FEATURED Books thru May 28

For details about our Featured books, go to our Featured page here.

This week’s featured books have all been reviewed and/or discussed in the most recent New York Times. We have the Sunday NYT in the store.

 (Pictured bottom left to top right)   1.  Things That Make White People Uncomfortable  by Michael Bennett    2.  Wade In the Water: Poems  by Tracy K. Smith    3.  Every Day I’m Hustling  by Vivica Fox    4.  The Last Black Unicorn  by Tiffany Haddish    5.  Fascism: A Warning  by Madeleine Albright    6.  Faith: A Journey for All  by Jimmy Carter

(Pictured bottom left to top right)

1. Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett

2. Wade In the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith

3. Every Day I’m Hustling by Vivica Fox

4. The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

5. Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

6. Faith: A Journey for All by Jimmy Carter

EVENTS At-A-Glance

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

Thurs., May 24

6 p.m.

Making Home: A Community Conversation - In conjunction with the Detroit Institute of Arts

Sat., May 26

10 a.m.

Chair Yoga w/Gail


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.

Mon., May 28

Store closed in honor of Memorial Day.

Coming Up!

Stay tuned!

Bookish News & info

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.


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