September Newsletter from Book Beat

Dear Friend & Patron,

We’ve had some recent trouble with our website and hope to get it back to normal working order soon. We thank you for your patience and continued support through this rough patch in time.

THINK AHEAD! If you cannot attend this event, please consider ordering over the phone or in-store for birthday, new baby or holiday gifts. We will get them signed and inscribed for you. Your help in getting our messages and announcements out is appreciated. Our email address is: if you need to communicate to us directly. New fall books are arriving daily – we hope to see you soon!

Sunday, September 13th: Laura Numeroff: Bringing Families Together

Please join us this Sunday, September 13th, at 2:00 PM for a special presentation by Laura Numeroff, a #1 bestselling New York Times children’s author. The event will take place at the Jewish Community Center, 15110 West Ten Mile Road in Oak Park.  The event is co-sponsored by the Book Beat and the Jewish Community Center. Books will be available for purchase and autographing at the event, provided by Book Beat. This event is FREE and open to the public! Please call 248-968-1190 for more information or stop by Book Beat to see a wide selection of Laura Numeroff titles. We are located at 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park in the Lincoln Shopping Center (10 1/2 mile and Greenfield). The JCC is located just east of Greenfield on the north side of 10 mile road.

Books must be purchased at the event or pre-ordered from Book Beat. Ms. Numerhoff will sign 2 books brought from home.

Children around the world love Laura Numeroff’s award-winning  picture books. Starting with the wildly successful, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, (a book President Barak Obama has read to children visiting at the White House), Numeroff has won audiences over with their humorous cause-and-effect antics. Numeroff is visiting Detroit to help promote her two latest titles; Would I trade My Parents? and the delightful flip-book: What Brothers Do Best / What Sisters Do Best. Watch a Youtube video where Laura Numeroff discusses her latest book at:

If you’d like an information poster to post at your school or youth center please contact us and we will email it to you.

Saturday, September 19th. 1:00-4:00 PM: Celebrate the International Day of Peace

One Peace will present Dr. Sharif Abdullah, author of Creating a World That Works for All – Local poet Willowbei Eversole will also be reading. Books will be available for purchase at this event from Book Beat. Your book purchases will help support this event. Suggested attire: logo free whites. This event is free, donations appreciated, info at: 734-425-0079.

Monday, September 21st, Celebrate Peace Day at the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center

The Swords into Plowshraes Peace Center of  Detroit will be celebrating the International Day of Peace with Detroit area poet Terry Blackhawk, founder and director of Detroit’s acclaimed InsideOut Literary Arts Project, a poets-in-schools program serving over 5,000 youth per year. Ms. Blackhawk will be joined by a group of young poets from InsideOut.

A drumming circle facilitated by Lori Fithian will also take place. Assorted peace readings and refreshments will be served. Related books on Peace will be available for purchase from Book Beat. Your purchases will help support this event and the Detroit Peace Center. The Peace Center is located at 33 E. Adams in Detroit, (free parking in rear) Please call 313-963-7575 for more information.

Wednesday, September 30th: The Book Beat Reading Group

The Book Beat Reading Group will meet at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30th, at the Goldfish Teahouse in Royal Oak to discuss Roberto Bolaño’s surreal novella By Night in Chile This discussion group is free and open to the public. Reading group books are available from Book Beat at a discount. The Book Beat reading group meets the last Wednesday of the month (except December) to discuss quality world lit that merits attention.

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