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:

[email protected]

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!

One lucky person will Win a FREE Autographed Copy of ‘Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology’ signed by author & historian KEN MILLER! (Retail value $100.00)

One lucky person will Win a FREE Autographed Copy of ‘Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology’ signed by author & historian KEN MILLER! (Retail value $100.00)

Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology by Ken Miller

 

*Special thanks to Ken Miller and 1870 Publishing Group for this*

We are raffling off only ONE FREE autographed copy of ‘Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology’ by Ken Miller!

 *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, May 18, 2020 – Sunday, May 24, 2020

 

Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology by Ken Miller

 

Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is considered The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.

Repeatedly voted the USA’S best amusement park (with best coaster Steel Vengeance and best amusement park hotel Hotel Breakers), Cedar Point attracts over 3 million visitors per year.

Lucky for us, Cedar Point is only two hours south of Detroit. Every Summer, my mom and grandparents and I used to drive down and join the adrenaline junkies for the great endorphins rush of coaster mania. My favorite ride is probably the Magnum, an underrated, terrifyingly jerky 80’s-tastic coaster. I also enjoy the annual HalloWeekends event.

Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

 

Opened in 1870 on Lake Erie, Cedar Point is 364 acres and features 72 rides (18 roller coasters), 5 hotels, Cedar Point Shores waterpark, two marinas, a mile-long sandy beach, and more.

Some of the top coasters are: Steel Vengeance (world’s best coaster; 74 mph straight drop for 30 seconds), Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, Raptor, GateKeeper, Wicked Twister, Valravn, etc.

You can also ride the Gondola (aka: Sky Ride) over the Main Midway. It’s 92 feet in the air and offers great views of the entire park. And there’s the classic Railroad ride (built 1963) where you pass through Boneville, an Old West town of 48 animatronic skeletons.

Cedar Point hires more than 5,000 seasonal employees from all over the world every year. Workers live on-site in the Commons Campus dorms and also Bayside Campus Apartments.

 

Ken Miller, the Herodotus of Cedar Point

Ken Miller (image courtesy of 1870 Publishing Group)

 

In the back NW corner of the park, in Frontier Town, inside the Town Hall Museum, you can find Ken Miller eagerly explaining park history and memorabilia.

Ken Miller has distinguished himself as a major Cedar Point historian. He is also a high school math teacher and chess enthusiast.

Recently, his company 1870 Publishing Group printed the bible of Cedar Point, a massive coffee table elephant folio sized book entitled ‘Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology’.

Scholarly, informative and action-packed, this tremendous resource took Ken over 7 years to write and compile. He even minutely combed through more than 100,000 newspaper articles.

Lushly inlaid with photographs and historical memorabilia, the book is 392 pages, measures 12 inches x 18 inches, weighs 12 pounds, and contains 75 maps.

1,000 limited-edition signed and numbered copies of the book featuring a special cover designed by Paul Bonifield and Ashley Spedding, quickly sold out.

 

Biography of Ken Miller

Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology by Ken Miller

 

“I was born and raised in Michigan. Lived in Livonia from 3rd grade to 11th, then moved to Ohio in high school during the 70’s. I worked sales and marketing after college in the Dungeons & Dragons industry. Switched to teaching math about a dozen years ago.”

“Still read science fiction and fantasy, as well as historical drama. Favorite TV show is MASH. In my free time I play tournament chess, but I haven’t had any free time in years.”

 

Ken started working at Cedar Point in 2000 and started working at the Town Hall Museum in 2004

Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

 

“I started with Cedar Point running the store inside the Sandcastle Suites Hotel. When the guests were in the park, the store was very slow, so I started reading the Cedar Point books we had there. Learned a lot of trivia and history about the park.”

“A few years later, I was working front of the park when management asked me to help in the museum.”

“The Town Hall Museum is run by Guest Services, so most of my job functions revolve around that. I think I have the best job in the park. I get to work with the guests, share some trivia, tell them where to get funnel cakes, etc. And stay in the air conditioning.”

 

Cedar Point is fascinating, unique, and worthy of attention

Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

 

Cedar Point wasn’t designed. It grew organically, gradually into what it is today. The development over the last 150 years has been incredible.”

“The book is loaded with fun facts and trivia about the park. The ‘Did you know?’ pages 186-7 have lots of miscellaneous stuff.”

“One of my favorites is the amount of food the park goes through every season: 190,000 pounds of hamburger, 91 miles of hot dogs, 29,000 gallons of ice cream, 595 tons of french fries, and 800,000 gallons of beverages!”

“As for the coasters, I’m not much of a rider anymore myself. Can’t do circles, otherwise I’d be fine on the Raptor, until the final helix at the end. Favorite coaster is GateKeeper, favorite ride is the Train.”

 

Ken’s Overview of the Book

Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology by Ken Miller

 

“’Rolling Through The Years’ is a textbook and the ultimate resource about Cedar Point. It is divided into two main sections.”

“The first section is grouped by subject. For example, if you want to know everything about the Carousels, the information is all together in one place.”

“The second section is by year. Starting in the 1700s, all the major events and developments are listed. Included in this section are over 75 maps of the park, which illustrates the amazing development of the park.”

 

The Process of Assembling and Publishing the Book

Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology by Ken Miller

 

“Assembling the book was time consuming and difficult.”

1,200 images all had to be formatted and laid into the software. Every change on one page could inadvertently change the next page, so we had to be very careful as we put the book together. After the book was assembled, we sent it to three editors, two for content and one for copy. I also had both the current and retired Cedar Point General Manager look through the book.”

“Actually, it was far harder to print the book than expected. There are not many printers that could handle the size and weight. Our first thought was overseas, but they couldn’t guarantee any kind of time frames. We then chose a printer in Cincinnati. We ended up switching printers halfway through the project to a printer in Tennessee. The cover material was special order due to the weight and the new printer had issues with it. They could only handle a small amount of books each week, so we missed our original release date.”

 

Commonalities Among Coaster Enthusiasts & the Legendary Regulars

Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

 

“Sure, just like any fans/enthusiasts in any pop culture milieu, we have our fair share. When I worked in the Dungeons & Dragons industry, there were fans. Football has its enthusiasts, Nascar has theirs, Broadway musicals have theirs, etc. And to anyone on the outside, it’s all weird.”

“Cedar Point has its share of regulars, many of whom come into Town Hall. Most notable was ‘Mean Streak Henry’ Sievers who had the unofficial ridership record for the Mean Streak roller coaster. And I mean thousands upon thousands of rides.”

 

Ken’s Recommendations on places to check out in Sandusky

 

“I like Danny Boys Pizza and Berardi’s Family Kitchen. My favorite place to go is the Merry-Go-Round Museum.”

 

If you have any vintage Cedar Point stories or memorabilia to share, please contact Ken

 

1870 Publishing Group

PO Box 173

Sandusky, OH 44871-0173

[email protected]

 

Cedar Point image (courtesy of 1870 Publishing Group)

 

*Special thanks to Ken Miller and 1870 Publishing Group for this*

We are raffling off only ONE FREE autographed copy of ‘Rolling Through The Years: A Cedar Point Atlas and Chronology’ by Ken Miller!

 *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, May 18, 2020 – Sunday, May 24, 2020

 

Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

 

Order the book here

https://1870publishinggroup.com/about-the-book#e2de80f4-6bd3-4f20-97e9-301ed042afa2

 

Cedar Point Timeline

https://pointbuzz.com/history

 

Theme Park Insider

https://www.themeparkinsider.com/

 

American Coaster Enthusiasts 

https://www.aceonline.org/

 

Cedar Point Food Blog 

https://cpfoodblog.com/

 

PointBuzz: CP News 

https://pointbuzz.com/News

 

Cedar Point Demon Drop image (courtesy of 1870 Publishing Group)

 

Cedar Point’s Official List of Rides

https://www.cedarpoint.com/play/rides-coasters

 

Cedar Point Memories (Facebook Group)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/891098047631065/

 

CP Rundown 

https://www.facebook.com/cprundown/

 

Wicked Twister GWR fastest 

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/85489-fastest-roller-coaster-inverted-design

 

Wicked Twister GWR tallest 

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/85487-tallest-roller-coaster-inverted-design

 

Valravn GWR largest drop

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/85483-largest-drop-on-a-roller-coaster-floorless-design

Cedar Point Boneville image (courtesy of 1870 Publishing Group)

Cedar Point Ferry image (courtesy of 1870 Publishing Group)

Cedar Point Facts image (courtesy of 1870 Publishing Group)

Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

Boneville railroad @ Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

Red Garter Saloon @ Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

Beer @ Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

Marina @ Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

Marina @ Cedar Point (image courtesy of Cedar Point)

 

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).

 

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

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

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

Huge THANK YOU to everyone for making Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) fun and successful!

And to Eastern Market Manager Lonni Thomas. Without her love & support, this festival would not exist.

 

These photos are courtesy of Detroit photographer Emily Rose Bennett.

Emily takes outstanding photos and we were very grateful and honored to have her capture Bookfest this year.

Emily is a Louisville native who now lives in Detroit. She has worked for the Augusta Chronicle and Grand Rapids Press and she also contributes to The New York TimesWall Street Journal and Washington Post.

She also kicks butt on the Detroit Roller Derby Allstars team.

Thank you, Emily Rose!

 

Emily Rose Bennett

http://www.emilyrosephoto.net/

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/erose_/

 

And get out your calendars…..

4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books!

 

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

 

Eastern Market, Shed 3, Detroit

Facebook event page

 

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

 

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

 

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

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3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) photo by Emily Rose Bennett

 

4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books! (Sunday, July 19th, 2020) Eastern Market SHED 3

4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books! (Sunday, July 19th, 2020) Eastern Market SHED 3

Detroit Bookfest

*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 19th, 2020.

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/

 

Facebook event page

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

 

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:

[email protected]

Thank you, we love you all!

 

Detroit Bookfest (photo by Debbie Maciolek)

 

Detroit Bookfest website statistics for 2019

 

Detroit Bookfest!

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