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

EVENTS

 
Happy New Year!

SHOP THE DOCK 
Great Gift Ideas 
Books, vinyls, calendars, journals, fragrances, jewelry, apparel, gifts and more
Dock Tuesday Poetry & Open Mic
Dock Tuesday Poetry & Open Mic
Every Tuesday 8-10 PM
RSVP 
Come enjoy an evening of music, food, drinks and artistic expressions -
poetry, live performances, comedy and more -withgood people and good energy! Come share your talent. $5 Cover
Tue. Jan. 7 Special Guest Feature:
Natasha Carrizosa Of "Natty Roots"
 
Dock Radio
  
The Darolyn Brock Show
on Dock Radio

Tune in Tonight!
Every Tuesday at 7 PM 
download "Dock Radio" App on your phone / www.dockradiolive.com / 972-427-7795
 
 
New Year New You
 
NEW YEAR - NEW YOU - NEW BOOKS
BOOK REVIEW & EMPOWERMENT TALKS
Sat. Jan 25th  - 3-5 PM - The Dock Bookshop 
 
A sharing and discussion of must-reads for 2020 that are sure to inspire, motivate and promote health and wealth with guest authors and more.
RSVP 
Celebrating Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
MLK DAY AT THE DOCK
 Monday 1-20-2020
The Dock Bookshop
RSVP 
STORY TIME
& PIZZA PARTY
2:30-3:30 PM
BOOK READ:
Let The Children March
by
Monica Clark-Robinson
Illustrated by Frank Morrison 
About Book: Told from a child's point of view, this moving picture book focuses on a monumental moment in the civil rights movement: the Children's Crusade of 1963. Thousands of African-American children and teens marched through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, to end segregation and to inspire change and hope for the future.
 
FILM SHOWING & TALKBACK
4-6 PM
FILM:
KING IN THE WILDERNESS
Through personal stories of the people who were around him, this film follows Martin Luther King, Jr. during the last years of his life.
 
 
 








PANEL- COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
6-8 PM
TOPIC:
Where Do We Go From Here
 
Join other concerned citizens in addressing issues facing the African American Community and determining.....Where do we go from here in 2020
 
      
 
Dock Book Clubs
  
MEN'S BOOK CLUB
4th Thursday
7-9 PM
The Dock Bookshop
All men are invited to read,  share and build.
 
Book Discussion: 
Jan. 23 - The Sellout
by Paul Beatty
 
 
RSVP
 
 
 
 
  
NIGHT WOMEN
 BOOK CLUB
1ST SATURDAY
3-5 PM
The Dock Bookshop
Ladies, looking for a book club to join?
Join us for great book discussions, awesome company and fun time!
 
Book Discussion: 
Feb. 4 - Rebel by
Beverly Jenkins 
KIDS CLUB
Monthly 2:30-3:30 PM
The Dock Bookshop   

The Dock Bookshop Kids Club takes place every month and is sure to edutain both children and parents in an interactive setting. We have a variety of themed
programs that includes books, reading, play and more!  
Upcoming Date:  
Mon. Jan. 20 
Book Read:
Let The Children March
by Monica Clark-Robinson
Illustrated by Frank Morrison
RSVP 
Authors Schedule Your 2020 Book Signing
  
HAPPY NEW YEAR
AUTHORS

Schedule your 2020
Book Signing @ The Dock 
 
Dock Author Services Special
$99 (Reg. $159) $60 Savings

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 Call/Text 817-296-0288 for more info 
Dock Membership Matters
Not only are you supporting an independent bookstore that loves and supports community
but also your supporting...
*Literary and cultural programs including our Kids Club that impacts hundreds of families 
*Artists who share their artistic expressions every Tuesday 
Plus  
*Receive additional discounts and savings on books 
*Receive free tickets to Dock selected events 
*Usage of meeting space (based on availability) 
*Free advertising on Dock Eblast & social media outlets and more
 
Call or text Membership to 817.296.0288 or visit www.thedockbookshop.com