Michigan is great stories. John K. King Rare and Used Books houses one of the largest collections in the country. With over a million titles in 900+ categories, one is sure to discover an interesting tale.
Another online story about John King Books
We’re mentioned in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal in the article “101 Impressive Things to Do Before You Die (At Age 101)”
Another mention of John King Books, this one in “The 10 Coolest Attractions in Detroit That Not Enough People Visit”
Signed by Amelia Earhart, Pablo Escobar??? John King has been collecting and curating books for over 50 years. His store, John K. King rare and used books in Detroit Michigan is one of the largest bookstores in America. Music: "Flowers" - Cary Knipe https://soundcloud.com/dj4-track/flowers
Here’s a recent short documentary about our store, produced by some students at Wayne State University
Detroit Bookfest interview with John King on March 5, 2017 ahead of the first Bookfest put on by the Book Club of Detroit in July of 2017.
Famous Political Writer Jack Lessenberry talks about our own John King and Detroit’s Comeback
Owner says used bookstore in Midtown can't survive anymore. Closing the Big Bookstore on Cass Ave. by Wayne State University.
John King has collected over a million books in his lifetime. The problem is he never has time to read, he say's he has too many books. So he sells them.
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John King Books is listed on Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP travel site:
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.
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...