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

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

King’s Books of Detroit: Bookstores of the World

King’s Books of Detroit: Bookstores of the World

Before I went on a blogging hiatus, I had the brilliant idea of spotlighting different bookstores around the world. It was going to be a massive post describing the coolest stores I could find on the interwebs or during my travels. I’ve decided not to give you all the goods in one post (or I’ve just not had the time to do real research), so this is the first post of what I hope will be a series – Bookstores of the World! Read more