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Welcome! Click on the "Online Ordering" drop-down tab for more instruction (on far left under "About Us"). Sign up on the far right to establish an online account. You will then be ready to place any books you wish into your shopping cart. Given our passion for reading, our mission is to curate the best "real" books available to match customer interests.
All-Time Bestsellers are Local Books:
The Legend of Sleeping Bear retells the Ojibwe legend of the Sleeping Bear Dune. The rich words written in verse by Kathy-jo Wargin are brillantly illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. The story unfolds of the fateful swim across Lake Michigan of the two cubs and mother bear to escape a forest fire in Wisconsin, of mother bear's long wait, to the rising up of the bear cub islands in Sleeping Bear Bay. It is this duo's first legend book and was named the offical Michigan's children story. (Sleeping Bear Press, 1996. hdc $17.95)
Signed first editions are also available at $35 along with signed framed prints of the cover image $75.
Historic Cottages of Glen Lake by Barbara Siepker and photographs by Dietrich Floeter.
Traverse City photographer Dietrich Floeter's duotone photographs capture the esssence of fifty cozy lake cottages. Paired with Barbara Siepker's captivating historical and personal narratives they illustrate the important role cottages played in northern Michigan in the first half of the twentieth century. It is a nostalgic story of bygone years when summer residents fled the cities to breathe clear air. The book won the Michigan Historical Society Award and a Michigan Notable Book in 2008 and Siepker received the 2004 Edmund Ball Fellowship from the Leelanau Historical Society to begin this documentation.(Leelanau Press, 2008. hdc $50 Signed copies) Photographs are available through Dietrich Floeter.
One hundred and fifty color photos by Ken Scott and twelve essays by Jerry Dennis make this a spectacular book of Leelanau County. From the details of a frail flower to the vast sand of the shorelines and surrounding hills, this book is a must for every local and visitor as well as it captures the expanses and beauty of this "Land of Delight" like no other. (Petunia Press, 2000. hdc $45 signed copies) We represent Ken Scott Photgraphy and carry his photographs. (See Prints/Posters/Photography tab)
We sell used and old books and can order out of print books for you.
We also list and sell Glen Lake Community Library old books for them.
Check some of our old book inventory on ABE Books.