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Events/Media Calendar 2018

Special Events

Sun, February 4, - 3:00 p.m.  Join us for a special Book Signing & Poetry session with Author Francine Lakiesha Houston! Her book, "Lupus Journey" (memoir) explains her experience with Lupus and provides photos to show you before, during and after shots.  Come out to learn about her miraculous healing and hope & hear her "poetry in motion"  at this exciting event!  FREE. RSVP: francinehouston@gmail.com


Sun, February 25 - 12:00 noon

Bring the entire family out to DBC's 2nd Annual African-American Family Book Expo 2018. This exciting one-day event is designed to preserve literacy in our community – at the family level.  Enjoy a winter afternoon over 60 talented Black Authors of adult & children books.


You will meet the authors, buy your "discount" autographed books and enjoy a host of family, fun entertainment -- KIDZONE...HOT Popcorn, $6 soul food lunch, photo backdrop, LOTS OF DOOR PRIZES and $1 Souvenir Booklets!!!  You'll also enjoy storytelling and “author” talks from 15 amazing writer/speakers in front of a captive audience in the Author's Boardroom.  The 1st 200 adult arrivals will get a FREE Swag bag!  $3/Adults $1 Kids.

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   Our 1st Book Meet-up!!

New, Hard Cover Book

After the Dance...My Life with Marvin Gaye

by Jan Gaye

Page Count: 290  |  $25.99   Special Discount: $15


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

ORDER THE BOOK NOW. Any books order after Feb. 2nd, can  be purchased & picked up at the bookstore.


After her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janis Hunter met Marvin Gaye - the soulful prince of Motown. Despite a seventeen-year-age difference and Marvin’s marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown’s founder, the enchanted teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship.  Primarily silent since Marvin’s tragic death in 1984, Jan at last opens up, sharing the moving, fervently charged story of one of music history’s most fabled marriages.  Unsparing in its honesty and insight, illustrated with sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, After the Dance reveals what it’s like to be in love with a creative genius who transformed popular culture and whose artistry continues to be celebrated today.


Register here.  (Spots are filled on 1st come basis -- up to 12 bookies!!)

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)

February "HOT" Movie Pick    -  Our Premier Movie Night!!

Sat, February 10, 2018 | Doors open: 6:30pm - 9pm

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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