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AUGUST promotion

Summertime and the livin' is easy, which means you should kick up your feet and dig into a good read.

We've got a few in mind . . .

Use code JUL1 at checkout to receive 40% off some classic summer stories. Offer expires August 31, 2021.

Coney Detroit by Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm 
A lively and thorough history of Detroit’s culinary icon: the coney island hot dog.

The Faygo Book by Joe Grimm 
The story behind Faygo, a Detroit soft drink company since 1907.

Picturing Hemingway's Michigan by Michael R. Federspiel
A compilation of personal photographs, historical images, and written excerpts illuminating Ernest Hemingway’s significant ties to northern Michigan.

Summer Dreams: The Story of Bob-lo Island by Patrick Livingston 
A definitive history of Bob-lo Island, a Canadian amusement park in the mouth of the Detroit River and a favorite recreation spot for generations of Detroit-area residents.

A Place for Summer: A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium by Richard Bak 
This historical companion of Tiger Stadium contains almost two hundred rare photographs that capture the spirit of 140 years of baseball in Detroit.

The Colored Car by Jean Alicia Elster 
For young readers, the powerful story of an African American girl's train journey south from Detroit in 1937.

Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies edited by Joel Stone with a Foreword by Thomas J. Sugrue 
Examines relationships between black and white Detroit residents through the lens of 1967, fifty years later.

A Pocketful of Passage by Loraine Campbell
A fictionalized account of the life of a lighthouse keeper’s daughter and her family on the Great Lakes in the 1940s, written for young readers ages 8 and up.

Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure by Maureen Dunphy 
A comprehensive travelogue and guidebook exploring island adventures on many of the 135 islands accessible by ferry or bridge in the Great Lakes Basin.

Little Traverse Bay, Past and Present by Michael R. Federspiel with contemporary photographs by Rebecca Zeiss 
Uses historic and contemporary images to trace the region’s evolution to a modern-day tourist destination.

The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tigers History, 5th Edition by William M. Anderson with a Foreword by Alan Trammell 
New edition of the popular comprehensive history of Detroit Tigers baseball.