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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

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$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      
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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

My Brothers Keepers FWISD hosts BLACK HISTORY 101
Classes are every Tuesday during the month of February 6:30-7:30 PM  
Come learn and share knowledge of history and self!
 RSVP

Black History Celebration African American Read-In 
Sat. Feb. 23rd 12-4 PM at The Dock
Children's Film & Discussion
Black History Speaker
Book Show
Readings (Open Mic)
Story Time with Author
Pizza Party
Drumming
RSVP 
Authors interested in participating send text to 817.296.0288.
 
Story Time with Author & Pizza Party
Sat. Feb. 23rd 2-3 PM 
 
During African American Read-In which is from  12-4 PM at The Dock.
Book & Author: ABC's of Africa by Jasoe Sharpe Hargroove

Concerned Citizens Local Organizing Committee Presents  
BLACK PANTHER REVISITED
Community Film & Talk Back 
Thu. February 21   
6-9 PM at The Dock
 The Movie Black Panther arrived in theaters February 2018 and became cultural phenomenon. We will show the film at 6p and afterwards discuss its impact on culture and community.
 
RSVP
 
BAHDAE DANCE  Presents  Black History Month African Dance
Sunday, February 24
3-5 PM @ The Dock 
Free West African Dance Class for all levels. Bring the entire family.
Dance Class: 3-4:30 PM
Performance: 4:30-5 PM

 

MEN'S BOOK CLUB 
Thursday, February 28, 2019    
7-9 PM at The Dock
Men reading, bonding & building

February Book Read:
Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith
Books are available at The Dock  

NIGHT WOMEN BOOK CLUB 
Saturday, March 2    
3-5 PM at The Dock
Looking for a book club to join? You are invited to join the NWBC!

March Book Read:
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Books are available at The Dock 

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.