Arkansas March 03, 2018
This 6-Room Bookshop In Arkansas Is Like Something From A Dream
The Dickson Street Bookshop has a knack for charming everyone from dedicated lit majors to casual readers. This cozy shop with its endless selection will keep you coming back anytime you’re in the area. Let’s take a tour of this treasured bookshop that’s unbelievably bigger on the inside.
The Dickson Street Bookshop is utterly bursting with books. The paperback table set up outside is the perfect trap to snag unsuspecting bibliophiles off the street.
You can begin the journey to finding your next read at 325 W Dickson Street in Fayetteville.
Since 1978, Donald Choffel and Charles O'Donnell have owned and operated Arkansas' favorite bookstore.
Here's the Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan presenting Mr. Choffel the proclamation declaring Friday, June 10th, 2016 "Dickson Street Bookshop Day."
Technically the shop is six rooms but the brimful bookshelves lining the hallways make it feel like an endless literary labyrinth.
It's astonishing that the modest square footage can contain books in the thousands.
One of the biggest appeals to the bookshop is its variety. They carry hundreds of genres from ancient religions to literary criticism to new age.
If you have a specific genre in mind, be sure to ask when you first get there. It's easy to lose yourself for an hour or two perusing otherwise.
Their leather-bound and rare books lining the top shelves will have you longing for an antique study for some fireside reading.
They're also interested in your used and out-of-print books. They'll buy them usually Monday through Saturday from 1 to p.m.
There's really no telling what you'll discover in this literary wonderland.
Come in with a genre in mind but be prepared to find an unexpected treasure. My personal favorite find was a 2nd printing of the 1952 hardcover edition of
From Beowulf to Virginia Woolf by Robert Manson Myers.
Anyone that appreciates a good story will fall in love with the Dickson Street Bookshop.
They're open Mon-Sat 9 AM - 9 PM and 10 AM - 6 PM on Sundays.
Have you picked up any unique finds from this fantastic locale? Share your experiences with us in the comments below!
If you’re hungry after all that perusing, you’re in luck! Dickson Street just so happens to have
every type of restaurant imaginable.