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Sources Booksellers in Detroit now selling non-fiction online

Posted at 5:56 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 07:00:05-04

MIDTOWN, Mich. (WXYZ) — With extra time on our hands, now might be a good time to pick up a book.

Sources Booksellers in Midtown has just launched an online website to ship books out to people.

One of the most notable names on the shelves right now, signed copies of 50 Cent's new book "Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter."

“We have exclusively signed copies at our store, and he really kind of pointed his finger at us to say we want booksellers to be the purveyor of signed copies here in this area,” said owner of the bookstore Janet Webster Jones.

The website was launched to buy books online at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Sources Booksellers offers books for people of all age groups, even books all about Detroit’s history.

“We are primarily a non-fiction bookstore, we are a unique niche of non-fiction and our categories are history and culture, health and well-being, books that are by and about women, metaphysical, physical new age and the arts,” said Janet.

Janet worked for Detroit Public Schools Community District for 42 years. She is hoping people remember to buy within our community.

“We just need to buy local and support local, because with local support we can build not only business but build out community,” said Janet.

The book store has two websites, one website meant to keep people engaged with the community and another just launched to buy books.

They offer a 10 percent discount to seniors and to students.