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



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A BRIEF INDEX:

BOOK BEAT

26010 Greenfield, Oak Park; 248-968-1190, thebookbeat.com.

> Specializes in children’s and art books,
also general reading, stationery, and gifts.

 

BOOKS CONNECTION

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.

 

LEOPOLD’S

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.

 

NICOLA’S BOOKS

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.

 

URBAN NETWORK

5740 Grand River, Detroit; 313-285-8450.

> Specializes in community books and African-American literature.

 


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