY - OPEN MIC - GUEST POETS & ARTISTS - BEADS AND MORE
COUPLES $20 / SINGLES $10
FOR TABLE RESERVATIONS
or to purchase tickets Click Here or
Call 817.296.0288 or in-store 6637 Meadowbrook Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76112
 
 
FAMILY NIGHT
BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION
February 17, 2018 - 4-6 PM  - The Dock Bookshop
 
The Dock Bookshop invites you to an evening of free fun for the entire family. Enjoy
children's story time, drumming, story telling, artistic expressions, games, food and more. Attire (optional): African Attire, dashikis or cultural T-
shirts
 

Dock Speaker Series presents
DR. ALI AL-MANSOUR

February 24, 2018 - 4-6 PM - The Dock Bookshop
Free Event

Topics
*Black Americans at The Crossroads
*Crytocurrencey &
Bitcoin

We welcome Dr. Ali Al-Mansour to talk about his newly released book Crytocurrency Glossary 4 Teens and the future of the Bitcoin as well as his book Black Americans at The Crossroads. Dr. Ali Al-Mansour is the son of legendary financial Giant Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour and Sultana Armour Al-Mansour. Dr. Ali Al-Mansour is an educator, businessman, international speaker, and world traveler with a global footprint. He is deeply dedicated to the empowerment and success of the African American community. He is a published author of various books. He has lectured at colleges and universities and the United Nations.