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FROM THE DEPT. OF ANNUAL REPORTS, CHRISTMAS LETTERS AND RECAPS:

As we begin 2018, we’d like to share with our supporters some news from downtown Detroit. Even though selling books in a physical store is challenging, and many other bookstores are biting the dust, we have managed to increase our sales 10% at both our main store and our Ferndale location. We are proud that we have great employees who work as a team to place our customers first, and that our stock is deep in many of our 900 categories including rare books. We look forward to 2018 to continue to serve you from Detroit. Thank you to our wonderful customers, whose desires for our books are as diversified as they are, and thank you so much for making the trip to our bookstore.


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NOW, JOHN KING BOOKS T-SHIRTS ARE ON SALE ONLINE!

T-SHIRTS FOR SALE!

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WE ALSO SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES

FOR JOHN KING BOOKS

ONLINE, IN THE STORE, AND OVER THE PHONE

GIFT CERTIFICATES ONLINE



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AND, WE SELL JOHN KING BOOKS

TOTE BAGS

ONLINE, IN THE STORE, AND OVER THE PHONE, TOO!

John King Books Tote Bags


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John King Books is mentioned in

ALIVE Magazine’s

“9 Indie Bookstore in Detroit We Love”

ALIVE MAGAZINE'S 9 INDIE BOOKSTORES IN DETROIT WE LOVE



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Here’s an interesting take on being a Rare Book Dealer:

Rare Book Dealer Secrets

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We’re mentioned in this weekend’s

Wall Street Journal

in the article

“101 Impressive Things to Do Before You Die (At Age 101)”

Wall Street Journal Article (10/29/2017)



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Another mention of John King Books, this one in
“The 10 Coolest Attractions in Detroit That Not Enough People Visit”

See link below:

10 Coolest Attractions in Detroit



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John King Books has just been named one of the “28 Coolest Independent Bookstores in the US”… follow the link below:

28 Coolest Independent Bookstores in the US




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An exclusive (ok, not really an exclusive) interview with John King in the Rare Book Room is now on YouTube:

John King Interview September 2017


 
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Another article (blog) starring

John King

Click here for John King Article

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We just learned of the death of Steve Magina, owner of Magina Books in Lincoln Park, MI. Steve was in the used book business most of his life after taking over for his father, the original founder of Magina Books. Steve was a very honest, hardworking and diligent bookseller, running his store and doing bookfairs. We never heard a bad word spoken by anyone regarding him or his book store. He will be missed in the book world. JKK (08/09/2017)

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 escapetorontonow.com lists

John King Books

 in the “What To See” section of their Detroit Travel Guide!

 

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Photos from the Detroit Book Festival on July 16, 2017

2017 Detroit Book Festival Photos

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HOUR DETROIT magazine lists us as the Best Used Bookstore in their 2017 Best of Detroit issue

HOUR DETROIT Best of 2017: Shopping

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A recent photo shoot here at the store

Recent Photo Shoot


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Now, we’ve been named the Best Bookstore in Michigan by PureWow.com!

PureWow.com's Best Bookstore in Michigan



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We made CULTURE TRIP’s list “50 Unique Independent Bookstores You Need to Visit in Every US State”

We're one of the most unique bookstores in the country!



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John King Books Makes Another List of the World’s Best Bookstores

Another article listing John King Books as on the World's Best Bookstores



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John King Books is listed on Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP travel site:

John King Books on "GOOP" Travel Site 


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Recent Article Mentioning John King Books

The New York Times LOVES Detroit (and John King Books, too!)

Here's the NYT Story


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Another Great Article on John King Books, this one from TBD

TBD Article on John King Books, May 2017


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The Globe and Mail published an article on Detroit’s new “Q-Line” and mentioned John King

Globe and Mail on the Q-Line


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WE’RE #1 ON THE HUFFINGTON POST’S LIST OF TOP INDIE BOOKSTORES IN THE COUNTRY!!!

Huffington Post's 50 Top Indie Bookstores... We're #1!!!



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RealSimple.com and Yelp have put together a list of the Best Bookstore in each of the 50 states, and we’re the Best in Michigan. Here’s the link:

Best Bookstore in Each of the 50 States: MICHIGAN (John King Books)

And, go ahead and browse through the
list to see if any of your other favorites
around the country have been crowned
(but, please be patient: lots of ads to
scroll through).


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Here’s a recent short documentary about our store,

produced by some students at Wayne State University

WSU Student Documentary About John King Books





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Famous Political Writer Jack Lessenberry talks about our own John King and Detroit’s Comeback

Jack Lessenberry on Detroit and John King Books


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John King Books appeared on a very exclusive list of bookstores featured on the TV show

“The List”

Bookstores Making a Comeback -- The List


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We sell

PERSONALIZED GIFT CERTIFICATES

to our store.

Either stop in to our store

or

call (313) 961-0622 during business hours

or

do a “Quick Search” for “Gift Certificate” on our web site.

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Jo

New & Exciting

Wonderful Collection of Bob-Lo Island memorabilia: 10 original photographs c 1890s-1920s with one from the 1950s (?), 5 souvenirs 1912-1940s (?) and two books. [Bois Blanc Island]
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Photos: all b&w, 8 x 10 cabinet card, six are 4.25 x 6 to 4.25 x 7, two are 3.5 x 6, one is 11 x 14, only one has a photographer listed (Spencer & Wycoff, Detroit). Overall there is soiling to the photos, a few light scratches, small abrasion one margin, cabinet card mount lacks corners, five are glued to cardboard with photo margins cropped else good with clear, sharp images. Images are: cabinet card "Bois Blanc Island. The Cottage South View," Amusement Building, Souvenir Building (two different views), Carousel, Playground (two different scenes: swing sets and playing a game with blindfolds), Bob-Lo Woodward Ave. dock, crowds waiting for tickets/boat (Windsor?). aerial photo of the Columbia full of passengers. Souvenirs: 1912 postcard, postally used, of the Souvenir Building with soiling and creasing, 1937 printed advertisement for "All Sports Club Moonlight Excursion to Bob-Lo Island Park" light creasing/wear, ceramic beer stein with image of a Bob-Lo boat (5" h) with hairline cracks and chipping, wood composition ship’s wheel (6 x 3.5) with chipping/chipping paint and center section inset of a Bob-Lo boat and area below inset is missing a small piece. Books: Creed, J.A. BOB-LO, A TINY CANADIAN ISLAND, 1987, pict wraps, light wear else good. Rauhauser, Bill and Martin Magid. BOB-LO REVISITED, hardcover with dust jacket, book shelfworn on bottom else very good. Signed by both. The photograph of special interest is the cabinet card of "The Cottage." The image shown is definitely not a cottage, but a large, sprawling two-story Victorian house with a Mansard roof on its tower with various outbuildings. It is quite likely that this house built by Arthur McKee Rankin, son of Col. Arthur Rankin, the first private owner of the island. Rankin, an actor, bought this property from his father in 1869 and built an elaborate estate on five acres incorporating one of the three original blockhouses. He stocked the property with deer, wild turkey and elk, added large stables. He lavishly entertained his NY friends (he was a well known NY stage actor) every summer. His income declined, due in part to a divorce and the property was sold to a mortgage company in 1877. This fantastic collection includes early history of Bob-Lo (once called Bois Blanc Island) before it became an amusement park and then its early years. Scarce, even more so because original early photos of Bob-Lo are only seen in modern reprints. A total of 17 items. Sold as a lot only.

Price: $495.00

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