Do Haeng Michael Kitchen

Writer. Attorney. Detroit City FC Til I Die.

(The statement above adorns the outside of Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI.  It’s one of hundreds of messages left on the community typewriter in the lower level of the store, since its opening in the spring of 2013.) Find The Book Stores – The Call to Adventure On October 3, 2017, I was to …

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Every month, I visit my nearest independent book store  (Book Beat in Southfield, Nicola’s Books and Literati Book Store in Ann Arbor, and both Brilliant Books and Horizon Books when I’m in Traverse City) to pick up the Indie Next List by IndieBound.  I’ve come to rely on this monthly guide, finding good reads, such …

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I saw this article on the Condè Nast Traveler website listing 11 Mega Bookstores We Love.  I’m a bit of a book store connoisseur myself, so I thought I’d do something similar. My criteria is simple: they must be book stores I have physically set foot in, and their main revenue is derived by the …

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Sherman Alexie, National Book Award winner and author of over twenty books, issued a letter on September 1, 2013 to authors to become “a superhero for independent bookstores” by spending Small Business Saturday (November 30, 2013) hand-selling books at their local independent bookstore.  When I first saw the letter, I was intrigued, but The Y …

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I love book stores.  I especially love independent book stores.  These are businesses where the owners have a true love for their product.  They care about books because they love books.  Their business is focused on their community and the readers within it.  And they are knowledgeable about the vast area of books and authors …

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