A visit to Book Beat is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get – whether it be a new book, a piece of artwork or just a quirky little knick-knack. Walk into the store and be greeted with the scent of burning incense, calming music and a friendly staff member. Book Beat has served metro Detroit as an independent bookstore for the past 29 years and specializes in art, photography, literature and children's books. The store’s slogan, “Serving the collective unconscious since 1982. Feed your brain!”, is the perfect fit for literary lovers.