Cliff Notes Prolonged Media
Cliff Notes Prolonged Media is the love child born of 20 plus years of bookselling experience and a lifetime of loving literature local and worldwide, mainstream and underground shared between husband and wife team, Carlos and Opalina Salas. As spoken word artists, Carlos and Opal have been part of the DFW open mic circuit for over 15 years and have lived in Oak Cliff for just as long.
When the opportunity arose, they decided to open their shop in the Tyler X+ district because it had the "feeI" they desired. More importantly, it was in their beloved community and would give them a chance to fill the need of a bookstore in the area. Since their opening in October of 2009, there have been many local residents who have expressed their support and thanks for keeping literature available and alive in Oak Cliff. It is Carlos and Opal's intent to serve the community in any way possible, if it be thru their Community Education Project, or their Poets on X+ Open Mic reading at Mighty Fine Arts which is held once a month.
Cliff Notes also prides itself on its growing selection of local talent in the form of Chapbooks, ‘Zines , and audio CDs, and takes local writers work on commission are always looking for new merchandise to carry.
Cliff Notes has both gently used and new books, that concentrates heavily on the Beat Generation and poetry of all styles and ages, Eastern Religion and Philosophies, subversive and underground authors and Art books, but also carries mainstream literature, and subjects ranging from cooking and gardening to genre fiction and kids books. They also carry an impressive collection of vintage gaming consoles and accessories. Cliff Notes has a book finding service and can special order any title you are looking for as well.
In our ever expanding world that is connected thru the advances in technology and internet social networks, youth may begin to see books as an archaic means of education and entertainment. It is Cliff Notes hope that they can play a part in Prolonging the life and influence that the written word can give everyone in book form. They hope to be a part of the resurgence of Bibliophiles and can provide an affordable venue for creating this love of both written and spoken word.
HoursSunday and Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.