Fashion Meets Literature At New Detroit Bookstore

By Edward Cardenas

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Susan Murphy wants to bring her love of reading, classic works of literature and spending time looking over various titles to a new bookstore on the Avenue of the Fashion on Livernois in Detroit.

Murphy is bringing Pages on Livernois to northwest Detroit this fall, fulfilling a dream.

“Reading books really impacted my life early on. I would like to give that experience to other people,” said Murphy. “I think a brick and mortar store will bring books to the forefront.”

The approximately 1,200-square-foot bookstore, which will be located on Livernois south of Outer Drive, will be located in the former Hunter’s Supper Club, on the south end the U-shaped building on Livernois. It will have access to a courtyard in the middle.

Leading up to the opening, Murphy has been gaining practical experience by operating a pop-up store in the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale. She also launched a blog, Facebook page and Twitter account to help build awareness of the bookstore.

Mixing this experience, along with her professional work that included running a business research company, teaching and receiving a library of science degree, Murphy believes she can provide a unique experience of finding  books from a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, history, sci-fi, mystery, and children’s section.

“I can’t compete with Amazon,” said Murphy, who added that her store will have some advantages over the online retailer. “(Pages on Livernois) is an experience … the ability to wander, look, browse. That is the power a real bookstore can bring.”

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