201 NW 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
As we made our way across Michigan's Upper Peninsula (the UP to native Michiganders), my senses were inundated by the breathtaking beauty of the region. More than the quiet splendor of the rolling evergreen forests, more than the wilderness unencumbered by the trappings of urban life, more even than the gloriously rugged vistas along Lake Superior, it was the smell that I most appreciated--the spectacular, fresh piney aroma that permeated my nostrils. Across the UP and northern Wisconsin and into northern Minnesota, the beauty would continue. We were on our way to Turtle Lake, about 40 minutes north of Grand Rapids. (Michigan friends, take note: that's Grand Rapid, MN.) As luck would have it, the area is home to a small mall featuring The Village Bookstore, a shop completely fitting to the region in which it resides.
My son, Culver takes a look at the selection
of classics and science fiction.
Entering the children's section
Seating is sprinkled throughout the store, and displays of maps, bookmarks, and calendars further grace the space. For my purchase in this bookstore I settled on a fantastic 3-D bookmark and several pieces of the hand-crafted pottery. My husband and son were with me on this trip, and both found items to their liking. The Village Bookstore is truly a gem of the north woods.