June 2019

Summer is here!

The school year is ending, high school and college graduations are upon us, and it's almost Father's Day! Pages Bookshop is here to help you pick the perfect book to go with every occasion. Stop in to see us.

Our hours have changed

Beginning June 1, our hours are Monday - Saturday from 11am to 6pm. About two years ago, we extended our hours to stay open until 7pm. However, we rarely get anyone into the store after 6pm. This adjustment is to better align the hours to our customers.
All events are free, open to the public, and are held at Pages Bookshop unless otherwise indicated.

Pages always has the author's books in the store for purchase before and after the event. Please support Pages by purchasing event books from us!
Grand River Construction

More information is to come, but a major reworking of Grand River Avenue from Southfield to Evergreen will begin in July and continue through November. This involves replacing aging water mains and resurfacing Grand River. In addition, Grand River will go on a road diet to make room for protected bike lanes on our side of the road. We will gain landscaping and pedestrian crossings from the south to our side of the street. Unfortunately, we still don't know the exact schedule. What's definite is parking will be a problem while our side of the street is torn up. We will need your support during this time! Online sales are always available and we will find parking solutions for you to visit the store. You are what makes us successful and we'll strive to make this a workable situation. We'll provide more detail as it becomes available.

GR Reads Book Club

Our Grandmont Rosedale Reads Book Club met earlier this month on June 4 to discuss The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. All are invited to come to our book club meetings - no RSVP required. We meet on the first Tuesday evening of the month, 6 pm, every other month, and we alternate between fiction and non-fiction selections. Our next meeting is on August 6, in the store, and we will discuss Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. Book Club books purchased at Pages are discounted 15%. Stop in the store or order online HERE . Use coupon code Book Club.

Well-Read Black Girls Book Club!

In July, we will begin our new book club, Well-Read Black Girls! T he American Booksellers Association is partnering with  Well-Read Black Girl  founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. Pages Bookshop will serve as an ambassador and host a Well-Read Black Girl book club in our store throughout the year. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, July 18, at 6 pm. We will continue to update you on this exciting new book club!

Did you know . . .

our website, pagesbkshop.com , is an online shopping site? You can get book selections by reading through the Indie Next, Readers Guide, or Kid's Indie Next Lists. Search for your next book and order online! Books can be picked up in the store or shipped to wherever you want to read them. You can collect all the books you want to read in your Wish List and share it when gift giving time comes along.

What are these Indie Next lists?

Independent booksellers across the country read books in advance of their publication, and we nominate what we think of as the next great read. It's like choosing from a nationwide staff picks list! Check one out HERE . They are available online or in the store.


Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with authors and other book people by attending these events.. Your support of author visits to Pages make it possible for us to continue our author series.
This month we are bringing in Art Historian, Allison Levy, from Brown University to share her new book, House of Secrets . This book will appeal to everyone from Italophiles and art history buffs to readers of escapist memoir, travel journeys, and literary true crime. Next we have Detroit author adrienne maree brown in to talk about her new book, Pleasure Activism. This is an event you won't want to miss! Finally, we have local author Jeff Morrison with his new WSU Press book, Guardians of Detroit, and Poet Laureate Dennis Hinrichsen, with his his new MSU Press book, Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, to meet and talk to Pages readers!

Event information is also available on our Facebook page and our website
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Allison Levy
House of Secrets tells the remarkable story of Palazzo Rucellai from behind its celebrated façade. The house, beginning with its piecemeal assemblage by one of the richest men in Florence in the fifteenth century, has witnessed endless drama, from the butchering of its interior to a courtyard suicide to champagne-fueled orgies on the eve of World War I to a recent murder on its third floor.
adrienne maree brown
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Local author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. This is a discussion you won't want to miss out on so we hope you will join us.
Jeff Morrison
We are excited to have local author Jeff Morrison at Pages to discuss his book "Guardians of Detroit" published by our local publisher, Wayne State University Press. If you are into architecture, you won't want to miss Jeff speak about the incredible architectural sculpture—a host of gargoyles, grotesques, and other silent guardians that watch over the city from on high
Dennis Hinrichsen and Roger Nash
Featuring 2 poets from the anthology Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice , edited by Ron Riekki and Andrea Scarpino: featuring Dennis Hinrichsen.