Bookstock 2018 – Metro Detroit’s Largest Used Book Sale

Disclosure: Bookstock has sponsored this article. All opinions are my own.

Bookstock is Metro Detroit’s largest non-profit used book and media sale. It is held at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place which is a convenient drive from Ann Arbor. Proceeds from the sale benefit charitable literacy and education projects in metro Detroit.

Bookstock 2018 - April 22-29

See the press release below for more details.


Bookstock is back, offering unbelievable deals on used books and media Sunday, April 22 through Sunday, April 29 at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale, where proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley and Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin are Honorary Co-Chairs of Bookstock and the Mike Morse Law Firm is Bookstock’s 2018 Presenting Sponsor.


Bookstock’s Pre-Sale will kick-off on Sunday, April 22 at 8:15 a.m. There is a $20 admission charge for the Pre-Sale only, which runs through 11 a.m. and offers savvy shoppers and collectors first crack at Bookstock’s treasure trove of bargains. Bookstock has over 300,000 donated used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, magazines and vinyl for sale at bargain basement prices. The sale will continue through Sunday, April 29, running Sundays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Bookstock - Children's Books

This year, Bookstock will feature seven days of special sales:

  • Monday Madness – Monday, April 23: The first 1,000 shoppers will receive spectacular giveaways including a $50 VISA gift card every hour, and one lucky shopper will receive a $500 VISA gift card.
  • Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, April 24: Bookstock is celebrating teachers by giving 50% off to all teachers with a valid ID from 3 – 9 p.m. At 5 p.m., the Bookstock B.E.S.T.* Awards, (Bookstock Extraordinary Student/School/Teacher) will be presented to fourth grade students from Detroit Public Schools Community District who write the top essays entitled, “My Favorite Book Character…and Why.” A WDIV TV personality will present the awards live, and cash prizes will be given to five students, their teachers and their schools.
  • Cookstock – Wednesday, April 25: Cookstock will feature the area’s largest collection of gently used cookbooks, and the winners of the Cookstock Cupcake Recipe Contest will be announced by local news Anchors Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-Channel 7) Sherry Margolis (Fox 2) and TV host Tati Amare (WDIV- Local 4) at 5 .pm. at Bookstock. The winning cupcake will be featured at Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit’s hottest new bakery, and appear on WDIV Local 4’s Live in the D.
  • PLUS the $25 SNAG BAG, All the books you can snag in our bag for $25 (quantities limited – some exclusions apply)
  • Bookbuster Special Days – Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27:
    • Buy three books and get the fourth book free (least expensive item) from 3 – 9 p.m. 
    • Spend $25 or more either night and be entered in a special drawing for: 
      • A puck signed by Red Wings center Dylan Larkin
      • 4 tickets to a 2018 Tigers game
      • A round of golf and lunch for 4 at Plum Hollow Golf Course in Southfield
  • Children’s Day – Saturday, April 28: Special children’s activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring Toyology, Arts and Scraps and Goldfish Swim School.
  • Half Price Finale, Sunday, April 29: All books and media will be sold for half price!

Marking 16 years of supporting the need to read, Bookstock has generated more than $1.8 million for literacy and education projects throughout Oakland County and Detroit. More than 800 volunteers work together throughout the year to organize and staff the weeklong Bookstock sale.

Bookstock is brought to the community by the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, and a consortium of non-profit organizations that support education and literacy projects throughout metro Detroit. For more information about Bookstook, call the Bookstock hotline, (248) 645-7840, ext. 365, or visit Laurel Park Place is located on 6 Mile Road east of I-275 in Livonia.

Bookstock - Books


Bookstock Schedule

  • Sunday April 22, 2018 8:15am-11:00am Bookstock Pre-Sale
  • Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am-6:00pm Bookstock - Used Book and Media Sale
  • Monday April 23, 2018 10:00am-9:00pm Bookstock - Monday Madness
  • Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:00am-9:00pm Bookstock - Teacher Appreciation Day & BEST Awards
  • Wednesday April 25, 2018 10:00am-9:00pm Bookstock - Cookstock Days
  • Thursday April 26, 2018 10:00am-9:00pm Bookstock - Bookbuster Days
  • Friday April 27, 2018 10:00am-9:00pm Bookstock - Used Book and Media Sale
  • Saturday April 28, 2018 10:00am-9:00pm Bookstock - Children's Day
  • Sunday April 29, 2018 11:00am-6:00pm Bookstock - Half-Price Finale

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