Pulitzer-Prize winner David Maraniss will be at the Grosse Pointe War Memomorial Auditorium (32 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236) on Thursday, June 2 from 7:00-8:30pm to sign and discuss his most recent book, Once In A Great City: A Detroit Story. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register visit the Grosse Pointe Public library website here. Books will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Book Beat. For more information, contact the Grosse Pointe Public Library (313) 821-8830. To reserve copies of the book in advance, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
Author and Detroit-native Tom Stanton will be at Book Beat on Sunday, June 5 at 3:00pm to promote the release of his latest work of non-fiction, Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit. He will be speaking and signing copies of his work. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available at the event. For more information, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
Join author Rob St. Mary at the Ferndale Public Library on Thursday, June 9 at 7:00pm to hear stories of punk rock excess and the inside story of Detroit’s infamous Orbit Magazine. The Orbit Magazine Anthology: Re-Entry outlines the creation of the magazines (White Noise, Fun and Orbit) as well as the lasting impact of these innovative Detroit publications. This event is free and open to the public and is presented as part of 2016’s Michigan Notable Books tour. Michigan Notable Books are 20 books selected each year celebrating Michigan people, places, and events. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. To reserve a copy of the book, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
Join us at the Northwest Activities Center (18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI 48235) on Friday, June 17 at 7:00pm for a very special evening with New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan in conversation with Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley. Terry McMillan will be discussing and signing copies of her latest book, I Almost Forgot About You. This event is free and open to the public. This special event is sponsored by the Book Beat in Oak Park and the Northwest Activities Center of Detroit. Books will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Book Beat. For more information or to reserve copies of her books, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
Michigan native Patricia Abbott will be at the Huntington Woods Library on Wednesday, June 22 from 7:00 to 8:30pm to promote the release of her latest mystery novel, Shot in Detroit. She will be speaking and signing copies of her work. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Book Beat. For more information contact the Huntington Woods Library at (248) 543-9720.
Book Beat’s Reading Group selection for June is Returning to Earth by Jim Harrison. The Reading Group will meet at Goldfish Tea (117 W 4th St #101, Royal Oak, MI 48067) on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00pm. Reading Group selections are discounted 15% at Book Beat. All are welcome!
Returning to Earth is a deeply moving book about origins and endings, how to make sense of loss, and how to live with honor for the dead. It is among the finest novels of Harrison’s long, storied career, and confirms his standing as one of the most important American writers.