The Tattered Jacket Bookstore and Tattered Jacket Bookstore Airbnb


For avid readers, there is nothing more satisfying than stepping into a bookstore. It is a trifecta of sensory experiences: the smell of paper, the sight of stocked shelves, and the faint jingle of the bell above the door that notes visitors' arrival - it is a book lovers' antidote to the weight of the world.

Experience


Generally, this experience is a temporary one, lasting anywhere from 10 minutes to an entire afternoon, depending on the level of bibliophilia. But that is not the case at The Tattered Jacket in Lancaster, a small town south of downtown Dallas, Texas, vacationers get to spend the night in the bookstore! A two-night minimum stay to enjoy the time reading or seeing the sights.

What you should know about Lancaster itself

Small towns are all too often stereotyped as rejecting outside visitors, but Lancaster promptly debunks that mischaracterization. Local's pop into the shop daily to share the ins and outs of the city.
Despite only having a population of 37,000 (about twice the seating capacity of Madison Square Garden) very friendly people, Lancaster offers a convenient starting place to visit sites north in Dallas, west to Fort Worth. Springtime brings the Bluebonnet Trail, Waco and Austin are easy day trips. It is no surprise really, considering that Lancaster, is located between three major freeways I-45, I-35, and I-20.
 

The Town Square where the bookstore is located, founded in 1852, has local businesses you will want to visit. The famous bakery, The Lovin' Oven, (no calories involved there), More than Chocolate (wonderful coffees and chocolates), the largest bike and trike shop in Texas, John's Bikes and Trikes (did I mention Lancaster has bike and walking trails) and so you do not miss your exercise routine, Hot Yoga is right next door. The old Lancaster Theater house is "haunted" and has ghost tours! You will want to try southern soul food cooking at the Casserole Soul Café just two doors down. If golf is your game, the Lancaster Country Club is your place for a round of gold and a scenic place quick bite to eat!

 

Whether you are a Bibliophile or just looking for a quiet getaway, pack your bags and head to The Tattered Jacket Bookstore, your Airbnb bookstore! Booking: Vrbo.com #2225002 or Google Bookstore Airbnb.

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