Dawn of Detroit Book Launch
Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Dawn of Detroit Book Launch

Dr. Tiya Miles joins us to discuss her book Dawn of Detroit.

In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has pieced together the experience of the unfree—both native and African American—in the frontier outpost of Detroit, a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict.

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I Buy Nearby Weekend
Oct
7
11:00am11:00am

I Buy Nearby Weekend

The Buy Nearby campaign is an ongoing, year-round campaign to create excitement about the great shopping in Michigan and the advantages of supporting Michigan retailers and communities. It's a “shop local” campaign for the entire state! The campaign is designed to get everyone excited about the great places and great shops in Michigan and get shoppers committed to buying in Michigan.

The campaign runs throughout the year and is formally celebrated with a two-day special shopping weekend, Oct. 7-8 called “I Buy Nearby Weekend.”

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I Buy Nearby Weekend Day 2
Oct
8
12:00pm12:00pm

I Buy Nearby Weekend Day 2

The Buy Nearby campaign is an ongoing, year-round campaign to create excitement about the great shopping in Michigan and the advantages of supporting Michigan retailers and communities. It's a “shop local” campaign for the entire state! The campaign is designed to get everyone excited about the great places and great shops in Michigan and get shoppers committed to buying in Michigan.

The campaign runs throughout the year and is formally celebrated with a two-day special shopping weekend, Oct. 7-8 called “I Buy Nearby Weekend.”

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Book/Author Talk ft. Khary Lazarre-White
Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Book/Author Talk ft. Khary Lazarre-White

Author Khary Lazarre-White joins us to discuss his book Passage.

About the book: Passage tells the story of Warrior, a young black man navigating the snowy winter streets of Harlem and Brooklyn in 1993. Warrior is surrounded by deep family love and a sustaining connection to his history, bonds that arm him as he confronts the urban forces that surround him-both supernatural and human - including some that seek his very destruction.

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Off-site Book selling - Everybody Yoga
Oct
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Off-site Book selling - Everybody Yoga

Source Booksellers is the official bookseller for Jessamyn Stanley's Book/Author Talk feat. Everybody Yoga at Detroit Public Library Main Branch, 5201 Woodward Ave

Jessamyn Stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life.

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Oct
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Off-site Book Selling - My Grandmother’s Hands

Source Booksellers is the official book seller for author Resmaa Menakem, discussing his book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.

About the book: The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. In this groundbreaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. He argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police.

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Book/Author Talk w/Chantalle F. Verna
Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Book/Author Talk w/Chantalle F. Verna

Chantalle F. Verna discusses her book Haiti and the Uses of America: Post-U.S. Occupation Promises.

Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America, Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries.

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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

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. 

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

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...

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