The Detroit Festival of Books, heading into its seventh annual festival in 2024, is excited to announce that this summer’s Bookfest will be the biggest yet. Previously limited to Eastern Market’s Shed 5, Bookfest this year will spread between Sheds 4 and 5, with a combination of both open-air and indoor activities.

“Every year we’ve been seeing more foot traffic and greater interest in the event from vendors and book aficionados,” said Ryan M. Place, founder and chairman of Bookfest. “We very much appreciate the Eastern Market Partnership’s allotting us more space and continuing its support.”

Bookfest announced the expansion fresh off receiving the Silo Buster Award from the Eastern Market Partnership at the market’s annual awards gala on Thursday, February 1. The expansion will allow Bookfest to offer more space for authors, booksellers, kids’ activities, and for non-profit organizations promoting literacy in Southeast Michigan.

“Bookfest is a highly successful and rewarding event for the Eastern Market Partnership,” said Lonni Thomas, who oversees both the Saturday and Sunday markets at Eastern Market. “We gave the festival our Silo Buster Award because this event is doing so much to bring people to the city, to support the city, and to make a healthier, wealthier, and happier Detroit.”

The Detroit Festival of Books will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2024. Admission is free.