January Author Events

Elmore and Peter Leonard; Thursday, January 19 at 7 pm, at the Baldwin Library, co-sponsored by Book Beat

Book Beat is pleased to welcome legendary author and beloved Detroiter Elmore Leonard, along with his son, author Peter Leonard, to the Baldwin Library (300 West Merrill0 Street Birmingham, MI 48009) on Thursday, Jan. 19th at 7 pm.  They will be speaking and signing books. This free event is co-sponsored by the Book Beat and the Baldwin Library, and open to the general public. Please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190 for more info or to reserve copies of these titles.

This event is one of only three nationwide book signings planned for the book launch of Raylan, Leonard’s latest novel that features the U.S. Marshal Raylan featured in the hit TV series JUSTIFIED.

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Wong Herbert Yee at Bloomfield Township Library, Jan. 25th

Wednesday, January 25th beginning at 6:30 PM Wong Herbert Yee, the Theodor Geisel Honor Award winner, will be demonstrating his process for writing and illustrating books. You don’t want to miss his dynamic presentation! The Picture Book: From Concept to Creation will take place at the  Bloomfield Township Public Library 1099 Lone Pine Road. The Book Beat will be supplying books for the event. Please contact the Bloomfield Township Library (248) 642-5800 or the Book Beat (248) 968-1190 for more information.    


Paul Clemens at Baldwin Library; Wednesday, February 1 at 7 pm

Detroit Author Paul Clemens will be at the Baldwin Public Library on February 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm speaking about his newest book, Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant. This is Clemens’ second book on Detroit, his first being Made in Detroit and it concerns the loss of manufacturing and the working class in Detroit and America.

From the New York Times,  “All this said, “Punching Out” is frequently rewarding. Mr. Clemens traces the colorful history of the Budd plant, which manufactured parts for a variety of car brands and which once employed nearly 10,000 people. He is a lovely, mournful observer of Detroit’s people.”

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Rock Legend Mitch Ryder signing at Book Beat on Sunday, Feb. 5th

Mitch Ryder, the legendary “unsung hero” of Michigan rock and roll will be presenting and signing his new autobiography Devils & Blue Dresses: My Wild Ride as a Rock and Roll Legend, at the Book Beat bookstore on Sunday, February 5th between 12:30 -2:30 PM. This is a rare opportunity to meet and hear Ryder speak about his life in a small and intimate setting. The Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park. This event is free and open to the general public. To reserve an autographed copy of Devils & Blue Dresses, you can order online or call (248) 968-1190 for more information.

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Book Beat reading group selection for January

Book Beat’s Reading Group Selection for January is Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s surreal The Letter Killers Club. The Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, January 25th in the Goldfish Teahouse (117 W. Fourth, in downtown Royal Oak) at 7pm. Books are discounted 15% at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, MI). All are welcome!       ….read more here.

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