Book Beat will be closed on Saturday for the 4th of July holiday. We will re-open at 12pm on Sunday, July 5. Have a great holiday!
Author Patricia Abbott (mother of Edgar award-winning author Megan Abbott) will hold the launch party for her debut novel Concrete Angel at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237) on Sunday, June 7 at 3:00pm. She will be speaking as well as signing copies of her book. Books will be available for sale at the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve copies, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
Art Historian Dora Apel will be presenting her latest book- Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline- at Book Beat on Sunday, June 14 from 3:00-4:00pm. She will be speaking as well as signing copies of her work, which will be available for sale at the event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve copies, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
Join us on Monday, June 22 to welcome best-selling author Brad Meltzer as part of 2015’s Everyone’s Reading program at the Jewish Community Center’s Handelman Hall (6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322) at 7:00pm. Mr. Meltzer will discuss his work, focusing on the bestselling books in his Culper Ring series: The Inner Circle, The Fifth Assassin, and The President’s Shadow (Coming June 16, 2015). A limited number of free tickets will be available for West Bloomfield and contract community cardholders. For more information about ticket availability, call the Library Information Desk at (248) 232-2290. Books will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Book Beat.
The Book Beat Reading Group Selection for June is The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell by Carlos Rojas. The Reading Group will meet Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00pm in the Goldfish Teahouse (117 W 4th St #101, Royal Oak, MI 48067). Books are discounted 15% at Book Beat. All are welcome!
“As intelligent and audacious a meditation on art, fate and mortality as anyone could hope to read.” —Los Angeles Times