Thousands to Gather on July 21 for Third Annual Detroit Bookfest
Detroit – Having outgrown its original space, Detroit’s premiere literary festival, the Detroit Festival of Books, is relocating to Eastern Market’s largest forum – Shed 3 – for its third-annual festival on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free for all attendees.
“Bookfest is a wonderful demonstration of the growing interest in the city of Detroit and its cultural offerings,” said 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.”
Over 10,000 individuals, of all ages and from countries as far away as Europe and India, showed up to the event last year, 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,” Place added.
Detroit Bookfest is committed to keeping entry free and having affordable offerings. “We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the web. It is because of our loyal volunteers, donors and supporters that this event keeps growing. Please join us and become a part of this exciting event!”