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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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The latest news on The Big Book Store at 5911 Cass Avenue (on Wayne State University campus):  The store closing is delayed a month (until the end of January, probably) due to conditions in the real estate sales contract that give the buyers more time for their due diligence.  So, you have a few more days for last minute forever purchases.  The Big Book Store is open Wednesday-Saturday, 9:30am to 5:30pm.


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John K. King Books is pleased to announce that we are included in Bob Eckstein’s cleverly bound book “FOOTNOTES* From the World’s Greatest Bookstores”, published by Clarkson Potter Publishers in 2016 (and available through your local INDEPENDENT book store).  You’ll find our bookstore featured in the book with some anecdotes about our store.  The foreword is by the great Garrison Keillor, who has twice mentioned our book store on his former show, A Prairie Home Companion (the last time in a song about the great places of Detroit).

Also, John K. King Books is mentioned in the recently published book, “THINGS I DO IN DETROIT, A Guidebook to the Coolest Places” by Dave Krieger.  Krieger “hired” the legendary local goblin, Nain Rouge (who has haunted Detroit since the days of Cadillac), to show him the sites of Detroit.  There are some wonderful photos of our store taken during Nain Rouge’s visit.

Finally, we were listed as one of the Best Bookstores in the Midwest by The Culture Trip.   Here’s the link:

Culture Trip Best Bookstores in the Midwest

 

We appreciate all the publicity and the great comments from our customers on social media.  If you haven’t visited us yet, why not?  We (and our 750,000+ books) are waiting for you!


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Check out Lost Landscapes of Detroit on YouTube.

At the 4:06 mark, you’ll see our two buildings: The Otis Elevator building, and The Advance Glove building (before they moved it)

Lost Landscapes of Detroit

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The "Search" button on the left is for items in our Rare Book Collection, only.  To search for other books, please email us or stop in the store during business hours. 


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Visit our Michigan Store

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COLLEGE CURRENCY, Money for Business Training
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BNR Press: 1993. Illus, 11 x 8.5", pict boards, still wrapped in original shrinkwrap; as new

Price: $7.50

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