May/June Issue of D Home: Market Fresh

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Whether you're in the market for a new book to read or a conversation-starter to leave out on your coffee table, you should don your gumshoes and venture to The Wild Detectives. Housed in a converted 1945 craftsman bungalow in the Bishop Arts District, the new café and bookstore is a haven for avid readers who want to enjoy a Spanish Cortado, a pint of local brew, or light bites while they browse the curated literary selection.

Inspired by the bookstore cafes of their native Spain, owners and Texas transplants Paco Vique and Javier Garcia del Moral created a space where people can exchange ideas and grow creatively. They host poetry readings, book clubs, and the like on the house's back porch. The name of the shop comes from one of the duo's favorite novels, Los Detectives Salvajes (The Savage Detectives) by Roberto Bolaño.

The folks at Stash Design used reclaimed materials to finish the interior of the cozy space. Wood-paneled walls are lined with hand-picked books—rare editions from independent publishers and foreign authors in translation. But if you see something you like, grab it; there's only a copy or two of each selection.