Photo courtesy of John Tilton

The Oak Cliff location of Lucky Dog Books is behind on rent, according to a crowdsource fundraiser.

“We have run into a lot of ups and downs in getting the bookstore to this point, and we cannot wait any longer to ask for help to raise the money necessary to get caught up on the obligations that all of our own funds have not been able to meet,” owner John Tilton writes on Go Fund Me. “These include mostly back rent and property taxes. And an amount for working capital going forward to let more readers know about the wonders of this bookstore and  to act as a contingency fund for the unexpected.”

In addition to the fundraising campaign, Lucky Dog Books is holding a “staying or going sale ” at all of its locations, the proceeds of which will go toward keeping the Oak Cliff store open.

They’re offering 30 percent off all merchandise “until our situation in Oak Cliff is resolved one way or the other.”

Lucky Dog Books first opened as Paperbacks Plus in East Dallas in 1974. The Oak Cliff location opened on West Davis in 2012 and moved to its current location at 911 W. Jefferson in 2015.