Paperbacks Plus recently decided to move for the space on La Vista, where it has been located since 1994, after the building was sold.
Owner John Tilton says the bookshop is moving to the Lochwood area, next to Casa Linda Bakery, at 10801 Garland Road.
The shop also is changing its name to Lucky Dog Books.
Paperbacks Plus first opened in Lakewood in 1976, and it has occupied four retail spaces here, including a short stint on Lower Greenville after a fire in 1993.
The new Lucky Dog Books on Garland already is open, although the move is currently underway, so not everything is on the shelves yet, Tilton says. The Lakewood shop is still open too, sort of. If you pop in and see something that hasn’t been boxed up yet, they will sell it. But they’re not buying anything. All store credit on file and gift certificates will be honored at the new location.
The new store comprises about 6,000 square feet, and it’s all on one floor, so even though it’s technically smaller, it feels like a bigger space, Tilton says. Like the old Paperbacks Plus, Lucky Dog Books is housed in a former insurance office, so like the old shop, it is sectioned into rooms.
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