Dear Spring, Love Midtown
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Dear Spring, Love Midtown

Join us as we celebrate springtime in Midtown, Detroit!

Bring your crew (dogs too!) to celebrate Mother's Day early with over 30 of Midtown's community shops, restaurants and businesses. With sidewalk sales, trunk shows, live music on our patios, kid-friendly activities and more, it's a great way to spend the whole day!

From 1-3 p.m., at Source Booksellers our activities are:

  1. Contribute to our Spring Word Board with the one word that makes you think of spring. 
  2. Our annual Mother’s Read Out Loud to Others Around the Source Booksellers Reading Tree. In honor of Mother's Day, Source Booksellers hosts our annual event, Mothers Read Out Loud to Others, an opportunity for Moms to read, out loud a book, of their choice. We're looking for mothers of all ages and backgrounds - even moms “at heart” - to read out loud to others who gather to listen outside around our Reading Tree. You’ll be able to choose any book in the store to read. If you're interested, please call us at (313) 832-1155 or email us at sourcebooksellers@gmail.com, and put Mothers Read Out Loud Reader Interest. Thank you, in advance!
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"The Color of Law" Skype Book Author Talk
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

"The Color of Law" Skype Book Author Talk

Author Richard Rothenstein joins us via Skype to discuss his book "The Color of Law."

About the book:

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation―that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

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"What My Left Hand Was Doing" Book Author Talk
Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

"What My Left Hand Was Doing" Book Author Talk

Author Joann Castle walks us through her long-awaited book What My Left Hand was Doing," during the 1967, race riots burned across America, fueled by white blindness and black rage. In What My Left Hand Was Doing, Joann Castle takes us into the heart of the movement, tracing her transformation from a naive, white working-class Irish Catholic mother of six young children in segregated post-war Detroit into a passionate foot soldier in the radical Catholic, civil rights, and black self-determination movements.

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Writing Poetry for Yourself! National Poetry Month Workshop #2 w/Willie Williams
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Writing Poetry for Yourself! National Poetry Month Workshop #2 w/Willie Williams

Writing Poetry for Yourself! This workshop closes out our annual National Poetry Month Workshop w/Detroit poet Willie William. It's our tribute to the craft of poetry. This year's theme is Wade into the Word: Watering Your Mind - In honor of Tracy K. Smith, the National Poet Laureate.  

Please call in or email us to reserve your first edition copy of her newest book “Wade in the Water.”

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Independent Bookstore Day!
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Independent Bookstore Day!

2018 Independent Bookstore Day marks its fourth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 28th, with literary-related events and activities.

From 1:30-3:30p, we host our annual Bookstore Stories Session.  Bookstore Stories is a storytelling project exclusive to Source Booksellers originated on Independent Bookstore Day 2015. We encourage customers to tell us a brief story of their favorite visit to a bookstore, ANY bookstore that made an impact on their life as a book lover.

We offer three ways to tell a story:

  1. Video record,
  2. Audio record,
  3. Write it in our official Bookstore Stories Journal.

To check out last year's Bookstore Stories Storytellers, visit here.

And top off your visit with our official, exclusive Independent Bookstore Day Sticker before you leave the store!

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Writing Poetry for Yourself! National Poetry Month Workshop w/Willie Williams #1
Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

Writing Poetry for Yourself! National Poetry Month Workshop w/Willie Williams #1

This is the first of two of our National Poetry Month Workshops w/Detroit poet Willie William. It's tribute to the craft of poetry. This year's theme is Wade into the Word: Watering Your Mind - In honor of Tracy K. Smith, the National Poet Laureate.  

Please call in or email us to reserve your first edition copy of her newest book “Wade in the Water.”

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Skype Book Author Talk ft. Loaded A Disarming History of the Second Amendment
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Skype Book Author Talk ft. Loaded A Disarming History of the Second Amendment

Feminist and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortoz, joins us via Skype to discuss her newest book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment is a deeply researched—and deeply disturbing—history of guns and gun laws in the United States, from the original colonization of the country to the present.   Dunbar-Ortoz, 78, is best known for her 2014 book, An Indigenous People's History of the United Sates, and her 2009 memoir about growing up Okie. 

We send a special thanks to City Lights Publishing for supporting this effort to bring Roxanne to the Greek Lakes Region via Skype to discuss this very timely and important book.

Please RSVP by calling (313) 832-1155. 

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Volunteering in the Volunteer State Commemoration
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteering in the Volunteer State Commemoration

A presentation and discussion on the 50th anniversary of  "I AM A MAN March & the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Featured books:

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis                                                                                     

Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea and Brain Pinkney 

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Where the Water Goes Around: Beloved DetroitBook Author Talk
Feb
24
5:30 PM17:30

Where the Water Goes Around: Beloved DetroitBook Author Talk

BILL WYLIE-KELLERMANN is a community activist and pastor in Detroit. He has been involved in resistance to emergency management and the Detroit water struggle, arrested and tried for blocking the shut-off trucks of Homrich Inc. He is currently involved in the Detroit Freedom School movement and the New Poor People’s Campaign. Where the Water Goes Around: Beloved Detroit, is his fifth book.

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