Notable Books @ the Southfield Public Library
As part of the Library of Michigan's 2012 Notable Authors Tour, the Southfield Public Library will host a program featuring author Bruce Allen Kopytek, author of the book "Jacobson's: I Miss It So!" This program will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Mr. Kopytek will share his stories of Jacobson's with us and will have his books available for signing and purchase.
Jacobson's department store was founded in Reed City, Michigan in 1968, expanded to Jackson in 1904 and to Dearborn in 1920 before reaching 28 stores in Michigan and Florida.
Bruce Allen Kopytek was born in Hamtramck and was raised in Detroit in what he describes as a "very inquisitive Polish-American family." He earned his architecture degrees from the University of Detroit and pursued an extensive career in this field, both commercial and residential. One of Mr. Kopytek's particular interests is the American department store. He maintains a blog, "The Department Store Museum" at www.departmentstoremuseum.blogspot.com, where he pays homage to the great American independent department store, a dying breed, with photographs and facts.
The 2012 Michigan Notable Books program and tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Cooley Law School, Meijer, Auto-Owners Insurance and the Michigan Center for the Book. Media sponsors are Mittenlit.com, City Pulse, WKAR, Dome, Queue Advertising and Tom Gennara Photography.
Southfield Public Library is located in the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26300 Evergreen Road. Visit the Library's Home Page at www.southfieldlibrary.org.
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