Writers’ Group Orientation


Date: Tuesday, September 22
Time: 6:30 PM

We’ve invited representatives from our writers’ groups to discuss what goes on, how they operate, and various other nuts and bolts of a writing group. This is a great intro for anyone thinking of getting published or just doing some writing.

Our previous orientation was a rousing success and lead to the founding of two of our current groups. Invite a curious friend & show up Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 PM. It’s open to the public and free of charge.

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2015-2016 WMU Common Read: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale

mausThe 2015-2016 University Common Read at WMU will be Art Spiegelman’s brilliant Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. It became the first graphic novel to receive the Pulitzer prize in 1992 and is twice nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book details the experience of Spiegelman’s father, Vladek, a Polish Jew who survived the concentration camps of Nazi Germany during World War II. This story is framed by Spiegelman’s getting the story from Vladek. The interconnections and complex characterizations are engrossing, as are the vivid personal accounts of living in the camps. Maus and Maus II are two of the most important works of comic art ever published.

We have both titles in stock now at a 15% discount for a limited time. Visit either of our stores or purchase online, and read along.

mausPurchase Maus: A Survivor’s Tale in Paperback:

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maus2 (2)Purchase Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began in Paperback:

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The Martian: A Talk

Richard Bell, president of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society, Kazoo Books' own John Wenger and Ruth Cowles, Portage District Library librarian, will be discussing The Martian by Andy Weir at 7 PM on September 24th at Portage District Library. … [Continue reading]

Summer/Fall Writing Workshops


Click here to read about our Summer/Fall 2015 writing workshops. A photo posted by Kazoo Books (@kazoobooks) on May 18, 2015 at 1:05pm PDT Want to hone your skills or try something new, this summer? We're thrilled to announce our … [Continue reading]

Loreen Niewenhuis: Van Buren Reads

From September 1st through October 16th, all Van Buren readers are encouraged to join together and read A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach by Michigan author Loreen Niewenhuis. Needless to say, readers in other cities are more than welcome to read … [Continue reading]

The Garden at Kazoo Books on Clarendon


Our store at 407 North Clarendon has a beautiful, sunny flower garden. In recent years we have been cultivating milkweed plants for the Monarch butterflies. We got our first caterpillar last year, near the end of the growing season. This year we … [Continue reading]