Gay & Lesbian Bookstores
(that actually sold books)

Lobo & Wilde 'N' Stein Book Stores
Inklings, Crossroads & Others

Lobo

Lobo Dallas 1973 - 1990
Lobo Houston 1986 - 2004

The Lobo stores were an institution in Dallas and Houston spanning
thirty years, and gradually fell to the competition of online sites. Larry LIngle
began the business in Dallas with his lover Bill White (who died in 1995).
See article at end of Lobo section for history.

Bill White & Larry Lingle

Larry Lingle often used his ads to make commentary on local and national news affecting our community.
The first Houston location was 1424-C Westheimer, before moving to 3939-S Montrose in 1996.

My membership card, #115883, 12/15/95, allowing me to rent videos

below, I still have my Lobo t-shirt

Wilde'N'Stein

1977 - 1986

Below, new location

photos taken for Upfront by J Hardy Williams, May 1979

Above, Wilde-N-Stein welcomed B.D. & Daughter, a feminist store
which lasted a couple years. W&S was actually in a mini-mall type
building, so they were in different spaces within the building.

above, screen grab from film clip of 1982 Gay Parade

   

below, original location, as it looks now