August 8: Patricia Skalka at Kazoo Books II

Patricia Skalka Signing
Meet Patricia Skalka: A Reading & Signing
Date: Saturday, August 8
Time: 11:30 AM—12:30 PM

A FREE reading and signing with Patricia. The store will also be open for browsing and refreshments will be served.

Learning To Be a Better Fiction Writer
Date: Saturday, August 8
Time: 1 – 4 PM     Cost: $35

Patricia Skalka discusses strategies for plotting the novel; creating characters that relate to readers; developing effective dialogue; and using detail to enhance the story. Workshop includes worksheets and handouts. Sign up at the front counter, over the phone, or by emailing

2015-16 Great Michigan Read: Station Eleven

StationElevenStation Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Now in paperback!

The 2015-16 Great Michigan Read winner is Emily St. John Mandel’s fourth novel, a New York Times bestseller and 2014 National Book Award finalist.

Set in post-apocalyptic Northern Michigan, Station Eleven is, in Mandel’s own words, about “a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North America. It’s also about friendship, memory, love, celebrity, our obsession with objects, oppressive dinner parties, comic books, and knife-throwing.”

Read and listen to the Michigan Radio announcement here.
Station Eleven is available for purchase here or in our stores.

StationElevenNorthAmericaHiResPurchase Station Eleven in HARDCOVER:

$24.95 Add to cart


StationElevenNorthAmericaHiResPurchase Station Eleven in PAPERBACK:

$15.95 Add to cart

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]

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]

Book Review: Alphabet by Kathy Page

Reviewed by Sarah

Fiction / Literary / Crime Originally published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004. Reviewed by Sarah, 06/16/15 When you think about stories that capture the persona of a murderer or a sexual offender, you typically think of thrillers. That’s … [Continue reading]