Birmingham’s The Community House Presents Inaugural Book Signing Series

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The Community House in Birmingham will host its inaugural book signing series later this month. Image courtesy of The Community House

The Community House in Birmingham will host its inaugural book signing series later this month.

The Community House, a nonprofit organization and public gathering space in downtown Birmingham, will be hosting its inaugural series of evening book releases from three Detroit authors, including Linda Solomon, Jack Krasula, and DBusiness magazine editor R.J. King.

“We are looking forward to having an intimate gathering,” says Chris Smude, senior director at The Community House, located at 380 S. Bates St. next to the Birmingham Public Library. “The authors will be able to meet guests (and) get to know one another. This is our (inaugural) event, and we are excited.”

Along with selling personally signing books, authors will provide a 30-minute presentation or book reading, including answering guests’ questions.

King, editor of DBusiness Daily NewsDBusiness Tech and Mobility News, and Detroit 500, kicks off the series with his new book, Detroit: Engine of America, at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 (presentation from 6:30-7 p.m.).

Detroit: Engine of America details chronologically, for the first time, how the city grew, step by step, from a French fort on the Detroit River in 1701 to become the world’s first industrial powerhouse and the birthplace of the automotive industry in 1900.

Second in the series is Solomon’s book, The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait, which will be presented at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11. The book explains how Solomon, a photojournalist and newspaper columnist, was invited to document Aretha Franklin’s major career moments and important personal events from Christmas parties in her home to the iconic pink Cadillac shoot. In addition, it shares the personal relationship between Solomon and Franklin’s families.

Ending the series is Krasula, who has hosted the WJR Radio show, “Anything is Possible,” for the last 15 years. He will be presenting his book, With God, Anything is Possible, at 6 p.m. on Dec. 17. The book shares stories of 15 individuals who relied on faith and fortitude to overcome life circumstances.

The events are free and open to the public, and doors open at 5:30 p.m. All book and wine purchases are cash only (King will process credit cards, or checks can be made out to Momentum Books). For more information and to RSVP for an event, call (248) 554-6594 or send an email to

Founded in 1923, The Community House is a resource for personal, professional, philanthropic, and recreational pursuits. It offers classes, camps, social and charitable events, and more. For more information about The Community House visit here.