"Fragrant Joy: Summer Garden Scents" w/Terees Western
Jun
24
3:00 pm15:00

"Fragrant Joy: Summer Garden Scents" w/Terees Western

Stop in and 'smell the roses' with Detroit and Scent Docent, Terees Western, as she leads an interactive smell experience on iconic summer garden scents. Terees will share the interesting history and benefits of five exquisite botanicals from around the world. Inhale of a whiff of beauty to delight your mind, bod and soul!

Book/Author Talk w/ Ronald Aronson
Jun
18
4:00 pm16:00

Book/Author Talk w/ Ronald Aronson

Wayne State University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the History of Ideas, Ronald Aronson talks about his book We: Reviving Social Hope.

About the Book:

The election of Donald Trump has exposed American society’s profound crisis of hope. By 2016 a generation of shrinking employment, rising inequality, the attack on public education, and the shredding of the social safety net, had set the stage for stunning insurgencies at opposite ends of the political spectrum. Against this dire background, Ronald Aronson offers an answer. He argues for a unique conception of social hope, one with the power for understanding and acting upon the present situation. Hope, he argues, is far more than a mood or feeling—it is the very basis of social will and political action. It is this kind of hope that Aronson sees brewing in the supporters of Bernie Sanders, who advocated the tough-minded and inspired disposition to act collectively to make the world more equal, more democratic, more peaceful, and more just.  And it was directly contrasted by Trump’s supporters who showed a cynical and nostalgic faith in an authoritarian strongman replete with bigotry and misogyny. 

Summer Solstice Conversation w/Min. Saladin
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Solstice Conversation w/Min. Saladin

Leading up to the June 21st Summer Solstice when we experience the most hours of daylight and the sun is at its highest point in the sky, we host our annual Summer Solstice Conversation with Min. Saladin. Join us as we discuss the potential impacts of this celestial and seasonal occurrence.

Celebrating the Inside Out "Bookshop" with a Book Talk
Jun
14
6:00 pm18:00

Celebrating the Inside Out "Bookshop" with a Book Talk

An Off-site Event at Lafayette Central Park - 1400 E. Lafayette (Detroit)

Come get some unique Summer Reading!

Books inspiring art inspiring books:

Source Booksellers hosts an outdoor book talk and sale next to the DIA Inside|Out art titled “Bookshop: Hebrew Books, Holy Day Books” (1953). Artist Ben Shahn was a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant to Brooklyn, whose art spoke to issues new immigrants faced in urban society and ideas of social and political reform.

Inspired by the art, Source Booksellers has selected four books that explore "Elsewhwere Stories", increasing our understanding of diverse people from places other than our own. Coincidentally, June is Immigrant Heritage Month. #IAmAnImmigrant

1. "The Illegal" by Lawrence Hill
2. "Temporary People" by Deepak Unnikrishnan
3. "The People and the Books: 18 classics of Jewish Literature" by Adam Kirsch
4. "The Redemption of Galen Pike" by Carys Davies

Source Booksellers will introduce the books, read excerpts, and encourage dialog. Maybe you even have your own Elsewhere Story to share.  

All four books will be available for purchase to enjoy your own Summer Reading in the park.

Writers at The Source w/Citron, Fournier, Walker & Moore
Jun
11
4:00 pm16:00

Writers at The Source w/Citron, Fournier, Walker & Moore

This special June edition f Writers @ The Source features:

Esperanza Citron - Detroit Fiction Writer & Poet

Michael Fournier - Massachusetts Novelist with Three Room Press

Carolyn Walker, Kresge Fellowship Winner and Memorist

Markita Moore - Detroit Singer/Songwriter & Recording Artist

This is a M.L. Liebler event sponsored by Poets & Writers, In of New York, The Detroit Writers' Guild, and Source Booksellers.

Corner Conversation - The Nature Fix
Jun
10
4:00 pm16:00

Corner Conversation - The Nature Fix

Join our hour-long conversation about the book The Nature Fix (author Florence Williams).

About the book: The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood.

What is a Corner Conversation? The Corner Conversation is a new featured event of Source Booksellers. We encourage participants to play with ideas that interest our community with a hour long conversation about a select topic. We ask folks to bring content to enrich the conversation, and, hopefully, leave more informed and with new ideas.

Historian Theodore Zeldin book Conversations remains a favorite book for the store and the inspiration for the Corner Conversations. 

Book/Author Talk w/Kate Moore
May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Book/Author Talk w/Kate Moore

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

Mothers Read Out Loud to Others
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Mothers Read Out Loud to Others

Mothers Read Out Loud to Others Who are Young at Heart is our Pre-Mother's Day annual event. A select group of moms join us to read out loud, their favorite book in the store. Anyone in the store is welcome to listen and enjoy hearing books read.

Pictured: Source Booksellers' staff member Adrienne Edmonson reads during 2015 Mothers Read Out Loud.

Book/Author Talk w/Natalie Y. Moore
May
6
6:00 pm18:00

Book/Author Talk w/Natalie Y. Moore

Natalie Moore joins us for a Book/Author Talk about her book The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. Moderated by Detroit writer Nichole Christian.

In this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city's South Side; with a memoirist's eye, she showcases the lives of these communities through the stories of people who reside there. The South Side shows the impact of Chicago's historic segregation - and the ongoing policies that keep the system intact.

Independent Bookstore Day!
Apr
29
11:00 am11:00

Independent Bookstore Day!

Celebrate Indie Bookstores w/us. Get your official Source Booksellers Independent Bookstore Day sticker. And from 2-4 come tell us about your favorite experience at a bookstore for our 3rd Annual Bookstore Stories Project.

Offsite Book Selling - High Scope Conference
Apr
20
12:00 pm12:00

Offsite Book Selling - High Scope Conference

We are the official bookseller for the High Scope Conference at the Renaissance Marriott in downtown Detroit. Forconference info, visit https://highscope.org/2017conference. (The store is open for regular business hours.)

Offsite Book Selling - High Scope Conference
Apr
19
9:00 am09:00

Offsite Book Selling - High Scope Conference

We are the official bookseller at the High Scope Conference at the Renaissance Marriott in downtown Detroit. For conference info, visit https://highscope.org/2017conference. (The store is open for regular business hours.)

Tarot Card Reading Workshop
Apr
15
4:00 pm16:00

Tarot Card Reading Workshop

 Learn to read the Tarot for yourself under the direction of our guide Sangoma. Tarot Card decks can be purchased in the store or bring your own. Open to all levels of interest.