Where to shop on independent bookstore day

n April 30, Independent Bookstore Day will hit over 400 shops around the country for the second year. Participating book stores will offer new books and other exclusive merchandise this weekend. Independent bookstore day aims to celebrate these stores, not only as places to shop, but as a community spaces. Though there are only a few local venues officially participating, you can still get in the spirit by planning a trip to your favorite local book shop, or discovering a new one from our list of Detroit-area bookstores below.

Participating stores:

Pages Bookshop

19560 Grand River Ave., Detroit
313-473-7342 or PagesBKShop.com


Book Beat

 26010 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park
248-968-1190 or TheBookBeat.com


Literati Bookstore

124 E. Washington, Ann Arbor
734-585-5567 or LiteratiBookstore.com



Other local shops:

Source Booksellers

4240 Cass Ave., #105, Detroit
313-832-1155 or SourceBooksellers.com


Shrine of the Black Madonna Bookstore

13535 Livernois Ave., Detroit


Second Baptist Church Bookstore

441 Monroe St., Detroit
313-961-0325 or SecondBaptistDetroit.org


Ditto Ditto

1548 Trumbull St., Detroit


Blackstone Bookstore & Cultural Center 

214 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti
734-961-7376 or Facebook.com/BlackStoneBookstore


Nandi’s Knowledge Café

12511 Woodward Ave., Detroit


John K. King Used & Rare Books

901 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit
313-961-0622 or RareBookLink.com


Mayflower Bookshop

2645 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley
248-547-8227 or MayflowerBookshop.com


Magina Books

2311 Fort St., Lincoln Park
313-928-7177 or MaginaBooks.com


Another Look Books

22263 Goddard Rd., Taylor
734-374-5665 or Facebook.com/AnotherLookBooks

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