Are you looking for a way to support children in Detroit? Bring your gently used children’s books to Bookfest 2024.



Birdie’s Bookmobile is a non-profit organization dedicated to making diverse books more accessible, increasing the number of books children have at home, and helping improve literacy outcomes.

They are partnered with over 40 Detroit Public and charter schools, after-school programs, and non-profit organizations, and have distributed more than 18,000 books to children and families in Detroit.

Your book donations will help build home libraries, encourage shared reading experiences,  and improve literacy outcomes.

Book Needs:

  • Board Books
  • Picture Books
  • Early Readers
  • Chapter Books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Middle Grade
  • YA


Birdie’s Book Mobile (phot by Birdies)


Where will Birdie’s Bookmobile be located during Bookfest?


Birdie’s Bookmobile will be located outside Eastern Market’s Shed 5 in the DTE Plaza.


This is the main plaza on the west side of the building facing Russell Street at Alfred Street.


DTE Plaza outside Eastern Market’s Shed 5 (Detroit, Michigan) located at Russell Street and Alfred Street









Alyce Hartman, owner of Birdie’s Bookmobile in Detroit (photo by Alyce Hartman)

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