The Tattered Jacket Bookstore | Lancaster, TX

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When I found out that there was only one book shop in Lancaster, a sub-city of Dallas, I had to check it out. So, I jumped on Isabelle (my dream bike) and head to the Town Square to see what The Tattered Jacket Bookstore was all about. I was pleasantly surprised and, in an effort, to inspire you to visit and support your local book stores I have decided to share my experience with you.

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My friend Ruth, Naomi and my sister-in-law Kesiah gazing at imagination on print!
Look! There's Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman". This was actually one of my summer reads.

Greeting me outside the bookstore were reasonably priced books (who can beat 50 cents!). There were also free magazines about Dallas site-seeing and I actually forgot to grab one! You can never know too much about your home town.

There were plenty of seating inside the bookstore as if to encourage in-store reading. I love that! There’s something so comforting and inspiring about standing or sitting (I actually sat on the floor in one aisle) in between book laden shelves. Perhaps it’s the many authors and many words, the creativity of it all. I’m not sure, but I just feel so inspired in a bookstore.

Book shelves stacked with books in The Tattered Jacket Bookstore
My friend Ruth checking out a read.

In The Tattered Jacket Bookstore there is a larger sitting area with cushioned and comfy seating. Being surrounded by books makes me feel like I am at home in my own personal library. Oh, by the way, the owners are really nice especially the lady of the bookstore (I forget her name, I’m really bad at remembering names). None the less, she was sweet and helpful, and she gave me quite a bit of information about the bookstore. Once a month a book club meets (how exciting!) and there are many community events that take place at The Tattered Jacket Bookstore. There’s also a service dog (I forgot her name too) who was friendly and sort of lent to the entire home-y feeling of the store.