Detroit Book City shines a spotlight on the African-American media market – CW50 Detroit


Southfield (CW50) – Detroit Book City is a small, independent bookstore that specializes in and markets books, media, and events to the African American community.

Janeice and Reginald Haynes, owners of Detroit Book City

Founded in January 2016, Detroit Book City has become a trusted resource for finding black freelance authors of books for adults and children. The idea behind the store was to showcase these authors and give black media a greater presence in the community.

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Janeice Haynes, owner of Detroit Book City, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the importance of books, especially books aimed at a specific community, and also talks about contextual locations where books can be found during the shutdown. store due to COVID -19.

The store offers new and used books for adults and children with an emphasis on self-help, black consciousness, the spiritual, practical, urban fiction, memoirs and biographies.

Detroit Book City hosts several family book exhibitions each year, featuring local and national African American book authors. They also set up kiosks at local festivals, schools, conferences and other community venues.

Due to COVID-19, the store is currently closed, but has several outdoor pop-up locations in the Detroit metro.

Detroit Book City also offers a first spotlight on independent authors:

Detroit Book City has become an important space for black freelance authors looking for platforms to promote and sell their books. About 10,000 readers visit their website each month to find authors and purchase their books.

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Detroit Book City has an upcoming fall event that you can check out in October.

3rd Detroit Book City Fall Family Book Fair 2021

SAT. OCT. 16, 2021 ~ 12 pm-5pm

27202 W. 8 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48033


“We’re back… AUTUMNINLITERACY!You are invited to a FREE and enchanting book fair designed to preserve literacy in Metro Detroit – at the family level.

Meet a FIERCE group of self-published black authors face-to-face and purchase autographed books for the whole family. Enjoy LIVE poetry, book lectures and children’s stories in the author’s meeting room! Our first 100 adult home arrivals… get a free SWAG bag filled with author promotions and reading resources! THIS IS AN EVENT FOR CHILDREN.

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To concern Community connection, Saturday at 7 a.m. on CW50


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