What a place! What a bookstore!
Enter through the blue door and you are in a store full of books and friendly service above and beyond expectations. (The staff here is perhaps the very best I’ve ever encountered.) More than the brick and mortar set on the streets of Petoskey Michigan, this place has a presence that reaches out to greet and transport you almost anywhere. With a newsletter, a website and a shipping policy that wows you, this bookstore is there for you, a new BFF!
Stroll through the shop with me. Books call from every corner.
The store features 99-cent shipping. They shipped Marge Piercy’s Made In Detroit, a new book sold out, and Ruth Reichl’s Comfort Me With Apples. (I promised my friend I had it on the shelf at home, and it wasn’t there, so with one quick phone call it arrived in a few days.
At the store I purchased one fiction, At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen and one non-fiction Missoula by Jon Krakauer, both recently published. I nearly bought a whole pile, but exercised some restraint. I know when I must have something, it is only a phone call, 99 cents, and a few days away. I’m thinking about purchasing Circling the Sun by Paula McClain. This is a new novel about Beryl Markam whose autobiography has become a classic. She lived an adventurous life worthy of the telling.
Sign up for the weekly newsletter. Visit the website www.mcleanandeakin.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. There is every reason to stay connected with this place. They sponsor visiting authors, feature new and noteworthy books, and stock books for mini readers, terrific teens, cooks and historians.
Local books are also a specialty. They are home to several book clubs. The newsletter features the variety of reads book clubs choose to read and discuss together. The store is located at 307 E Lake Street, Petoskey, MI, an inviting town on beautiful Little Traverse Bay north of Traverse City and Charlevoix.
There’s an energy here, not frenzied, but full of passion and interest in place, people and the musings of book lovers. You don’t want to miss it. You can be part of the excitement. Store and staff make that oh-so-easy, wherever you live.