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The Book Club of Detroit is throwing the 2nd Annual Detroit Festival of Books inside Eastern Market’s Shed 5 on Sunday, July 15th, 2018 from 10am-4pm.


Vendor General Information


The Book Club of Detroit is 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, ephemera, etc)
  • Vinyl LP records
  • Creative Arts
  • Rare musical instruments
  • Vintage board games (ie: pre-1970)
  • Some non-corporate local companies may participate on a per case basis


Vendors are responsible for bringing:

Your own chairs, table covers, tent canopy, 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.

6-foot long table offer 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.


When can Vendors setup?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018 from 7am-10am.


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.


When is the actual event?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018



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 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.


Will there be music and beer and bathrooms?


DJ Zig-Zag will be spinning funk & miscellaneous records.

Black Lotus Brewery will have beer for sale for 21 & uppers.

There are two bathrooms at each end of Shed 5.


Is there Wi-Fi in Shed 5?

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 and in front of Shed 5 on Russell Street.


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