Welcome to Talking Animals Books
The first and only indie bookstore in historic Grapevine, the "Christmas Capital of Texas!"
Talking Animals is co-owned by Valerie Walizadeh and Katy Lemieux and opened its doors to the public on February 7, 2023.
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Talking Animals Books Advocates Literacy and Community as Grapevine’s First Independent Bookstore.
Indie bookstores are booming in North Texas - and a Grapevine store is the latest editionListen and read online
How can this be? Bricks-and-mortar bookstores should be reeling from the pandemic and all those books sold on Amazon. But Talking Animals just opened.
The Dallas Morning News: A look ahead at major literary events in D-FW in 2023read more
On the topic of bookstores, Dallas writer Katy Lemieux just opened Talking Animals, a cozy little spot in downtown Grapevine. She’s selling new and used books and plans to have theater events there in the upcoming months. It’s worth a trip in the new year.
NBC Texas Today: Visit Grapevine's First Indie BookstoreWatch the video
"We sit down with the founders of Talking Animals Books, Grapevine’s first and only indie bookstore!"
Culture Map: A NEW CHAPTER Grapevine cracks open its first and only indie bookstoreread more
"Grapevine is finally getting an independent bookstore, and it's women-owned, to boot. Talking Animals Books, located at 103 W. Worth St. in Grapevine, is throwing open its doors to the public on February 2."
Made in Tarrant: Finding their next chapter in life, owners open Talking Animals Books in Grapevineread more
A Q&A with Tarrant small business owners Valerie Walizadeh and Katy Lemieux
University of Dallas News: UD Alum Brings Culture to Historic Grapevine Through New Indie Bookstoreread more
"Amazon may have displaced many independent bookstores, but there is nothing quite like the experience of strolling through shelves of books with the possibility of discovering a new favorite author or an old classic you can give as a gift. UD alumna Katy Lemieux, BA ‘05, is setting out to open a new bookstore called Talking Animals in Grapevine, Texas, this winter."