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Featured Releases thru June 26

(From top left to bottom right)    From the Big Ideas Series:    1.  Is Medicine Still Good for Us?  By Julian Sheather    2.  Will AI Replace Us?  By Shelly Fan    3. For Young Readers –  How to Light Your Dragon  By Didier Levey & Fred Benaglia    4.  The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction  by Daniel Brook    5.  Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything  By Randi Hutter Epstein    6.  Words No Bars Can Hold: Literacy Learning in Prison  By Deborah Appleman

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From the Big Ideas Series:

1. Is Medicine Still Good for Us? By Julian Sheather

2. Will AI Replace Us? By Shelly Fan

3. For Young Readers – How to Light Your Dragon By Didier Levey & Fred Benaglia

4. The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction by Daniel Brook

5. Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything By Randi Hutter Epstein

6. Words No Bars Can Hold: Literacy Learning in Prison By Deborah Appleman


Summer Reading for Young Readers!

(Top left to bottom right)    1.  Paint by Sticker Kids     2.  A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin  by Jen Bryant, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet    3.  The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown  by Mac Barnett and Sara Jacoby    4.  Counting with Frida: A Bilingual Coloring Book  by Patty Rodriguez, Ariana Stein & Illustrator Citlali Reyes    5.  New Kid  By Jerry Craft    6.  The Wizenard Series: Training Camp  Created by Kobe Bryant, Written by Wesley King    7.  With the Fire on High  by Elizabeth Acevedo

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1. Paint by Sticker Kids

2. A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

3. The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett and Sara Jacoby

4. Counting with Frida: A Bilingual Coloring Book by Patty Rodriguez, Ariana Stein & Illustrator Citlali Reyes

5. New Kid By Jerry Craft

6. The Wizenard Series: Training Camp Created by Kobe Bryant, Written by Wesley King

7. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Books in Honor of Pride Month!

Come in for a closer look.

Come in for a closer look.


CALLING ALL BOOK CLUBS!

We’re overstocked and have multiple copies of these bestselling books that come highly recommended. We encourage you to add these to your reading list & purchase at a special rate. 

1. “The Dawn of Detroit” by Tiya Miles  2. “The New Jim Crow” By Michelle Alexander  3. “The Last Blues Preacher” By Zach Mills  4. “Once In A Great City” by David Maraniss

1. “The Dawn of Detroit” by Tiya Miles

2. “The New Jim Crow” By Michelle Alexander

3. “The Last Blues Preacher” By Zach Mills

4. “Once In A Great City” by David Maraniss

EVENTS this week - At-A-Glance

For details about our Events, see our Events page & calendar.

6/21, 6p

Summer Solstice Conversation w/Min. Saladin


Sat., 6/22, 10 a.m.

Mind, Body, Spirit Class - Chair Yoga w/Tene

We're here at 10 a.m. each Saturday, except holidays, with our Mind, Body & Spirit Classes. Check out the class schedule on our Events page  here .

We're here at 10 a.m. each Saturday, except holidays, with our Mind, Body & Spirit Classes. Check out the class schedule on our Events page here.


6/22, 4p

Tarot Card Reading Workshop w/Sangoma 

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Coming UP!

6/25, 6:30p - WDET Book Club Kick Off

6/29, 10a - Mind, Body, Spirit Class - Belly Dancing w/Tene

6/30, 4p - 4th of July Readings w/Robert Cooper

Bookish News & info

Summer Hours! We’re open later Thurs.-Sat. -11a-9p!

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June is Audiobook Month!

Celebrate with librofm and join the Summer Listening Challenge. Sign up at https://libro.fm/summer. Track your summer listening and share your progress, and you could win free audiobooks for a year!

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We are so excited about the launch of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead! You can pre-order your copy TODAY! Call us at (313) 832-1155 or email us to leave your name at sourcebooksellers@gmail.com; in the subject line put The Nickel Boys Pre-order and leave us your name.

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A new stock of Becoming by Michelle Obama is now available!

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We are excited that the BBC program World Book Café Detroit segment, which was recorded earlier this year at Source Booksellers, will  air the weekend of June 23rd on the World Service. Here is the link to the broadcast schedule.


In partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts, we are pleased to present the video of our recent Making Home Community Conversation, based on the "Making Home" Exhibit at the DIA. You can view it here or click the picture below.


We were so honored to host BBC's World Book Cafe in March, with a panel of awesome Detroit literary agents for a discussion on the Literary Life of Detroit. Please check out this article here in the American Booksellers' Association's BTW recent newsletter about this event. 


BBC World Book Cafe was short in Detroit on March 9 with Source Booksellers as host. This event was the third in the series - Berlin, Beruit and Detroit.

The program is scheduled to be aired on BBC radio affiliates on March 28th.  The Berlin program can be heard now on BBC World Book Cafe.  

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Source Booksellers was thrilled to be a part of this unique effort, and share in showcasing our beloved community of Detroit. Check back for the link to our episode.


ANNOUNCEMENT! Source Booksellers now sells digital audiobooks! Through a partnership with Libro.fm, we have an online audiobook store where you can purchase books that we, also carry in the store. To start buying and listening visit here or click on the picture below.


The publication Shelf Awareness features a great article on findings from a Harvard Business School study about indie bookstores thriving. Read the article here.


We are super excited to announce that our “Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of Straits” Book Launch w/Dr. Tiya Miles is now available to view on C-SPAN Book TV. Tune in here.


We'd like to acknowledge all the new literary endeavors happening in Detroit, such as:

We'd also like to acknowledge The Detroit Study Club, a literary and cultural organization for women of color. Established in 1898, it’s the oldest African American Women's membership organization in Detroit, with a membership that spans multiple generations of Detroit-area women. The organization meets once a month at various locations. A display of the Centennial Award received from the State of Michigan, is currently housed at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch.


Source Booksellers Recommends: Expand Reading Horizons!

Alert! Alert! For bibliophiles! Check out LeVar Burton Reads podcast for some juicy stories for your ears. 


During the first week of August, we welcomed a visit from our neighbors to the South in Windsor, ONT, bookstore and publisher Biblioasis (link to website). They gifted us with two of their publications - Bookshops A Cultural History by Jorge Carrión, and Eleanor A Spiritual Biography The Faith Of the 20th Century's Most Influential Women by Harold Ivan Smith - and we gifted them with two of the titles we carry - Once in a Great City and numerous free publications that we carry. Check then out http://biblioasis.com.


Source Booksellers is honored to be featured in Shelf Awareness, the website for Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade. Check out the article here


With the release of the paperback version of Lawrence Hill's The Illegal, we were pleasantly surprised to find Source Booksellers' Janet Jones  quoted in the Praise For The Illegal section in the front of the book!


Source Booksellers made Huffington Post's list of 50 Of The Best Indie Bookstores In America. Check it out here - we're #47.


Thank you to the American Booksellers Association for featuring Source Booksellers in its current newsletter. Read it here


We're so thankful to the Detroit Bus Company for featuring Source Booksellers in its recent Behind the Counter podcast. Have a listen here.



Source Booksellers was featured in the AARP magazine! Check it out here.

Photo by Tim Leon for PARKVIEW MAGAZINE

Photo by Tim Leon for PARKVIEW MAGAZINE


We now carry The Atlantic


As Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me" continues to rise, hear from Coates in this interview with Robin D. G. Kelley here.


Source Booksellers on the air & in print!

Look for us in the new episode of The Heart of Detroit on WDIV- Channel 4, online at clickondetroit.com, mitchalbom.com, and theheartofdetroit.com.

You can also find us listed in the Locals section of the beautiful new publication, Parkview.  

Source Booksellers on the air

Independent bookstores are on the rise despite digital competition

March 10, 2015 Janet Jones was featured on Michigan Public Radio's Stateside with Cynthia Canty.  You can listen to it here

Source in Print

We're featured in two print publications this month:

Metro Times - Check it out here

Natural Awakenings - Check it out here on page 12.


Source Booksellers in Model D 

Model D's guide to shopping local this holiday season

Read the story here in Model D.

Holiday season brings good tidings of new Detroit bookstores

Check out the story here in Model D Media. 


Yahoo Travel Guide on shopping local in Detroit

The story, which you can read here mentions A Detroit Anthology, available in the store.

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Indie Bookstore News!

Did you know indie bookstores are on the rise?

Find out  more here in this article from Slate Magazine.

 

Source Booksellers' Owner on WDET - 101.9

On Monday, Sept. 29, Source Booksellers' owner Janet Webster Jones had the awesome opportunity to be an on air panelist on WDET - 101.9's show Detroit Today "Aging Together" segment. Led by Laura Weber Davis, panelists included Randal Charlton, and Dennis Archambault. Listen to the podcast here. 

Source Booksellers is featured in model D:

'Encore entrepreneurs' add vibrance to Detroit's small business scene.

Check out the story  here.

Check out the story here.


Special Note:

For our customers who travel Woodward, the M-1 Rail Project is well underway.

As you travel to visit us in Midtown and around the area, stay up-to-date with the construction project and traffic redirects here