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.
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
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.
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.