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.
Our resident musician, flutist William Underwood provides Valentine's Day musical entertainment.
Due to the weather, this event is cancelled.
Author Rochelle Riley discusses her book The Burden African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery.
Get your last minute shopping in, and enjoy the beautiful sounds of our flautist friend, the talented William Underwood.
Savor the flavor of Christmas with Detroiter and Scent Docent™, Terees Western. Terees will lead an interactive smell and taste experience using biblical and traditional Christmas scents. You will learn interesting history and uses of five holy essences from around the world. “Inhale a dash of joy to delight your mind, body and spirit.”
Noel Night is when Art & Music Collide for One Spectacular Evening in Midtown, from 5-10p, and Source Booksellers joins the fun! We have books for your holiday shopping pleasures, and our featured entertainment for the evening is:
5-7:30p - Alex Harding and the Organ Nation
8-9:30p - Kevin Miller Electric Soul Band
On Nov. 25th, we want to share Small Business Saturday with you! It's a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. AND we will be Celebrating the Superheroes of Small Business ~ Stacy Mitchell and the Institute for Local Self Reliance, our Indie First Author, Jean Alicia Elster and our Customers. Here’s what’s happening:
Our IndiesFirst Author from Wayne State University Press will spend the afternoon meeting & greeting our customers. We are happy to have author Jean Alicia Elster, whose two books are the “The Colored Car” and “Who is Jim Hines?”as the Indies First Author. The Indies First gets authors, publishers and readers to celebrate independent bookstores and local communities.
1pm -8pm - Selfie Station
#indiesfirstsweepstakes - Our stage will feature a Stand with Stacy Mitchell prop celebrating the Superheroes of the The Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
There will be fun ways to enter to win the IndiesFist Sweepstakes at the selfie station that highlights our Superhero customers & community.
20% Off Selected Books in the Store from the Perfect Gift Books Catalog, featuring holiday gifts and winter reading from local bookstores. This catalog is a project of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association with hundreds of great titles represented. Catalogs will be distributed throughout the day.
And we welcome The Association of Black Students and the National Society of Black Engineers from Oakland University for a CASH MOB from 3-4:30p. Join the fun!
Dr. Samuel White, III joins us to discuss his book The Capitalist-Christian Contradiction: God Against Greet.
We welcome the Great Lakes Links to the store for a shopping spree.
The Links, Incorporated, one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women, has been committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African American and other persons of African ancestry. To learn more about the Links, visit http://www.greatlakeslinks.org.
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.