A platform to get your cultural two cents out there.
Halloween is a beloved holiday with many long-standing traditions. However, many people find themselves repeating the same activities each year: trick-or-treating, visiting haunted houses, dressing up, and watching scary movies. One tradition that isn’t common this time of the year is reading. This October The Wild Detectives will give people a new, spooky spin on their favorite stories for them to read.
This October, The Wild Detectives present a frightfully good campaign with a mission to help young readers avoid library and school bans on books.
The World’s biggest soccer tournament is gone and fans are experiencing withdrawal now that there’s not four games a day. Which is why we decided to surprise them with our very own tournament, with a very unique touch.
Banvertising – A campaign that takes real, negative quotes from the people who are trying to disqualify books and uses their hateful words to promote those same books they’re trying to ban. In a few words: we will turn these books’ worst critics into their best reviews.
While the small size of our humble shop limits the number of books we can have in stock, there is no limitation to the number or kind of books we offer through this ordering service.
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The very best of 2018 according to The Wild Detectives’ extended family.
• 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
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!
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.
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.
In order to promote real interaction, our Wi-Fi will be shut down during the weekend time (Fridays 5p until Sunday night)
The very best of 2015 according to the people who make The Wild Detectives possible and some of our great friends.
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.
A message from the Wild Detectives to Dallas about Independent Bookstore Day
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.
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.
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.
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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