Recent and Featured Books Articles

  • Made in Michigan Gifts: Season's Best New Santa Book

    Jeffery Schatzer of Big Belly Books in Northern Michigan, has written and published The Elves in Santa’s Workshop just in time for the holiday season.

  • Poet Laureate Fleda Brown Returns to Her Northern Michigan Roots

    Acclaimed poet Fleda Brown, who served as Delaware’s poet laureate, has come back to live in Northern Michigan and is planning a Dennos Museum exhibition.

  • Bich Minh Nguyen Coming to Traverse City Opera House

    Bich Minh Nguyen, the author of Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, selected by the Council for the 2009-10 Great Michigan Read, is coming to the City Opera House in Traverse City.

  • Murder Takes a Road Trip

    Three Up North authors take their show on the road this summer, visiting local libraries and bookstores in support of their new books

  • Author Finds Inspiration in Charlevoix

    Kristina Riggle draws from her Charlevoix memories to create her first novel, Real Life and Liars.

  • He Rewrote History

    When Benzonia author Bruce Catton wrote about the Civil War from the foot soldier’s viewpoint—not the general’s—he changed how America saw and wrote about war forevermore.

  • Beach Reads from Petoskey’s McLean & Eakin

    The helpful and well-read staff at McLean & Eakin, in Petoskey, help us out with some dynamite reads for a summer’s day.

  • Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson

    Excerpt from the novel Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson. Published in the 1880’s and set on Mackinac Island.

  • Doug Stanton’s New Book Goes Big

    Traverse City author Doug Stanton’s new book, Horse Soldiers, to be on cover of New York Times Book Review and more.

  • Affordable North: Opening for Local Handmade Book

    Traverse City Opening at the Watershed Center celebrates a handcrafted work of Up North art by Jerry Dennis, Glenn Wolff and Chad Pastotnik.

  • Interview with Award-Winning Author Joe Borri

    Frank talk with the award-winning author of Eight Dogs Named Jack: And Fourteen Other Stories from the Detroit Streets and Michigan Wilderness.

  • Bow Season, A Short Story

    Excerpted from Eight Dogs Named Jack and Fourteen Other Stories From the Detroit Streets and Michigan Wilderness, by Joe Borri.

  • Glen Lake Book Wins Big

    “Historic Cottages of Glen Lake,” by Barbara Siepker, nabs a prestigious State History Award.

  • A Pirate’s Quest

    A new book by the publisher of Stranger in the Woods.

  • Secret Lives of Barns on T.C.'s Old Mission

    Retired kindergarten teacher and Old Mission resident Evelyn Johnson uncovers the stories behind the barns on Traverse City’s Old Mission Peninsula.

  • Michigan: Our Land, Our Water, Our Heritage

    Beautiful book features photographs and essays from some of Michigan’s most notable photographers and writers.

  • Books for the Beach

    A Cadillac bookseller shares her picks for great beach reading.

  • Poetry at the Grand

    Read and discuss literary greats through this free summer seminar at Grand Hotel.

  • Jane Johnston Schoolcraft Gets Her Due

    Nineteenth-century literary figure honored in the new book, The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky.

  • G.T.’s Rich History Featured in Glimpses

    Historic photos and reflective essays recall Grand Traverse’s early years.