16 metro Detroit bookstores to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

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While big box bookstores shutter by the numbers and mom-and-pop operations struggle to compete with Amazon and, well, the fact that most people these days seem to digest information in 140 characters or less, Independent Bookstore Day — happening Saturday, April 28 — celebrates independently-owned bookstores around the country for their impact on their local communities. Local stores look at this day as a chance to reward frequent customers and bring in new ones through a shared passion for reading.

If you’re out and about on this book-lovers holiday, stop into one of these metro Detroit stores to support spaces where classic novels and hidden literary treasures fill the shelves.

(Hours listed reflect Saturday hours only)