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Events/Media Calendar 2018

Special Events

Mon, January 15 - 11:00 a.m. - 6:00p.m.  KING Day Sale! Swing by Detroit Book City's Bookstore for a great sale on Dr. Martin Luther King "I have a Dream" t-shirts, tote bags and books for the entire family! ONE-DAY ONLY!


Sun, January 21 - 3:00 p.m. Anita Caprice, author of the Reflections of an Angel2x...Poetic Affirmations is hosting her spoken word set & book signing.  Mature listeners...show up to get an autograph copy of her book & CD and listen to her sets at 4pm & 5pm. We are so excited to start the year with Anita and hope you can join us for this exciting event!  FREE. RSVP: 1anitacaprice@gmail.com


Sun, March (TBA) - 3:00 p.m.  Publishing 101

Do you have a book idea? Thinking about publishing? Not sure how? Then come to Publishing 101 and hear a few of our award-winning, local authors provide you with guidelines on the first steps of publishing.

Cost per person: $15


The Book Meet-up! The Book Meet-up are held every 3rd Thursday of the month.  Space is limited to 10-12 bookies who enjoy a good read and great discussion!  Admission is FREE, but we ask that you buy the book from us and read it before the meet-up date to discuss!  Our selections may include black diaspora, novels, memoirs, biographies, history, or spirituality.

February Book Club Pick

The Blue Sweater, by Jacqueline Novogratzy

Page Count: 306  |  $15.99   Special Price: $8


Thurs, February 15, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

ORDER THE BOOK NOW. Any books order after Jan. 26,  be purchased at the bookstore.


The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it.  More than just an autobiography or a how-to guide to addressing poverty. The Blue Sweater is a call to action that challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.


Register here.  (Spots are filled on 1st come basis.)

Saturday Movie Night@ DBC! Our movie nights are hosted twice a month for movie goers who enjoy Black theatre and drama then want to discuss it in depth!  Cost: $10 Cost includes: hot popcorn and beverage. Advance registration is required.  If interested, reserved your ticket QUICK!!Seating is limited (10-12 capacity)

January "HOT" Movie Pick

Sat, January 27, 2018 | Doors open: 6:30pm - 8pm

PG-13 .  2005 .  Indie film/Drama .  1h 35m


In the 1950s, young Ruben Santiago Jr.  lives in a lively boardinghouse in the blue-collar town of Lackawanna, New York, with his father after his parents separate. Run by the motherly Nanny Crosby and her taciturn husband, the boardinghouse residents, including The Band leader, singer Pauline and cabaret owner Dick Barrymore, teach the young boy about life and art.  Starring: S. Epatha Merkerson, Terrance Howard, Mos Def, Macy Gray.


Register here.  (Spots are filled on 1st come basis.)


News Bulletin

2nd Annual African American Family Book Fair 2018

AUTHOR/ARTISTS CALL!!!!!! We cordially invite you to EXHIBIT at Detroit Book City's Juneteenth Books, Poetry & Arts Fair 2018 at Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI 48235 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12 noon - 5pm.


If you are an African-American book author, spoken word artist or visual artist/hand craft artisan who create paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, croquet knits, specialty apparel, candles, skin care products, jewelry & more... Get ready to sell your craft!!


This is an epic, annual venue to sell your books and creative art goods while enjoying a family-fun, entertainment platform!


We have limited exhibitor tables! EARLY BIRD Registration $65 ($75 after April 1st, 2018).  DON'T MISS OUT... REGISTER NOW.

Download Exhbitor Form






2nd Annual Juneteenth Books, Poetry & Arts Fair 2018

2018 Family Book Drive

Please donate new or gently used books in support of providing literacy to Detroit economically disadvantaged families.  Our goal is to collect 200 books.  We will donate these books to families to help build libraries in their respective homes.  Contact us at 248.209.6880 to schedule a drop-off date.

DONT MISS OUT... Exhibitor tables SOLD Out!  FREE 1,200 Adm tickets SOLD Out!

But you can still join us @ Detroit Book City's 2nd Annual African American Family Book Expo 2018 at Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI 48235 on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 from 12 noon - 5pm.

Pay at the Door...

Admission: $3 adults | $1 Kids (5-13yrs.)



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