330 Main Street
Frankfort, MI 49645
Yes, Michigan, there is a summer. Finally! So on a glorious Sunday in June, I decided to take a drive. Now before your mind conjures up a stereotypical picture of a little old lady librarian out for a pokey, rubbernecking Sunday drive, let me just say that this was no ordinary Sunday drive. This was a drive on a gorgeous, sunny Michigan day. This was a drive unmatched for scenic beauty. This was a drive along the picturesque Michigan Highway 22. This famed stretch of roadway meanders along the northern Lake Michigan coastline through the Sleeping Bear Dunes area, recently voted the Most Beautiful Place in America. If you're new to my blog, you may want to read my earlier posts about this spectacular part of the country and some of its bookstores.
I took the opportunity to stop at one of the scenic overlooks along the route to oooh and ahhh and take a few pictures. In addition to the unparalleled beauty to be seen along M-22, Sunday drivers will also encounter several charming, small tourist towns. One such town is Frankfort, just south of Sleeping Bear. This lovely town is practically surrounded by lakes, situated on the shores of Lake Michigan to the west, Betsie Lake to the south, and just a few miles away from the Caribbean blue waters of Crystal Lake to the north and east. You may have guessed by now that on this day, there was more to my Sunday drive than just scenery, and you would be right. Frankfort is home to an endearing little bookstore called simply the Bookstore.