Temperatures are warming, sure. But we’re all going to be spending a lot of time indoors in the next few weeks, because May in Dallas presents the highest average rainfall of any single month. So what to do when you’re bored out of your mind and need an escape from the showers outside? Why not delve into a good book? Fortunately, there are a couple of mom-and-pop bookstores — with both new and used texts — to choose from in our neighborhood, each with its own personality. At the Book Rack,

10233 Northwest Hwy.

, you find a well-organized selection of paperbacks, children’s books, journals, greeting cards and more, along with Buster, the “bookstore beagle.” And at Journeyer Books, 9652 Plano , you’ll find a somewhat disheveled selection, including rows upon rows of romance novels, biographies, science fiction, Westerns and more, and a cat named Skyla. For fans of old National Geographics, there are stacks of them, at 50 cents apiece, dating back to the 1950s. For information, call the Book Rack at 214-221-0064, and Journeyer Books at 214-349-6671.