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Landmark Books, among Michigan history and ghosts

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 9.26.04 PMTucked away at the edge of a northern Michigan city is an tract of land that used to be occupied by a mental hospital. Among the halls that once housed institutionalized women is a bookstore.

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, formerly the Traverse City State Hospital, houses shops, restaurants, and residences. It’s become a mini-town on 480 acres of grassy land.

Landmark Books, located in the lower level, offers a cozy location to discover your next read. My favorite part is the fireplace nestled in the corner!IMG_2000

The store specializes in used and hard to find books, according to their website. Have a book you’ve been searching the country for? Ask Landmark Books for help!

“We specialize in hard to find hardcover literature, poetry and modern fiction and we carry the areas best selection of out-of-print Michigan books.”

Books aren’t the only think you can find at Landmark Books. They also have vintage typewriters. They provide typewriter services such as new ribbons and cleaning.

Landmark Books also sells various book themed merchandise. The “Scent of Book” bottles are a hilarious item for any book lover.

Paul Stebleton, owner of Landmark Books, is an author and book collector himself.

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