This Sunday, I absconded with a friend and trundled over to Detroit to participate in the 3rd annual Detroit Festival of Books at the historic (and beautiful!) Eastern Market. The weather was perfect for the event–not too hot, not too cold, no rain to mar the day–and it attracted a large crowd of book lovers. If you missed it, here are some lovely photographs of the event and its environs. Many thanks to Paulette for her photography skills.
The Detroit Festival of Books took place at Eastern Market, a very beautiful and very cool venue for homemade goods, flowers and farm fresh produce.
The market dates back to 1922, though most of the sheds have been renovated and modernized while still retaining their charm.
The Detroit Book Fest was housed in Shed 3 this year, a gorgeously updated cross-shaped shed with massive cooling fans and eye-catching exposed roof girders.
Visitors were welcomed by a massive sign, and surrounded by bookish vendors and artisans.
Book lovers browsed the wares housed by the massive shed, which is itself architecturally stunning.
Our little PQL table featured a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry from our frontlist and backlist.
Vendor’s-eye-view behind the table.
Many thanks to all those who stopped by the table to pick up a new title or chat about books and reading. Always glad to be among bookish folks! And special thanks as well to my friend Paulette, for her company and her photos.