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Book Beat September Newsletter

Dear Reader, Happy Peace Day! The International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political. The 2021 theme for p...


i arrogantly recommend… by Tom Bowden

Anatomie Narrative Samplerman ION Edition Images © ION / Samplerman Samplerman (née Yvan Guillo) makes hyper-Pop Art eye candy based on fragmented and re-constituted comics art broken into almost fractal-like components, as if negative space must send him into anaphylactic shock. In his la...


Peter Werbe at the Oak Park Library

The Oak Park Public Library and Book Beat are pleased to welcome Detroit-area author Peter Werbe on Wednesday, September 29, at 7:00 PM. The presentation will be held at Recreation Room B in the Recreation Center located at 14300 Oak Park Blvd, next door to the library. People will have to enter thr...


September Reading Group Selection: Machines in the Head

The Book Beat reading group selection for September is Machines in the Head: Selected Stories by Anna Kavan, edited by Victoria Walker. This will be a virtual Zoom meeting rescheduled for Wednesday, October 6 at 7 PM. Books are available in the store now and are discounted 15%. If you would lik...