The Bluebird Effect

Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

By Julie Zickefoose

Window Boxes

By Stephanie Donaldson


Detroit City of Champions Trilogy Collectors Box

City of Champions

The Players Vol. 1 & 2

By Charles C. Avison

Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Man, Culture, and Climate Change

Revised and Updated

By Elizabeth Kolbert


Sat., April 11

10:30 a.m.

Dr. Hilary Jones

Detroit Public Library - Main Branch, Old Fine Arts Room

We are pleased to partner with the Detroit Public Library's Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society to present Dr. Hilary Jones, historian and author of The Metis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa. The Metis of Senegal will be available for purchase. All are encouraged to attend. More info here

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

More Event details on our Events page.

In honor of the Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts, we're featuring:

A beautiful two-book set

A beautiful two-book set

Frida Kahlo

Quotable Notables

"I paint my own reality."


New Business Hours!

Seven Days A Week!

With Detroit's cultural institutions closed on Mondays, we decided to fill the gap! We're now open Mondays, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Seven days a week at Source Booksellers!

Source Booksellers on the air & in print!

Look for us in the new episode of The Heart of Detroit on WDIV- Channel 4. Three opportunities to view it:

1. Thurs., April 9 between 5:25 & 5:45 p.m. 

2.  Fri. morning, April 10th online at clickondetroit.com, mitchalbom.com, and theheartofdetroit.com.

3. Sun., April 12 between 10:25 & 10:45 a.m.

We'd love to hear what you think of it. We're excited!    

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


We are proud to support the Detroit Public Library's 150th Anniversary and Broadside Press' 50th Anniversary! 

On Tuesday, March 31 at the Detroit Public Library Main Brach, at 6 p.m. there will be a Poetry Program by Detroit’s Poet Laureate, Dr. Naomi L. Madgett and  joint anniversaries of the Detroit Public Library and Broadside Press celebration, along with an announcement of the merger of historic Broadside Press and Lotus Press! Find our more here

Naomi L. Madgett (seated) with the new Broadside Lotus Press Board of Directors

Naomi L. Madgett (seated) with the new Broadside Lotus Press Board of Directors

The Detroit public library is celebrating 150 years of serving the community! Join the celebration!

Source Booksellers on the air

Independent bookstores are on the rise despite digital competition

Last Tuesday, March 10, 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.

Nick Cave's "Heard" Performance

In support of our featured book Epitome by Nick Cave, take a glimpse at the author's work from this 2012 "Heard" Performance with University of North Texas students, captured by Art & Seek here

Interviews on Historic Icons

In honor of Black History Month, we'd like to share this wonderful interview about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the eyes of the actor/activist Harry Belafonte, from CBC's Idea's with Paul Kennedy.

In honor of Black History Month, we'd like to share this wonderful interview about James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison from CBC's "The Enright Files."

the Art of Non-Fiction 

Listen to the interviews here.

Ideas with Paul Kennedy - The Enright Files - Bibliotherapy

Read/listen to the full story here.

the case for Books

For A Deeper Sleep, Forgo the E-Reader Before Bed.

Read the full NPR article here. 

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You.

Read the full huffington post article here.


By Hector Tobar

NPR's Morning Edition recently announced its new book club, Morning Reads and the selection of Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar as the inaugural book club selection. Check out the story here.

We announced the book's arrival when it was released in October, and we're pleased to carry it on our shelves. 

Ann Arbor Comes to Detroit!

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.


Source Booksellers Receives Longevity Award

On Sat., Oct. 18, Source Booksellers owner, Janet Jones received the Longevity Award at the 11th Annual Detroit Black Women's Business Expo. We thank James Cohen for the recognition. 

Indie Bookstore News!

Did you know indie bookstores are on the rise? Find out  more here in this article from Slate Magazine.

What makes bookstores special?

We found this intriguing story on BBC News about bookstores. We thought you'd enjoy it, too. Check it out here

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. 

Detroit Resurgent Exhibit Opening September 18 at MSU Detroit Center

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Source Booksellers' owner, Janet Webster Jones is featured in the book Detroit Resurgent and will participate in this opening reception for the first showing of all 62 portraits and stories of hope, determination and renewal in Detroit.

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.

Source Booksellers  Participated in the Kerrytown BookFest in Ann Arbor, Sept. 7!

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