More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined over 300 Red Hot Best winners and 700 honorable mentions. Here you’ll find the best Northern Michigan indie bookstores.

First Place: Horizon Books, Petoskey, Traverse City, Cadillac
Second Place: Brilliant Books, Traverse City
Third Place: McLean & Eakin, Petoskey

Check out what Mario Batali has to say about the inspiration for his book, America Farm to Table, in this MyNorth Media video filmed at Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City.

The remaining winners for Northern Michigan indie bookstores in alphabetical order:

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Red Hot Best winners were originally published in the June 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

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