Deep Vellum Books

Our home is a place where tongues of men freed after war turned Elm into Ellum. Insert vellum: fine-grained lambskin smoothed for writing and for binding books. Deep Vellum Books honors the history of our neighborhood by carrying titles that speak to its bones, nurturing a #LiteraryDallas that pays homage to the marginalized voices often left out of mainstream conversations.


Authors on our shelves are from across town and from across the world, and speak from a vast array of experiences. We shine a light on small and independent publishers and on writers of color, from the LGBTQIA community, and from feminist perspectives. Find an ethnography on sex in Egypt beside a collection of photography documenting the undocumented. Learn about the architecture of a protest or how to boil an egg. We have poetry and plays, zines and drinks.

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