For details about our Featured books, go to our Featured page here.

Featured Books thru September 25

Haiti and the Uses of America

Post-U.S. Occupation Promises

By Chantalle F. Verna

This book is featured in support of our Sept. 21 Book/Author Talk.

This book is featured in support of our Sept. 21 Book/Author Talk.

Defining Moments in Black History

Reading Between the Lies

By Dick Gregory

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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

By Stephen Greenblatt

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Give Us the Ballot

The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

By Ari Berman

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Rethinking What We Say About - And To - Students Every Day

By Mica Pollock

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Where the Animals Go

Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

By James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti

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For Young Readers

Most People

By Michael Leannah, Illustrated by Jennifer F. Morris

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EVENTS At-A-Glance

For details about our Events, see our Events page & calendar.

Thursday, September 21

6 p.m.

Book/Author Talk w/Chantalle F. Verna feat. Haiti and the Uses of America Post-U.S. Occupation Promises

Friday, September 22

6 p.m.

Fall Equinox Conversation w/Min. Saladin

Saturday, September 23

10 a.m.

Chair Yoga w/Gail

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We're here at 10 a.m. each Saturday, except holidays, with our Mind, Body & Spirit Classes. Check out the class schedule on our Events page here.

Sunday, September 24

5 p.m.

Black Bottom Archives Book Club feat. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Coming Up!

9/30, 4 p.m. - A taste of Autumn with Terees Western

10/6, 6 p.m. - Book/Author Talk w/Dr. Tiya Miles feat. Dawn of Detroit


Bookish News & info

On Saturday 9/23 we're open until 8 p.m. in conjunction with DLECTRICITY.

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We'd like to acknowledge all the new literary endeavors happening in Detroit, such as:

We'd also like to acknowledge The Detroit Study Club, a literary and cultural organization for women of color. Established in 1898, it’s the oldest African American Women's membership organization in Detroit, with a membership that spans multiple generations of Detroit-area women. The organization meets once a month at various locations. A display of the Centennial Award received from the State of Michigan, is currently housed at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch.

Source Booksellers Recommends: Expand Reading Horizons!

Alert! Alert! For bibliophiles! Check out LeVar Burton Reads podcast for some juicy stories for your ears. 

During the first week of August, we welcomed a visit from our neighbors to the South in Windsor, ONT, bookstore and publisher Biblioasis (link to website). They gifted us with two of their publications - Bookshops A Cultural History by Jorge Carrión, and Eleanor A Spiritual Biography The Faith Of the 20th Century's Most Influential Women by Harold Ivan Smith - and we gifted them with two of the titles we carry - Once in a Great City and numerous free publications that we carry. Check then out http://biblioasis.com.

Source Booksellers is honored to be featured in Shelf Awareness, the website for Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade. Check out the article here

With the release of the paperback version of Lawrence Hill's The Illegal, we were pleasantly surprised to find Source Booksellers' Janet Jones  quoted in the Praise For The Illegal section in the front of the book!

Source Booksellers made Huffington Post's list of 50 Of The Best Indie Bookstores In America. Check it out here - we're #47.

Thank you to the American Booksellers Association for featuring Source Booksellers in its current newsletter. Read it here

We're so thankful to the Detroit Bus Company for featuring Source Booksellers in its recent Behind the Counter podcast. Have a listen here.

Source Booksellers was featured in the AARP magazine! Check it out here.

Photo by Tim Leon for PARKVIEW MAGAZINE

Photo by Tim Leon for PARKVIEW MAGAZINE

We now carry The Atlantic

As Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me" continues to rise, hear from Coates in this interview with Robin D. G. Kelley here.

Source Booksellers on the air & in print!

Look for us in the new episode of The Heart of Detroit on WDIV- Channel 4, online at clickondetroit.com, mitchalbom.com, and theheartofdetroit.com.

You can also find us listed in the Locals section of the beautiful new publication, Parkview.  

Source Booksellers on the air

Independent bookstores are on the rise despite digital competition

March 10, 2015 Janet Jones was featured on Michigan Public Radio's Stateside with Cynthia Canty.  You can listen to it here

Source in Print

We're featured in two print publications this month:

Metro Times - Check it out here

Natural Awakenings - Check it out here on page 12.

Source Booksellers in Model D 

Model D's guide to shopping local this holiday season

Read the story here in Model D.

Holiday season brings good tidings of new Detroit bookstores

Check out the story here in Model D Media. 

Yahoo Travel Guide on shopping local in Detroit

The story, which you can read here mentions A Detroit Anthology, available in the store.


Indie Bookstore News!

Did you know indie bookstores are on the rise?

Find out  more here in this article from Slate Magazine.


Source Booksellers' Owner on WDET - 101.9

On Monday, Sept. 29, Source Booksellers' owner Janet Webster Jones had the awesome opportunity to be an on air panelist on WDET - 101.9's show Detroit Today "Aging Together" segment. Led by Laura Weber Davis, panelists included Randal Charlton, and Dennis Archambault. Listen to the podcast here. 

Source Booksellers is featured in model D:

'Encore entrepreneurs' add vibrance to Detroit's small business scene.

Check out the story here.

Check out the story here.

Special Note:

For our customers who travel Woodward, the M-1 Rail Project is well underway.

As you travel to visit us in Midtown and around the area, stay up-to-date with the construction project and traffic redirects here