First International Colin Wilson Conference

The First International Colin Wilson Conference will be held on July 1, 2016, at the University of Nottingham. Colin Wilson was a prolific English writer of books including The Outsider (1956) and The Occult: A History (1971).

For more information on the conference, please click here.

For information on the Colin Wilson Collection, please click here.

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Printed & Bound, October 2015

We are pleased to present the latest edition of Printed & Bound, a newsletter produced by our past president, Paula Jarvis. Please click here for the October 2015 issue.

You can find earlier issues of Printed & Bound as well as issues of Speaking of Books here.

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Robert K. Jones, 1937-2015

With sadness, we announce the death of our immediate past-president, Robert K. Jones, who led our club from 2011 to 2013. His presence and devotion to the Book Club of Detroit will be missed. Please click here for funeral information. May he rest in peace.

Robert Jones

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Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation Summer 2015 Used Book Sale

The Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation Summer Used Book Sale will be held Thursday, August 20 through through Saturday, August 22 at the Main Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, in the A-level basement.  Hours are Thursday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (bag day). Proceeds will support the foundation. For more information about the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation, click here.

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2015 Detroit Art Book Fair

The 3rd annual Detroit Art Book Fair will be held on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot Avenue, in Detroit’s Eastern Market. For more information, click here.

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The World of Magic: 8/29/15

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Paul Nielsen, the owner of the Wundergound Magic Shop in Clawson will speak on the history of magic, plus have books on magic from his personal collection. His talk starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday August 29, 2015 at the Ferndale Area District Library co-sponsored by the Book Club of Detroit. Following Paul’s talk, top magician Gordon Russ will perform magic for 45 minutes. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Maurice Barie, Treasurer, Book Club of Detroit or Ashley Lehman, Head of Youth Services, Ferndale Area District Library with questions or to indicate that you plan on attending.

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