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June 2016 News
Gary Grimshaw Posters
Now Available!

Born in Detroit and raised in Lincoln Park, Michigan, Gary Grimshaw (1946-2014) was a unique individual whose career in music-related art spanned nearly fifty years. His innovations with psychedelic art opened doors for other artists and set a standard of excellence for the art community as a whole. He was a focused and dedicated artist and an influence to many, in art and in life.

Gary spent the better part of a decade meticulously restoring pieces from his Grande Ballroom poster collection, as well as creating new first run editions from older work. He was a workingman's artist, with collectors and admirers from around the world. His use of creative imagination and high quality draftsmanship is seen consistently throughout his body of work. Gary will forever be respected for his art and his ethics by whomever had the pleasure of working with him.

We invite you to purchase a part of history with one of Gary Grimshaw's professionally reprinted posters at


June is a busy month for the authors of our Great Lakes subject area books -- just check out all of the interviews, launch parties, and other events on our calendar!
We are offering a 30% discount on select Great Lakes subject area books. Enter coupon code GLB1 at checkout to save on these titles:

 by Maureen Dunphy 
A Beaver Tale: The Castors of Conners Creek
written and illustrated by Gerald Wykes

Great Girls in Michigan History
by Patricia Majher

New Book Announcement

Join us at the book's launch party at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) on Thursday, August 4th at 5pm!

Stemming from the popular website of the same name, Essay'd: 30 Detroit Artists seeks to introduce readers to some of the contemporary art practitioners who live and work in Detroit or have participated in the Detroit art scene in an important way. Even those familiar with Detroit and its art ecosystem are sure to find new insight and perspective on artists that have made their careers in Detroit.

This book is not a systematic attempt to identify the "best" or "most important" Detroit artists, or even to define what those terms mean. The position the essays take to their subjects is not critical but neither is it reverential. The objective is to create a platform for Detroit artists, not a pedestal.

Essay'd is an excellent introduction to the Detroit art landscape, as well as an opportunity to deepen one's knowledge of the Detroit art community and its players. Art lovers and regional history buffs will not want to miss this collection. Available August 1st, pre-order your copy here.
Father's Day Promotion

Give the Detroit Tigers fan in your life one of William M. Anderson's encyclopedic histories of the Tigers -- complete with lots and lots of photos!

The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History, 5th Edition

The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers: 1920-1950

Both are 30% off this month with coupon code JUN1.

Featured Journal

The Spring 2016 issue of Marvels & Tales is a special issue called "Rooted in Wonder: Tales of Indigenous Activism and Community Organizing," with guest editors Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada and Aiko Yamashiro.

This special issue is available for purchase here.
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