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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 and inform 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 edu-tain and empower families and communities. 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, books, literacy and literary arts; and culture, family and community. As a member, you help support our various weekly and monthly programs including Poetry Night, Family Night, Sankofa Film, Books & Discussion, women’s book club, author events, classes, community forums and more!

MEMBERS also become community and indie advocates; receive special savings, discounts on ticketed events, priority seating and signings; plus, gain access to business and networking opportunities, usage of meeting space, very own radio show on Dock Radio and more! See benefits below & JOIN TODAY!

10th ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER & MEMBERSHIP DRIVE - We are seeking Angels and amazing people to donate and/or become monthly donors. Our goal to raise $10k this year to aid with stabilization, growth and expansion of the bookstore and our community programs
 
Ways to Give:
Stop by our store: 6637 Meadowbrook Dr. FW, TX
Mobile via Cash App: $Thedockbookshop

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

SELECT MEMBER

$10 Monthly $100 Yearly

PREMIER MEMBER

$25 Monthly $250 Yearly

BUSINESS MEMBER

$45 Monthly   $450 Yearly

SHOP      
  • Shop & receive exclusive offers and special savings
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  • E-Newsletter - on special offers & special savings
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  • 30% Off All Hardcover Books - In-store
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INDIE COMMUNITY ADVOCATE      
  • Support efforts to promote literacy & literary arts
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  • Support efforts to promote culture & community
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  • Support efforts to promote independent bookstores
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EVENTS      
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  • Priority signing at events
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  • Priority seating at events
 

 

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AUTHOR SERVICES      
  • Consignment Package
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  • E-Blast Package
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  • Book Signing Event Package
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NETWORK / GROUPS / BUSINESS SERVICES      
  • Business card/flyers in store
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  • First To Know - networking, vendor, business opportunities
 

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  • Included in Business Directory
 

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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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  • Business Lite Website & Domain Registration
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BIASHARA BOOK CLUB      x

Membership Includes:

  • Quarterly Business Box
  • Bi-Monthly Web-base Discussions
  • Updates on National/Regional/Local Initiatives
  • Cross collaborations
  • Quarterly Breakfast
     
DOCK RADIO     x
  • One hour radio show or Radio Advertisement on Dock Radio
  • Programming Assistance
     
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Upcoming Events

SPRING BOOK FLING    
SATURDAY, MAY 18 1-4PM   
AT THE DOCK BOOKSHOP
Featuring great spring and summer reads by local and national authors, book signings, meet and greet and more
Authors are invited to come and share (Space Limited)
The community is invited to come, meet and greet the Authors
For more information call or text 817.296.0288 or email thedockbookshop@gmail.com

Chief Oluwo Obafemi Fayemi
IFA: From Antiquity to Present 
Saturday, April 6 - 12-2p at The Dock
Chief Obafemi is the founder of Obafemi Institute of the Divine Universal Study of Ifa (O.I.D.S.I) which believes that by using Ifa as a tool, one will learn to trust themselves and the creator, and that the Ifa oracle can help one to understand one's purpose. Come learn more!
RSVP  

NIGHT WOMEN BOOK CLUB  
Saturday, April 6  - 3-5 PM at The Dock
Looking for a book club to join? You are invited to join the NWBC
April 6th Book Read: The Delusion of Cinderella  by Kym Whitley 
Books are available at The Dock 

Voluntary Gifts Leadership Training Academy 
SCIENCE FAIR  
Friday, April 12th  - 7-9p at The Dock
Open to all students! $5 Registration. Prizes & more.
Community is invited to attend and support the students. For more info call 940-301-1673 

Nappiology BRAID OUT Meetup
with Natural Hair Stylist and Educator AMBER FRANK    
Sunday, April 14 - 3-5 PM at The Dock
Join us for a Nappiology Braid Out Meetup with Natural Hair Stylist and Educator Amber Frank, Natural Hair Stylist and Educator will conduct the braiding classes andintroduce to you basic braiding techniques. Please bring your own comb and brush and learn how to braid your own natural hair.

Black Maternal  Health Week 2019   
Tuesday, April 16 - 6:30-8 PM at The Dock 
Celebrating Black Women's Health with stories, poetry and information. Free event presented by UNT Health Science Center.  

Conflict Resolution Seminar 
Special Guest Misty Wilder
Infant and Maternal Mortality 
Friday, April 19th - 7-9p at The Dock
A Call to the Community to Come out for Conflict Resolution 
Our goal is to develop the thoughts, as well as provide an opportunity to practice the skills necessary to resolve the types of conflict we experience.
Conflicts are inevitable. As we navigate our relationships, we must focus on applying conflict 
resolution strategies that will benefit all parties.

Naturally Isis Presents
Osun Festival 2019 
Saturday, April 20
6-11:30 PM at The Dock
Presenting
Indigo Child Film Production & Natural Hair the Movie
Special Events
Guest Speaker: Queen Mother Speaks on Polygamy ~
OSUN Love Poetry ~ Live Music
Dancers ~ Drummers
Art & Live Painting ~ Vendors & More
For more info call 214.329.3820. Tickets: $10 at door
RSVP  

MEN'S BOOK CLUB 
Thursday, April 25, 2019    
7-8:30 PM at The Dock
Black men reading, bonding & building
April Book Read:
It Takes A Village to Raise the Bar by Boyce Watkins
Books are available at The Dock  

DOCK LIVE Sinfonic Sounds  
Friday, April 26, 2019   
7:30 PM at The Dock
Enjoy live entertainment. $5 Cover. Refreshments, Complimentary Drinks and more. 

TALES FROM THE HOOD SPOKEN WORD COMPETITION 
In Celebration of Poetry Month 
$200 CASH
Saturday April 27th - 7-9p at The Dock
This will be "Real Life" Testimony via the art of spokenword. Truth. Transparency.  
On this night some of the best Spokenword artist in the area are invited to share soul stirring stories.  
If you are a fan of powerfully poetic presentations from artists not afraid to leave their heart on stage. Then this event is where you need to be.  
$10 TO ENTER CONTEST  / $5 general admission 
Free refreshments.  

BOOK & AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

FIRST LADY OR NOT BY GABRIELLE BEASLEY
$15.00
 

ABOUT BOOK: There wasn't a sweet sixteen for Crystal like most girls her age. It was bitter-sweet as she waddled around alone, pregnant, and confused. Fast-forward twenty years and Crystal is still trying to right a wrong that she shouldn't have had to fix.Determined to emend her past misfortunes, Crystal runs to the church. But instead of making God her savior, she seeks her salvation from Marcus Powers, co-pastor of Freewill Baptist Church. Marcus is the love of her life and the very vehicle that will drive her to becoming a First Lady. A title she has wanted to own for most of her life. What Crystal fails to understand is that it will take more than being married to Marcus to make her a First Lady. If Crystal doesn't learn to un-blur the lines of her faith and flesh, she'll lose way more than just her self-worth.

ABOUT AUTHOR: Gabrielle Beasley is a Screenwriter and Playwright. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Radio, Television and Film Broadcasting from the University of North Texas. She's worked as an Associate Producer and currently is the CEO of the faith-based production company, Potluck Film Productions, in Dallas, TX. Gabrielle also volunteers in the Drama Ministry at the Potter's House church in Dallas, TX as a writer and stage manager. In 2014, she produced the stage play First Lady or Not and is currently turning this stage production into a film.