If you’re not a fan of the great outdoors in winter, then you’ll probably be in the mood for a good read and in Michigan you'll find that a visit to many of our bookstores is an adventure within itself. Peruse our sampling of eclectic bookstores across Michigan, where you’ll run across a good book as well as an assortment of tea rooms, castles, rare collectables, antiques and even live music against a backdrop of a cozy fire.
- Michigan News Agency
This Kalamazoo bookstore is one of the largest magazine stores in the United States, boasting more than 6,500 magazine titles and 17,000 paperback titles.
- Horizon Books
Book signings, live music and blazing fireplaces keep Horizon Books open until 11 p.m. Three locations: Traverse City, Cadillac and Petoskey.
- Falling Rocks Cafe and Bookstore
With original maple floors, tin walls and Frank Lloyd Wright style architecture, the surroundings in this Munising shop are as good a reason to stop in as the 30,000 books offered.
- Aunt Agatha’s
With row after row of legal thrillers, international mysteries and historical crime stories, true sleuths return time after time to Aunt Agatha’s in Ann Arbor.
- Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room
Zen out in Ann Arbor while perusing books on everything from acupuncture to yoga. Stop by the tearoom for a pick-me-up.
- The Cottage Book Shop
This cozy bungalow in Glen Arbor sells books covering The Great Lakes, the art of cottage decorating and volumes of local photography—truly Michigan topics.
- John K. King Used & Rare Books
King has collected more than one million books, filling three bookstores in the Detroit area with rare autographed editions and archives.
Jonathan Rand, author of Michigan chiller favorites like Kreepy Klowns of Kalamazoo and Poltergeists of Petoskey, often visits this Indian River location.
- Curwood Castle
This French-style chateau in Owosso is now a museum celebrating the life and works of James Oliver Curwood, once the highest paid author in the world.
- White Raven Books
This bookstore, located in Ypsilanti, specializes in obscure, scholarly, rare, out-of-print and collectible books.
For more sundry bookstore venues, visit our extensive list of unique bookstores, reading rooms and rare finds, where you’ll find literally volumes of material to keep you enthralled.