I'm planning a day trip up to the Ikea in Canton at the beginning of next month. Because it's over to the west side of the metro area, I was thinking I'd head over to Ann Arbor because there are some bookstores there I like.
But I realize that it's been years since I really looked around Detroit. We used to go up a lot when I was a kid, since my parents had friends up there, but that's been years ago. I used to live in Canada, and have passed through hundreds of times on my way between Ohio and Canada, but since I was always in the middle of a long driving trip, I never really took the time to stop, beyond the occasional lunch in Royal Oak.
What would locals recommend seeing if I'm just there for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon (I have tickets to the hockey game at Bowling Green State U that night, so I need to be down there by seven)? I'm not really big into tourist attractions per se. I like interesting neighborhoods with lots of little shops, cafes, etc to check out. I'm hugely interested in used bookstores -- a friend in Windsor told me once that there's a huge one in an old factory or warehouse somewhere in Detroit?