Island Bookstore on Mackinac Island

Island Bookstore on Mackinac Island

Island bookstoreThis Bookstores of the World post should have come out almost two years ago. Lucky for me though, waiting to write about Island Bookstore means that this post lines up with the store’s 40th anniversary!

From the store’s website:

“The Island Bookstore began as a small antiquarian store with a small retail space above Doud’s market 40 years ago.Today we have two locations, one on Mackinac Island and the other in Mackinaw City, serving the Straits of Mackinac area.” Read more

Mini-Review: The House on Seventh Street

Mini-Review: The House on Seventh Street

This past week I started The House on Seventh Street audiobook. I don’t regularly listen to audiobooks and, in all honesty, this is only my second attempt at listening to a book. However, publishing company, BookTrope, offered me a free copy of the audiobook in honor of its recent release so I thought I’d give it a try.

I’m only part way through the book at the moment, but the story has captured my attention. Continue below for an “at-this-moment” review.

To celebrate the release, BookTrope is also having a sale on the ebook. For a limited time, you can purchased The House on Seventh Street ebook for only $0.99. Buy the book from Apple, Barnes and Noble, or AmazonRead more

Landmark Books, among Michigan history and ghosts

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. Read more