Ann Arbor Book Festival covered in the Current!

This year’s festival offers a glimpse at new trends in book culture in Ann Arbor.

by Russ Brakefield

The demise of Borders is not a new story, nor is the recent revitalization of independent book culture in Ann Arbor and across the country. According to the American Booksellers Association, over forty-one independent bookstores opened nationally last year, while larger chain stores continued to close. Three of those stores opened in Washtenaw County: Bookbound and Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor and Blackstone Bookstore in Ypsilanti.

Through all the changes, the Ann Arbor Book Festival continues to play an important role in the literary community…[See full article HERE]

Mardi Jo Link spotlighted in MLive writeup!

Check out MLive’s lovely writeup of Mardi Jo Link, bestselling author of Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm and keynote speaker at this year’s AABF Writer’s Conference!

Street Fair Exhibitor Applications – Open Until May 15!

The Ann Arbor Book Festival Street Fair is designed to celebrate the literary culture of our region by connecting the community with resources that support the written word. We seek to present a diverse and dynamic sampling of programs, organizations, authors and others who are passionate about the value of books, writing, and reading in our lives and society. Submit an application today! Please note: All applications are subject to board approval. Deadline: May 15th, 2014. Absolutely no applications accepted after May 15th, 2014. Exhibitors to be notified by May 30th, 2014. If you have any questions, please email:

Volunteer Today to Help with the 2014 Ann Arbor Book Festival!

This year we have many opportunities for volunteers to help support the Ann Arbor Book Festival with a donation of their time. We will need help with (a) Advertising and Promotion, (b) the Moonlight Book Crawl, (c) the Street Fair (6/21, 1-6pm), and (d) the Fall Event, which is tentatively scheduled for November 2014. Visit our “Get Involved” page to submit an application. Thanks for considering!