Detroit News Columnist Neal Rubin Talks Bookstock and Social Media Vigilantism

The region’s largest volunteer-driven, book & media sale starts this weekend


Joan Isabella

Bookstock, the region’s largest charity book and media sale, will run from April 26 – May 3. Proceeds from the event go to support literacy and education projects throughout the Metro Detroit region. Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin and an honorary chairperson for the Bookstock joins Detroit Today Host Stephen Henderson to discuss the event and his latest column.


“What Bookstock does is get books out of people’s basements and onto other people’s laps, where they belong,” says Rubin.


Joan Isabella

Sale Info:

  • Admission is free, except for the pre-sale.
  • The pre-sale costs $20.
  • Everything is half price on closing dale.
  • Most paperbacks are $1, most hardbacks are $3.



Rubin also discusses his latest column which takes a look at how an angry social media post by a restaurant customer affected one local business.  You can read the column here.

Click on the player above to hear the conversation.