Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ben Hamper Reading at Barnes & Noble in Flint Township

That looks like a pen, not a rivet gun. (Photo courtesy of Sean Work/Mlive)

Legendary Flint writer Ben Hamper will be signing copies of Rivethead: Tales From the Assembly Line at the the Barnes & Noble store at the Genesee Valley mall on December 13 at 5 p.m. Go here for a recent interview with Hamper.


  1. My comment: the Barnes & Noble is in Flint Twp. Nothing against Flint Twp. but that tells you all you need to know about Flint these days...and for the last 30 years. When I last lived in Flint, someone was trying to open a bookstore downtown... it didn't last too long.

  2. I guess, you haven't been downtown to know that there IS a bookstore! Pages bookstore and it has been there for quite some time. I don't understand why stating that something is in Flint Twp., it's true locations, denotes anything about Flint as a whole. Negative, negativie people....part of the Flint's problem, along with the crime.

    1. You beat me to it. I buy books at Pages every time I'm in Flint. It's a nice book shop.

      One of the things I discuss in Teardown is the regional approach to planning and economic development. Flint is part of a larger economy in Genesee County, and it makes more sense to figure out ways to improve the entire region.

  3. Rivethead is required reading for anyone from Flint. Great book.

  4. Hey, I want to hear about his brother Mat


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