Off-site Bookselling of Ghosts in the School Yard
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Off-site Bookselling of Ghosts in the School Yard

Source Booksellers is the official bookseller of Ghosts in the School Yard by Eve Ewing at the Boggs Center, 3061 Field St. Detroit.

About the book:

“Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools.” That’s how Eve L. Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard: describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside. The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with a mix of pity and contempt.

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Off-Site Bookselling of Ghost Boys
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Off-Site Bookselling of Ghost Boys

Source Booksellers is the official bookseller of Ghost Boys by Jewel Parker Rhodes, at University Prep Middle School, 5310 St. Antoine, Detroit.

About the book:

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

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Off-Site Bookselling of This American Life
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Off-Site Bookselling of This American Life

Source Booksellers of the official bookseller of This American Life by Hugh B. Price at Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

About the book:

In This African-American Life, Price traces his family’s forbearers, which include several interesting and historically significant ancestors like Nero Hawley, who fought in the American Revolution and served at Valley Forge under Washington and George Latimer and his wife who escaped from slavery in Virginia stowing away on a boat and traveling to the North as a master and salve. When George was spotted by someone from his past, the effort to return him to his master became one of the earliest fugitive slave cases attracting the involvement of Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison.

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Quincy Troupe on Baldwin & Miles
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Quincy Troupe on Baldwin & Miles

Poet, writer, editor, and educator Quincy Troupe joins us to discuss his two books James Baldwin: The Last Interview and Miles and Me. A book signing follows the discussion.

This event is in collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Quincy Troupe visits Source Booksellers to discuss his book “James Baldwin: The Last Interview.”

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"A Year Lost, A Life Gained" Book Author Talk
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

"A Year Lost, A Life Gained" Book Author Talk

Suzanne Dalton has accomplished much in her life-she is an artist, writer, actor, web designer, and program manager. The one undertaking for which she did not sign up was breast cancer. In her new memoir, humor guides Suzanne through difficult decisions about treatments, surgeries, and reconstruction. Her story, told through witty letters to friends, includes a party before surgery, a zany poodle, and refusal to let cancer define her. Join Suzanne along with her poodle, Fletcher for this inspiring conversation.

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Sister Pie Book Talk
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Sister Pie Book Talk

Sister Pie is a bursting-with-personality cookbook from Sister Pie, the boutique bakery that’s making Detroit more delicious every day. Owner Lisa Ludwinski joins us to talk about her new cook book, named after her bakery, Sister Pie.

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Off-Site Bookselling for Detroit Public Library Author Series ft. Peter Leonard
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Off-Site Bookselling for Detroit Public Library Author Series ft. Peter Leonard

Detroit Public Library Author Series presents Peter Leonard, national bestselling author and the son of legendary crime novelist Elmore Leonard. Peter is the author of seven thrillers, including Quiver, Trust Me, All He Saw Was the Girl, Voices of the Dead, Back from the Dead, Eyes Closed Tight, and Unknown Remains. Book signing and Q&A will follow.

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Dear Fall, Love Midtown!
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Dear Fall, Love Midtown!

Bring your crew (dogs too!) to celebrate fall with over 30 of our community shops, restaurants and businesses. With shopping, live music, kid-friendly activities and more, it's a great way to spend the whole day! Source Booksellers features an array of non-fiction books, and:

  • 3 p.m. - Tastings from Coconuts and Collard Greens Puerto Rican Cuisine Cookbook
  • 6 p.m. - Fall Equinox Conversation with Min. Saladin
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Michael Jackson On the Wall - Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Michael Jackson On the Wall - Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson

This is our annual celebration the King of Pop, Michael Jackson's birthday! This year is special with the release of the new book Michael Jackson: On the Wall. 

For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall brings together the works of more than 40 artists who have been drawn to Jackson as a subject.

The book is published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and explores new avenues for thinking about art and identity, encourages new dialogues between artists and invites audiences interested in popular culture and music to engage with contemporary art. Selected from both public and private collections and including pieces specially commissioned for the exhibition, the works range from painting to sculpture and from photography to installation.

 

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Tuxedo Summer Youth Edition
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Tuxedo Summer Youth Edition

Tuxedo Summer Youth Edition

Celebrating the Craft and creativity of Detroit’s Young Writers, featuring Detroit Youth Poet Laureate Imani Nichele. To sign up for the open mic, email tuxedoproject.fellow@gmail.com.

  • This event is FREE and open to young artists (ages 6-18) of all backgrounds and genres.
  • Refreshments and other treats will be served during the event. 
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Enemies in Love Book Author Talk w/Alexis Clark
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Enemies in Love Book Author Talk w/Alexis Clark

Author Alexis Clark joins us to discuss her book Enemies in Love, the story of Elinor Powell, an African American nurse in the U.S. military during World War II; Frederick Albert was a soldier in Hitler’s army, captured by the Allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert. Like most other black nurses, Eleanor pulled a second-class assignment, in a dusty, sun-baked—and segregated—Western town. The army figured that the risk of fraternization between black nurses and white German POWs was almost nil.

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Off-site Bookselling - La Palma Restaurant's Second Saturday Speaker Series
Jul
14
12:15 PM12:15

Off-site Bookselling - La Palma Restaurant's Second Saturday Speaker Series

We are the official bookseller for La Palma’s Second Saturday Speaker Series. The July 14th lecture subject is: Civilian Response to Active Shooter Situation ft. the book Locking Up Our Own.

Detective John Harris of the Detroit Police Department will present a timely and informative topic of community interest called "Civilian Response in an Active Shooter Situation". After the talk, the DETROIT POLICE MOUNTED DIVISION will stop by for a visit. We'll have carrots for the horses that you can feed them; and you can pet and meet them up close. Plus, Natasha will have some samples from her current photography project 'Detroit Police Mounted'. Soft drinks and coffee will be served. Full menu available.

La Palma: Mediterranean Restaurant, 113 E Canfield St, Detroit, Michigan 48201

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Riverwise Magazine Community Meeting
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Riverwise Magazine Community Meeting

Riverwise Magazine joins us for a critical people's conversation on the use of water deprivation as a weapon of colonial domination and governance. This a crisis of global emergence and significance. Come out and join the fighting energy for the people's access to water. This event is free and open to the public.

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