March News & Events

Book Beat will be closed Easter Sunday, April 27th, sorry for any inconvenience.

Beginning on February 22, Book Beat will be closing at 7pm  Monday through Friday for the rest of the season. Our hours Monday through Friday are now 10am to 7pm. Weekend hours will remain the same.

Oakland Schools presents Writers ARE Readers Sun. March 5

9780325056630Oakland Schools & Oakland County Reading Council are pleased to co-host a visit with writer and literacy consultant Lester Laminack on Saturday, March 5 from 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM at Oakland Schools: 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328.

Lester Laminack’s talk will be on “Writers Are Readers:Use Reading Structures and Strategies to Nurture More Powerful Writers” and will be for reading grade levels K-12 for ELA teachers K-12. Cost for the seminar is $65.00 and includes lunch and materials. His professional and children’s picture books, as well as newly released children’s books will be available for purchase courtesy of Book Beat at the event. We hope to see you there! For more information or to register, please contact: Lester Laminack’s WRITERS ARE READERS. For assistance with online registration please contact Event Management at 248.209.2500

Sesquicentennial Storytelling & Literary Expo, Sat., March 5

LogoThe Detroit Association of Black Storytellers is hosting a Sesquicentennial Storytelling & Literary Expo on Saturday, March 5 from 10:30am-4:30pm at The Detroit Public Library – Main Library, Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium (5201 Woodward Ave.Detroit, MI 48202). Please join us for great storytelling, meeting new authors and buying some books. Generously sponsored by Michigan Round Table for Diversity and the National Storytelling Network. Books will be available for sale courtesy of Book Beat. This event is free and open to the public.  To RSVP, click the following link:

Helen Frost & Rick Lieder at Book Beat, Sat., March 12


Book Beat and the Sierra Club present poet Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder at Book Beat on Saturday, March 12 from 1:00-4:00pm to celebrate the release of their latest collaboration, Among A Thousand Fireflies. Among A Thousand Fireflies is the follow up to their two previous critically-acclaimed collaborations: Step Gently Out and Sweep Up The Sun. They will be speaking and signing copies of their work.

In addition- to help highlight the need for protecting our local natural environment- Book Beat will be donating 20% of all customer purchases on March 12 directly to the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club. Join us to celebrate these two extraordinary artists and help protect our local natural community at the same time. Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Book Beat (248) 968-1190. Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237.

Children’s Author Lisa Rose at JCC, Sun., March 13

61q0zqfhwUL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Join us at the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit – Shalom Street Museum (6600 W. Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322) on Sunday, March 13 from 1:00-3:00pm to welcome Metro Detroit resident and author Lisa Rose, who will be presenting her debut children’s book, Shmulik Paints the Town. Lisa’s first picture book is a delightful story about friendship, cooperation and doing your best for children ages 3-8. Attendees will get to hear Lisa read her book and then partake in an exciting painting project! This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by March 4 to Sarah Katz at: or call 248.432.5451. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event courtesy of Book Beat.

March Reading Group Selection

51t0v4fTHEL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_The Book Beat Reading Group selection for March is The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato. The Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, March 30 at 7pm in the Goldfish Tea Cafe (117 W 4th St #101, Royal Oak, MI 48067). Books are discounted 15% at Book Beat. All are welcome!

“An existentialist classic… Retains a chilling, memorable power.”- The New York Times book review



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