To bibliophiles, this book shop is a must stop. On four floors of the old Advance Glove warehouse are close to a million titles, ranging from the popular to the obscure, covering all kinds of subjects. It's a treasure trove for book lovers, who can spend many happy hours wandering the aisles. Owner King moved here in 1983 after outgrowing his first location. He has published about 90 rare book catalogs and handled the papers of celebrities, sports stars and numerous auto magnates. There are two smaller King locations, one at Wayne State University and one in Ferndale.
People's Records is a Detroit staple. With three large rooms filled to the brim with records of various genres, this music shop has some great tunes for everyone. Crate diggers will rejoice in the steals and deals that can be found here. Everything from Jazz, Motown, to R&B is available. If you're new to the world of vinyl records, the friendly and prodigious staff are happy to point you in the right direction.
Serving the Detroit area since 1982, The Book Beat specializes in children's books, art, photography and quality literature. While mainly filled with books, this charming store also features local artists photography along with accessories and oddities. With so much to offer, The Book Beat is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.