About Us

The Dock Bookshop

The Dock Bookshop is one the largest African American owned full service bookstore in Texas and the Southwest, which opened in 2008. Our mission is to inspire, inform, and entertain our customers through books and book-related events in a relaxing and spacious environment. The Dock also sell audiobooks, eBooks, greeting cards, music, coffee & tea, beverages, candles, novelty & gifts items, personal and home care items. In addition, The Dock is 4000 square feet with a designated area to hold book signings and other events. The Dock Bookshop is a New York Times and Dallas Morning News Best Seller reporting bookstore.  We also maintain a popular Dock Best Seller and New Release Booklist. 

The Dock Bookshop through Dock Radio App stream multiple local and national talk and music programs 24/7 from various communities.  Dock hosted shows include Onshore and Dock Power Hour. Dock Power Hour is a hour long radio show dedicated to discussing and analyzing: social, political, economic, cultural and international issues that confront various communities all over the country as well as non-fiction books.  Oshore is dedicated to fiction genres including romance, mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, chick lit, sci fi / Afrofuturism, urban lit, etc.

The bookstore owners also carry out its social responsibility through the Texas Literacy Connection Corp (TLC), 501(c)(3), which is dedicated to promoting literacy and literary arts to build healthy communities. TLC supports local, national and international literacy initiatives, promote reading and writing and inspire community action that will connect people, improve lives and help protect our environment. TLCC carries out its mission through hosting annual festivals, book related events, and offering various classes and workshops.

The Dock Bookshop is nestled off of Interstate-30, which is the only 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.

Sponsored Events:
Trinity River Book Festival
DFW Literary SoulFEST
Spring Book Fling
Texas Literary Bowl
New Year / New You
Manpower & Music Fest
Celebrity & National Best Selling Author List
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