John K. King Used and Rare Books

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In History
  • Edson, Moore, & Co. Factory Constructed

    The original building is constructed in 1905. The construction plans are announced in January, and by November, the factory is thriving.
  • Factory Ownership Changes

    The building is purchased by Crown Hat Manufacturing Co. and National Color Co.
  • Crown Hat Manufacturing Co. and National Color Co. Go Bankrupt

    Crippled by the Great Depression of the early 20th century, Crown Hat Manufacturing Co. and National Color Co. were forced to file for bankruptcy in May of 1930.
  • Advance Glove Manufacturing Settles On 901 West Lafayette

    Advance Glove Manufacturing Settles On 901 West Lafayette
    After multiple location shifts and a catastrophic fire, this glove manufacturing industry began a base of operations here in Dowtown Detroit.
  • Advance Glove Factory Moves During Freeway Construction

    Advance Glove Factory Moves During Freeway Construction
    In 1947, the John C. Lodge Expressway began construction in Detroit. This freeway compromised the location of many buildings, and the Advance Glove Factory was forced to shift its location to Lafayette and Fifth Street as a result.
  • John K. King's First Bookstore

    John K. King's First Bookstore
    It was in 1971 that John K. King opened up this first bookstore in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • John K. King's Bookstore Changes Location

    John K. King's Bookstore Changes Location
    John K. King Used and Rare Books undergoes its first shift in location as the bookstore moves into the Michigan Theatre Building in Downtown Detroit.
  • Advance Glove Factory Declares Bankruptcy

    An original filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy was converted to chapter 7, and Advance Glove Factory's assets were eventually liquidated.
  • John K. King's Bookstore Makes Its Final Shift In Location

    John K. King's Bookstore Makes Its Final Shift In Location
    In 1983, John K. King's Bookstore was transferred to the abandoned Advance Glove factory, after having purchased the four-story building. This location on 901 West Lafayette still serves as the current base of operation for the bookstore.
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    Edson, Moore, & Co. Operation Period

    For three years, Edson, Moore, & Co. operated out of the factory they constructed before exchanging ownership.
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    Crown Hat Manufacturing Co. and National Color Co. Operation

    After an exchange of ownership, Crown Hat Manufactuing Co. and National Color Co. operated out of the factory for twenty-two years before going bankrupt in 1930.
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    Span of First Bookstore In Dearborn, Michigan

    John K. King's first bookstore operated out of Dearborn, Michigan from 1965 to 1971.
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    Span of Second Bookstore In The Michigan Theatre Building

    John K. King's second bookstore operated out of the Detroit Theatre Building from 1971 to 1983.
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    Span of Third Bookstore In The Advance Glove Factory

    John K. King's third, and current bookstore, has been in operation from 1983 to this very day. This Advance Glove factory serves as the defining image for John K. King Used and Rare Books.