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FEATURED Books - NEW Releases

  1.  The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents  by Corey Brettschneider    2.  These Truths: A History of the United States  by Jill Lepore    3.  The Improbable Wendell Wilkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order  by David Levering Lewis    4.  When Rap Spoke Straight to God: A Poem  by Erica Dawson

1. The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents by Corey Brettschneider

2. These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore

3. The Improbable Wendell Wilkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order by David Levering Lewis

4. When Rap Spoke Straight to God: A Poem by Erica Dawson

And from Roland Martin’s Bookclub - Books to read instead of watching football, as taken from his Instagram - “No @kaepernick7, @_reid35, no@NFL for me. So instead of watching, let’s read! Every week I’ll post 10 books for us to read.”

We support his campaign, and have several of his selections in our store. The book at the top of the stack is our pick.

  1.  The Heritage  by Howard Bryant (Source Booksellers’ pick)    2.  Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances  by Leland Melvin    3.  The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America  by Richard Rothstein    4.  My Face is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations  by Mary Frances Berry    5.  Never Caught  by Erica Armstrong Dunbar    6.  Roots: The Saga of an American Family  by Alex Haley    7.  The Third Reconstruction  by The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II w/Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove    8.  The Gentleman from Ohio  by Louis Stokes    9.  The Mother of Black Hollywood  by Jenifer Lewis    10.  Alexander Hamilton  by Ron Chernow    11.  Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama  by David J. Garrow

1. The Heritage by Howard Bryant (Source Booksellers’ pick)

2. Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances by Leland Melvin

3. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

4. My Face is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations by Mary Frances Berry

5. Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

6. Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley

7. The Third Reconstruction by The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II w/Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove

8. The Gentleman from Ohio by Louis Stokes

9. The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis

10. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

11. Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David J. Garrow

EVENTS At-A-Glance

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

Sat., Sept. 22

10 a.m.

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

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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.


Lots happening on 9/22!

2pm, Off-Site Bookselling for the Detroit Public Library Author Series featuring Peter Leonard  Detroit Public Library Main Branch, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium

12-5pm,  Dear Fall, Love Midtown  - Join us as we celebrate fall in Midtown, Detroit!

 3pm, Tastings from Coconuts and Collard Greens Puerto Rican Cuisine Cookbook

6pm, Fall Equinox conversation with Min Saladin

 


Coming Up!

9/26,  6 p.m., Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter Book Author Talk w/John Obee

9/30, 4 p.m., Making All Black Lives Matter Book Author Talk w/ Dr. Barbara Ransby

Bookish News & info

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