The Wild Detectives celebrates three years, changes things up

A few big changes are in store for the Wild Detectives as it celebrates its third anniversary this month.

The owners of the Bishop Arts bookstore/coffeeshop/performance space/bar are tightening up its literary selection, and they’re pushing for a little more nightlife with later hours and a new cocktail menu.

“We’ve been selling books trying to find the right balance between the industry cycles and a curated selection, which has always been a challenge for us considering our limited shelving space,” a media release states.

Now the store is abandoning those “industry cycles” and moving toward a fully curated selection chosen by members of the Dallas literary scene: “From writers to readers, from librarians to publishers and book-sellers, anybody we know involved in any way in the belles-lettres.” They’ll be asked to offer lists of their favorite books. Eventually, every book in the store will come recommended from someone in the community.

They’ve also hired Lauren Smart to program literary events.

The shop also will open earlier and close later. It will open at 8:30 a.m. daily instead of at 10, and it’ll stay open until 1 a.m. on Saturdays.

We don’t have all the details yet, but there’s also a “super sexy new cocktail program” created by Victor Remach.

The Wild Detectives’ “Wild Beats” three-year anniversary party is from 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, March 25.


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