Pick up a book for National Read Across America Day from this local store
March is reading month, and we’re checking in with a local bookstore with one of the largest collections of rare and used books anywhere. Debra lee from the John King Books stopped by to chat about what you can expect at the store. They’ve grown so much they’ve expanded to the building next door to house some of their rare books. She says currently, Virginia Woolf’s book is her favorite, but you’ll never know what they have in store. To find out more about John King Books, watch the video above.
Celebrate MLK Day by reading up on his writings
Source Booksellers in the Midtown district of Detroit is here to help you celebrate MLK Day with book suggestions for the young and old. Jason Carr got the chance to chat with the store’s owner, Janet Jones, and her daughter Alyson Jones-Turner about their reading recommendations. The first book they recommended to anyone looking to celebrate MLK Day was Strength To Love, a collection of his writings. They also got the chance to talk about the store’s virtual storytelling program, where young readers can tune in online to have stories read to them. To celebrate the holiday today, the group read Malcolm Mitchell’s book, My Favorite Book In The Whole Wide World.
Small Biz Saturday: Bookbound takes things ‘one book sale at a time’ during pandemic
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ann Arbor’s independent Bookbound Bookstore is taking things “one book sale at a time” as it marks its seventh anniversary, according to owner Megan Blackshear. Although only Megan and Peter are allowed in the store, Bookbound Bookstore customers can still browse its selection of books from outside the store. “So our goal is to make it through this, one book sale at a time.”Bookbound owners Megan and Peter Blackshear. (Bookbound Bookstore)While some Bookbound customers lament browsing inside the independent bookstore, Peter said they understand why it’s currently off-limits and why the Blackshears have their protocols in place. To get their book-based needs met, Bookbound customers can utilize curbside services at the store from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Small Biz Saturday: Ann Arbors Literati Bookstore goes virtual, keeps local charm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, Literati Bookstore has had to pivot into the world of digital bookselling and event hosting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its At Home with Literati virtual events, the Ann Arbor bookstore connects its community of book lovers to their favorite authors as publishers forgo in-person book tours. Ganiard added that people in Ann Arbor get to have something similar to their downtown experience but that the events are also introducing author fans to Ann Arbor and to the bookstore. Literatis online presence has also helped the Ann Arbor community show its love of the bookstore. Literati Bookstore is at 124 E. Washington St.Related:Small Biz Saturday: Nicolas Books fulfills increased demand during COVID-19 pandemicSmall Biz Saturday: Tammys Tastings takes cocktail classes online
Small Biz Saturday: Nicolas Books fulfills increased demand during COVID-19 pandemic
ANN ARBOR Approaching its 25th birthday, Nicolas Books is known as a townie go-to spot for books and book-related events on the west side of Ann Arbor. First named Little Professor, the independent bookstore in the Westgate Shopping Complex was rebranded to Nicolas Books after it was purchased by Nicola Rooney in 1995. In March, Nicolas Books had to shut its doors to the public. Nicolas Books also began selling puzzles, gift boxes and hosting virtual events, like webinars with authors, workshops, storytimes and book previews. She said that Nicolas Books will celebrate its 25th birthday in some fashion but doesnt yet know what that will look like.
Retirement passion project turns into unique bookstore in Grosse Pointe Park
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – When you come to Shaw’s books in Grosse Pointe Park, it’s like stepping back in time. Hank Zuchowski is the book guy, the guru, the curator of each and every single piece inside Shaw’s Books on Kercheval. “My booth fee was $75 and I sold $104worth of books,” Zuchowski said. Well, he did all three, so afterward he was free to follow his passion and open up his bookstore. Shaw’s Books is located at 14932 Kercheval Avenue in Grosse Pointe Park.