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    The Wild Detectives Evolves as It Turns 3

    The Wild Detectives Evolves as It Turns 3

    • Dallas Literary Community and friends will co-curate our selection of books
    • Lauren Smart will joins us to help us curate and design our literary events program
    • We are extending our bar operating hours till 1am on Saturdays

    The ‘Bestest’ of 2016

    The ‘Bestest’ of 2016

    The very best of 2016 according to The Wild Detectives’ family.

    This Christmas, Give with Expectations

    This Christmas, Give with Expectations

    Get your presents at The Wild Detectives and your drink will be on us.

    Mouth full of Words Gastro Week

    Mouth full of Words Gastro Week

    We’re hosting a week full of food and wine events with guest chef Iñaki Betrán. One challenge: to turn your taste buds into buddies. The joke is bad, the food is not.

    Why did we add a bar to our bookstore? – A TEDx Talk at UTA

    Why did we add a bar to our bookstore? – A TEDx Talk at UTA

    Last April, UTA invited us to give a talk as part of their TEDx 2016 program. It was a great opportunity and a considerable challenge -we don’t usually talk to large crowds outside bars. After overcoming our stage fright, we managed to put this talk together and present the ideas behind this dream-project of ours: The Wild Detectives. Pardon our accent and hope you like it!

    Women Galore – Celebrating Women’s Words

    Women Galore – Celebrating Women’s Words

    Lauren Smart, probably one of the most committed journalist in town to equality, introduces Women Galore, the festival we asked her to program a few months ago. The result: a month of May packed with events about women, by women. Check our events section to see them all.

    Cruzando el Border – Pepitas de Calabaza

    Cruzando el Border – Pepitas de Calabaza

    Bienvenidos a Cruzando el Border, la serie de meses dedicados a editoriales que publican literatura en español, a este y al otro lado del charco. Durante dos meses, dedicaremos la mayor parte de nuestra sección en español a una de nuestras editoriales preferidas, con eventos y actividades relacionados con la misma.

    The ‘Bestest’ of 2015

    The ‘Bestest’ of 2015

    The very best of 2015 according to the people who make The Wild Detectives possible and some of our great friends.

    Darkness and laughs take center stage to celebrate Dallas Noir

    Darkness and laughs take center stage to celebrate Dallas Noir

    Last June, The Wild Detectives gathered together some of the Texan authors who contributed to Dallas Noir, a short stories collection set in Dallas. Matt Bondurant, Catherine Cuellar, Ben Fountain, Suzanne Frank, Daniel J. Hale, David Hale Smith, Fran Hillyer, Harry Hunsicker, Kathleen Kent and Merritt Tierce opened the also called Dallas Noir, Oak Cliff’s First Literary Festival.

    Introducing Tostas

    Introducing Tostas

    They did it again. I don’t know how, but The Wild Detectives bunch keep managing to surprise us and improve the experience you get when you cross their doors on 8th Street.

    What on Earth is a caña?

    What on Earth is a caña?

    Good question. Here at the WD we like it when people ask us questions about drinking; it is an area where we have done some research –Mom might say that rather than research, we simply lived in bars. Well, since you asked, let us tell you a little bit about the amazing world of cañas.

    Our first Independent Bookstore Day

    Our first Independent Bookstore Day

    A message from the Wild Detectives to Dallas about Independent Bookstore Day

    Book Day at The Wild Detectives smells like roses

    Book Day at The Wild Detectives smells like roses

    April 23 is World Book Day, and at The Wild Detectives we want to make it special. Following a lovely Catalan tradition we’ll be giving a rose with any book purchase from today and over the weekend.

    Mouth Full of Words – La Rioja Alta S.A. wine tasting

    Mouth Full of Words – La Rioja Alta S.A. wine tasting

    Wine, who doesn’t love wine. Wine is dinner with friends talking your hearts out, lunch at the family table solving the world, or the perfect companion at the end of a long, long day. I’m Argentine, so I know my basics, I like my Malbecs and Cavs, red is for meat, white is for fish. But to be honest, wine is also that mysterious and tempting stranger hard to figure out; so when I attended my first wine tasting, I was both excited and nervous.

    Mouth Full Of Words, tasting wisdom

    Mouth Full Of Words, tasting wisdom

    One of The Wild Detectives New Year resolution is to bring food and wine experts to the shop to tell us about their favourite products. Introducing Mouth full of Words.

    In the World Wild Web, finally

    In the World Wild Web, finally

    Behold you Dallasites! The Wild Detectives (proper) website is finally up and running and from now on it will nourish your intellectual appetite. Get a snack anytime!

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