Women's National Book Association


Welcome to the Detroit Chapter of the WNBA, the Women's National Book Association. The Detroit Chapter has been a vital part of the Women's National Book Association since 1966 and draws its membership from throughout the greater Detroit metropolitan region. We hold programs three to four times a year that feature topics of interest related to books, publishing, and reading.

The chapter also supports various charitable endeavors and partnerships with other organizations that sustain the values of literacy and promoting opportunities of growth.

Members of WNBA Detroit represent a diverse group: authors, editors, librarians, publishers, library workers, and booksellers.  Guests are always welcome to attand any chapter event and are encouraged to join our vital and friendly organization.  And students can join the Detroit Chapter at a special discounted student rate.

Sponsoring memberships are available to local businesses or organizations that wish to support the activities of the WNBA Detroit Chapter. Sponsoring members are entitled to have representatives attend all chapter events, enter nominations for chapter awards, and receive the chapter newsletter. For more information about the levels of sponship available contact us.

Our programs and events feature member networking and are informative and entertaining.  Contact our membershp chair or me for more information, or if you need a ride!

Great connections like these can last a lifetime.  We hope you will enjoy our compnay via one of our events very soon.  Take a look at our program page for a list of upcoming events.

I do hope you join us soon!

Shannon Janeczek
WNBA Detroit Chapter President


The purposes of WNBA are educational and charitable. The Detroit Chapter brings together women and men who are active in the community of the book as well as people who just like to read. The Chapter offers programs that help to educate and inform the public about authors, illustrators, publishers, reading, and that promote recognition of women's achievements in the book world.


The Women's National Book Association is a national organization of women and men who work with and value books. WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the community of the book.

The Detroit Chapter, as a subsidiary of the Women's National Book Association, shares the mission of the national organization.