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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!
Long-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!
Save 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 Talkis 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.
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.