Saturday, September 12, 2009

A quintessentially Detroit style thing--King Books

King Books is a bookstore in downtown Detroit that's roughly half the size of Powells in Portland. Huge. The only thing is that they don't list their stock online and in fact don't seem oriented to even doing things by phone. In order to see what they carry you have to actually go into the City of Detroit, park in their parking lot, and see them in person. It's a weeding out process, in that people who are scared of Detroit don't go there. Anyways, I found lots and lots of Sovietica there, including a book of speeches given by Stalin's inner core after he decisively won, which is a treasure trove of primary documents relating to the rise of the totalitarian state that was Stalinism.

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