Bad news: Lucky Dog Books, our neighborhood’s second-hand bookstore, is closing. The owners announced on Facebook early this morning that their landlord will not renew their lease and has found a new tenant.

The store will close April 1.

There is a possibility that the store could relocate to another Oak Cliff space, but only with community support:

…our being able to afford to move may depend in large degree on a couple of things over the coming weeks. First, continued strong sales at the store so that we can be accumulating as much cash as possible to pay for what would have to be paid. And second, whether enough of you are willing to donate some labor for a move in exchange for some “book bucks” so to speak that can be used for stuff in the stores once a move would be completed. This labor would mostly be helping box, move and unbox the stuff on our shelves that we do not sell between now and then.

Lucky Dog Books, which also has locations in Northeast Dallas and Mesquite, opened its Oak Cliff store in May 2012. If you have store credit at the Oak Cliff location, you might want to use it before the store closes, but it also can be used at the other locations.