We will be adding potential vendors to the VNQ (Vendor Notification Queue) throughout the year for 2019.

This is not a guarantee that you will be a vendor, it is just a database of potential vendors. Please fill out the online vendor app if you are interested in being added to the database.

After you *READ EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE*, please fill out this form:



Vendor General Information


We are renting 6-foot long tables. If you wish to sell anything at this event, you must rent a table from us.


This is open to the general community, thus, anyone can rent a table.


This event is indoors and partially outdoors, The event will be held rain or shine.


What can you sell at the Detroit Bookfest?

  • BOOKS!!!! (ie: used, rare, antiquarian, unusual, pulp, first editions, esoterica, curiosa, incunabula, indie, ephemera, etc)
  • Vinyl LP records
  • Comic Books
  • Creative Arts
  • Rare musical instruments
  • Vintage board games (ie: pre-1970)
  • Some non-corporate local companies may participate on a per case basis


How much are tables? 

Tables are 6-feet long and cost $30.00 per table.


Vendors are responsible for bringing:

Please bring your own CHAIRS.

Also, if you wish, we recommend bringing your own table covers, book display stands, business cards, table banners, cash & change, cash boxes, mobile payment apps on your smartphone (ie: Square, Apple Pay, etc), flyers, pamphlets, etc.

One 6-foot long table offers ample room to be well-stocked, including space for boxes of books under the table.

We recommend you get boxes with good sturdy handles. To transport them, use a dolly with good wheels.



Festival hours?

Sunday, July 21st, 2019




What about security?

Yes, Eastern Market has a private armed security force who patrol the grounds 24-hours a day.

However, neither Detroit Bookfest nor Eastern Market are responsible for any lost, stolen, damaged or otherwise mishandled or misplaced property.

You are 100% responsible for everything.




Do Vendors get to keep their money?

Yes, vendors keep 100% of the proceeds from whatever is sold.

We recommend keeping your money in a cash box, cigar box, shoe box, small fireproof safe, etc and bringing enough small bills and change for transactions. We also recommend having a credit card reader on your smartphone for credit card transactions.

Also, bring a buddy or two to sit with you. Do not leave your table unattended at any time. Use the buddy system!


Will there be music and beer and bathrooms?


DJ Zig-Zag will be dolling out fat gobs of FUNK MUSIC.

BEER will be for sale for 21 & uppers.

There are several BATHROOMS around Eastern Market.


Is there Wi-Fi?

Yes, the password changes quarterly, so we won’t know what it is until the event.


Is there an ATM anywhere?

Yes, there is a very conveniently located Flagstar Bank ATM on the north exterior wall of Shed 5. If you are not a member of Flagstar, there is a $2.00 non-member fee per transaction.


Where will the food and drinks be located?

Food and drinks will be in the parking lot of Shed 5 & 6 and in front of Shed 5 on Russell Street.


So how do I apply to be a Vendor @ Detroit Bookfest?

After you *READ EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE*, please fill out this form:


If you have any other questions about being a Vendor, please email us at:

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