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Source Booksellers is a small, independent, non-fiction bookstore in Midtown Detroit. All titles are hand picked to serve readers' interest in our four major categories: History and Culture, Health and Well Being, Books By and aboutWomen and the Metaphysical and Spiritual. Many sub categories are designed to support these. For example Astrology and numerology, Sex and Sensuality, Biography, Money and Finance, Self Help, Education, Art and Poetry

“The closing of The Big Bookstore ends an era of a dozen, once-vibrant – but dusty and unusually dark – bookstores in Detroit that once beckoned the reader and collector to mine their own selections,” owner John King says in an announcement on Instagram.

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Despite tough times, booksellers and other entrepreneurs aren’t giving up. Johnson points to some promising signs—new store openings and reopenings, and at least one store that’s changing hands—suggesting that the number of black-owned bookstore closings could have topped out. But, he cautions, “it may not be at a point where you can jump up and down for joy; so many communities don’t have bookstores.” One indication of the uncertain future of black-owned bookstores is the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center and Bookstore in Detroit, which held a liquidation sale in late 2014 to make space for events and was mistakenly reported to be closed. The bookstore is open with curtailed hours, two days a week.