Award-winning author Carl Weber will be at the Oak Park Library on Wednesday, January 18th, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Book Beat will be selling books at the event. If you have any questions, or would like to reserve a book beforehand, please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190. This event is free and open to the public.
Book mogul Carl Weber is commonly known as the P. Diddy of the African American publishing world. With 14 New York Times bestselling novels under his belt and twenty-two novels in total, Weber is considered one of the premiere African American authors in the country. However, being an author can hardly be considered his day job. As president, CEO and Publisher of Urban Books LLC, Weber has published more than 2500 hundred books and grown Urban Books into the largest African American owned publishing company in the world. Weber will be presenting his latest best-seller Man on the Run.
White House Journalist April Ryan will be at Baldwin Public Library on Friday, Janurary 27th at 8 PM. She will be talking about her new book, At Mama’s Knee. The library will be serving Prosecco. If you have any questions, or would like to reserve a book beforehand, please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190. This event is free and open to the public, although registration is required.
“In these racially turbulent times, April Ryan’s At Mama’s Knee is essential reading. Drawing from her experience as a White House reporter and keen observations of black motherhood in the 21st century, April offers a poignant look at the racial challenges our nation still faces. Mothers are on the front lines of racial revolution. At Mama’s Knee teaches us, above all, that mothers in America carry a heavy burden. Their lessons on race and intolerance shape not just the lives of their children, but our communities and nation as a whole.” –Montel Williams, Former Naval Intelligence Officer and Television Personality
We are pleased to announce the return of author, activist and educator Bill Ayers, presenting his latest book: Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto in a live appearance at Book Beat, 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7 PM. Please call 248-968-1190 to reserve books or for more information.
“History shows that progress only happens when we refuse to limit ourselves to the art of the possible.”
In an era defined by mass incarceration, endless war, economic crisis, catastrophic environmental destruction, and a political system offering more of the same, radical social transformation has never been more urgent or seemed more remote.
The Book Beat reading group selection for January is The Vegetarian by Han Kang. The Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, January 25th at 7pm in the Goldfish Tea Room (117 W 4th St #101, Royal Oak, MI 48067). Reading Group selections are discounted 15% at Book Beat. For more information, please call (248) 968-1190. All are welcome!