John K. King Used & Rare Books, Detroit

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  • September 21, 2017
    As a librarian I love the smell and feel of books ... I spend so much time here as I get lost in the shelves and then BAM is it 5.30 and they are closing. Never change!!  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    This is the best 2nd hand bookstore that I've ever seen and I've been at them all over the world. I'm not saying it's the best, but it's got to be near the top of anyone's list and that says a lot. Ev...  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    This unique bookstore was once a leather glove factory and is now home to 4 full floors of used and rare books. Books are grouped by subject. Maps are available at the counter and friendly and helpful...  more »
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  • April 24, 2017
    Don't ever let John King touch a valuable book of yours: He may damage it, like he damaged mine. Took a first edition Mark Twain book to the store to see if King wanted to buy it. He handled it very roughly, and broke the binding -- in my opinion, deliberately. Then he acted like it was already broken. A first-class jerk. I mean, who would do that? He can not be trusted with other people's property. Beware.
  • May 30, 2017
    This place has books galore on many subjects, friendly and helpful staff. I do wish they had more recent computer and engineering books, but despite that they have an impressive WW2 and Civil War collection. They also have a lot to offer for fiction aficionados.
  • May 22, 2017
    What a wonderful place! Four big floors of used books, plus some magazines, posters, games, audio books, etc thrown in. If you love books, then you must visit. It's a shabby place, but that's part of the charm.
  • March 10, 2017
    I just went here today and it was magical. It made me feel nice to put it simply. Although the bookcases sort of give you little room at times it didn't hinder my experience in the slightest. I highly recommend going! ♡ ☆I hope you have a lovely day stranger☆
  • June 27, 2017
    If you love books, you have to visit here. Four story building housing every kind of subject you can think of. They also have some CD's, DVD's and magazines (limited amount).

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