Old School: The best places for vintage book finds.
The leather spines, weathered paper that shows signs of water damage, and soupçon of vanilla scent that tickles the nostrils make vintage books a unique addition to a home’s décor. While they pack knowledge when opened, vintage books also pack an air of sophistication when displayed and easily engage guests. In fact, few touches of design can occupy an onlooker’s time like a well-stocked and beautifully sorted bookshelf.
Here are the best places in Fort Worth to scavenge for vintage finds.
Backdoor Book Shop
901 Throckmorton St. 817.336.1021.
Only open four hours a day, this elusive downtown shop — also known as Barber’s Bookstore — is cluttered in all the right ways.
House of Tuscany
3905 Camp Bowie Blvd. 817.377.9013.
A fine lighting specialist off Camp Bowie, this spot next to Maven also keeps a nice supply of rare vintage books.
Half Price Book Barn
321 Hemphill St. 817.335.3902.
No, not that Half Price Books. This independent retailer, holed up in a shack on Hemphill, is filled to the brim with stacks and stacks of oldies.
Montgomery Street Antique Mall
2601 Montgomery St. 817.735.9685.
You might have to scrounge a little for that perfect find, but you’ll have fun rummaging through this literal warehouse of antique odds and ends.