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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Michigan

The best list of independent Michigan bookstores


  • City Title Sault Ste. Marie
  • Address 1 101 E. Portage Ave.
  • Phone (906) 253-1768
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Island Books & Crafts features a variety of one-of-a-kind items made by Michigan artisans and craftsmen, including furniture, photos, paintings, jewelry, pottery, clothing, cards and much more. In addition, we have a large variety of new and used books in a location that makes for comfortable browsing.

An independently owned and operated quality used bookstore, designed to offer a pleasant browsing experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Over 40 thousand books occupying over 2000 square feet of space and covering a broad range of subjects are arranged on well-labeled shelves.

  • City Title Southfield
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  • Address 1 24361 Greenfield Road, Ste. 305
  • Phone (248) 993-3844
  • Type Primarily new with some used books, Black-owned
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Educational, Regional, African American
  • Sidelines Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Detroit Book City is a small, independent, brick-n-mortar bookstore. We sell all genres of new and used books, including local Detroit indie authors and Afrocentric interests, and host the Annual African American Book Expo in February.

  • Address 1 21500 Northwestern Hwy.
  • Phone (248) 557-4824
  • Type New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty African American
  • City Title Sturgis
  • Address 1 118 W. Chicago Rd.
  • Phone (269) 651-6817
  • Type Primarily used with some new books

Now Michigan's third-largest used and rare bookstore, Lowry's books has been around since 1993. We have over 175,000 used and rare volumes.

  • City Title Suttons Bay
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  • Address 1 220 N. Saint Joseph St.
  • Phone (231) 944-6809
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

Our goal is to provide a place of respite where you can free your mind to go places, while enjoying our surroundings. An Indie bookstore in a unique place.

  • City Title Taylor
  • Address 1 22263 Goddard Rd
  • Phone (734) 374-5665
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Children's, Educational, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games
A Special Place for Readers
  • City Title Three Rivers
  • Address 1 22 N. Main St.
  • Phone (269) 273-7323
  • Type Primarily new with some used books

Now Michigan's third-largest used and rare bookstore, Lowry's books has been around since 1993. We have over 175,000 used and rare volumes.

We are Traverse City's premier used book store. We have a large selection of gently used paperback and hardback books, plus greeting cards, buttons, magnets, bumper stickers, tee shirts, and great puzzles.

Your Long Distance Local Bookstore. Quality Fact and Literary Fiction for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Higher Self Book Store is a New Age, New Thought, Metaphysical entity that offers the opportunity for personal growth, healing, enlightenment, knowledge, intuition development, health and well-being, along with materials and merchandise that supports one's path, belief system, awakening and rebirth.

  • Address 1 243 E. Front St.
  • Phone (231) 946-7290
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

We view it as our job to say yes to what the Northern Michigan community wants in a bookstore – reading groups, music, helpful staff, convenient hours, support of local authors and a welcoming atmosphere. We hope you consider us to be your “third place,” the place you go to relax , the first being home, the second being work.

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  • Address 1 800 Cottageview Dr, Ste 45
  • Phone (231) 922-7225
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty Literary, Mystery, Regional

Landmark Books is located in the historic Traverse City State Hospital. We feature the area's best selection of hard to find classic literature, poetry, modern first editions, and Michigania. We also offer appraisal services and can special order books as well. If you have ever dreamed of your own private library, we can help you build it.  Landmark Books also sells and services vintage manual typewriters. Come see why we are the one stop for true book lovers in the Grand Traverse region.

  • City Title Warren
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  • Address 1 29170 Hoover Rd.
  • Phone (586) 751-7228
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Paperback Outlet has been a fixture in Warren for 40yrs. We offer new releases and used books. Our knowledgeable staff will help you find that book you're looking for. We can order any title. We'll also search for those hard to find out of print books.

We have a HUGE selection of books that are carefully screened before making it on our shelves. If you wouldn’t take the book to bed, then the book doesn’t make it on our shelves.

Across from The Ypsilanti Public Library downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan. Proudly serving our customers with bestselling & classic African American books, black art & all kinds of items of African American interest!


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