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Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career Cover Image
The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company, Third Edition Cover Image
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Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management Cover Image
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Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence Cover Image
Go Wild: Eat Fat, Run Free, Be Social, and Follow Evolution's Other Rules for Total Health and Well-Being Cover Image
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A Tr Cover Image
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Poetry Lives!

Poetry Lives!Poetry Lives! If you enjoy poetry, whether or not you also write, YOU ARE INVTED.

We are a small group of gentle folk and enjoy sharing original poems, as well as our favorites.

Event date: July 18.

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ISBN: 9781940696201
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wave Books - April 5th, 2016

Here Comes the Sun: Bookman Book Club

Here Comes the SunAll are invited to join the discussion of Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn.

Liz Lystra facilitates, and the discussion is often lively.

Event date: July 26.


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ISBN: 9781631492945
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 6th, 2017

Coast Guard Festival Begins!

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival begins! The Bookman will feature many books about the US Coast Guard including Men of Good Will by Henry Granger and children's adventures stories by Coastie Tyler Benson!

The Coast Guard Festival begins July 28, 2017!


Literary Luncheon

Literary LuncheonOn Monday, August 7, from 11:30 to 1:00, we are hosting a Literary Luncheon at The Momentum Center!

Prepare to enjoy a wonderful meal provided by Anything Goes Catering while you meet and chat with "local authors"!

  • Melanie Hooyenga
  • Suzanne (Borsum) Kamata
  • Tricia McDonald
  • Jacquelyn Vincenta
  • Margaret Willey

Only $14! Sign-up in the store, as seating is limited!


Authors Bonnie Jeane-Marie & Kittye Sharron

My Journey to EphphathaJoin us on Thusday, August 3 when two local authors great people in the store from 10:30 to 12:30!

The Bookman is excited to welcome Bonnie Jeane-Marie and Kittye Sharron.

Karl Manke

The Scourge of Captain SeaveyLong-time favorite of The Bookman's readers, Karl Manke will be in the store on Sunday, August 6. Be sure to stop in, say hi, and listen to some of his fascinating tales!

With titles like Gone to Pot, a revealing adventure of the "underbelly of the sixties and seventies," and The Scourge of Captain Seavey: The Great Lakes Greatest Pirate, you are bound to find his range of tales uniquely compelling! His vivacious storytelling always draws a crowd, so plan to stop in when he is here!

Book Release Party: Yooper Talk!

Yooper TalkSave the date! The Bookman is pleased to host a book release party for Yooper Talk by Kathryn Remlinger!

Join us on Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 to 1:00! Kathryn will present her book, and do a signing.

Yooper Talk is a fresh and significant contribution to understanding regional language and culture in North America. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan--known as "the UP"--is historically, geographically, and culturally distinct. Struggles over land, labor, and language during the last 150 years have shaped the variety of English spoken by resident Yoopers, as well as how they are viewed by outsiders.

Stop into The Bookman and pick up your copy, and be sure to join Kathryn for the signing and talk, which are sure to be interesting and leave you thinking more deeply about our remarkable state.


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ISBN: 9780299312503
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - June 27th, 2017

Amy Young! A New Friend for Sparkle!

A new Friend for SparkleOn Saturday, August 26, celebrated children's book author and illustrator, Amy Young, will visit The Bookman from 10:30 to 11:30!

She will read, draw, and chat about her newest book about Sparkle the Unicorn, A New Friend for Sparkle!

Stop into The Bookman to get your copy, and join us when we welcome Amy on August 26!

(Don't miss this opportunity to meet a real live "unicorn!")

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ISBN: 9780374305536
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - June 27th, 2017

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March in July

July 2017 Blog

Good Morning, Bookman Readers,

Quick Notes

  • First, you are invited to the bookstore this Saturday, July 8th any time between 10:30 am and 12:30pm. It is a "Mystery Writer's Morning." Three Michigan writers, Maris Soule, Diane Burton, and Jacquelyn Vincente will be greeting customers and signing  award winning books. Please join us.
  • Second, Important for Poetry Enthusiasts!!  The scheduled gathering for Poetry Club: Poetry Lives moves to the third Tuesday, July 18th, for July only. We will be back to second Tuesday in August, August 14th, 6:30 pm to 8 pm. And in thinking about our poetry club, everyone in our West Michigan community who enjoys reading and listening to poetry or writing poetry is invited to visit and/or become a part of the club. We are a small group of gentle folks, giving positive feedback and enjoying the efforts of original work and the favorite poems of others.

Each month I am reminded of the depth and breadth in the writing of so many people along the Lake Shore. Our local authors are important to the Bookman and the community.  They are featured prominently over the back wall of the store. The shelves are filled with Historical novels, cozy romances, mysteries, and non-fiction of all types, and poetry that we hope you will enjoy.