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John K. King Used & Rare Books

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  • West Side Industrial
  1. Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Daniel Epstein

  2. Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Daniel Epstein


Time Out says

There’s a certain sense magic about John K. King Used & Rare Books, a Detroit institution that’s home to one of the most fascinating book collections in the world. With over a million second-hand volumes in stock at any time, the four-story property is a treasure trove of rare stories, vintage volumes and forgotten tales. Lose yourself here for a couple of well-spent hours (which isn’t difficult: the collection remains completely un-computerized, making for a unique shopping experience as you plot a meandering path through its dusty aisles).

Written by
Jonathan Thompson


901 W Lafayette Blvd
Cross street:
at John C Lodge Service Dr
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