From a charming bookstore in Charlevoix to a hometown bookshop in Gaylord, here are your 2021 Red Hot Best winning places to buy books in Northern Michigan.

A record-breaking 16,000 people voted in MyNorth’s 2021 Red Hot Best Awards, recognizing winners from across seven regions and 46 different categories ranging from healthcare and frontline workers to restaurants, wedding venues and hiking trails. This is how we celebrate Northern Michigan!

Searching for the full winner’s list? Here are the Red Hot Best Winners 2021: The Best of Northern Michigan.

Above the Bridge Winner

Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island

Located at 7372 Main St. on Mackinac Island. Island Bookstore is a full-service shop specializing in Mackinac regional books and gifts. They’re known for having a wide range of books, helpful family-run staff and an extensive kids section making them a  must-stop during your next trip to Mackinac Island.

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Benzie & Leelanau Winner

The Bookstore, Frankfort

Located in quaint downtown Frankfort, The Bookstore is an independent book shop dedicated to providing a wide selection of books, puzzles and cards for the entire family. Whether you’re searching for a gift or your next book, the helpful and knowledgeable staff and owners can point you in the right direction (and they’re pet friendly!).

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Photo by The Bookstore - Frankfort

Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Winner

Book Mark, Ludington

Located at 201 S. Rath Ave. in Ludington, Book Mark is known for its wide selection of books, magazines and newspapers. You can also enjoy delicious coffee beverages and tea in-person at the coffee lounge or to-go through curbside service.

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Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes Winner

Round Lake Bookstsore, Charlevoix

Just a hop, jump and a skip away from the water, Round Lake Bookstore is located at 216 Bridge St. in Charlevoix. Specializing in mystery, non-fiction and fiction, you can find everything from bestsellers to special orders at this downtown bookstore.

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Round Lake Bookstore

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Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling Winners

Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord

Located at 127 W Main St., Saturn Booksellers has been Gaylord’s hometown bookshop since 1993. They’ve received awards ranging from Michigan Retailer of the Year to Best Store Staff and they’re known for their wide range of books, toys, games and gifts.

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Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits Winner

McLean and Eakin Bookstore, Petoskey

Open seven days a week, McLean and Eakin Booksellers is located at 307 E. Lake St. in Petoskey. This two-story, 5,000 sq. ft. bookstore has a fireplace, great selection of books and an extensive array of unique items ranging from vinyl records and record players to stationery, puzzles and greeting cards.

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Traverse City Winner

Horizon Books, Traverse City

Located at 243 E Front St. in Traverse City, Horizon Books features a wide selection of books and has an on-site café with everything from coffee to hot menu items. Books range from Indie bestsellers to children’s books and the helpful staff lists their recommendations on the Horizon Books website and can help while you shop in-person.

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Photo(s) by Round Lake Bookstore