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Posted on: July 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Signature book sale moves to new venue

The Sterling Heights Public Library’s grand book sale and signing is returning for its third year, but this time at a brand new location.

On Saturday, July 29, over thirty talented Michigan authors will enrich the City of Sterling Heights’ annual festival, Sterlingfest, by offering their creative titles underneath the covered walkway between the library and police department.

“We’re really trying to give our residents easy access to the authors. Their tables will now be within throwing distance of the art fair,” says Jason Groth, the library’s Public Relations and Programs Coordinator. 

The Local Author Book Sale will take place at the Richard Notte City Center on Saturday, July 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  “There will be something for everyone. The thirty plus authors have children’s books, adult books, fiction, and non-fiction with nearly every genre represented. It’s quite the variety,” adds Groth.

Past book sales were held in the library’s programming center. “The programming center is a comfortable space, but we have nearly 40% more authors than last year,” Groth explains. Moving the event outside the library’s walls was, “a smart move”.

The library’s own Creative Writers Workshop worked closely with the library to ensure that the book sale is well-suited to both authors and the public. Terry Hojnacki, the workshop’s facilitator, says, “The Local Author Book Sale is a fantastic opportunity for local authors to bring their creativity to the community. What better place than a library to bring writers and readers together."

For more information about the Local Author Book Sale or the Sterling Heights Public Library, please call 586-446-2640 or visit

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