Our annual reading and discussion of the U.S. Constitution by Robert Cooper.
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!
Source Booksellers is the official book seller for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference Cultural Crawl presented by Wayne State University. The event features four nonfiction readers: Nick Neely, Elizabeth Dodd, John Lane, and Kathryn Miles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author Peter Moskowitz discusses his book How To Kill A City: Gentrification, Inequality, and The Fight for The Neighborhood.
Source Booksellers is the official book seller for Drew Philip feat. A $500 House in Detroit at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch, 5201 Woodward.
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...
Source Booksellers is the official book seller for the Almighty Book Launch with author Dan Zack; Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit.
This reception leads the way to the big launch event at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. But first, mingle with author Dan Zack and get his autograph of his new book Almighty at Source Booksellers.
Learn to create poetic writing guided by Detroit poet Willie Williams.
Detroit Rickshaw Pedicab will be available for rides around Midtown leaving from Source Booksellers.
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.
We're joining the launch of the QLine M1 Rail on Woodward Avenue! Get 20% off any book with a Q Line ticket or stub of some kind.
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.
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.
Book/Author w/Ron Fournier feat. "Love That Boy."
Book/Author Talk w/Anastasia Higginbotham feat. "Tell Me About Sex, Grandma."
Author Joel Berg discusses his book "America, We Need to Talk."
We are the offical bookseller for Kimberly Sears Allers at Motor City Java Cafe, 17336 Lahser, Detroit. The store is open regular business hours.
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.)
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.)
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.
Health Coach, Stephanie Popso discusses 5 No Fail Tips for Setting and Reaching Your Wellness Goals, and introduces the Naturally Empowered Planner/Notebook to help you get there.
Detroit poet, writer, mother and community activist, Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is the featured poet reading from her two books "Coming Out My Box," and "Introducing Honeycomb."
Enjoy your Palm Sunday shopping to the beautiful music of cellist Cecelia Sharpe and her talented youth ensemble, Urban Stringz.