Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) is dedicated to promoting the joy of reading and the rich culture surrounding it.
We help bring books and people together in a free-to-low-cost environment.
Detroit Festival of Books
Ryan M. Place Creator & Event Chairman
Lonni Thomas Eastern Market Manager
Jim Charbonneau Website Creator & Tech Wizard
Lauren Rautiola Event Cartographer, Project Manager, Bookkeeper
Ed Clark Volunteer Coordinator
Louie Meizlish Director of Public Relations & Media
Larry Francis Minister of Bookmarks
Rachel Quinlan Creative Director
George Hagenauer Art & Comic Broker, Assorted Logistics
Jason Ratcliffe DJ Zig-Zag the Funk Maestro
J.R. Junior Security & Social Media
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 was instrumental in allowing us to use their treasury to get this event started.
We also receive generous assistance from Eastern Market, the City of Detroit, KDZ Consulting, and several community leaders.