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New Featured Release!

1.  One Blade of Grass: Finding the old road of the heart. A Zen Memoir  by Henry Shukman    2.  The Envious Siblings: And Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes  by Landis Blair    3.  An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery  by Rachel May    4.  Letters from An Astrophysicist  by Neil DeGrasse Tyson    5.  Invisible  by Stephen L. Carter    6.  Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westbord Baptist Church  by Megan Phelps-Roper    7.  Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World  by Johathan Reckford with forward by Jimmy Carter    8.  Erosion: Essays of Undoing  by Terry Tempest Williams

1. One Blade of Grass: Finding the old road of the heart. A Zen Memoir by Henry Shukman

2. The Envious Siblings: And Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair

3. An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery by Rachel May

4. Letters from An Astrophysicist by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

5. Invisible by Stephen L. Carter

6. Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westbord Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

7. Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World by Johathan Reckford with forward by Jimmy Carter

8. Erosion: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams

The Ultimate Companion to Meat

On the Farm. At the Butcher. In the Kitchen

By Anthony Puharich & Libby Travers

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Columbus Day, Our Way!

Several cities no longer recognize the Federal holiday Columbus Day, which is Oct. 14 this year, choosing, instead to replace it as an election day holiday (Sandusky, OH) or renaming it Indigenous People’s Day (South Dakota, Maine, New Mexico, Vermont; Berkley, CA, Santa Cruz, CA). Since Detroit still recognizes Columbus Day, we’re celebrating it our way with books that broaden the scope of history beyond Columbus’s arrival:     1941: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus  by Charles C. Mann     1943: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created  by Charles C. Mann     They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations)  by Ivan Van Sertima     Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann     The Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian  by Sherman Alexie, illustrator Ellen Forney     Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment  by Roxanne Dunnbar-Ortiz

Several cities no longer recognize the Federal holiday Columbus Day, which is Oct. 14 this year, choosing, instead to replace it as an election day holiday (Sandusky, OH) or renaming it Indigenous People’s Day (South Dakota, Maine, New Mexico, Vermont; Berkley, CA, Santa Cruz, CA). Since Detroit still recognizes Columbus Day, we’re celebrating it our way with books that broaden the scope of history beyond Columbus’s arrival:

1941: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

1943: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann

They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations) by Ivan Van Sertima

Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

The Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, illustrator Ellen Forney

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunnbar-Ortiz


Halloween is coming UP, and we’ve got books with a friendly Booo!

1.  The Envious Siblings  by Landis Blair    2. SIGNED COPIES!  Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death  by Caitlin Doughty     3.    Day of the Dead  Dot-to-Dot    4. La Llorona Counting Down – Contando Hacia Atras – A Bilingual Counting Book  by Patty Rodriguez, Ariana Stein, Illustrator Citlali Reyes

1. The Envious Siblings by Landis Blair

2. SIGNED COPIES! Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death by Caitlin Doughty

3. Day of the Dead Dot-to-Dot

4. La Llorona Counting Down – Contando Hacia Atras – A Bilingual Counting Book by Patty Rodriguez, Ariana Stein, Illustrator Citlali Reyes

EVENTS this week - At-A-Glance

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

Sat., 10/12, 10 a.m.

Mind, Body, Spirit Class - QiGong w/Betty

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Coming Up!

10/25 & 26 - Bioneers 15th Annual Conference. We’re the official bookseller for this much needed environmental conference hosted by the Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, a local, self-organized Bioneers Resilient Communities Network group. Click here for more info.

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November is Source Booksellers’ Customer Appreciation Month!

And it’s THEE actual month of our 30th Anniversary! We’re planning a special way to say Thank You! Stay tuned for details.

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Bookish News & info

THICK by Tressie McMillan Cottom is longlisted for the National Book Award! And we’re proud to carry it in the store. To learn more about the author, visit The New Press Author Spotlight.

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Source Booksellers on the Air!

On August 6th the ladies of Source Booksellers, Janet Webster Jones & Alyson Jones Turner were featured on WDET’s Culture Shift,discussing three “Must Read” books: Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Underland by Robert MacFarlane, and Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark. Listen to the interview here.

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And, listen to Detroit Book Review Episode 2 July 2019 on Detroit Book Review in Podcasts. 

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We are excited that the BBC program World Book Café Detroit segment, which was recorded earlier this year at Source Booksellers, will  air the weekend of June 23rd on the World Service. Here is the link to the broadcast schedule.


In partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts, we are pleased to present the video of our recent Making Home Community Conversation, based on the "Making Home" Exhibit at the DIA. You can view it here or click the picture below.


We were so honored to host BBC's World Book Cafe in March, with a panel of awesome Detroit literary agents for a discussion on the Literary Life of Detroit. Please check out this article here in the American Booksellers' Association's BTW recent newsletter about this event. 


BBC World Book Cafe was short in Detroit on March 9 with Source Booksellers as host. This event was the third in the series - Berlin, Beruit and Detroit.

The program is scheduled to be aired on BBC radio affiliates on March 28th.  The Berlin program can be heard now on BBC World Book Cafe.  

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Source Booksellers was thrilled to be a part of this unique effort, and share in showcasing our beloved community of Detroit. Check back for the link to our episode.


ANNOUNCEMENT! Source Booksellers now sells digital audiobooks! Through a partnership with Libro.fm, we have an online audiobook store where you can purchase books that we, also carry in the store. To start buying and listening visit here or click on the picture below.


The publication Shelf Awareness features a great article on findings from a Harvard Business School study about indie bookstores thriving. Read the article here.


We are super excited to announce that our “Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of Straits” Book Launch w/Dr. Tiya Miles is now available to view on C-SPAN Book TV. Tune in here.


Source Booksellers Recommends: Expand Reading Horizons!

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


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



Source Booksellers on the air & in print!

Look for us in this 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


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