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Detroit Bookfest!

 

 

VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ARE CLOSED

THANK YOU!

 

We will be adding potential vendors to the VNQ (Vendor Notification Queue) throughout the year for 2019.

This is not a guarantee that you will be a vendor in 2019, it is just a database of potential vendors. Please fill out the online vendor app if you are interested in being added to the database.

After you *READ EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE*, please fill out this form:

http://detroitbookfest.com/vendorapp/

 

 

Vendor General Information

 

We are renting 6-foot long tables. If you wish to sell anything at this event, you must rent a table from us.

 

This is open to the general community, thus, anyone can rent a table.

 

This event is indoors and partially outdoors, The event will be held rain or shine.

 

What can you sell at the Detroit Bookfest?

  • BOOKS!!!! (ie: used, rare, antiquarian, unusual, pulp, first editions, esoterica, curiosa, incunabula, indie, ephemera, etc)
  • Vinyl LP records
  • Comic Books
  • Creative Arts
  • Rare musical instruments
  • Vintage board games (ie: pre-1970)
  • Some non-corporate local companies may participate on a per case basis

 

How much are tables? 

Tables are 6-feet long and cost $30.00 per table.

 

Vendors are responsible for bringing:

Please bring your own CHAIRS.

Also, if you wish, we recommend bringing your own table covers, book display stands, business cards, table banners, cash & change, cash boxes, mobile payment apps on your smartphone (ie: Square, Apple Pay, etc), flyers, pamphlets, etc.

One 6-foot long table offers ample room to be well-stocked, including space for boxes of books under the table.

We recommend you get boxes with good sturdy handles. To transport them, use a dolly with good wheels.

 

 

Festival hours?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

10am-4pm

 

 

What about security?

Yes, Eastern Market has a private armed security force who patrol the grounds 24-hours a day.

However, neither The Book Club of Detroit nor Eastern Market are responsible for any lost, stolen, damaged or otherwise mishandled or misplaced property.

You are 100% responsible for everything.

 

 

 

Do Vendors get to keep their money?

Yes, vendors keep 100% of the proceeds from whatever is sold.

We recommend keeping your money in a cash box, cigar box, shoe box, small fireproof safe, etc and bringing enough small bills and change for transactions. We also recommend having a credit card reader on your smartphone for credit card transactions.

Also, bring a buddy or two to sit with you. Do not leave your table unattended at any time. Use the buddy system!

 

Will there be music and beer and bathrooms?

YES!

DJ Zig-Zag will be dolling out fat gobs of FUNK MUSIC.

BEER will be for sale for 21 & uppers.

There are several BATHROOMS around Eastern Market.

 

Is there Wi-Fi?

Yes, the password changes quarterly, so we won’t know what it is until the event.

 

Is there an ATM anywhere?

Yes, there is a very conveniently located Flagstar Bank ATM on the north exterior wall of Shed 5. If you are not a member of Flagstar, there is a $2.00 non-member fee per transaction.

 

Where will the food and drinks be located?

Food and drinks will be in the parking lot of Shed 5 & 6 and in front of Shed 5 on Russell Street.

 

So how do I apply to be a Vendor @ Detroit Bookfest?

After you *READ EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE*, please fill out this form:

http://detroitbookfest.com/vendorapp/

 

If you have any other questions about being a Vendor, please email us at:

vendor@detroitbookfest.com

 

Detroit Bookfest!

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