Bookstores in Michigan

A guide to the best independent
Michigan bookstores

Albion

Books & More - 119 N. Superior St. - (517) 629-7560

Alpena

Blue Phoenix Books - 106 N. 2nd Ave. - (989) 278-4020

Ann Arbor

Aunt Agatha's - 213 S. 4th Ave. - (734) 769-1114 - Used books
Specialty: Mysteries

Bookbound - 1729 Plymouth Rd. - (734) 369-4345

Common Language Book Bar

317 Braun Ct.
Phone: (734) 663-0036
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: Alternative/Political, Children's, Feminist, GLBT
Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook

Serving the LGBT Community, their family and friends since 1991, Common Language Bookstore is one of the few remaining Feminist/LGBT Bookstores in the country. Our mission is to support Feminist and LGBT culture by providing readers with new and classic literature, and providing authors an outlet for their core.

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore - 114 S. Main St. - (734) 665-2757
Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age

Dawn Treader Book Shop - 514 E. Liberty - Used books - Specialty: Rare/Antiquarian

Literati Bookstore

124 E Washington St.
Phone: (734) 585-5567
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Art, Children's, Educational, Literary, Regional
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
Events: Author Signings, Readings, Children's Story Time, Book Club, Open Mic Nights
Find us: Facebook // Twitter

We are a new, locally-owned, independent bookstore in the heart of Ann Arbor, Michigan. We opened in spring of 2013. We offer downtown Ann Arbor new books in a broad array of categories, including fiction, poetry, cookbooks, children's and teen's books, as well as history, science, math, psychology, and many more. We host author readings and signings, open mic nights, poetry readings, book clubs, children's story times, and much, much more

Nicola's Books - Ann Arbor MINicola's Books

Westgate Shopping Center, 2513 Jackson Rd.
Phone: (734) 662-0600
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings, Book Clubs, Writers' Groups, Book Fairs
Find us: Facebook

Nicola’s Books is the only major independent bookstore in Ann Arbor and is one of the leading independents in the Metro-Detroit area. Most of all, we love books and our goal is to put the right book in the customer’s hand to build a trust that will keep them coming back to Nicola’s. Bookselling staff have over 100 years of bookselling experience between them. We also want to be able to offer to them unique author events that they will not be able find anywhere else.

Armada

Squirreled Away Books - 22985 Main St. - (586) 784-8873 - New & Used books

Bay City

Sandy's Bookworm - 108 N. Walnut St. - (989) 893-8221

Tattered Pages and Tea - 1313 N. Johnson St. - (989) 992-4163 - Used books

Berkeley

Mayflower Bookshop - 2645 W. 12 Mile Road - (248) 547-8227 - Specialty: Metaphysical

Cadillac

The Book Nook - 120 E. Pine St. - (231) 775-8171 - Used books

Horizon Books - 115 S. Mitchell St. - (231) 775-9979

Cedarville

Safe Harbor Books - 16 M-134 - (906) 484-3081

Charlevoix

Round Lake Book Store - 216 Bridge St. - (231) 547-2699 - No website

Cheboygan

Purple Tree Books - 334 N. Main St. - (231) 838-0719

Coldwater

Taylor's Books and More - 60 W. Chicago St. - (517) 278-2340 - Specialty: Children's

Detroit

See also: Farmington, Livonia, Monroe, Mount Clemens, Northville, Oak Park

John King Books - 901 Lafayette Blvd - (313) 961-0622 - Used books

Marwil Bookstore - 4870 Cass Ave - (313) 832-3078

Source Booksellers - Detroit MISource Booksellers

4240 Cass Ave.
Phone: (313) 832-1155
Type: New books
Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
Specialty: Alternative/Political, Metaphysical/New Age, Regional, Other
Events: Author Signings, Readings, Mind-Body- Spirit exercise classes
Find us: Facebook // Twitter

Source Booksellers is a unique niche of non-fiction books. We offers books that enhance your life and your lifestyle. We invite you to explore and discover our hand-selected books and products. Connect with us on Facebook for a schedule of our events and sign up for our regular email.

East Lansing

Archives Book Shop - 519 W Grand River - (517) 332-8444 - Used books

Curious Book Shop - 307 E Grand River Ave - (517) 332-0112 - Used books

Schuler Books - 1982 Grand River Ave. (see Okemos)

Farmington

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore & Cafe - 333314 Grand River Ave. - (248) 987-2934 - Specialty: Speculative Fiction

Fenton

Fenton's Open Book - 105 W. Shiawassee - (810) 629-8000

Ferndale

John K. King Books North - 22524 Woodward Ave. - (248) 548-9050

Flint

Jellybean's - G-5401 Fenton Rd. - (810) 233-4555 - Used books

Pages - 132 W. Second St. - (810) 767-7243 - Specialty: Regional/Local

Frankfort

The Bookstore - 330 Main St. - (231) 352-9720

Gaylord

Saturn Booksellers - Gaylord MISaturn Booksellers

133 W. Main St.
Phone: (989) 732-8899
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest

Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord's hometown bookstore right in the heart of the Alpine Village, is a general, independent shop for readers of all ages. An eclectic atmosphere (think chalkboard walls and a coffee shop in a log cabin built right into the store...); a friendly, knowledgeable staff composed of true bibliophiles; a wide selection of books, toys, games and related goodies; a full calendar of events and a real sense of fun make Saturn Booksellers a destination for locals and tourists alike.

Gladstone

Frigate Books - 7 S. 10th St. - (906) 428-1491 - Used books

Glen Arbor

The Cottage Book Shop - Glen Arbor MIThe Cottage Book Shop

5989 Lake St
Phone: (231) 334-4223
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Regional
Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook

The Cottage Book Shop is a full service book store located in a cozy historic log cabin, featuring regional books, many signed, CDs by local musicians, Ken Scott photographs, Dietrich Floeter’s aerial photographs, Kristin Hurlin’s prints, Native American artist Lois Beardslee’s prints, pins, birch bark/quill baskets, annual Manitou Music Festival (also sold out editions) and Port Oneida Fair posters, art posters by Mary Frey, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, Mary Blocksma, Glen Clark, and Vintage View’s Lake Michigan ship and vacation posters. Contact us to receive our monthly email newsletter with Book of the Month selection, recently released books, book signings, children’s activities and store events and/or mailed bi-annual newsletters of recommended titles.

Grand Blanc

R&B Used Books - 12830 S. Saginaw St. - (810) 695-7762 - Used books

Grand Haven

Booked for the Season - 8 N. 7th St. - (616) 296-0465

The Bookman - 715 Washington St. - (616) 846-3520

Grand Rapids

See Also: Walker

Argos Book Shop - 1405 Robinson Rd SE - (616) 454-0111 - Used books

Pooh's Corner - 1886 1/2 Breton Rd. SE - (616) 942-9887 - Children's books

Schuler Books - Grand Raids MISchuler Books

2660 28th St., SE
Phone: (616) 942-2561
Type: New & used books
Specialty: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Gifts, Curiosities, Toys/Games, Coffee/Tea
Find us: Facebook // Twitter

Schuler Books & Music is a local, family -owned, independent bookstore company with four locations in Michigan. Our stores are 25,000 - 35,000 square feet and carry over 150, 000 titles in stock. We offer comfortable ambiances which include cozy reading nooks and full service gourmet cafes. At Schuler Books & Music, we have a continuing tradition of providing unique bookstores and inviting places to exchange ideas.

Greenville

Robbins Booklist - 320 S. Lafayette St - (616) 754-4354

Harbor Springs

Between the Covers - 152 E. Main St. - (231) 526-6658

Holland

Between the Covers - 56 E. Lakewood Blvd, Ste 20 - (616) 355-9933 - Used books

Readers World Bookstore - 194 S. River Ave. - (616) 396-8548

Howell

Bluefrog Books - 3615 E. Grand River Ave. - (517) 552-6080

Jackson

Book Exchange - 130 E. Washington Ave. - (517) 768-1488 - Used books

Kalamazoo

Bookbug - 3019 Oakland Dr. - (269) 385-2847 - Children's books

Kazoo Books - Kalamazoo MIKazoo Books

407 N. Clarendon
Phone: (269) 385-2665 or (800) 516-2665
2413 Parkview
Phone: (269) 553-6506 or (800) 516-2665
Type: New & used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Regional
Find us: Facebook

We are an independent, locally-owned bookstore offering a wide selection of quality used books, select new titles, and book ordering services. We have been serving the greater Kalamazoo area since 1988. In 2003 we opened a second location on Parkview in the Oakwood neighborhood. We now surround Western Michigan University. Our inventory is a mix of new and used titles. Our image of having used books, in the best condition, at the best price is very important to us.

 

Michigan News Agency - 308 W. Michigan - (269) 343-5958 - Magazines

Kawkawlin

Buy the Book - 2894 S. Huron Rd. - (989) 684-7876 - Used books

Lansing

See also: East Lansing, Okemos

Book Trader - 635 S. Waverly - (517) 321-7703 - Used books - Specialty: Fiction

EVERYbody Reads Books & Stuff - 2019 E. Michigan Ave. - (517) 346-9900

Schuler Books & Music - Lansing MISchuler Books

2820 Towne Center Blvd.
Phone: (616) 942-2561
Type: New & used books
Specialty: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Gifts, Curiosities, Toys/Games, Coffee/Tea
Find us: Facebook // Twitter

Schuler Books & Music is a local, family -owned, independent bookstore company with four locations in Michigan. Our stores are 25,000 - 35,000 square feet and carry over 150, 000 titles in stock. We offer comfortable ambiances which include cozy reading nooks and full service gourmet cafes. At Schuler Books & Music, we have a continuing tradition of providing unique bookstores and inviting places to exchange ideas.

Triple Goddess Bookstore - 2019 E. Michigan Ave. - (517) 883-3619 - Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age

Lapeer

Book Shelf Lapeer - 359 W. Nepessing St. Suite B - (810) 664-0731

Leland

Leelanau Books - Leelanau MILeelanau Books

109 N. Main St.
Phone: (231) 256-7111
Type: New books
Specialty: Children's, Regional
Sidelines: Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook

Leelanau Books is an independent bookstore providing a diverse selection of books including all of the newest titles and bestsellers, local and regional books and the classics that you love. We carry some unique items that represent our area such as posters, note cards, puzzles and beautiful aerial photography of Leelanau County, Michigan. Dedicated to providing great books for children, our acclaimed children's section offers a substantial collection of books for children of all ages. We host author events throughout the year, as well as book clubs and a weekday story time for children. Leelanau Books is a local favorite and we look forward to talking books with you!

Lincoln Park

Magina Books - 2311 Forst St. - (313) 928-7177 - Used books

Livonia

Books Connection - 19043 Middlebelt Rd. - (248) 471-4742 - Primarily Used books

Ludington

Book Mark - 201 S. Rath Ave. - (231) 843-2537

Mackinaw City

Island Bookstore - 215 E. Central Ave. - (888) 421-7323

Mackinaw Island

Island Bookstore @ Lilac Tree Arcade - Main St. Centre - (906) 847-6202

Manistee

Happy Owl Bookshop - 358 River St. - (231) 887-4411

Marquette

Snowbound Books - 118 North Third St. - (906) 228-4448

Mason

Bestsellers Books & Coffee - 360 S. Jefferson St. - (517) 676-6648

Mecosta

Mecosta Book Gallery - 171 W. Main - (231) 972-4140

Midland

Sleepy Hollow Bookshop - 22 Ashman Circle - (989) 832-7065 - Used books

Monroe

The Book Nook - Monroe MIThe Book Nook

42 S. Monroe St.
Phone: (734) 241-2665
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's
Sdelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
Events: Author Signings

Established in 1969, the Book Nook is Monroe's only locally-owned, independent bookstore - 1,000 square feet of books, top to bottom, new & used - located in the heart of historic downtown Monroe.

Montague

The Book Nook & Java Shop 8744 Ferry St. - (231) 894-5333

Mt. Clemens

Used on New Books - 36 New St. - (586) 468-2665 - Used books - Specialty: Local Authors

Mt. Pleasant

The Book Garden - 114 S. Main St. - (989) 773-4579 - Used & New books

The Book Shelf - 1014 S. Mission - (989) 317-3067

Muskegon

Gracie's Book Store - 1929 Lakeshore Dr. - (231) 670-9891 - Used books

Newaygo

Bay Leaf Used & Rare Books - 79 State St. - (231) 652-2665

Northville

The Next Chapter Bookstore & Bistro - 141 E. Main St. - (248) 465-0010

Novi

Read It Again Books - 39733 Grand River - (248) 474-6066

Oak Park

Book Beat - Oak Park MIBook Beat

26010 Greenfield Rd.
Phone: (248) 968-1190
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Art, Children's, Literary
Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook // Twitter

Book Beat is a creative space and literary bookstore with an emphasis on art, photography and children's books. We've been in business since 1982, serving the metro-Detroit area. Please ask to receive our newsletter for author events, news, reviews, sales and updates.

Okemos

Inner Journey Books & Gifts - 4655 Dobie Rd. #240 - (517) 347-8989 - Specialty: Metaphysical

Schuler Books & Music - Okemos MISchuler Books

1982 Grand River Ave.
Phone: (517) 349-8840
Type: New & used books
Specialty: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Gifts, Curiosities, Toys/Games, Coffee/Tea
Find us: Facebook | Twitter

Schuler Books & Music is a local, family -owned, independent bookstore company with four locations in Michigan. Our stores are 25,000 - 35,000 square feet and carry over 150, 000 titles in stock. We offer comfortable ambiances which include cozy reading nooks and full service gourmet cafes. At Schuler Books & Music, we have a continuing tradition of providing unique bookstores and inviting places to exchange ideas.

Oscoda

Great Northern Bookstore - 209 S. State St. - (989) 739-7960

Owosso

Jellybean's - 2256 E. Main - (989) 725-6949 - Used books

Owoso Books & More - 119 W Exchange St. - (989) 729-7336

Paw Paw

FatCat Books - 404 E Michigan Ave. - (269) 657-2665 - Used books

Petoskey

Horizon Books - 319 E. Mitchell St. - (231) 347-2590

McLean & Eakin Booksellers - 307 E. Lake St. - (800) 968-1910

Roseville

New Horizons Book Shop - 20757 E. 13 Mile Rd. - (586) 296-1560

Saginaw

Greenhouse Books - 1122 Titabawassee Rd. - (989) 752-6313

Saint Joseph

Forever Books - 312 State St. - (269) 982-1110

Sault Ste. Marie

Island Books & Crafts - 101 E. Portage Ave. - (906) 253-1768

Shelby Township

Books Connection - 52924 Van Dyke Ave. - (586) 731-6601 - Used books

South Haven

Black River Books - 330 Kalamazoo St. #2 - (269) 637-7374 - Used books

Sturgis

Lowry's Books & More - 118 W. Chicago Rd. - (269) 651-6817 - New & Used books

Taylor

Another Look Books - 22263 Goddard Rd - (734) 374-5665 - Used books

Tecumseh

That Used Bookstore - Tecumseh MIThat Used Bookstore

810 S. Adrian St.
Phone: (517) 423-6611
Type: Used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Family owned. Over 80,000 books in stock, with more added each day. Website consists of @10% of instore stock. Open Mon. - Sat. 10am - 5:30pm.

Three Rivers

Lowry's Books & More - 22 N. Main St. - (269) 273-7323 - New & Used books

Traverse City

The Bookie Joint - 124 S Union St - 231-946-8862 - Used books

Brilliant Books - 118 E. Front St. - (231) 946-2665

Higher Self Bookstore - 328 E Front St. - (231) 941-5805 - Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age

Horizon Books - 243 E. Front St. - (231) 946-7290 or (800) 587-2147

Landmark Books - 1200 W. 11th St., Ste. 116 - (231) 922-7225 - Used, Out-of-Print books - Specialty: First Editions

Warren

Paperback Outlet - 29170 Hoover Rd. - (586) 751-7228

Waterford

Carol's Paperbacks Plus - 5947 Highland Rd. - (248) 674-8179- Used books

West Branch

Downtown Books - 308 W Houghton Ave. - (989) 701-2705

Ypsilanti

Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center - 214 W. Michigan Ave. - (734) 961-7376

 

 

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