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Michigan Authors & Bookstores

Discover stories, history and more in the literature crafted by Michigan authors.

Add a pile of great books to your "TBR" list and plan a visit to some of Michigan's unique independent bookstores
You may have heard of the iconic Anatomy of a Murder written by the Ishpeming-born Robert Traver, but there are countless books waiting to be read by Michigan authors. You could fill a bookcase with Michigan’s outstanding children and young adult books including the beloved M is for Mitten: The Michigan Alphabet by Annie Appleford and the exciting Michigan Chillers series by Johnathan Rand. Love history? Michigan has you covered with its rich automotive, maritime and early-American history that has been captured by historians. 
It’s not only Michigan-born authors that have found inspiration here. One of the greatest authors of all time, Ernest Hemingway, wrote of his time spent in Northern Michigan. For younger readers, Kathy-jo Wargin crafted many children’s stories about things that are quintessentially Michigan like Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinac Island and the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Do you prefer movies to books? Check out the movies that were filmed in the Great Lakes State here.
Get Lost in the Pages of These 12 Michigan Bookstores
Calling all bookworms! For those who love the feeling of pages turning between their fingertips, these independent Michigan bookstores hold new and classic literature alike, and will surely have what you’re looking for.
Exterior of Schuler Books
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