Local Independent Bookstores Fill Borders' Void
With the epilogue for Borders Books now written, readers who prefer their printed words on paper are seeking the next chapter. Aside from Barnes & Noble, amazon.com, and used booksellers, including downtown Detroit’s John K. King, a shrinking coterie of independent booksellers still stocks hardcovers and paperbacks for the bibliophiles among us
A BRIEF INDEX:
26010 Greenfield, Oak Park; 248-968-1190, thebookbeat.com.
> Specializes in children’s and art books,
also general reading, stationery, and gifts.
19043 Middlebelt, Livonia; 248-471-4742.
CAROL’S PAPERBACKS PLUS
5947 Highland Rd. (M-59), Waterford Township; 248-674-8179.
CRAZY WISDOM BOOKSTORE
114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-665-2757, crazywisdom.net.
15 E. Kirby, No. 114, Detroit; 313-875-4677, leopoldsbooks.com.
> Specializes in graphic/visual literature.
THE NEXT CHAPTER
141 E. Main St., Northville; 248-465-0010, thenextchapterbooks.com.
> Focuses on children’s books, with a bistro/café serving hot drinks, sandwiches, and fresh cookies.
2513 Jackson, Ann Arbor; 734-662-0600, nicolasbooks.com.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH BOOKSTORE AND CAFÉ
23023 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington; 248-987-2934, otbp-bookstore.com.
> Specializes in speculative fiction.
SHRINE OF THE BLACK MADONNA BOOKSTORE
13535 Livernois, Detroit; 313-491-0777, shrinebookstore.com.
> Focuses on African-American history and culture.
5740 Grand River, Detroit; 313-285-8450.
> Specializes in community books and African-American literature.