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|Scott Wayne McDaniel|
One of the most exciting additions to hit Oak Cliff in 2014 was definitely The Wild Detectives. From the outside the place looks like any other house down 8th Street, but inside you'll find three of life's most glorious gifts: books, booze and bottomless cups of coffee.
And one of the main people we have to thank for this intellectual playground is General Manger Carlos Alejandro Guajardo-Molina. Through a mutual friend, he was introduced to co-owners Paco Vique and Javier Garcia del Moral to help launch the indie bookstore in the summer of 2013.
Since then Guajardo-Molina has been manning the helm, picking out the books, looking for ways to expand The Wild Detectives scope to include local music and curating the fantastic events. Everything from book readings with authors like Scott Blackwood, to Mouth Full of Words, their new series of tasting sessions, and let's not forget eccentric musician George Quartz's Friday night DJ sessions, Fahrenheit 314.
We just had to get a hold of Guajardo-Molina and find out his secret to creating a unique and comfortable space. Luckily he had some time for us in-between filling shelves with the coolest books in town.More »