Detroit’s premiere literary gathering, the Detroit Festival of Books, has outgrown its original space and is moving to Eastern Market’s Shed 3 for its third-annual festival. The event, set for July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free for all attendees.
“Bookfest is a wonderful demonstration of the growing interest in the city of Detroit and its cultural offerings,” says Ryan M. Place, founder and chairman of Detroit Bookfest. “Amid surging attendance the past two years, we just ran out of room and needed more space to allow this event to grow.”
More than 10,000 individuals, of all ages and from countries as far away as Europe and India, attended last year’s event, with around 200 vendors selling books, music, and antiquarian offerings. This year, the festival will feature a variety of food and beverage options, including offerings from Nosh Pit Detroit, Big Dogs Hot Dogs, Cherry Pit BBQ, Cosmic Burrito, and Eastern Market Brewing Co.
“Bookfest is proud to be a part of Detroit’s ongoing transformation,” says Place. “We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the web. It is because of our loyal volunteers, donors, and supporters that this event keeps growing.”