Vendor terms and conditions



Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest)

3rd Sunday in July

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Eastern Market, Shed 5

Detroit, Michigan


Set-up time for Vendors is 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on the 3rd Sunday in July. Tear-down is 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookfest) only provides the table(s). Please make sure to bring your own chairs. And remember, this event is Rain or Shine.


The tables are 72 in. long x 30 in. wide x 30 in. tall. They are durable wood-top tables.


All additional furnishings and equipment are the responsibility of Vendor. You will NOT bring other or additional tables. You will NOT block or interfere with any other Vendor’s area. You will keep your area clean and you will be responsible for any damage.


There is absolutely no guarantee ever of Vendor’s table(s) location at the event. Table Map can be subject to change without notice.


All decisions regarding the display of materials shall rest solely with Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookfest) whereby if we ask you to move or remove something or multiple things, you will do so immediately and without protest.


Any and all damage caused to the building, property, tables is the sole responsibility of Vendor.


Sharing your table is fine. Subletting your table to third parties is not allowed.


Neither Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookfest) nor Eastern Market are responsible for any theft or loss of Vendor’s property.


You (Vendor) agree that you have read everything carefully and will indemnify, defend, and hold Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookfest) harmless and without liability in connection with any breach of any law, policy, rule, and/or regulation applicable to the services, goods, and other Event-related activities of the festival.


Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookfest) reserves the right to change and/or alter these terms and conditions at any time deemed necessary.




The Vendor agrees to protect, keep, and save Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookest), forever harmless from any damage(s) or charge(s) imposed for violations of any ordinance or regulation by the Vendor, his employees or agents, as well as failure to comply with the terms and agreements of this contract.


Further, Vendors shall at all times protect, indemnify, save, and keep harmless Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookfest) against and from any loss, cost, damage, liability, or expense which arises out of or from or by reason of any act or omission of the Vendor, his employees, or agents.


AMENDMENTS: Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookfest) shall have the full power in the interpretation and enforcement of all contract regulations contained herein, and the power to make such amendments thereto, and such further rules and regulations as shall be considered necessary and proper. Failure to abide by the terms of this contract may result in ejection from event or being permanently banned from the event.


The foregoing represents the agreement between the undersigned Vendor and Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookfest).

Detroit Bookfest website statistics

Detroit Bookfest website statistics

4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books! (Sunday, July 19th, 2020) Eastern Market SHED 3

According to Eastern Market, we had 13,000 attendees at our 3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) event in July 2019.

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According to Google Analytics: had 28, 658 unique visitors to the website in 2019.

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) phot by: Ryan M. Place

Top 10 Countries


Top 10 States

New York

Top 10 Cities in Michigan

Ann Arbor
Grand Rapids
Royal Oak
Clinton Township
Farmington Hills

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) phot by: Emily Rose Bennett

Fun Fact Stats

1.) 61% of visitors are ages 18-34 years old
2.) Male 54.15%, Female 45.85%
3.) Most popular web browsers = Chrome, Safari, Android Webview, Firefox
4.) 17,000 Mobile Phone (Apple iPhone most common)
5.) 10,000 Desktop (Dell computer most common)
6.) 1,400 Tablet users


Here’s a fun sampling of around 5,000 unique visitors and where they’re located geographically

1,000   Chicago, Illinois
825      Nashville, Tennessee
823      Ontario, Canada
588      New York, New York
325      London, England
264      Columbus, Ohio
204     Boardman, Oregon
188     Ashburn, Virginia
179     Los Angeles, California
122     Dublin, Ireland
102     San Francisco, California
83       Dallas, Texas
80       Paris, France
58       Berlin, Germany
54       Amsterdam, Netherlands
53      Sydney, Australia
50      Orlando, Florida
21      Rome, Italy
20      Delhi, India



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200+ Photos from the 3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books @ Eastern Market!