Bookstores and some good things about Detroit

One of my fellow travelers at UCLA chided me for never having any good news about Detroit. So I have been trying to think of things that I really love about Detroit. There are a number of things, the Lions being one, but the John K. King Used & Rare Books is another. Four stories of books in an abandoned glove factory, shown there, it is featured in, hands-down, the most interesting thing ever on the HuffPo:

Bookstores We Love For Their Spirit Of Independence (PHOTOS)

Make to go through and vote 100 times for my favorite store, ever, Prairie Lights in Iowa City:

Here’s a YouTube video of the very cool Paul Ingram enthusing (and he does enthuse) about books in his most charming way: this time about Marilynne Robinson and his favorite books.

And just because it’s pretty: Left Bank Books in St. Louis Missouri, whose Cardinals destroyed my poor Dodgers again today:

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