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Featured Releases thru 7/30/19

(Top left to bottom right)  1.   Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait   1st Edition by Bathsheba Demuth   2. T he Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity  by Kwame Anthony Appiah    3.  The World Doesn’t Require You: Stories  by Rion Amilcar Scott    4.  21 Lessons for the 21st Century  by Yuval Noah Harari    5.  Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic: Atheists in American Public Life  by R. Laurence Moore ad Isaac Kramnick    6.  Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth  by Adam Frank    7.  Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry  by Adrienne Rich and Sandra M. Gilbert    8.  Now in Paperback !  Parable of the Talents  by Octavia Butler

(Top left to bottom right)

1. Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait 1st Edition by Bathsheba Demuth

2. The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah

3. The World Doesn’t Require You: Stories by Rion Amilcar Scott

4. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

5. Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic: Atheists in American Public Life by R. Laurence Moore ad Isaac Kramnick

6. Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth by Adam Frank

7. Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry by Adrienne Rich and Sandra M. Gilbert

8. Now in Paperback! Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler


We agree with the Tampa Times Editorial Board that Aug. 20, 1619 should be added to the history books with July 4, 1776 & Dec. 7, 1941. “Four hundred years ago this week, Black slavery began in what would become the United States.” We’re remembering the ship the White Lion and the 20 kidnapped people from West Africa with these books (top to bottom):

1.  The Dawn of Detroit  by Tiya miles    2.  Never Caught  by Erica Armstrong    3.  Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson    4.  100 Amazing Facts About the Negro  by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.    5.  Multiplication is for White People  by Lisa Delpit    6.  The Color of Law  by Richard Rothstein    7.  The Defender  by Ethan Michaeli    8.  The Color of Money  by Mehrsa Baradarn    9.  The New Jim Crow  by Michelle lexander    10.  My Grandmother’s Hands: Radicalized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies  by Resmaa Menakem

1. The Dawn of Detroit by Tiya miles

2. Never Caught by Erica Armstrong

3. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

4. 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

5. Multiplication is for White People by Lisa Delpit

6. The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

7. The Defender by Ethan Michaeli

8. The Color of Money by Mehrsa Baradarn

9. The New Jim Crow by Michelle lexander

10. My Grandmother’s Hands: Radicalized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

EVENTS this week - At-A-Glance

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

Sat., 8/24, 10 a.m.

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

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Sat., 8/24

All Day!

North Cass Neighborhood Summer Sidewalk Sale with books and fun!

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8/25, 4p

Tribute Readings Honoring the Life and Legacy of Toni Morrison 

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Bookish News & info

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

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Source Booksellers on the Air!

On August 6th the ladies of Source Booksellers, Janet Webster Jones & Alyson Jones Turner were featured on WDET’s Culture Shift,discussing three “Must Read” books: Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Underland by Robert MacFarlane, and Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark. Listen to the interview here.

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And, listen to Detroit Book Review Episode 2 July 2019 on Detroit Book Review in Podcasts. 

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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.


Source Booksellers Recommends: Expand Reading Horizons!

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


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



Source Booksellers on the air & in print!

Look for us in this 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


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