Book Beat’s 30th Anniversary Party!
On Sunday, August 19th from 12-5 PM, the Book Beat will be celebrating it’s 30th anniversary and is planning a party for its patrons and the community. The Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield, in Oak Park, Michigan. A large group of guest authors and artists will be in attendance to sign and meet guests including; David Small, Dan Austin, Nancy Shaw, Paul Vachon, Kathryn Madeline Allen, Jean Alicia Elster, Dan Ewald, Tracy Gallup, Kathe Koja, Rick Lieder, Cyd Moore, Denise Crittendon, Jim Gallert, Susan Whitall, Leni Sinclair, Gary & Laura Grimshaw, Tracy Bilen, John “Detroit Blogger” Carlisle, Amy Ackley, Denise Brennan-Nelson, Bill Rauhauser, David Tarver, Barbara Kellom, John Martin.
There will be live music, artists, authors, refreshments, prizes, a Mexican taco truck and an outdoor tent to help contain the celebration. The party is free and open to the public – come celebrate with your locally-owned, independent bookstore. A more complete listing and schedule with author signing times will be issued shortly.
In 2012, at Book Expo in New York, the Book Beat was recognized by the National Women’s Book Association and awarded the Pannell Prize, for being one of the best general bookstores in the country specializing in children’s books.