All-the-Time Happenings

Felted Mouse Reading


Storytime is every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM.  We read just as long as our audience is still listening…sometimes one book, sometimes three!


Third Thursday Book Club

Third Thursday Book Club

Early risers, rejoice! Join us for coffee and pastries at 9:30 am on Thursday, November 15, to discuss Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.




Last Monday Book Club

Last Monday Book Club (3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders)

We had such fun with our first Last Monday Book Club, we’re doing it again! We will be reading The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City, by Todi Kendall, and we will meet on Monday, November 26, from 5 to 6 pm. Copies of the book will be available at the shop on Monday, November 5. We can’t wait to see you!




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First Saturday Storytime

On the first Saturday of every month, Miss Shelley of Monkey and Dog Books will be reading some of the best storybooks around! Enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee, along with some great books!


Upcoming Happenings


Saturday Author Signing: Allison F. Speer

Local author Allison F. Speer is coming back to Monkey and Dog Books just in time for Thanksgiving! Allison will be reading and signing copies of her book, Theodore: The Turkey Who Found a Zoo on Saturday, November 17, at 1 pm.




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Local Author Signing with Marjorie Herrera Lewis

Please join us as we welcome local author Marjorie Herrera Lewis to Monkey and Dog Books. She will be reading from and signing copies of her novel When the Men Were Gone on Saturday, December 8, at 1 pm.





Past Happenings

Monkey & Dog Books Presents

Halloween in Four Acts

Monkey and Dog Books presents…
Halloween in Four Acts
*Act One: Silly Halloween Story Time ages 2-5 at 10:30 am
*Act Two: Silly, spooky Halloween Story Time ages 6-12 at 11:30 am
*Act Three: Spooky, scary Texas ghost stories for middle and high schoolers at 4:30 pm
*Act Four: Eerie Texas ghost stories for adults at 6:30 pm
Come in costume (or not!) and listen as we celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with age-appropriate tales and treats.

No tricks, please!



Eugy Workshop

Eugy Workshop

Attention all builders, puzzlers, and crafters! On Friday, October 12, Monkey and Dog is hosting a Eugy workshop from 4 to 5 pm. These adorable cardboard miniatures from New Zealand are made from recycled cardboard and rice-based inks and are ridiculously fun to assemble for ages 6 and up.

The cost of the workshop is $11 and includes everything you need to assemble your Eugy. Please call 817-489-5747 to reserve your Eugy today.



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An Evening with Anne Bogel

Join us in welcoming Modern Mrs. Darcy to Fort Worth!  Anne is touring for her new book, I’d Rather Be Reading, and she’s added Monkey and Dog Books to her itinerary.  We’re delighted to host her visit; come enjoy being among people who are reading!  Tuesday, September 25th  6:30pm.


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A Sunday Afternoon with Josh Funk

Join us in welcoming author Josh Funk in his first trip to Texas! The author of How to Code a Sandcastle will be reading and signing copies of his books on Sunday, September 23, from 1 to 3 pm.




Saturday Author Signing: Allison F. Speer

Join us in welcoming local author Allison F. Speer to Monkey and Dog Books! Allison will be reading and signing copies of her book, Theodore: The Turkey Who Found a Zoo on Saturday, September 8, from 1 to 2 pm.




Author Signing!

Georgia author Rosalind Bunn has a new book called Thunder and a Lightning Bug Named Lou, and she’s coming to Monkey and Dog Books!  Join us for this special story time!  Light refreshments will be served.

11 AM   Saturday, February 25th


Tales 'n Tunes | January 13

Yee-Haw!!!  In honor of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, Monkey and Dog Books will team with Mistletoe Musikgarten for a farm animals Tales ‘n Tunes on Wednesday, January 13th at 9:45 and 10:30.  Bring your best oinks, moos, baas, and join Ms. Carol and Ms. Shelley for a knee-slapping’ good time–but call to let us know you’re a-comin’….this barnyard’s a small one!  (Wear your cowboy/cowgirl hats!)


Tales 'n Tunes | August 5

Tales ‘n Tunes enjoyed making circles, singing about circles, finding circles, and reading about circles!  The two sessions were filled within a few hours–we were QUITE sad to have to turn so many children away!

Circles are EVERYWHERE–look around your house…make a circle with your fingers, then with your arms….put your toddler within, and hug!

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Find Waldo Local | July

Find Waldo Local is a scavenger hunt hosted by Monkey and Dog Books with participating local Fort Worth merchants. In July 2015, Waldo spotters, young and old, are eligible for prizes throughout the month. The hunt will culminate with a grand ceremony held at Monkey and Dog Books.

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WORKSHOP! | June 17

Tales ‘n Tunes returns on Wednesday, June 17, when Carol Spencer from Mistletoe Musikgarten visits Monkey and Dog Books for a


Bring your budding carpenters, and get ready to sing, hear a story, and move! (hard hat not required)

Call (or text) ahead for reservations for the 9:30 AM or 10:15 AM workshop. (817) 975-4260

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Tales 'n Tunes | May 27

Carol Spencer of Mistletoe Musikgarten teams up with Shelley for Tales ‘n Tunes.  Our first event of the summer will be Birds, Birds, Birds!

Bring your best warble, chirp, or tweet to Tales ‘n Tunes at Monkey and Dog Books!

Wednesday, May 27th 9:30am or 10:15am

Remember! Our shop is quite cozy, and reservations are important! Call or text Shelley at 817 975.4260 to reserve your spot.

**This event is best for children ages 2 and up.

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Poem in Your Pocket Day | April 30

We are celebrating National Poetry Month at Monkey and Dog Books! You should see some of the great books of poetry we have! No, seriously. You should come see them. They’re amazing! We have been posting some of our favorite poems to help celebrate this month, all leading up to Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30, when we will have poems that you can keep in your pocket for you!