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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Leading Up to Indie Day

First and last prose books from Jim Harrison
The official date for Independent Bookstore Day in the United States (second annual) is this coming Saturday, April 30. I have all kinds of wonderful books in stock -- new, used, new ones just in, used ones newly arrived -- but I want to feature just a few on this post. No explanation necessary for the Harrison feature, I trust. 

My other featured fiction this week, leading up to Saturday, is L. E. Kimball's Seasonal Roads. You can follow the link to read my review on Books in Northport. 

Nonfiction feature will be the book from my previous post here on Northport Bookstore News, The Trails of M-22.

Featured children's books are one from just down the street, Flight of Megizzewas, and three from Kalamazoo -- The Flying Pie Book; The Best Bet Pet Book; and The Wings and Things Airplane Book.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Inauguration Day

This is the first post of what will be a much less wordy blog than my original (and still lively) Books in Northport. Here goes! Post #1:

Today's news is a book that just arrived, moments ago, hot off the presses, right in time for our long-awaited spring hiking season. Definitely a must for the Up North home library, a great gift for hostess or guest or to mark a vacation or anniversary or -- the list goes on.

I'm happy to note that while M-22 trails are the main thrust of the book, the author went out of his way, into and through Northport, to include trails between our village and the end of the peninsula. I particularly love the way each map shows elevations, so you can see at a glance how much climbing you'll be doing.

The Trails of M-22: 40 of the Most Beautiful Paths Along Michigan's Most Beautiful Highway, by Jim DuFresne, is going to be a sizzling hot seller this summer in Leelanau bookstores! The price is good, too -- $19.95, and it's in full color, produced and printed in Michigan!