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Founded in 1957, The Book Club of Detroit, is an association of Detroit-area bibliophiles who assemble periodically for the purpose of stimulating a mutual interest in books, manuscripts, and prints, specifically those aspects concerned with collecting, bibliography, design, production, conservation, and preparation.

Our chief aims are to further the interests of book collectors and to promote an understanding and appreciation of fine books and printing. We are doctors, lawyers, teachers, students, retirees, librarians, antiquarians, artists, writers, publishers, book dealers, and people from all walks of life. The one thing we have in common is we all share a love of books and the printed page.

Together we are the Book Club of Detroit, a group of individuals dedicated to celebrating and preserving the excellence of the written word in all matters related to books. We meet most months from March through December to enjoy a variety of programs featuring authors, book collecting experts, and special guests. Our venues include the homes of private collectors, libraries, rare book rooms, special exhibitions, book shops, and other unique places.

We regularly conduct events in conjunction with other book-related groups and have co-sponsored events with The Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation, The Historical Society of Michigan, The Burton Historical Collection, Wayne State University and WSU Press, The William L. Clements Library, The Detroit Historical Society, The Detroit Institute of Arts, College for Creative Studies, The Scarab Club, University of Michigan Libraries, the Detroit Drunken Historical Society, and others.

Our events are always lively, imaginative, and informative. The Book Club of Detroit is a member of the prestigious Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS), which comprises book clubs around the United States. We also publish a newsletter called Speaking of Books and a membership directory, both of which are delivered to all members at no extra charge.

All members are encouraged to submit reviews and articles for our publications, or to host or arrange an event. We urge you to join with us and we promise you will be enriched and rewarded.

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Upcoming events (5+)

'Lost in Michigan' series author Mike Sonnenberg book signing!

Shiawassee Historical Society

*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.* Sunday, January 26, 2020 'Lost in Michigan' series author Mike Sonnenberg book signing! Shiawassee Historical Society 1997 North M-52 Owosso, MI 48867 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost: FREE From Mike: I will be giving a presentation at the Shiawassee Historical Society on Sunday, January 26th at 2:00 PM. I will be showing some of my photos and telling stories about a few of my trips around Michigan. After the presentation, I will be hanging around to sign and sell books. If you have a book already bring it with you and I will be happy to autograph it. If you can’t make it and you want to purchase one. you can order them from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0999433202/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=mikesonnenber-20&linkId=8876247b4508a48852fc886591b624cb&language=en_US I hope you can make it out to Owosso, It is always nice to meet people out in “real life”

Conversation with author Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Wayne State University Libraries

*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.* Monday, January 27, 2020 Conversation with author Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wayne State University Bernath Auditorium @ Adamany Undergraduate Library 5155 Gullen Mall Detroit, MI Cost: FREE Join Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the doctor who exposed the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and author of What the Eyes Don't See, in a conversation on Monday, January 27 from 1:30 to 3:00 in Bernath Auditorium in the Undergraduate Library. Dr. Hanna-Attisha will discuss what shaped her outlook on society, social justice and the medical profession and her work to combat the lead crisis in Flint.

Rev. Run of rap group RUN DMC on his new book!

Detroit Main Library

*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.* Sunday, February 02, 2020 Joseph "Rev Run" and Justine Simmons Detroit Public Library (main branch) 5201 Woodward Ave Detroit, Michigan RUN DMC’s iconic rapper and his wife, share their secrets to lasting love and the guiding principles that have kept them together in their new book 'Old School Love and Why It Works'.

Bath Tub Gin & Rum Running: Prohibition in Detroit

Plymouth District Library

*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.* Bath Tub Gin & Rum Running: Prohibition in Detroit Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:00 pm.m - 8:30 p.m. Waldorf Room @ Plymouth District Library 223 S. Main St. Plymouth, MI 48170 Cost: FREE The New York Times labeled Detroit the "Rum Capitol" of the Nation during Prohibition. Rum running, smuggling, illegal stills, and blind pigs sprang up within hours of the start of Prohibition in 1920 and thrived for the next 14 years. Corruption was rampant and the criminal Purple Gang took over. The booze trade was so strong the gang could tell Al Capone to stay out of Michigan, and he did! Presented by Joseph Oldenburg, Historian. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Books about the period will also be discussed. Questions: Marjorie Sadler (734)[masked] ext. 205 [masked] REGISTER for the event here: http://plymouthlibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6693&ag=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,11,26,27,28&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/02/01

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