Thank you Fine Books Magazine for the coverage of Virtual Detroit Bookfest

Thank you Fine Books Magazine for the coverage of Virtual Detroit Bookfest

Thank you very much Fine Books & Collections Magazine for the coverage of Virtual Detroit Bookfest!

 

Full article is here

https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/news/detroit-festival-books-will-add-virtual-component

 

And big thank you to our own media manager Louie Meizlish for his ongoing dedication to generating more awareness about Bookfest.

 

 

Yes, in addition to our limited in-person event this year on July 18, we will be running our inaugural Virtual Detroit Bookfest on our website from July 16-18.

 

Simple visit our homepage www.detroitbookfest.com and you will see the Virtual event at the top.

Entry is FREE for attendees to both the in-person and virtual events!

 

If you are interested in being a virtual vendor, please apply here:

https://detroitbookfest.com/vendor-application-2021

Detroit Bookfest social media websites (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, and more!)

Detroit Bookfest social media websites (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, and more!)

Hello, everyone!

Please follow Detroit Festival of Books (aka Detroit Bookfest) on:

 

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Detroit-Festival-of-Books-292271887902092/

 

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/detbookfest/

 

Linkedin

https://www.linkedin.com/company/detroitbookfest

 

Twitter
https://twitter.com/DBookfest

 

Tiktok

https://www.tiktok.com/@detroitbookfest?

 

Medium

https://medium.com/@detroitbookfest

 

Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/detroitbookfest/

 

Tumblr
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/detroitbookfest

 

Reddit
https://www.reddit.com/user/DetroitBookfest/

 

Spacehey

https://spacehey.com/detroitbookfest

 

Myspace
https://myspace.com/detroitbookfest

 

WhatsApp

https://www.whatsapp.com/?lang=en

 

Snapchat (just login to Snapchat and screenshot the Snapcode below to add us!)

https://www.snapchat.com/

Detroit Bookfest Snapchat Snapcode

 

 

 

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

Win a FREE copy of Gestalten’s ‘Do You Read Me? Bookstores Around the World’ featuring Detroit’s John K. King Used and Rare Books! ($60.00 value)

Win a FREE copy of Gestalten’s ‘Do You Read Me? Bookstores Around the World’ featuring Detroit’s John K. King Used and Rare Books! ($60.00 value)

Gestalten ‘Do You Read Me?’

 

*Special thanks to Gestalten & Marianne Julia Strauss for this*

We are raffling off one copy of ‘Do You Read Me? Bookstores Around the World‘, a beautiful 272-page book from Gestalten!

*One winner will be selected at random. Enter now for your chance to win!*

https://detroitbookfest.com/enter-to-win/

The raffle will run from Monday, June 22 to Sunday, June 28.

 

Gestalten ‘Do You Read Me?’ (photo courtesy of Gestalten)

 

Gestalten is an international publishing house founded in 1995 in Berlin, Germany.

Primarily specializing in high-quality visual books on design, travel, art, and lifestyle, Gestalten is well known around the world for publishing gorgeous coffee-table books.

Their newest offering is 272 pages long and was published on June 09, 2020.

 

Gestalten ‘Do You Read Me?’

 

Entitled ‘Do You Read Me? Bookstores Around the World‘ this is a beautiful sampling of 62 independent bookstores from all over the globe.

I was honored to be invited by Gestalten to be a contributor for this book, offering some of my photos and information on John K. King Used and Rare Books in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

The book was compiled by author Marianne Julia Strauss and the introduction is by Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfort Book Fair.

 

John King Books Detroit featured in Gestalten ‘Do You Read Me?’

Exclusive Interview: JOHN KING, owner of John K. King Used & Rare Books in Detroit, internationally voted one of the World’s Best Bookstores!

 

 

*Special thanks to Gestalten & Marianne Julia Strauss for this*

We are raffling off one copy of ‘Do You Read Me? Bookstores Around the World‘, a beautiful 272-page book from Gestalten!

*One winner will be selected at random. Enter now for your chance to win!*

https://detroitbookfest.com/enter-to-win/

The raffle will run from Monday, June 22 to Sunday, June 28.

 

Boekhandel Dominicanen bookstore in Maastricht, Netherlands (photo courtesy of Gestalten)

 

 

Gestalten blog post on Do You Read Me?

https://us.gestalten.com/blogs/journal/bookstores-rewrite-communities

 

Buy book form Gestalten

https://us.gestalten.com/products/do-you-read-me

 

Gestalten’s best selling books

https://us.gestalten.com/collections/all/?sort_by=best-selling

Gestalten

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/gestalten/

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/gestalten/

 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/GestaltenNews

 

 

Some other top-sellers from Gestalten 

 

Two Wheels South (Gestalten)

Blue Blooded (Gestalten)

She Surf (Gestalten)

Highsnobiety Guide to Fashion and Culture (Gestalten)

Scandinavia Dreaming (Gestalten)

I Am Dandy (Gestalten)

4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books! (Sunday, July 18, 2021) Eastern Market, Shed 3

4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books! (Sunday, July 18, 2021) Eastern Market, Shed 3

Detroit Bookfest 2021

*Special Thank You to Lauren Rautiola, our Detroit Bookfest Project Manager, for designing our flyers!*

 

The 4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) is a glorious day of BOOKS, vinyl records, comics, creative arts, food, beer, funk music and more!

Please join us at Eastern Market Shed 3 in Detroit on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

The event is FREE for attendees! There will be an estimated 10,000+ attendees.

Event hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All the event details are here:

https://detroitbookfest.com/event-details-facts/

 

Detroit Bookfest Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/363995340977221/

 

Official Detroit Bookfest Afterparty @ Eastern Market Brewing Company

https://www.facebook.com/events/511032789841366/

 

Detroit Bookfest Bash @ Bea’s Detroit

https://www.facebook.com/events/2492508121065383/

 

 

What is Shed 3 @ Eastern Market? 

Detroit Bookfest will be located inside Shed 3. To get near there, use the address 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI.

Shed 3 is located on Russell Street, between Division St & Adelaide St.

Built in 1922, Shed 3 is 29,000-square feet. The layout features 4 wings in a cross-shape. It is the “main” and largest shed at Eastern Market.

Shed 3 features bathrooms, large garage door-walls and free wi-fi.

 

Click on this link for a 3-D tour of Shed 3 (courtesy of Eastern Market):

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=jiHWwWLKs4B

 

Shed 3

 

Exclusive Interview: JOHN KING, owner of John K. King Used & Rare Books in Detroit, internationally voted one of the World’s Best Bookstores!

 

If you are interested in applying to be a Vendor, read this: 

https://detroitbookfest.com/vendor-application/

Please fill out the Vendor Application form and you will be entered into the VNQ (Vendor Notification Queue).

The VNQ is a database of potential vendors. If you are selected to be a vendor, you will be notified via email.

Please note that we have received thousands of emails from people wanting to be vendors at Detroit Bookfest.

 

If you have any questions, please email:

books@detroitbookfest.com

Thank you, we love you all!

 

Detroit Bookfest (photo by Debbie Maciolek)

 

Detroit Bookfest!

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

400+ Photos from the 2nd Annual Detroit Festival of Books @ Eastern Market!

150+ Photos from the 1st annual Detroit Festival of Books @ Eastern Market!

Father Gabriel Richard Brought Michigan’s First Printing Press to Detroit in 1809!

Father Gabriel Richard Brought Michigan’s First Printing Press to Detroit in 1809!

 

Father Gabriel Richard

 

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus

(“We hope for better things. They will rise from the ashes.”)

Father Gabriel Richard (Detroit, 1805)

 

In life, it’s good to celebrate progress, honor the past and always give credit to the architects and originators.

Father Gabriel Richard was a dynamic figure of early Detroit. We have him to thank for bringing the very first printing press to Michigan, among a host of other incredible accomplishments.

The Chinese invented paper around 100 AD. Then, they invented the process of imprinting ink on paper in 175 AD. They would take blocks of wood, ink them, put paper on them and rub them with a bamboo stick to create an impression.

The Chinese invented paper around 100 AD.

 

Around 1440 AD, Gutenberg, who previously worked for the Mainz mint in Germany, invented the printing press in Strasbourg, France. Gutenberg’s moveable type printing press revolutionized the world.

On February 23rd, 1455, Gutenberg printed 200 copies of his now famous Gutenberg Bible, a two-volume Bible written in Latin.

Currently, there are only about 48 copies known to exist. One of these babies is estimated to go for upwards of $35 million dollars if sold on the market today.

So, if anyone has an original Gutenberg Bible lying around they want to sell me, just let me know and I’ll be over in a jiff to buy it from you!

Gutenberg Bible (c. 1455 AD)

 

 

Quick Timeline of Father Gabriel Richard

(compiled from various sources by Ryan M. Place)

 

Printing Press

 

Saintes, France (October 15th, 1767)

Father Gabriel Richard is born.

 

Paris, France (1792)

While the French Revolution is in full swing, Father Gabriel Richard leaves France for the Midwest, USA. He was originally stationed in Baltimore, Maryland but his first official job was preaching as missionary to Native Americans in Southern Illinois.

 

Detroit (1798)

Father Gabriel Richard arrives in Detroit, which was a tiny French village on the river at the time.

 

Detroit (1802-1832)

Father Gabriel Richard is pastor of Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church.

 

Early Detroit

 

Detroit (June 11th, 1805)

The Great Detroit Fire of 1805 leveled the city’s 200+ log cabin homes, including Fort Detroit.

 

Upon witnessing the devastation, Father Gabriel Richard uttered his now famous phrase “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus” (“We hope for better things. They will rise from the ashes.”).

 

This phrase is now the City of Detroit’s official motto.

 

Detroit (June 1805)

After the blaze, a major food shortage ensued. Father Gabriel Richard organized massive food aid relief to the city from outlying ribbon farms in what are now the suburbs.

 

Detroit (June 30th, 1805)

Augustus Woodward arrives in Detroit. Judge Woodward was appointed chief judge of Michigan territory by President Thomas Jefferson. Judge Woodward joins forces with Fr. Gabriel.

 

Detroit (Spring 1809)

Father Gabriel Richard brings the first printing press to Michigan. He sets it up on Detroit’s Southwest side at 5450 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, up the street from Fort Wayne.

 

Judge Woodward’s Map of Detroit.

 

Detroit (August 1st, 1809)

Father Gabriel Richard prints the first book printed in Michigan.

 

Detroit (August 31st, 1809-1816)

Father Gabriel Richard and James Miller print Detroit’s first newspaper, The Michigan Essay: or Impartial Observer. By 1840, Michigan Territory will have over 30 newspapers.

 

Detroit (1812)

During the War of 1812, Father Gabriel Richard is imprisoned by the British for refusing to submit to them. “I have taken an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and I cannot take another,” Fr. Richard told them.

 

Detroit (July 1817)

Michigan’s first bookstore, The Detroit Book Store, opens. It is owned by John P. Sheldon and Ebenezer Reed. Father Gabriel Richard is a frequent customer and supplier.

 

Books!

 

Detroit (August 26th, 1817)

Father Gabriel Richard and Rev. John Monteith, with the assistance of Judge Woodward, establish the Catholepistemiad of Michigan. In 1837, this school moved to Ann Arbor and was renamed The University of Michigan.

 

Michigan (1823-1825)

Father Gabriel Richard serves as the Michigan Territory’s delegate to the United States Congress. He fought for the establishment of The Territorial Road, which connected Detroit to Chicago. This road is now known as Michigan Avenue.

 

Detroit (September 13th, 1832)

Father Gabriel Richard dies. He is the last victim of the raging cholera epidemic in Detroit. Reportedly, the epidemic started when a troop ship carrying infected soldiers to Chicago to squash Blackhawk’s rebellion, stopped in Detroit, and unwittingly unleashed the epidemic on fair Detroit.

 

Michigan (January 26th, 1837)

Michigan officially becomes a State.

 

Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Father Gabriel Richard is buried in a subterranean crypt inside Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church (1000 Sainte Anne Street, Detroit, Michigan).

 

 

Printing Press.

 

Some other resources you should check out:

Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit houses Father Gabriel Richard’s original collection of books and papers

https://www.shms.edu/content/rare-book-collection

 

200 Years of Detroit Booksellers (this is an excellent book by deceased BCD member Kay MacKay)

https://www.amazon.com/200-Years-Detroit-Booksellers-1817/dp/B005626KZQ

 

Frontier Seaport (fascinating scholarly work about early Detroit superbly written by Dr. Catherine Cangany)

https://www.amazon.com/Frontier-Seaport-Transformation-Beginnings-1500-1900/dp/022609670X

 

Michigan’s First Bookstore (c. 1817-1828)

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001664077

 

Detroit: Engine of America (wonderfully informative book by Detroit’s own RJ King)

https://www.amazon.com/Detroit-America-R-J-King/dp/1938018117

 

Flor-Dri (5450 W. Jefferson, Detroit), which was once the original site of Michigan’s first printing press in 1809, thanks to Gabriel Richard (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

 

First known illustration of a printing press (c. 1499 AD).