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The ‘Bestest’ of 2018

The ‘Bestest’ of 2018

The very best of 2018 according to The Wild Detectives’ extended 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.

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Make America Read Again

Make America Read Again

Reading gives us more knowledge — and ordering a book at The Wild Detectives gives you a drink as well. You can buy this book or any other you want, it doesn’t have to be from the Donald Book Club recommendations.

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (69-72)

Reading Quirks (69-72)

This is a comic series about all those weird things we readers do.
Script by The Wild Detectives
Illustrations by (the industrious) Laura Pacheco
January ’18

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (65-68)

Reading Quirks (65-68)

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

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (60-64)

Reading Quirks (60-64)

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

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The ‘Bestest’ of 2017

The ‘Bestest’ of 2017

The very best of 2017 according to The Wild Detectives’ family.

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (56-59)

Reading Quirks (56-59)

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

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (52-55)

Reading Quirks (52-55)

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

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (47-51)

Reading Quirks (47-51)

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

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (43-46)

Reading Quirks (43-46)

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

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100% Vetted Books

100% Vetted Books

Every single book in our space has been co-curated between us and our trusted circle of book lovers: the Dallas literary community and our friends around the globe –writers, readers, publishers or booksellers.

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (39-42)

Reading Quirks (39-42)

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

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (34-38)

Reading Quirks (34-38)

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

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (30-33)

Reading Quirks (30-33)

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

Reading Quirks

Reading Quirks (25-29)

Reading Quirks (25-29)

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

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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
February ’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.

Own Horn

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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