Discover The Wild Detectives, a Dallas Bookstore

What you find at this Oak Cliff coffee shop-meets-wine bar might be stranger than fiction.

Opening a bookstore—featuring real, tangible paper books—in this digital era is a gamble, but that didn’t stop Paco Vique and Javier Garcia del Moral.

The civil engineers from Spain opened up The Wild Detectives in Oak Cliff, right next to the Bishop Arts District, in the hopes of creating a true community gathering spot. Featuring a well-curated literary selection and serving coffee, beer, wine and light fare, the shop encourages visitors to pick up some pages and stay a while.

The Wild Detectives in Dallas, Texas

The owners even hope to expand into film screenings and concerts in the future, making it even harder to leave this independent anomaly.