Whether in Detroit for the first time or for a lifetime, uncover and discover this great American city. The first comprehensive, printed guide to Detroit in a generation, Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider's Guide to Detroit features more than 1,000 Detroit attractions, sites, institutions, events, restaurants, bars, shops, and curiosities, from the essential to the obscure.

Edited by siblings and lifelong, seventh-generation Detroiters Andy, Emily, and Rob Linn - with contributions from a team of more than 30 Detroit-based writers and researchers - Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider’s Guide to Detroit is the result of thousands of hours of research, thousands of site visits, and contributions and ideas from hundreds of local residents, making this streetwise guide a key for unlocking the city.

From high art to folk art, national attractions to basement museums, haute cuisine to food trucks, cocktail bars to dive bars, farmer’s markets to urban farms, and rock ’n’ roll to blues and soul, explore the city that put America on wheels.

To purchase the book, visit or phone City Bird in Detroit, or click the button below to order online.

For inquiries about wholesale and bulk orders, please email belleisleto8mile@gmail.com.

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider’s Guide to Detroit - softcover, illustrated, 448 pages, $22.
Printed in Detroit.

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