Detroit Festival of Books
Ryan M. Place Creator & Event Chairman
Lonni Thomas Eastern Market Sunday Market Manager
Jim Charbonneau Website Creator & Tech Wizard
Lauren Rautiola Event Cartographer, Project Manager, Bookkeeper
Maurice Barie Book Club of Detroit Treasurer & Book Donations Coordinator
Emily Gould Instagram & Twitter, Volunteer Coordinator
Holly Chase Director of Hospitality
Jason Ratcliffe DJ Zig-Zag the Funk Maestro
Rachel Quinlan Creative Director
George Hagenauer Art & Comic Broker, Assorted Logistics
April Clay Marketing Strategy
Alice Nigoghosian Book Club of Detroit Information Greeter (also Dr. Jerry Mitchell, Vera Boyd, etc.)
John Jones Eastern Market Security
Countless hours wandering John K. King Used & Rare Books
Francis Grunow’s Marche du Nain Rouge Parade
DJ Frank Raines Funk Night parties in Detroit
Mr. Francis’ ‘Tao in Thought‘ class @ PCEP
The uncrushable fighting spirit of Detroit
The beauty of Michigan
The rich, undulating tapestry of the United States of America
Book lovers and brain-food gobblers everywhere
The world of books, vinyl records, delicious food and drinks.
The Book Club of Detroit is helping to fund this event.
We also receive generous assistance from Eastern Market, the City of Detroit, KDZ Consulting, Margrave Pictures, and several community leaders.
Founded in 1957, the Book Club of Detroit is a group of 150+ rare book collectors who like to get together for drinks and literary-related events.
The Book Club of Detroit is a non-profit organization of bibliophiles and is widely regarded as one of the top clubs in the USA for book collectors.