Thursday, July 13, 2017

The 1st Annual Detroit Festival of Books Comes to the Eastern Market this Sunday

A few years ago I received a Kindle over the holidays, I have always been a big reader and I was really excited about the gift. Downloading books was a lot cheaper and easier than buying paper copies and I loved the fact that you could carry around as many books as you wanted at any given time. But, despite all the perks that come along with reading an E-book, I found myself missing real books. I missed the weight of the book in my hands, the smell of the paper, the ability to bend the pages and the chance to take a book in the bathtub with me without the threat of electrocuting myself in the tub. I use my Kindle if I'm traveling, but other than that, if I want to read a book I make the drive to the store and I buy a hard copy.

Oddly enough, there are lots of people who feel the same way that I do, which is why The Detroit Book Club has come together to organize the 1st ever Festival of Books at the Eastern Market this Sunday, July 16th. The fest will feature food trucks, beer from Black Lotus Brewery, music from DJ Zig-Zag and tons of vendors selling new, rare and used books. There will also be a few vendors selling unique gifts, records, and more. The festival is free to attend and it runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday. Jeff Milo did a great interview about the festival, you should check that out here and head out to the Eastern Market for the festival this Sunday!


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