The Best Book of the Season

Mr. Dickens and His CarolEverything you want from a book about Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, and faith, hope, and charity.

This is the best book of the season.

Order Mr. Dickens and His Carol on-line now.

 

 

Holiday Gift Ideas from The Bookman!

When you're shopping for your out-of-town loved ones, shop online-local with The Bookman!

Our two holiday catatlogs are available to browse and shop online from the comfort of your couch, office, or whatever comfort station you might enjoy!

The Great Lakes Independent Bookseller's Holiday Catalog is chock-full of suggested titles for all ages and interests!

The ABC Group's Best Books for Young Readers is... so many books for young readers, it would take all year to read all the books!

ABC Catalog   GLIBA Catalog

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Notables Book Club

The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life Cover Image
Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche Cover Image
They Are All Me Cover Image
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Cover Image
If We Were Villains Cover Image

Notables Book ClubThe Notables Book Club is a monthly meeting to discuss notable books with notable hosts in notable venues!
The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest that will Bring Purpose to your Life
with Notable Host Shelley Irwin will make your December especially notable!


The Notables Book Club meets monthly until April. Find more deails on the Notables Book Club page.

 

Gift giving from The Bookman!

When you're shopping for your out-of-town loved ones, shop online-local with The Bookman!

Our two holiday catatlogs are available to browse and shop online from the comfort of your couch, office, or whatever comfort station you might enjoy!

Marie Helena: The Night Blooming Jasmine in Your Heart

The Night Blooming Jasmine in Your HeartMarie Helena will read from and sign her book The Night Blooming Jasmine in your Heart.

All are welcome!

Children's Book Event!

Join us from 10:30 to 12:30 on December 9 for the Open House for The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Poetry Lives!

You are invited to bring an original or favorite poem and share with a group of gentle folks.

Or, you are invited to listen and participate in an always lively discussion.

Notables Book Club: Happiness of Pursuit with Shelley Irwin

The Happiness of PursuitShelley Irwin will lead a discussion of The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau.

Books: 
The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780385348867
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harmony - April 5th, 2016

Christmas Eve-Closing Time-3pm

It's Christmas Eve!

And it's a Sunday! The Bookman will close at 3pm.

The Wright Brothers Bookman Bookclub

The Wright BrothersOur Bookclub is reading The Wright Brothers by David McCullough in December.

Books: 
The Wright Brothers Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781476728759
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 3rd, 2016

New Year's Eve-Closing Time-3pm

Bookman closes at 4pm on New Year's EveThe Bookman will close at 3pm on December 31, New Year's Eve!

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Micheal Perry, Holiday Greetings, and Exciting Reads!

Good Morning Bookman Readers. Happy Holidays are Here. We've been busy and The Bookman is Holiday-Ready with new books, games, puzzles, and gifts for all. We hope you received our catalogue in your Grand Haven Tribune, but if not, we'll have one on the counter for you. AND, don't miss the 10% coupon on the back.

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Events! Art! Books!

Good Morning, Bookman Readers!

Artwalk at The BookmanHappy Autumn to You and in Grand Haven that means ArtWalk is Here. We have two exceptional artists and entrees. "Ballerina Wannabe" is a fun, whimsical watercolor by Diane Byweck-Hanway and Andy Frisinger has entered an elegant watercolor in blues of saxaphonist "Dexter Gordon." Please visit The Bookman and vote for our favorites! And... please stop in and check the Art Savvy, collection of books. Local author and artist Tj. Aitken has written this series of books to help observers understand public art. It is informative, giving non-artists a vocabulary to use as we enjoy works of art.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy

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The Left Hand of Darkness Cover Image
The Punch Escrow Cover Image
Kindred Cover Image
The Salt Line Cover Image
Chasing the Phoenix: A Science Fiction Novel Cover Image

The Clockwork Dynasty follows June on an international hunt-and-chase as she uncovers the secrets of ancient automatons, but at what peril? The Clockwork Dynasty is Daniel H. Wilson's masterful new novel. It seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings that live by different principles than humans, but ultimately value loyalty. Daniel H. Wilson's novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology--and riveting action.

The Left Hand of Darkness is a landmark science fiction novel. Ursula LeGuin explores  psychology, society, and human emotion, including sexual and gender roles, with a riveting story about interstellar political intrigue.  Algis Budrys praised the novel as "a narrative so fully realized, so compellingly told, so masterfully executed".  

The Punch Escrow is a new science fiction thriller about what happens when your technology accidentally clones you. The most powerful corporation in the world comes for you, and doesn't stop coming for you. Author Tal M. Klein lives in Detroit, and brings us his first novel sure to please fans of Ready Player One, Micheal Crichton, and Douglas Adams.

Kindred, while perhaps strictly speaking science fiction because it's a time-travel story is much, much more. Octavia Butler's unclassifiable tale of a modern black woman in the Antebellum South is sure to leave every reader shaken and filled with conflicting thoughts and emotions.

The Salt Line, brand new with a release date of September 5 this year, portrays a post-apocalyptic world with literary depth of character and emotion. By turns violent and pastoral, set in the near-south of North Carolina and Tennessee, Holly Goddard Jones debut thriller evokes Station Eleven and The Godfather, with women in all the major roles.

Chasing the Phoenix follows the far-future adventures of a human and a mutant dog who are globe-trotting thorugh a seris of post-whoops adventures. Michael Swanwick's satiric world building continues as our duo find a way into and out of war-torn China. A light read, but one with though-provoking subtexts.