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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

    Reading Quirks

    Reading Quirks (21-24)

    Reading Quirks (21-24)

    This is a comic series about all those weird things we readers do.
    Script by The Wild Detectives
    Illustrations by (the uber-talented) Laura Pacheco
    January ’17

    Reading Quirks

    Reading Quirks (17-20)

    Reading Quirks (17-20)

    This is a comic series about all those weird things we readers do.
    Script by The Wild Detectives
    Illustrations by (the inspired) Laura Pacheco
    January ’17

    Reading Quirks

    Reading Quirks (13-16)

    Reading Quirks (13-16)

    This is a comic series about all those weird things we readers do.
    Script by The Wild Detectives
    Illustrations by (the uncanny) Laura Pacheco
    December ’16

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    The ‘Bestest’ of 2016

    The ‘Bestest’ of 2016

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

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    This Christmas, Give with Expectations

    This Christmas, Give with Expectations

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

    Reading Quirks

    Reading Quirks (08-12)

    Reading Quirks (08-12)

    This is a comic series about all those weird things we readers do.
    Script by The Wild Detectives
    Illustrations by (the astonishing) Laura Pacheco
    November ’16

    Reading Quirks

    Reading Quirks (04-07)

    Reading Quirks (04-07)

    This is a comic series about all those weird things we readers do.
    Script by The Wild Detectives
    Illustrations by (the impeccable) Laura Pacheco
    October ’16

    Reading Quirks

    Reading Quirks (01-03)

    Reading Quirks (01-03)

    This is a comic series about all those weird things we readers do.
    Script by The Wild Detectives
    Illustrations by (the incomparable) Laura Pacheco
    September ’16

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

    Interviews

    Louisa Hall – The pursuit of substantial language (and the chances of not finding it)

    Louisa Hall – The pursuit of substantial language (and the chances of not finding it)

    Louisa Hall’s novel Speak shocked us all with its thoughtful and rich exploration of the human need for connection; it left us with certain urge to find out more and ask her about the book. Here is that conversation.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Our first Independent Bookstore Day

    Our first Independent Bookstore Day

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

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    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.

    Interviews

    Willingness to mess up

    Willingness to mess up

    Shakespeare in The Bar will be back at The Wild Detectives on March 23 performing Much Ado About Nothing. We wanted to know what’s the thinking process behind all this (beautiful) mess, so we reached out to Katherine Bourne, 33% of the collective mind behind SITB.

    Interviews

    The Last Book Project

    The Last Book Project

    In 2011, Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen realized that phones and tablets were quickly changing the landscape of New York’s subway, replacing books in the commuter’s hands. Gerritsen has documented over a period of 3 years those New Yorkers that still preferred the feel of paper and the smell of ink.

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    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.

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    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!

    Music

    The Wild Detectives’ top 5 whistling songs

    The Wild Detectives’ top 5 whistling songs

    A selection of songs for those days when a perfect breeze alternates shadows and lights on your face from the trees and you walk 3 feet over the floor and absolutely nothing can touch you.

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