- 69th Annual Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show!
*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.* 69th Annual Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show! Sunday, April 28th, 2019 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Causeway Bay Hotel 6820 South Cedar Street Lansing, Michigan New Location! Free Parking! Admission is $5, but children ages 13 and under can attend the show for free. For more information, call or write: Mid-Michigan Antiquarian Book Dealers Association c/o Curious Book Shop 307 E. Grand River Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Attendees: (517)[masked] Exhibitors: (517)[masked]
- Author of 'The Immortalists' CHLOE BENJAMIN @ Interlochen!
*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.* Author of 'The Immortalists' CHLOE BENJAMIN Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 7:30pm-10:30pm Interlochen Writing House Commons 4000 M-137 Interlochen, MI 49643 Cost $26.00 Join author Chloe Benjamin as she discusses her work “The Immortalists,” a New York Times bestseller about four siblings who discover the exact dates they will die, and the effects this knowledge has on how they decide to live. Benjamin has described her novel as “a book that explores how to live with uncertainty … It is an unbelievable, absurd paradox that we have to put one step in front of the other every day without knowing which one will be our last.” “The Immortalists” has also received a #1 Indie Next Pick, #1 Library Reads pick, Amazon Best Book of the Month, and many other accolades. A San Francisco native, Benjamin is a graduate of Vassar College and of the University of Wisconsin, where she received her MFA in fiction. She lives with her husband in Madison, Wisconsin. More info http://tickets.interlochen.org/events/chloe-benjamin-author/may-1-2019-730pm Virutal tour of the Writing House http://www.interlochen.org/facilities/the-writing-house Summary of 'The Immortalists' A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a "great new talent." If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
- 11th Annual Local Author Fair
*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.* Saturday, May 4, 2019 11th Annual Local Author Fair Plymouth District Library Waldorf Room 223 South Main Street Plymouth, MI Noon-3pm *The City of Plymouth has FREE parking everywhere* Displaying literary talent from Plymouth and surrounding communities, our 11th Annual Author Fair provides a forum for authors to meet each other and readers in the community. Enjoy browsing and conversation from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing across various genres and for all ages. Look mid-April for a list of participating authors. If you would like to participate, apply here: http://plymouthlibrary.org/images/mks_authors/Author_Fair_App_2019.pdf Questions Marjorie Sadler (734)[masked] ext. 205 [masked]
- Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline book signing & talk w/ Paul Vachon!
'Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline' book signing & talk with author Paul Vachon! Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:30-9pm Pages Bookshop 19560 Grand River Ave Detroit, Michigan FREE entry. Books for sale. Veteran Detroit journalist and author, Paul Vachon, will be doing a book talk and signing for his new book, 'Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline'. Since 2008, Paul has written four books on Detroit history: Forgotten Detroit, South Oakland County, Legendary Locals of Detroit, and Lost Restaurants of Detroit. He's also written two guidebooks, MOON Michigan and MOON Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This will be a fascinating talk that you won't want to miss!
- Master Bookbinder JON BULLER Talk, Demonstration, Q&A!
The Book Club of Detroit is proud to present: Master Bookbinder JON BULLER Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Caroline Kennedy Library 24590 George Avenue Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 Jon Buller is an internationally recognized Master Bookbinder. He specializes in fine binding and book repair. Jon started in 1974 at the Academy Bindery in Dexter, Michigan. He founded Brown Bess Bindery in 1978 in Rochester, Michigan. In 1982, he moved the bindery to Ann Arbor, merged with Gutenberg Bindery and created Bessenberg Bindery. In 2010, Bessenberg was acquired by Thompson-Shore, a book manufacturer in Dexter. Jon relocated to Hendersonville, North Carolina and opened a private studio in 2014.
- 3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books!
3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books! Sunday, July 21st, 2019 Eastern Market Sheds 5 and 6 Detroit, Michigan Morfe info TBA. Homepage www.detroitbookfest.com FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2128622190753187/