Family friendly day of events planned at the Eastern Market for Detroit Bookfest

Calling all bookworms — for the fifth year, the Detroit Festival of Books (Detroit Bookfest) will return to the Eastern Market Sunday.

Also known as Detroit Bookfest, the largest book festival in Michigan is dedicated to fostering an appreciation and love for books. Throughout the day, vendors will sell comic books, vintage books, vinyl records and more. In addition to food and drink vendors, there will be live music throughout the event. Admission to the event is free.

Ryan Place, founder and event chairman, said the idea for the festival came to fruition as he was walking through the stacks of vintage books at John K. King Used & Rare Books in Detroit. Place said he was inspired by other book events held throughout the state, and felt that Detroit needed its own book festival that promotes literacy to an audience of all ages. He also wanted to make the event accessible to everyone, regardless of economic status.

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