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The Dock Bookshop is one of the largest independent, full service, African-American owned bookstores in the nation. Opened in 2008, The Dock has become a retailer, venue and a destination spot for African American literature and culture. Our mission is to inspire, inform and edu-tain readers and community thru books & other products, groups, and events. The Dock Bookshop is a force for good in the community, selling products and hosting events that inspire, inform and edu-tain. Hold your next meeting or event at the Dock!

BECOME A MEMBER and join the movement. We’re not only a bookstore, but also a cause. Our aim is to increase literacy and awareness to better communities. We promote reading and books, literacy and literary arts & family and community in collaboration with our nonprofit affiliate Literary Arts Connection (a.k.a. Texas Literacy Connection). As a member, you help support our various weekly and monthly programs including Poetry Night, Family Night, Night Women Book Club, Sankofa Film, Books & Discussion, author events, classes, community forums and more!

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Membership Benefits

General Member

$20

Yearly

Select Member

$10

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Business/Premier Member

$25

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SHOP      
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EVENTS      

Receive discounts on ticketed events

 

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Priority signing at events

 

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NETWORK / GROUPS / BUSINESS      
Connect & build with others and various groups x x x

Business card/flyers in store

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Included in business listing

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Updates on networking, vendor, business opportunities

 

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Priority seating at events

 

 

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Meeting space to hold business meetings & seminars

 

 

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Vendor space and promotion of product/service/program at various events

 

 

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SUPPORT      
Support efforts to promote literacy & literary arts x x x
Support efforts to promote culture & community x x x
Support efforts to promote independent bookstores x x x
       
       
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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
RSVP  
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
RSVP  
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