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Help Lucky Dog Books in Oak Cliff

$2,385 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 10 months
My wife and I founded a couple general used bookstores in  Dallas and Mesquite, Texas over 40 years ago as Paperbacks Plus. After folks had asked us for years to do another location in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, we finally did about 6 years ago at the same time that we moved the other Dallas location to a different part of East Dallas and extended the name of our website to the two Dallas locations as Lucky Dog Books.

With the help of our creative staff, and our neighbors bringing us great books, movies and music to recycle, Lucky Dog Books and Paperbacks Plus have become wonderfully diverse bookstores. They make enjoying all these things so very much more affordable with a trade-in system that lets one pay for half of purchases with the store credit from recycling.

But we have run into a lot of ups and downs in getting the bookstores to this point. Apart from the general trends in retail bookselling that we have somehow been able to weather over the last 20 years that included the rise of the internet, the improvement in cable TV and the introduction of ebooks, we have had to move the Dallas locations three times in the last 3 years.

We cannot wait any longer to ask for help to raise the money necessary to get caught up on the obligations that all of our own funds have not been able to meet. These include mostly back rent and property taxes. And an amount for working capital going forward to let more readers know about the wonders of this bookstore and  to act as a contingency fund for the unexpected.

We are NOT asking for "donations". When you contribute to this campaign, you will receive one or more gift certificates for the full value of your contribution that you can use yourself if you are in the area; you can give to family or friends who live around here; or you can donate for use in a variety of ways.

Due to recent changes in the privacy guidelines that gofundme has implemented which restrict our access to your info, when you make a contribution, please send an email to us with your mailing address so that we can mail your gift certificate(s) to you: treats@luckydogbooks.com. Please put gofundme in the subject line.

Or, instead of going through gofundme, you can go to the page at our website for Gift Certificates and make the same purchase there which is processed by Paypal (you do not need to have an account with them) and we will include your thank you bonus just like here: http://www.luckydogbooks.com/gift_certificates.html.

Please see the attached video of the Oak Cliff bookstore to visualize what you will be supporting. And visit our website to learn more about us and for more info on this campaign as it becomes available: www.luckydogbooks.com .

Thank you for your consideration and hopefully for your help.
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Just a quick note with GOOD NEWS !!!

The strong support of all of those of you who have shopped in this Oak Cliff bookstore in the last week and contributed to our GoFundMe campaign has bought us some more time with the very supportive owners of our building here at 911 W. Jefferson Boulevard.

We will continue on a month to month basis as long as we can demonstrate the community support for the bookstore in this neighborhood.

So, our work isn't done yet. We still need to get caught up with the two wonderful women whose building we inhabit.

Please help us pass the word and make some time for browsing a wonderful bookstore (if you've not been yet, take this 3D tour of it at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=wZD9NHmBPrd&brand=0 ), as well as getting the great deal that making a contribution here offers with you getting gift certificates worth more than what you put in.
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If you didn't see this piece on our local Channel 5 Friday night, it has provided a bit more of a ray of hope by getting us in front of a lot of folks who did not know about this wonderful bookstore here in Oak Cliff:
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Luck-Running-Short-Lucky-Dog-Books-Oak-Cliff-481111131.html

Please check it out and share it if you wish. Also, don't forget the link the 3D tour of the bookstore in the last update if you want to let others see the bookstore that they would be supporting.
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Click this link to take a 3D tour of the bookstore to better explore what a contribution to this campaign will be supporting.

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=wZD9NHmBPrd&brand=0
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UPDATE: Gift Certificates purchased during the current 30% Off Sale can be used during the sale at the sale prices. Only the 30% bonus certificate, that for a limited time comes with each purchase of gift certificates, is restricted to being used at our regular prices during the sale or afterwards.
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