The Detroit Book Festival returns to save us from our screens


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  • Courtesy of the Festival du livre
  • The Book Festival returns to the Marché de l’Est, Sunday July 18.

Long before we spent every waking minute watching TV series simultaneously, we have already seen 1,000 times (Gilmore Girls) as well as the hottest new limited series that was only supposed to last one season, but overzealous studios decided to prepare a less superior second season (Big little lies, anyone?) there were books. Yes, those things that have accumulated on your floors, shelves and bedside tables. You know those things that collect dust and call you out of your weed-induced stupor when you decide to review or not Office or get high and watch this show where people build wild shit out of Lego.

Take it from us, Office is the lowkey problematic and like, do you remember the pain of stepping on a rogue Lego brick in your bare feet? Take an effing book. Like, literally, any book. Want to read Harry potter? Fine! Pretend JK R * wling is just a pseudonym for someone who isn’t transphobic. Want to give Infinite joke the old college test? Dark! The options are endless, and for anyone who doesn’t want to pick one, the Detroit Festival of Books returns to Eastern Market for a massive celebration of books and the people who read them. Billed as Michigan’s largest book festival, the Festival of Books will feature booksellers from across the state and is free, while vendors keep 100% of their proceeds. Can’t attend the event? The Detroit Festival of Books also has a virtual event all weekend. Due to the limited number of people in person, people around the world will be able to browse and purchase many titles offered by this year’s participating virtual providers.

The Festival of Books takes place from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 18 at Shed 5 at Eastern Market, 2810 Russell St., Detroit; Free entry.

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