BY BTL STAFF
The Jewish Community Center’s Annual Jewish Book Fair is a community-wide cultural and literary event, attracting a large and varied audience of more than 20,000 people of all ages. It is the oldest and largest Jewish book fair in the nation held at the JCC of Metro Detroit, 6600 W. Maple Rd. in West Bloomfield.
Prominent and emerging writers – from our community and all over the world – in literature, the arts, philosophy, theology, history and current events are invited to engage, educate and entertain.
“In 1951, the birth of the Book Fair, we were about to enter the golden age of futurism, the time when we expected jet packs, flying cars, robot helpers and glass-domed cities to be right around the corner,” said Terry Hollander, Book Fair Chair.
“Well, the future has come, and with it changes in the way we read, socialize and communicate, spend our time and our money, and do our JCC Annual Book Fair. What hasn’t changed is the value of gathering great Jewish thinkers and writers. Joining together as a community is something you shaking hands with a Nathan Englander or a Tova Mirvis isn’t something your computer can help you do. We hope you will come out to socialize and connect, and experience the excitement of interacting with some of the many outstanding authors who will appear in person at Book Fair. We have lots of changes in store, with most events at no charge, and we hope you will love the Book Fair of the future, which is now.”
Book Fair events are free unless otherwise noted. Advance registration is recommended for all ticketed events. Purchase tickets by calling 248-661-1900, online at http://theberman.org/home/ticketoffice/ or in person at The Berman Ticket Office. Seats for Book Fair patrons will be held until 15 minutes before start time.