Source Booksellers, an independent bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district, is a unique niche of non-fiction books. We offer books and unusual sideline items that enhance your life and your lifestyle. We invite you to come in and explore and discover our hand-selected books and products on: ~ History and Culture ~ Health and Well-being ~ Metaphysics and Spirituality ~ Books By and About Women ~ Fair Trade Chocolates ~ World Maps ~ Oils and Incense ~ Shea Butter Products ~ Raw Snacks We have books and so much more! Browsing and buying is what we love for you to do, but we also have activities and events to enrich your mind, body and your spirit: ~ Book/Author Talks with local and national authors ~ In depth conversations about books or current subjects relevant to the community ~ Mind, Body & Spirit Classes: Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong & Belly Dancing ~ Conversations about seasonal and celestial changes and their impact on our lives.

Source Booksellers, an independent bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district, is a unique niche of non-fiction books. We offer books and unusual sideline items that enhance your life and your lifestyle. We invite you to come in and explore and discover our hand-selected books and products on:

~ History and Culture

~ Health and Well-being

~ Metaphysics and Spirituality

~ Books By and About Women

~ Fair Trade Chocolates

~ World Maps

~ Oils and Incense

~ Shea Butter Products

~ Raw Snacks

We have books and so much more! Browsing and buying is what we love for you to do, but we also have activities and events to enrich your mind, body and your spirit:

~ Book/Author Talks with local and national authors

~ In depth conversations about books or current subjects relevant to the community

~ Mind, Body & Spirit Classes: Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong & Belly Dancing

~ Conversations about seasonal and celestial changes and their impact on our lives.

Meet the proprietor, Janet Webster Jones

Janet Webster Jones, the daughter of a librarian, is a retired educator from the Detroit Public Schools, where she spent a 40-year career. She has been in the bookselling business since 1989. Her foray into book selling started while teaching a class about an Egyptian study tour she'd taken.  An attendee noticed Janet regularly brought in books about ancient African history to share what she learned with the class, and suggested she sell her books at a church Christmas bazaar. Along with other serendipitous experiences, a vending business emerged, and she found herself taking books to events and selling them to attendees (today's version of a Pop-Up Business). Janet opened her first brick and mortar store, Source Booksellers, inside the Spiral Collective, a shared space with three other women-owned, African American businesses on Cass Avenue and Willis Street in Detroit's Midtown area in 2002. The bookstore moved in 2013, right across the street to its current home in the new Auburn Building at 4240 Cass Ave., Suite 105.

Janet Webster Jones, the daughter of a librarian, is a retired educator from the Detroit Public Schools, where she spent a 40-year career. She has been in the bookselling business since 1989. Her foray into book selling started while teaching a class about an Egyptian study tour she'd taken.  An attendee noticed Janet regularly brought in books about ancient African history to share what she learned with the class, and suggested she sell her books at a church Christmas bazaar. Along with other serendipitous experiences, a vending business emerged, and she found herself taking books to events and selling them to attendees (today's version of a Pop-Up Business).

Janet opened her first brick and mortar store, Source Booksellers, inside the Spiral Collective, a shared space with three other women-owned, African American businesses on Cass Avenue and Willis Street in Detroit's Midtown area in 2002. The bookstore moved in 2013, right across the street to its current home in the new Auburn Building at 4240 Cass Ave., Suite 105.

It's official! We have our building sign!

It's official! We have our building sign!