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

Islam and the Americas

Edited by Aisha Khan                                 



America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

(Updated Edition)

By Eric Foner



The State is Out of Date 

We Can Do It Better

By Gregory Sams

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For Our Young Readers

Li'l Dan the Drummer Boy

A Civil War Story

By Romare Bearden Foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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A Primer About the Flag

By Marvin Bell, Chris Raschka  (Illustrator)

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

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."


We'll reopen Sunday, July 5th at our regular time, 12 p.m.

We'll reopen Sunday, July 5th at our regular time, 12 p.m.

For Music Lovers!

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

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Independent Bookstore Day is going to be a blast at Source Booksellers. Here's what's in store:

  • 20% off Detroit Local Interest Books

  • Bookstore Stories: A chance to tell your brief story about why you love bookstores.

  • Source Booksellers T-Shirts

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.  


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

Below: 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

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.

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 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.


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. 

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, 2014!

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