August News & Events

Book Beat will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. We will re-open at 10am, Tuesday, September 2. Have a great holiday!

Wild Things! Book Release and Celebration, Sat., Aug 16!

wild-things-coverBook Beat is honored to host the Michigan release party for the book, WILD THINGS! ACTS OF MISCHIEF IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE, written by Peter D. Sieruta, Betsy Bird and Julie Danielson, on Saturday, August 16 from 3:00-4:30pm.

Peter Sieruta, a native Detroiter, unexpectedly passed away before seeing his book published. He was an expert in children’s literature, chronicling his knowledge in his blog,, and a widely renowned reviewer for the Horn Book Magazine. He was also a great friend and supporter of Book Beat over the years.

This event is a celebration not only for the release of his book, but also for his friends and family to celebrate his life.

Two Events w/ “Motor City Burning” Author Bill Morris, Aug. 17 & Aug. 24!

51faWdlrXwL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Join us at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237) on Sunday, August 17 from 3:00-4:00pm to welcome Bill Morris, author of Motor City Burning, who will be speaking and signing copies of his latest novel. This event is free and open to the public. To reserve copies or for more information, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.

Book Beat’s Midnight Madness Sale, Fri., Aug. 22!

Book Beat will also be providing books for a second event featuring Bill Morris on Sunday, August 24 at The Baldwin Public Library (300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI) from 2:00-3:00pm. He will be speaking as well as signing copies of his books. This event is free and open to the public.

Join us at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd. Oak Park, MI) on Friday, August 22 from 10am to Midnight for our annual Midnight Madness celebration! Almost everything in the store will be 20% off (excluding rare and out-of-print titles), including: art, toys, African sculpture, folk art, books, and more! There will also be a large selection of books that will be significantly marked down. Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to add some great titles to your library at a fraction of the price.

There will also be music from local psych-rock legend DAS, alongside DJ’s from Street Corner Music spinning before and after his set.

Art works by poster artist Gary Grimshaw will be featured as well as photography by Leni Sinclair.

Check out our event page on facebook for more updates!

Let the madness begin!

Artist & Illustrator Leslie Evans at Book Beat, Sun. Aug 24!

leslie evand postcardJoin us at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd. Oak Park, MI 48237) on Sunday, August 24 from 2:00-3:00pm to welcome artist and children’s illustrator Leslie Evans. She will be signing copies of her books, along with describing her artistic process and giving a hands-on demonstration of block printing. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss this special opportunity to view an established illustrator at work!

August Reading Group Selection


Book Beat’s Reading Group Selection for August is Arabian Nights & Days by Nobel Prize winner Naguid Mahfouz. The Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm in the Goldfish Teahouse (117 W 4th St #101, Royal Oak, MI 48067). Books are discounted 15% at Book Beat. All are welcome!

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