Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore to host events with authors Neil Gaiman, Jenny Lawson in April
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Throughout April, fans of downtown Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore will be visited over Zoom by internationally-known authors, humorists and beloved food writers. On April 8, the independent bookstore will welcome authors Jenny Lawson and Neil Gaiman. The following week on April 16, Literati will host New York Times bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer and author Kristen Roupenian. The book launches will be hosted by publisher HarperCollins through the virtual events platform Crowdcast. Literati Bookstore is at 124 E. Washington St.
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.