Detroit Book Festival 2017

The 1st Annual Detroit Book Festival was held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Eastern Market. It had a bit of something for everyone: old books, new books, rare books, comic books, children’s books, vinyl records, posters, newspapers, magazines, vintage board games, food trucks, beer, and a DJ. Mixed in between the lines were authors. 

It reminded me of the Motor City Comic-Con we attended a few years ago, minus the costumes. 

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Detroit Book Festival 

AKA the Detroit Festival of Books, was organized by the Book Club of Detroit and sponsored by Eastern Market. It was free and it was a hit! The 2nd Annual Detroit Festival of Books is scheduled for Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Eastern Market

Authors

There were many authors eager to chat and share their story. If you asked, they would sign their books for you too. Bonus! This is the legendary Herb Boyd with his book ‘Black Detroit’.

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Greg Fournier was showcasing his book about the notorious John Michael Collins called ‘Terror In Ypsilanti’.

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Author La Leta Dorinda Williams was more than happy to say hello and talk about writing.

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Randy Pearson was offering up some fun reads such as ‘Tell Me a Story’ which he wrote for his wife.

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Books

Is there such a thing as too many books? Nope, we didn’t think so either.

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Comics

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Newspapers

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Old and Rare Stuff

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Vinyl

While the main theme was books, there were also a couple of vendors selling records. This included Detroit’s own Hold Fast Vinyl which had some great local spins available.

Detroit Book Festival 2017
Detroit Book Festival 2017

Black Lotus Brewing was serving beverages, Dj Zig-Zag was playing tunes and there were food carts for those needing lunch. It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the “D”.  Be sure to check out more photos of the Detroit Festival of Books in our gallery.

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Detroit Book Festival 2017

Sponsors

The Detroit Festival of Books was made possible by the following sponsors: City of Detroit, Eastern Market, DJ Zig-Zag, Black Lotus Brewing Co., Margrave Pictures, John K. King Used & Rare Books, White Raven Books, Cafe d’Mongo’s Speakeasy, KDZ Consulting and Technologies

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