April News and Events

Helen Frost & Rick Lieder at Book Beat, Sat., April 8th!

Book Beat and the Sierra Club present poet Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder at Book Beat on Saturday, April 8th from 1:00-4:00pm to celebrate the release of their latest collaboration, Wake Up! Wake Up! –the follow up to their three previous critically-acclaimed collaborations: Step Gently Out, Among a Thousand Fireflies and Sweep Up The Sun. They will be speaking and signing copies of their work.

In addition- to help highlight the need for protecting our local natural environment- Book Beat will be donating 20% of all customer purchases on April 8th directly to the South East Michigan Group (SEMG) of the Sierra Club. Join us to celebrate these two extraordinary artists and help protect our local natural community at the same time.


An Evening with Christopher Moore, Wed., April 12th

Bestselling author Christopher Moore will be at the Grosse Pointe War Memomorial Auditorium (32 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236) on Wednesday, April 12th from 7:00-9:00pm to sign and discuss his books. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register visit the Grosse Pointe Public library website here. Books will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Book Beat. There will be a cash bar at the event. For more information, contact the Grosse Pointe Public Library (313) 821-8830. To reserve copies of the book in advance, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.

Labor Organizer Jonathan Rosenblum at Book Beat on Thursday, April 27th

Labor, Community, and Faith Organizer Jonathan Rosenblum will be at Book Beat on Thursday, April 27th from 7:00-8:30 PM to discuss his book Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement. Books will be available for signing and purchase at the event. If you have any questions or would like to reserve the book, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190. This event is free and open to the public. Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.


Celebrate the 4th Annual Independent Book Store Day., Sat. April 29th

Book Beat is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29th. Book Beat will have exclusive Independent Bookstore Day items, authors and more!

Check back often for updates on the day’s festivities!



Reading Group Selection for April

The Book Beat reading group selection for April is Zama by Antonio di Benedetto. The Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, April 26th at 7pm at the Goldfish Tea Room (117 W 4th St #101, Royal Oak, MI 48067). Reading Group selections are discounted 15% at Book Beat. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (248) 968-1190. All are welcome!




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