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John K. King Books

901 W. Lafayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI, 48226, United States
TEL: (313) 961-0622

The sort of store bibliophiles dream about is housed in an old glove factory in the shadow of historic Corktown. Row after row of books—more than a million in total—fill four hardwood-floor levels permeated with that wonderful, slightly musty smell of old paper. Selections run the gamut, from topics on fondue to 18th-century woodworking. Biographies alone take up almost the entire third floor. (Want a biography of Dickens?There are about 50 choices.) Run by King himself since opening in 1965, the store also sells rare volumes to collectors the world over.


Tip: Some sections of the store are barely heated, so wear a coat in winter.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Parking Available
  • Shipping Available
  • Sunday - Closed

Shop Type:: Book


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