Horizon Books, Traverse City, MI

I meant to blog about Horizon Books in Traverse City, Michigan, soon after our return from a family vacation in the area, but...well, you know, life happened.

One of my favorite things to do when visiting a new place is to track down any bookstores--especially old ones--in the area and pay a visit. So, when we came across Horizon Books in Traverse City, the game was afoot! It's a magnificent bookstore, three stories of books (see the quilts hanging from the balcony in the photo above?) and more. It is very well organized, the staff is pleasant and knowledgeable, and I could easily have spent the day there!

From the sign to the lower level you can get a sense of the extensive selection in the place. And the cafe in the lower level happened to be hosting a writer's group (see them on the far right in the photo below), which of course did my writer's heart good.

Horizon Books was established in 1961 and is still family owned and operated. They actually have three locations in Northern Michigan: this former JC Penney building in Traverse City, the Milliken’s department store in downtown Cadillac, and a store in downtown Petoskey (which I think I visited a few years ago!). Each store has cozy fireplaces, coffee bars, long hours and a lot going on. A bookstore worth remembering.

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