About This Blog

Don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm not on board with the whole ebook thing. I enjoy books in all their formats. But there is nothing quite like a bookstore with its neatly arranged shelves of books and artfully created displays of new arrivals, best sellers, and suggested reading. I especially enjoy discovering small, independent bookstores and have made it my mission to visit and report back on as many of these gems as I can. That is my focus, but there is really nothing that is off limits as long as it is about books or reading. Hope you enjoy my blog and come back often.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Doctor's Orders

Literary Life
Bookstore & More, Inc.
758 Wealthy Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Question: What do an old bank, a doctor, and a bookstore have in common? Answer: Not much unless a doctor purchases an old bank and turns it into a unique and interesting bookstore. That is exactly what happened in Grand Rapids, Michigan, when a doctor with a passion for all things literary devoted three years to renovating a classic old bank building. From the dust and debris emerged Literary Life Bookstore & More, Inc., an establishment in which the owner's enthusiasm for the written word is, well, contagious.

Monday, October 10, 2011

All About Frogs and Kids

Tuesday Books
137 W. Grand River
Williamston, MI 48895

Once upon a time in the charming village of Williamston, Michigan, there was a charming bookstore called Tuesday Books, named after, you guessed it, a charming book called Tuesday. David Wiesner's award-winning picture book depicts the amazing story of one "Tuesday evening around eight" when frogs take to the air on lily pads. For a peak into the book via youtube click this link: Tuesday by David Wiesner.  I found the store to be every bit as delightful as the book.