Michigan's largest bookstore with over one million used and rare books. Operating since 1965, located in in downtown Detroit.
We're sad to announce that today will be the last day to visit Big Bookstore on 5911 Cass Ave. Cass Corridor won't be the same without it, largely due to store manager Bill Foulkes' large personality, but we've reached the end of an era. So have a beer to Big Bookstore tonight and thanks to all those that kept it going for so long ❤️
"Certain things they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone. I know that's impossible, but it's too bad anyway." -Holden Caulfield
We have all the classics.
Check out this great article written about us on detroitbookfest.com! The full (and very comprehensive) article can be found at: http://detroitbookfest.com/exclusive-interview-john-king-owner-john-k-king-used-rare-books-detroit-internationally-voted-one-worlds-best-bookstores/
@satoricircus photoshoot in our Rare Book Room yesterday!
❗️DON'T FORGET THE BIG BOOKSTORE CLEARANCE SALE IS STILL GOING ON!❗️
There's not much time left to shop at the oldest continually operating bookstore in Detroit so get there fast! The shelves are still double stacked full of Mystery and Sci-Fi titles along with much more, all at 50% off the original price. (If you have a large purchase or are purchasing multiple volume sets you are welcome to make an offer, deeper discounts are available) 😎
We're on The List TV's "Top 4 Bookstores Making a Comeback Across America"! The full article can be found here:
JUST ARRIVED: Lots of new titles like these (plus others) in our Classics section along with new arrivals in Cultural Essays, Philosophy, and more!
#regram of this delightful drawing of @johnkingbooksdetroit created by artist Courtney Jentzen! 😍 You can follow her @drawdetroit 😎
THE BIG BOOKSTORE CLEARANCE SALE STARTS TODAY! All prices are being slashed! 50% off books, magazines, adult VHS tapes, sports cards, comic books, and movie stills. Even bigger discounts for volume purchases! Store fixtures (book racks, book cases, glass show cases, etc.) are for sale as well! For those wondering, we do not have an exact closing date quite yet, but everything must go by March 31. ‼️REMINDER‼️This is NOT the 901 W Lafayette location, this is the 5911 Cass Ave location.
The worst, amirite?
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JUST ARRIVED: DETOUR IN DETROIT by Francesca Berardi, illustrations by Antonio Rovaldi.
From the inside cover: "Between February 2013 and November 2014 I visited Detroit six times, for a total of seventy-seven days...I found in Detroit what I had been looking for when I left Italy and crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Space, both physical and for the imagination...An emotional and practical book about the city, mapped through a series of encounters with its people...I realized that fear and fascination for decay quickly take second place. It has been like a way of seeing that is more like a way of listening...full of an energy that only appears when determination and potential meet." Not available in store, go to www.rarebooklink.com for more information!