Detroit Festival of Books brings thousands to Eastern Market

DETROIT (WWJ) – More than 10,000 people are expected to hit Eastern Market on Sunday in search of something new to read.

The 5th annual Detroit Festival of Books – the largest book festival in the state of Michigan – is being held at Eastern Market’s Shed 5 Sunday until 4 pm

With vendors from all over the US, Canada and other countries around the globe, there’ll be a little something for everyone.

There will be a variety of vendors selling books, comic books, vinyl records, creative arts and more. A live street performer and food vendors will also be part of the festivities.

Ryan Place, the founder and organizer of the event, says part of their goal is to help encourage literacy and foster a love of books.

“I think books are tremendously powerful and they can change your life and have a majorly positive impact on your outlook and worldview,” Place told WWJ. “We encourage everyone to read, especially kids, because once you get in the habit of it, it’ll become a lifelong love.”

Festival organizers say vendors keep 100% of their proceeds.

The festival is free to attend and open to the general public. Festivities at Shed 5 on Russell Street will end at 4 pm

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