OCTOBER IS NATIONAL READING GROUP MONTH!!
Newbery Award-Winning author & illustrator Lynne Rae Perkins will be making a visit to the Oak Park Public Library (14200 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237) on Sunday, October 4 from 1:00-2:30pm to sign books and discuss her work. This event is co-sponsored by Book Beat and the Oak Park Library. It is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Book Beat. For more information, or to reserve books, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190. A poster for this event can be downloaded to be shared here: Perkins 8.5×11 Poster
Detroit native Dave Jordano will be making an appearance at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd. Oak Park, MI) on Sunday, October 11 from 3:30-4:30pm in support of his latest book of photography, Detroit Unbroken Down. He will be speaking as well as signing copies of his work. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
Authors Susan Crandall and Mardi Link will be at the Berkley Public Library (3155 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI 48072) on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm to speak and sign copies of their work. Susan Crandall will be appearing in support of her most recent release, Whistling Past the Graveyard, while Mardi Link will present her latest book, The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance. Reading Groups are sure to love these two authors and their inspiring and moving new books. This event is sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the Women’s National Book Association and the Berkley Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Book Beat.
Join us on Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00-9:00pm at the West Bloomfield Township Library (4600 Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield, MI 48323) to celebrate National Reading Group Month with author Anna Clark, who explores Michigan’s rich literary history in her newest book, Michigan Literary Luminaries: From Elmore Leonard to Robert Hayden. Copies of this book and her previous release, A Detroit Anthology will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Book Beat. The reception is open to members of community book clubs registered with the Library. Please RSVP by Friday, October 23 with approximately how many from your group will attend. Call (248) 232-2290 with questions, to RSVP or to register your book group.
October Reading Group Selection
To celebrate National Reading Group Month and our favorite season of the year, Book Beat’s Reading Group selection for October is Bram Stoker’s immortal classic Dracula. The Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00pm in the Goldfish Teahouse (117 W 4th St #101, Royal Oak, MI 48067). Reading Group Selections are discounted 15% at Book Beat. All are welcome!
The Halloween shadow-play The Legend of Mothman and Spookhaus Apokalypse! will be performed for one night only at 9:00 PM on Friday, October 30 at Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot in Detroit. Tickets are $7.00, available when the doors open at 8 PM. This is an all-ages performance with children twelve and under admitted free. For further information call 313-737-6606.