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


And we have Gift Idea Bundles for Book-Lovers of All Types on Your List!

For the Bibliophile:

For Lovers of the Earth:

For Foodies:

For the Spiritually-Minded & Star Gazers:

For Sports-Lovers:

For Those Who Love Books By and About Women:

For Young Readers:


For details about our Events, see our Events page


Black Friday Brings the Specials!

Bring in ANY store coupon from ANYwhere and receive the coupon discount for ANY regularly priced book in the store. (Clearance cart books not included)

No Coupon? No worries! Receive our In-store discount on ANY book for 15% off.

Black Friday Store Hours - 10a-7p

Sat., November 28

10 a.m.

Mind, Body & Spirit Class

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 and details about all our events on our Events page here.

November 28 - Join Us All Day!

Special feature for the day:


4th Annual Local Authors Round About

Five local author andspecial Indies First author Kelly Flynn discuss their books for purchase in the store.

See our Events page here for details. 

Coming Up - December 5!

Special Guests - The "Give a Mouse a Cookie" Books Mouse  & Barbara Ware & Friends

Source Booksellers is closed Thanksgiving Day, and will reopen for Black Friday!

November is Customer Appreciation Month At Source Booksellers!

Nov. 28 is the last Saturday for the Raffle Drawing. Come in during the week and drop your name in our Raffle Jar to win your item of choice from our Cornucopia of Goods.  

While we gave special attention to our Customer Appreciation throughout November, rest assured we're grateful for our customers, authors, our workshop leaders, our community, and for all the book lovers in Detroit. 

Bookish News & info

We had a visit from the wonderful recipients of our Good and Cheap You Buy. We Give Campaign! Capuchin Social Services. (See below the picture for more information)

Jahleel Muhammad (left) and Nefer Ra (right) from Capuchin Social Services join Alyson Jones of Source Booksellers.

Jahleel Muhammad (left) and Nefer Ra (right) from Capuchin Social Services join Alyson Jones of Source Booksellers.

In honor of this season of giving, we're participating in the Good and Cheap - You Buy. We Give campaign. For every copy of the book Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown sold before the end of the year, we will donate one copy to Capuchin Social Services in Detroit. Learn more about Capuchin Social Services here

Learn more about Good and Cheap from an interview with author Leanne Brown on The Splendid Table here

Ta-Nehisi Coates' book Between the World and Me has been jumping off our shelves into readers' arms! Check with us throughout the week for a new shipment and come in for your copy.

Ta-Nehisi Coats' new book Between the World and Me has been released. Hear a recent interview with him on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross here.  

For Music Lovers!

We now carry Downbeat Magazine. Stop in for your copy.

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, 11 a.m. to 7 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, 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.

The Art of Non-Fiction 

Listen to the interviews hereIdeas 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.

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.

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. 

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