Detroit Indie Publisher + Indie Bookstore Offer Slice of History with a Slice of Cake

Detroit Indie Publisher + Indie Bookstore Offer Slice of History with a Slice of Cake

detroitflagDETROIT – The City of Detroit marks its 313th birthday on Thursday, July 24, 2014 and Midtown Detroit’s Source Booksellers and publisher 1021 Press will be celebrating with a slice of history and a slice of birthday cake.

Stop by the bookstore at 11:00 am on the 24th for the walking tour “Book Marked on Cass Avenue: Talk + Walk.”  1021 Press publisher/Detroiter Sandra Novacek and Detroit architecture blogger Jonathan Peters will be your guides.  

This tour covers a slice of history of Detroit’s Cass Avenue and selected landmarks from Willis to Old Main with a literary twist.

vennfront4crbrightLearn about the early architects of this amazing avenue, hear the magnificent stories of buildings and tales of notable residents, discover who the streets are named after and experience what this vibrant area is like today.

9780985415105-JacketGray_novacek.inddFeatured on the walk will be the historic Venn Manor (c. 1904), the place where Charles Novacek, Czechoslovak Detroiter and an immigrant,engineer, artist, writer wrote his award-winning memoir from 2000-2007, Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance, endorsed by Madeleine Albright.

The tour ends back at the bookstore with a slice of birthday cake and for book lovers – 10% off selected books on Detroit or by Detroiters.

bcsourcebooksshelvesSource Booksellers is located at 4240 Cass Avenue, #105. This Detroit 313 Birthday event is free and open to the public.

For information contact Sandra Novacek at 313.832.1148 or Janet Jones at Source Booksellers at 313.832.1155.

3 Replies to “Detroit Indie Publisher + Indie Bookstore Offer Slice of History with a Slice of Cake”

  1. Bring your tour by La Feria, support your neighbor, an European eatery Charles would have loved, and have patrons enjoy $3.13 beer, well drinks, and Tinto de Verano –a Spanish Red Wine Spritzer, all in celebration of Detroit!

    1. Elias, you are so right – Charles would have loved LaFeria! So sorry to have missed your thoughtful invitation. I did, however, promote LaFeria on the tour (as I do at work and elsewhere) and two of our “tourists” stopped in your place for lunch. I had to go back to the bookstore to cut the 313 birthday cake with the media. If we do another tour I’ll make to stop in LaFeria. Thanks so much for contacting me.

  2. Sounds like a great event and I would love to be there, but unfortunately I live in New York. I would also like to celebrate the birthday that very same day of my dear sister, Sandra Novacek. (Since I am one year older than she is, I will be discreet and not mention her age!) Viva Detroit! Viva Sandy!

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