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Steve Hamilton Visits The Bookman

One of The Bookman's favorite authors visits on August 23rd at 11:00am

Dead Man Running (An Alex McKnight Thriller #11) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399574443
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 21st, 2018

"The Superbwoman" - Janet Neal Book Signing

Join us Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30pm as we welcome Janet Neal with her book "The Superbwoman: It's All About the BE."

The Superbwoman is a parable about a stressed out single working mother who sees a media icon who seems to have it all, and goes on a quest to figure out how she does it. It contains stories of the women she meets along her way and the lessons she learns from them. Any woman who finds herself trying to do it all, do it by herself, and do it perfectly will relate to this tale told from the perspective of a burned-out Superwoman who knows there has to be a better way. The answers are revealed in a simple, easy to follow narrative that will bring relief, smiles and more joy to the reader.

About Janet:

Janet Neal is a woman who believes in the power of women helping other women. She learned this through her careers as a teacher, an entrepreneur, and her 20 years with IBM, where she formed the IBM NJ's first work/life balanced initiative. The author of "Soul in Control: Reflections of a Reformed Superwoman (Balboa Press, 2012), Janet is also a contributor to The Huffington Post, Mogul, and hosts her own weekly web show entitled "Superbwoman Sundays at 7." She resides in Montclair, New Jersey.

This Event takes place at The Bookman at 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 22nd.

The Superbwoman: Itas All about the Be Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683504689
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Morgan James Publishing - January 16th, 2018

The Great American Read

Great American Read

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.  

The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.  

The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

The Bookman is sponsoring this fantastic program with WGVU. We are dedicated to providing access to great literature for people of all ages.

Find out more info here!

Bonnie Jeane-Marie and Rev. Dr. Glenn Wager

Join us as we hear readings from two books on spiritual journies.  Bonnie Jeane-Marie and Rev. Dr.

God Incidents: Real Life Stories to Strengthen and Restore Your Faith Cover Image
By Glenn M. Wagner, Sharon Rader (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781942011323
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Published: Front Edge Publishing, LLC - May 13th, 2016

My Journey to Ephphatha: Discovering Ways God Guides Us to Our Purpose Cover Image
Call for price and availabiliy. (616) 846-3520.
ISBN: 9781545346099
Availability: Special Order
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 17th, 2017

Poetry Lives!

Poetry Lives at The Bookman! All are invited to bring an original or favorite poem and share with a group of gentle folks. You are also welcome to just sit and listen, or participate in the always lively discussion.

Bookman Book Clubs

Great American ReadJoin a NEW book club!

The Bookman is starting up 5 new book clubs in conjuction with PBS' The Great American Read program.

Make your 2018 a "Summer of Reading!"

  • Each book club will only exist for five months, ending around the same time The Great American Read broadcasts its final show announcing America's favorite book. 
  • Each book club will be designed for a specific age group.
  • Every month will focus on a different theme, but each group has the same theme.
  • Time of each club will be announced later this month.

We've got more detailed info about the groups listed below.  But if you have any questions, or would like to express your interest in joining one of the groups, call us at 616-846-3520 or e-mail at

Reeths-Puffer AP Summer Reading

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A note from Ms. McGuinness:

Pick one memoir to read in July, and everyone will read "Station Eleven" in August.




Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143038252
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - January 30th, 2007

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400052189
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

The Glass Castle: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743247542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - January 17th, 2006

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594481925
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2006

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374531263
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - August 5th, 2008

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316322423
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812974492
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 29th, 2014

A Long Way Home: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425276198
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Published: Berkley - June 2nd, 2015

Station Eleven Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Bookman Book Club - A Most Curious Murder

Most Curious Murder CoverJoin us at 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 30th for The Bookman Bookclub! This month we are reading "A Most Curious Murder: A Little Library Mystery" by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli.

The discussion will be led by Liz Lystra

Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's little library is destroyed. The next door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's suddenly found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Jenny, however, believes Zoe innocent, so the two women team up to find the true culprit, investigating the richest family in Bear Falls, interrogating a few odd townspeople and delving into old, hidden transgressions -- until another body turns up. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's quaint and compelling series debut A Most Curious Murder will delight cozy mystery readers new and old.

This event will take place at 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 30th at The Bookman.

A Most Curious Murder: A Little Library Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683310174
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crooked Lane Books - December 13th, 2016