November 25, 2022

Where can I find: Bookstores


As a member of Newcomer problemCity Pulse has compiled several lists under the title “Where Can I Find…” These lists are meant as a brief guide for people unfamiliar with Lansing.

Put your nose in front of your computer screen. All you did was make a grease stain, right? Bookstores are the perfect place to rekindle your love of the words you can see, smell and smell, and meet other book lovers who may share your passion. Lansing has more than his share.

curious bookstore

307 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing

Mon.-Sat. 10am-8pm

Sun. Noon-5 p.m.

(517) 332-0112

Miraculously intact since the 70s, dwarfed by tall buildings rising on all sides, East Lansing’s Curious Books remains the classic browsing space that book lovers love. Fascinating collectibles and rare titles share space with popular paperbacks, a generous aisle of fantasy and sci-fi titles, old magazines, foreign language books, comics and plenty of surprises.

Library Archives

519 Grand River Ave W., East Lansing

Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

(517) 332-8444

Curious’ sister shop, Archives specializes in premium editions, literature, art, history, biographies, local history, ephemera, and super old and weird stuff you’d never have thought to see, like a story of eating insects or an official program of the Berlin Olympics in 1936.

Everybody reads books and stuff

2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing

Mon-Thu 11am-7pm

Fri.-Sun. 11am-5pm

(517) 346-9900

This community hub on the east side regularly hosts local authors and poets. Main store shelves feature new and used books on Michigan and Great Lakes topics, the environment, social justice, and other progressive topics. Sharing the space is the Triple Goddess Bookstore, specializing in books with Wiccan and New Age subjects.

book burrow, Downtown Capital Zone Neighborhood library

401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing

Thu 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm

Fri. 11am-2pm

Sat. 11am-4pm

(517) 367-6319

It’s the bibliophile’s version of the Humane Society, where disused library books are embraced – and libraries are faster and crueler than ever at disposing of books these days. The Book Burrow is one of the city’s best kept secrets – 2000 square feet of old books (some of them not that old) where you can easily get lost for most of the afternoon. Donations strengthen fundraising. The store is run by Friends of Lansing Libraries, with proceeds going to South Cedar, Foster and Downtown Library.

Schuler Books – Meridian Mall

1982 Grand River Ave, Okemos

(517) 349-8840

Tue-Sat 9am-9pm

Sun. 11am-6pm

Mon. 10am-6pm

The Lansing-area flagship bookstore features frequent author appearances and book signings, knowledgeable staff, and an ever-growing selection of used books. In addition to new titles, the venue hosts ongoing reading groups, a cozy cafe, and an array of book-related items.

Barnes & Noble Books – Lansing Mall

5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing

Mon.-Sat. 9am-9pm

Sun. 10am-7pm

(517) 327-0437

A spacious, well-stocked bookstore with a Chicago-sized magazine rack, all the latest paperback and softcover titles. Get lost in manga and graphic novels, DVDs and Blu-Rays, storytime activities, book clubs, and plenty of table sales.

BD & Games Summit

216 Washington Place, Lansing

Mon.-Tues. 11am-7pm

Wed. 10am-9pm

Thu.-Sat. 11am-9pm

Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

(517) 485-2369

A wall of new comic books, another wall of hardcover omnibi and graphic novels fill this compact downtown Lasing location. Plus, collectible figurines, posters, and assorted eye confetti electrify the space with explosive Krypton colors.