Detroit Festival of Books 

Festival Committee

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

DFB/DBF                    Communications


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.