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2 Dandelions Bookshop
428 W Main Street, Brighton, MI, 48116

2 Dandelions Bookshop is a local independent bookseller in downtown Brighton. We have a carefully curated selection of new books for readers of all ages and a thoughtfully designed space for readers to linger, look and learn. 2 Dandelions Bookshop is filled with books, unique bookish products and gifts and provides a warm, welcoming customer experience. We are a dedicated community partner---a gathering spot for all.

27th Letter Books
3546 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI, 48216

27th Letter Books is a general-interest bookstore located in Detroit, MI. We highlight diverse authors in every sense of the word, authors who are generally under the publishing radar.

A Novel Concept
222 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, MI, 48933

A Novel Concept is a woman-owned bookstore in downtown Lansing, MI. We are proudly progressive, feminist indie booksellers curating a selection of new and used books and bookish events for a growing community of readers in the Greater Lansing area.

Adventure Ink (MI)
108 E Main St, Milan, MI, 48160

Adventure Ink is an independent books, comics & gaming shop in the small town of Milan, MI. We are committed to supporting an ever growing community of fans devoted to book and gaming fandom. It is our mission to maintain a friendly, informed, an inclusive environment, and to celebrate the diversity of our community!

Alcott's Attic
28321 Grant St., Saint Clair Shore, MI, 48081

aMaizing BookBee
120 E. Main Street, Flushing, MI, 48433

aMaizing BookBee is located in Downtown Flushing, Michigan. We offer used books of all genres and some new books. In addition to books, we have local vendors selling handmade clothing, art, handmade blankets, and many more.

Ballyhoo Books
111 W. Superior St., Alma, MI, 48801

Ballyhoo Books is an eclectic general-interest independent bookstore that opened the doors to its warm and welcoming storefront in downtown Alma, Michigan on Sat. August 29, 2020. Our mission is to build and sustain a fiercely independent, creative, and consciously curated bookstore dedicated to the cultivation of community through the provision of safe space for both public dialogue and personal exploration. Special features include: - a generous children’s section with its very own whimsical “cupboard under the stairs” reading nook - bookish gift items, greeting cards, art prints, puzzles, board games, and RPG peripherals - Store expansion/coffee shop addition opened 12/26/22.

Bay Books (MI)
220 N. St. Joseph Street, Suttons Bay, MI, 49682

We opened in May 2018 with one goal—to provide a bookstore and serve fellow book-lovers, near and far. We have always focused on providing a place of lively conversation and fantastic selection so that you can free your mind to go places, while enjoying our beautiful surroundings. We’re located in a unique place of beauty on the Leelanau Peninsula and whether you live here year-round or call this your ‘second’ home, we are here for you. A little bookstore with a lot of literature! “Books are the training weights of the mind” -Epictetus

Bestsellers Books & Coffee Co.
360 S Jefferson St, Mason, MI, 48854
(517) 676-6648

Mason's Hometown Independent Bookstore, Cafe & Bar featuring literary cocktails. Our full-service cafe includes two event spaces, serving gourmet sandwiches from our Delicatessen located next door.

Bettie's Pages
11635 Fulton St E, Lowell, MI, 49331

Bettie’s Pages is a mission driven indie bookstore in the heart of West Michigan that is designed to create community. Lift up marginalized voices. Connect you with great stories. And support readers of all ages!

Between the Covers
106 E Main St, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740
(231) 526-6658

This small, independent bookstore is going on 40 years as a presence in Harbor Springs, a resort town in Northern Michigan whose year-round population of about 1,250 grows by over six times in the late spring and summer months. Katie Capaldi Boeckl took ownership of the store in March of 2013, transitioning from a seasonally-focused “hobby” business, to a viable and sustainable entity in the town and surrounding areas. A change in ownership has seen growth across various sections of inventory: contemporary literature, poetry, literary criticism, religion & Eastern philosophy, foreign literature, music, pop culture, crafts & DIY, graphic novels & comics, Michigan writers, and local book club picks. Between the Covers is the official bookstore for the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book.

Black Ice Comics & Books
503 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI, 49931

Located on the historic Shelden Avenue in Houghton, Michigan, Black Ice Comics & Books is an experience you don't want to miss! In addition to being the U.P's favorite full service comic shop, we offer a large selection of traditional novels, graphic novels, manga, tabletop games, & more! To top it off, we serve the yummiest ice cream in the area!

Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center
214 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197

Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center is an independent African American bookstore in downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan. Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center opened November 2, 2013 in the hopes of providing our customers with bestselling & classic African American books, black art & all kinds of items of African American interest! We host author readings, book clubs, poetry nights, and children's story times. But most of all: We are a bookstore where journalists, writers, professors, students & bonafide lovers of real and true African American Literature, hard-to-find, even some nearly-out-of-print books will find a spot of solace in the heart.

Book Beat
26010 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI, 48237
(248) 968-1190

We specialize in Art, Photography, Children's Books, Detroit history and Quality Lit.

Book Haven LLC (MI)
6 E Chicago St, Quincy, MI, 49082

We are a family owned indie bookstore that sells a mix of new and used books as well as puzzles, board games, bookish candles, and other giftable items.

Book Industry Charitable Foundation
3135 S. State Street, Suite 203, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

Book Suey
10345 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI, 48212

Book Suey is a cooperatively owned and democratically run bookstore that provides access to books, connection to local writers and publishers, and meaningful conversation in a safe and welcoming environment. We bring together a diverse community of members and residents to share in reading experiences and learn from one another. We seek to transform the things we sell into ideas, connections, and relationships that form the foundation of vibrant communities.

3019 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008

Kalamazoo's independent bookstore spans two adjacent locations: Bookbug, focused entirely on children's books and 'this is a bookstore', featuring adult interest titles, with focus on literary fiction, non fiction, contemporary politics, graphic novels and young adult fiction. With over 7,000 square feet of combined space, the store also features a full service cafe/bar and hosts many events, several of which are now available online, and include: author readings, workshops, musical performances, book clubs, story times and more. 

Books & Mortar
966 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506

We are Grand Rapids' Proudly Progressive, Consciously Curated, and Fiercely Independent Bookstore, featuring books, gifts, accessories, cards, and stationery.

1729 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

Booksweet is an independently owned community bookshop located near University of Michigan's north campus in Ann Arbor. Booksweet is a general bookshop with a wide selection of literary fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. We also feature notebooks, stickers, and pins created by local artists and designers. We host special events and offsite book sales. We are committed to creating an affirming, welcoming environment for all in our community.

Brilliant Books
118 E Front St, Traverse City, MI, 49684
(231) 946-2665

Your Long Distance Local Bookstore

Brooks Books
1234 Ford Ave Suite C, Wyandotte, MI, 48192

Brooks Books has a large variety of books in many genres including but not limited to: Mystery, Romance, Young Adult, Fiction, and books for kids of all ages. We also carry book and reading related gifts, in store, from local vendors as well as new items from some of our favorite sites. We truly have something for everyone.

Buy the Book
2894 S Huron Road, Kawkawlin, MI, 48631

Located on a rural highway in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan, Buy the Book is a quirky little bookshop on your way up north. Our books are reasonably priced diverse and well organized. Stop in to find a bargain or a hidden gem.

Camille Deboer
1938 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506

Canterbury Book Store
908 Ludington St, Escanaba, MI, 49829
(906) 786-0751

We are just a small bookstore in the small town of Escanaba, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but being the only book store in town, we try to cater to all tastes! We're located in Escanaba's scenic downtown, itself within walking distance of Lake Michigan's shores. We deal in new and used books, and if we don't have something you're looking for, we are happy to place a special order.

Comma Bookstore & Social Hub
526 Buckham Alley, Flint, MI, 48503

A book and retail store specializing in BIPOC literature, local art and local brands. Located in Flint, Michigan.

Coreander's Children's Bookshoppe
15118 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, 48230

Coreander's Children's Bookshoppe carries books for all ages with a focus on birth-YA. We have a beautiful cafe which serves coffee and sweet treat. Our store theater hosts book readings, storytelling and more. Our garden is a peaceful space to read, snack, or do work.

Cottage Book Shop
5989 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI, 49636
(231) 334-4223

Nestled in a historic log cabin in the heart of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The Cottage Book Shop specializes in personal attention and the best selection of local books, art, maps & music. Come browse and play chess.

Coy's Comics
3220 Bay Rd Ste B, Saginaw, MI, 48603

The best in comics & collectibles for over 35 years! While we're primarily a comic shop with a huge array of graphic novels and manga for everyone, we're newly expanding into fiction. Come check out our wide array of new and used selections!

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom
114 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
(734) 665-2757

We are in the process of transitioning our brick and mortar store, we are still fully operational on our indie commerce site.

Deadtime Stories: True Crime and Other Books
1132 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, MI, 48910

We sell books about monsters, both real and imagined.

Detroit Book City
27260 Southfield Rd, Ste. 201, Lathrup Village, MI, 48076

Detroit Book City is a small, independent book store that specialize & market books, media & events to the African-American consumer market. We carry new and gently used adult and children books i.e. self-help, black-consciousness, spiritual, how-to's, urban-fiction, memoirs, biographies & much more!!! We also sell books written by local and national Indie Authors and rare, hard to find or out-of-print African-American books. We also sell CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, Candles, Incense, Mugs, African Body Oils and Soaps, Games, plus rare hard-to-find and out-of-print African-American books.​​​​​​​

Detroit Specials Used Books
8275 John R St., Detroit, MI, 48202

We're Detroit's best bookstore you've never heard of! A portion of all sales goes to local rescue groups. Rehome books for rescue animals with Detroit Specials Used Books.

Epilogue Books
10 East Bridge St, Rockford, MI, 49341
(616) 884-0933

Independent bookstore in Rockford, MI featuring new inventory and locally made gift items (greeting cards, candles, coffee mugs, bookmarks, art work, photographs). Also includes self-serve coffee bar, cold beverages, and pre-packaged snack items.

Fenton's Open Book
105 W Shiawassee Ave, Fenton, MI, 48430
(810) 629-8000

We'll help you find the books you love:Mystery Romance SciFi Travel Metaphysical Horror Cookbooks Inspirational Westerns Relationships Art Crafts Calendars Journals Magazines History Philosophy Thriller Sports Business Entertaining Gardening

Fine Print Bookshop
109 E. Michigan Ave, Saline, MI, 48176
(734) 470-6525

We are located in downtown Saline, Mi. Our stock includes new adult books across many genres (both fiction and non-fiction), young adult titles, and children books for all ages. We are dedicated to growing and maintaining an inclusive community centered around reading and literacy through local outreach and events in our shop. Did we mention we have board games and puzzles too?!

Flyleaf Literature & Libations
92 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 48236
(313) 771-5544

Forever Books
312 State St, St. Joseph, MI, 49085
(269) 982-1110

General bookstore specializing in children's books for all ages and servicing area book clubs. Awarded Small Business of the Year Award 2002 and nominated twice for the Pannell Award for excellence in children's bookselling. Voted "Best Place to Buy Books in SW Michigan for 21 years.

Gilbert and Ivy
Vicksburg, MI, 49097

Gilbert and Ivy is an independent bookstore with a passion for story, learning, creativity and community service. We engage visitors in a unique experience of words and story.

Glendora Bookshop
110 E Front St, Buchanan, MI, 49107

Glendora Bookshop offers selections for all readers and specializes in literary, independent, and regional voices. In addition to books, we also sell journals, cards, small book-related gifts, and wares from local artists and makers.

Grandpa's Barn
385 S Fourth St, Copper Harbor, MI, 49918

Grandpa's Barn, located behind the one-room schoolhouse in historic Copper Harbor, is filled with Copper Country antiques creating an authentic backdrop helping to whet visitors' appetite for information. Featuring a grand collection of local history, natural history, regional authors, the shop also offers children's books, galore! Good conversation in a a natural setting rounds out the experience. Open daily May through October, other times by appointment.

Happy Owl Bookshop
358 River Street, Manistee, MI, 49660

Quaint little independent bookstore located in downtown Manistee. We carry new books, both adult and children, magazines, newspapers, souvenirs, puzzles, plush and other gift items.

Hidden Nook Booksellers
207 E Michigan Ave, Grayling, MI, 49738

We are small town independent booksellers in rural Northern Michigan. We love sharing our favorite reads, building interest in board games, and promoting literacy in rural communities. We offer a wide range of reads, board games, and literary inspired gifts, in the heart of Downtown Grayling.

History Path
43313 Woodward Ave #1145, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302

online bookstore

Hooked Community
Lansing, MI, 48912

Hooked is a new Lansing, Michigan bookstore with a coffee shop and wine bar. You can find us at 3142 E. Michigan Ave. We feature community-building events such as book clubs, guided tastings, and meet-the-author talks. Hooked is a hub in the Lansing area for enjoying the good life, learning, discovering new interests, and keeping up with current issues in a community conversation.

Horizon Books
243 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI, 49684
(231) 946-7290

Horizon Books is a general full service bookstore with two floors of books, including a coffee bar, fireplace and outdoor patio. We're located in vibrant downtown Traverse City on the river, overlooking the bay and are open 7 days a week, including evenings, all year. Official bookstore of the National Writers Series.

Horizon Books
115 South Mitchell, Cadillac, MI, 49601
(231) 775-9979

Horizon Books is Northern Michigan's largest independent bookstore. Located in downtown Cadillac, open 8am-10pm Mon-Sat, 9am-9pm Sunday. NYT bestsellers are 20% off every day and club members receive 10% off nearly everything in the store.

Ink-A-Dink Children's Books
353 Green Ridge Dr SE, Caledonia, MI, 49316

Our Mission: To get more books of excellence into the hands of readers, especially children, parents and educators. Community Giveback: Every purchase benefits Herizon Music Foundation Partnerships Local, National, and International: Together with Girls’ Life Magazine, Childress Ink, and Publishers of Excellence, 100,000s of books have been donated to agencies near and far, most recently, Hindi’s Libraries, plus local schools, shelters, libraries and more. Donations: We are continuously looking to provide children’s books, if you know a place, please contact us. Bulk and wholesale available, especially for schools, libraries, museums and nonprofits facing funding cuts.

Inscribe Books
6421 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 48346

We are a new independent bookstore opening up in Clarkston, Michigan in May 2023. We are long term residents of the community and have shared a love of books for over two decades. We hope to share our passion for reading with a large diversity of curated books, by welcoming and holding book clubs in the store and by hosting authors. We will also carry a small selection of gifts, puzzles and other items that customers desire. We are so excited to share our love of books with our community and to offer a space that inspires!

Island Books & Crafts
101 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 49783

A large variety of new and used books are for sale. We feature books by Michigan authors or about Michigan with topics covering history and culture in the U.P. as well as ships and wrecks on the Great Lakes. Used books are accepted in exchange for credit in the store. We also sell a large variety of products made by Michigan artisans. These range from wood furniture, to clothing, jewelry, knick-knacks, drawings, photographs and much more.

Island Bookstore (MI)
PO Box 1298, Mackinac Island, MI, 49757

A seasonal, general bookstore specializing in regional titles, childrens' books, and bestsellers. We special order any music tapes and cd's, as well as any book in print. Mackinac Island Bookstore.

Jason's Books & Coffee, Inc.
1590 44th St SW, Wyoming, MI, 49509

We sell an equal mix of new and used books. Our used books span all genres and are offered on a buy/sell/trade basis. Our new books emphasize small-press titles and lower-circulation literary journals. We offer a full-service coffee shop and a very large events space with seating for up to 80 for launch events, small book fairs, and related activities.

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit/Jewish Book Fair
6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI, 48322
(248) 661-1000

The Detroit Jewish Book Fair celebrates the global art of Jewish storytelling by presenting shared experiences highlighting diverse authors, and curating new Jewish writing. he Detroit Jewish Book Fair is the oldest and largest Jewish book fair in the nation. This community-wide literary event attracts a varied audience of more than 20,000 people each year. Our Bookstore runs throughout Book Fair and at pop-up events throughout the year both at The J and at community partner locations.

Kazoo Books
2413 Parkview Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008
(269) 553-6506

We have 2 buildings facing the street with a large parking area behind the store. We carry a diverse selection of titles including mystery, science fiction, vintage, children, non-fiction history, spirituality and memoir as well as contemporary fiction. We place orders for new and used titles to fill customer requests several times a week. Our new books in stock keep growing every year. Our inventory remains at about 30,000 titles with an additional 5,000 titles online. Our online business includes new titles from local authors, collectible and signed books plus many rare and collectible titles. We offer a distribution outlet for authors. We allow trade in's and carefully add used books to our existing inventory. We also have a Blind Date program. Our ramp offers easy access to both buildings from our parking lot. We do curbside pickup as well as delivery or shipping on any order. We have a warehouse on site that will have our internet books and provide staging for large batches of inventory to be sorted. We are set up to purchase estates and collections.

Leopard Print Books
4642 Wintergreen Drive North, Saginaw, MI, 48603

Leopard Print Books, Gifts & Curiosities offers an eclectic mix of fun, fascinating and funky books, puzzles, gifts, and more. We pride ourselves on showcasing diverse books and voices and being an inclusive bookstore that inspires and uplifts. We love our fellow humans, creatures and the planet. Our books reflect that and, of course, the unexpected. Curious? Good. You’ll find at our mini store inside The Vintage Greenhouse, 925 N. Water Street, Bay City, Michigan, online, and various events in the Great Lakes Bay region of Michigan.

Literati Bookstore
124 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
(734) 585-5567

Literati Bookstore is an independent general bookstore with a brick and mortar location in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. Literati opened March 31, 2013 in the hopes of adding and enhancing the vibrant downtown culture and arts scene. We aim to be a place where book lovers can go, talk, and interact with each other. We host author readings, book clubs, poetry nights, children's story times, and free book clubs. We were honored in 2019 as the Indie Bookstore of the Year. If you would like more information about us, please visit our website,, to shop online (even if you don't live in Michigan!) and see our upcoming events. We can ship anywhere in the U.S.

Lowry's Books (Sturgis)
118 W Chicago Rd, Sturgis, MI, 49091
(269) 651-6817

A full-service new bookstore with 70,000+ used books as well. We will get any book in print in the US & the UK. We gift wrap & ship. Besides our strong stock & knowledge of used & rare books, we also have a toystore.

Lowry's Books (Three Rivers)
22 N Main, Three Rivers, MI, 49093
(269) 273-7323

A full-service new bookstore with 210,000+ used books as well. We will get any book in print in the US & the UK. We gift wrap & ship. Besides our strong stock & knowledge of used & rare books, we also have a toystore.

Marvelous Me books
2920 Cooks Creek Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525

McLean & Eakin Booksellers
307 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI, 49770
(231) 347-1180

McLean & Eakin, Booksellers is a general bookstore open seven days a week. We enjoy serving the surrounding community, including visitors who love to tour this beautiful northwest Michigan area on Lake Michigan.

Netherworld Books
3407 Lowden St., Kalamazoo, MI, 49008

International fantastic fiction, mythology, surrealism and esoterica. Mostly small press & indie, always selected with curious readers in mind. Based in Michigan.

New Story Community Books
114 W. Michigan Ave., Marshall, MI, 49068

We are a new store in the heart of historic Marshall, Michigan. Selling new and used books of all types, greeting cards and artisan chocolates we love local history, children's books, Michigan nature and Michigan authors. Please stop by, bring your coffee, wine, and/or pet and relax, sit or browse our fine collection. Special orders, author events, and a book exchange program are just some of our services.

Next Chapter Books
16555 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI, 48224

Next Chapter Books is a general interest, new and secondhand bookstore in Detroit. We offer customers affordable book buying through a curated selection of both new and contemporary secondhand reads.

North Wind Books at Finlandia University
437 Quincy St, Hancock, MI, 49930
(906) 487-7217

North Wind Books is an independent bookstore with strong concentration in nature, fiction, Finnish literature and more. NWB is also the official campus bookstore of Finlandia University. Quality Regional Bookshop. Great Lakes Northwoods Location. Open All Year. Come by and see what North Wind Books has to offer you!

Pages Bookshop
19560 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI, 48223

Woman owned neighborhood bookshop located in Northwest Detroit. We carry fiction and children's titles across most genres focusing on literary fiction and children's fiction.

Parallel 45 Books & Gifts
106 N 2nd Ave, Alpena, MI, 49707
(989) 278-8822

Parallel 45 Books & Gifts is an independently owned and operated bookstore on the shores of Lake Huron in Northern Michigan. We specialize in a wide variety of bestsellers, as well as regional titles and literary-themed gifts.

Plot Bound Books
131 West Main St, Gaylord, MI, 49735

Plot Bound Books is a mobile/pop-up bookstore. Plot Bound Books mainly serves Northern Michigan.

Plumfield Books
574 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI, 49301

A quaint neighborhood bookstore selling new books for young and old, serious and the adventurous. We also provide an assortment of gift items for both children and adults as well as a highly curated rotating selection of wine-to go with the engrossing books!

Polish Art Center
9539 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, MI, 48212
(313) 874-2242

Polish import gift and bookstore. Radko ornaments, Boleslawiec stoneware, English language books on Polish topics. Dictionaries, cd's, children's books and genealogy research.

R&B Used Books
12830 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI, 48439
(810) 695-7762

R & B Used Books is a family owned business devoted to meeting your reading needs. Catering to readers of all ages and types, we have 12 rooms of books with an inventory that ranges from general fiction and mystery to self-help, business, history, romance, western, adventure, children's, sci-fi/fantasy and more we are sure that we can find something to please almost everyone. We also host book signing, book clubs, writing groups, craft swap and storytime. We have something for almost everyone. Our vision is to bring back the joy and art of reading for recreation, information and entertainment.

Reader's World (MI)
194 S. River Avenue, Holland, MI, 49423
(616) 396-8548

With an intelligent selection of books for all interests, and hundreds of magazines, Readers World has become a favorite stop of locals and tourists since 1967.

Rolling Rabbit Books
2495 84th St. SW, Byron Center, MI, 49315

Rolling Rabbit Books is a woman-owned bookshop that specializes in literature for children and teens. In addition to new and used books, we also carry wooden toys, art supplies, stickers, puzzles, games, and stuffed animals.

Schuler Books (Ann Arbor)
2513 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
(734) 662-0600

Schuler Books (Grand Rapids)
2660 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512
(616) 942-2561

Schuler Books, is an independent Michigan bookseller with three locations. Along with new and used books Schuler's features an extensive gift section, magazines, print on demand services, event spaces and Cafe's.

Schuler Books (Okemos)
1982 E Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI, 48864
(800) 347-8841

Lansing's largest independent since 1990, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos offers 150,000 titles, CDs, DVDs, gift items, a gourmet cafe, literary events, famous author appearances, and live music. Special orders and out-of-print searches standard.

Schuler Books (West Bloomfield)
7260 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Twp, MI, 48322

Serendipity Books
108 East Middle Street, Chelsea, MI, 48118
(734) 475-7148

Independent bookstore in the historic downtown of Chelsea, Michigan.

Sidetrack Bookshop
325 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, MI, 48067

Sidetrack Bookshop’s mission is to curate new fiction and non-fiction, and build community, compassion, and comfort through a shared love of books for readers of all ages.

Sleepy Dog Books
506 N. Fancher, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 48858

Sleepy Dog Books will serve the Mt. Pleasant and the greater Isabella County communities through a high-quality boutique bookstore offering new general interest new books. As a community-focused business, Sleepy Dog Books will have a dedicated community focus, offering community engagement opportunities for customers of all ages. Sleepy Dog Books fills a gap within the community as a direct retail opportunity and as a community convener, focusing on literacy initiatives with a mission to increase access for readers of any age. Sleepy Dog Books’ mission is to provide a high-quality reading experience for customers and readers of any age. The company seeks to provide a comfortable atmosphere for its customers that promotes browsing, relaxation, and community engagement. By tapping into the owner's professional experience as educators, community leaders, and literary advocates, all Sleepy Dog Book organization members will bring the community a tremendous resource.

Snowbound Books
118 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI, 49855
(906) 228-4448

We are an small indie bookstore with new & used books for all ages. We pride ourselves on going "beyond the bestsellers" and curating a selection with solid and often unexpected titles.

Socialight Society
5454 W. Saginaw Hwy. Suite 425, Lansing, MI, 48917

Socialight Society is a local independent bookshop, celebrating Black women and Black literature. We curate classic, contemporary, and children’s titles predominately authored by Women of Color, who often lack representation in traditional bookstores. Black woman-owned.

Source Booksellers
4240 Cass Ave Ste 105, Detroit, MI, 48201
(313) 832-1155

Source Booksellers, an independent bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district, is a unique niche of non-fiction books. We offer books and unusual sideline items that enhance your life and your lifestyle.

Squirreled Away Books
22985 W Main Street, Armada, MI, 48005

Squirreled Away Books is a full-service new and used bookstore for the whole family, with comics, games, and artwork. We're fairly wacky, but we're serious about the books.

Stirling Books & Brew
119 N Superior St, Albion, MI, 49224

New and Used books, book exchange, bubble teas, coffee and tea, locally baked goods and gifts, English/Scottish cafe, live music, authors, and weekly events!

The Bearcub Book Den
Warren, MI, 48092

The Bluestocking Bookshop
501 Butternut Dr. #3B, Holland, MI, 49424

The Bluestocking Bookshop is a locally owned independent bookshop that exists to provide high-quality pre-loved, new, and bargain books and gifts at affordable prices so all of our community can be literary and intelligent people. We encourage healthy debate and discussion, supported by the education acquired through reading of all styles, genres, and subjects. We endeavor to reduce the environmental footprint of the publishing industry by giving new life to the used books that enter our store. We actively support locally-owned businesses and love to feature our local authors and creators. We are committed to the belief that everyone is a reader if they find the right book, and we can help that happen.

The Book Nook & Java Shop
8744 Ferry St, Montague, MI, 49437
(231) 894-5333

Bookstore, café, espresso bar, cocktail bar, live music venue.

The Book Nook of Saugatuck
242 Butler Street, Saugatuck, MI, 49453

Consignment bookstore selling both new and used books.

The Bookman (MI)
715 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI, 49417
(616) 846-3520

We are a locally-owned independent bookstore serving the West Michigan Lakeshore 7 days a week. We carry mostly new (some used) books, magazines, and newspapers as well as a variety of gift items, toys, and games. We have an adorable children's room, meeting space (including a stage), and offer a variety of free public events throughout the year. We are proud to be an iconic hub for literary-minded folks in our community.

The Well Read Raccoon Books & Curiosities
220 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI, 49931

We are a cozy bookshop conveniently located on a main thoroughfare above the Portage, in the lower level of Baby E's BBQ, hence our tagline: "Come for the books; stay for the outstanding bbq & bridge views." Whether you're looking for the latest and hottest titles, craving old classics, grabbing a quick book for camp or the beach, have family in town needing guidebooks, or are just plain stuck in bridge traffic and need a respite, there's something for everyone! And, if we don't have it, we'll get it! We want people emerging from pandemic isolation to feel comforted, comfortable and safe. We are committed to our community's wellbeing. What better way to start than with excellent brainfood and soul balm? Best air conditioned spot to watch the sunset with a good cuppa tea or coffee. Gelato, sorbetto, tea, coffee and pie in the near future.

Third Mind Books
118 E. Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
(734) 994-3241

Third Mind Books is a brick-and-mortar bookstore and venue located in Downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. We carry new and used editions, and we specialize in rare books and collectibles related to the Beat Generation and other notable literary movements. We host open mic nights every month as well as book signings, writer presentations, and more throughout the year. Inquire through our site about hosting YOUR event at our store. Stop by and browse our vast selection of rare and unique items or shop online at

this is a bookstore
3019 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008

Kalamazoo's independent bookstore committed to curating, discussing and celebrating new books and hosting preferred events.

Toadvine Books
2783 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI, 48072

Purveyor of fine books, both new and used, with a special focus on fiction and literature, science fiction and fantasy, horror, small press comics and graphic novels, and children's books. Also with a nice selection of first editions and vintage paperbacks.

Totem Books
620 W. Court St., Flint, MI, 48503
(810) 407-6402

New and Used bookstore, vinyl store, cafe and metaphysical supplies located in downtown Flint, MI. We also support the literary arts in the areas offering book signing events to new authors among other types of events such as psychic fairs, tent sales, and music oriented events.

Turn the Page Bookstore (MI)
2335 Woodcrest Dr, Alpena, MI, 49707

Turn the Page is a small locally owned bookstore that primarily sells used books, although we do carry new books for kids and young adults. In addition to this, we order books for customers and sell several sideline items dealing with reading and books.

Unspoken Knowledge
3158 S. Wayne Rd, Wayne, MI, 48184

Unspoken Knowledge Bookstore is predominantly an independent online bookstore. We have a brick and mortar location which provides several children books on hand. Our bookstore is located inside the Party with a Tee retail store in Wayne, MI. If there is a book that you desire, but don't see in our store we will make every effort to provide the book to you through our online ordering platform. The delivery lead time for online purchases is approximately 1 week. We sell books for the entire family and offer an online selection of many genres. We only sell brand new books and also support Indie Authors.

Wayfaring Booksellers
1027 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48910

We're a queer women-owned independent bookstore located in Lansing, Michigan! We offer a curated selection of used, rare and new books.

We Are LIT Grand Rapids
87 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

We Are LIT is an independent, multicultural bookshop offering new, diverse books across all genres. Our collections are hand selected to connect readers of all ages to their interests through thoughtfully curated books.

Windowsill Used and New Books
107 S James St, Ludington, MI, 49431

We sell new and used books at discount prices. We also have craft kits, gifts and handcrafted cards made by local artists.

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