The Wild Detectives

July 17, 2015

Just back from Dallas and a reading/talk in one of the coolest bookstores I’ve ever been in.  If you get the chance, go visit The Wild Detectives.  They have books, naturally, a highly curated and groovy selection, and they have booze.  Local beer (I really liked the Peticolas “Golden Opportunity”), Spanish wines, craft cocktails, delicious coffee.  They even have tapas.

Not only is the name a tribute to Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño, but the back yard (yes, a bookstore with a backyard filled with picnic tables) is an inspired riff on a section of Bolaño’s 2666.

Trigonometry books hanging on clotheslines in Amalfitano's Garden.
Trigonometry books hanging on clotheslines in Amalfitano’s Garden.
Doing the author talk thing at The Wild Detectives.
Doing the author talk thing at The Wild Detectives.