July 26: Paper Airplane Day

Saturday, July 26
11 AM @ Parkview

Kids of all ages are invited to our Parkview store for Paper Airplane Day! Tim McGrew will be teaching paper airplane designs, folding, and flying. Can you make one that flies far? That does the loop-the-loop? One that flutters like a moth? We’ll have plenty of paper and refreshments for all.

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August 2: A Writing Workshop with Andy Mozina

Workshops Poster (Just Andy)August 2, 11 AM-3 PM @ Parkview

Where do the ideas come from? How do ideas become stories? Andy Mozina, local author of Quality Snacks and The Women Were Leaving The Men will be leading a workshop on generating ideas for fiction on August 2. More information can be found here. Advance registration is required. Give us a call or stop in to either of our stores to reserve your space!

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August 12: Author Kae Ray Chomic

Kay Rae Chomic

Tuesday, August 12 6:30 PM @ Parkview On Tuesday, August 12 we welcome Kay Rae Chomic, author of A Tight Grip for a reading and signing. A competitive golfer at a young age, much of the golf action in Kay’s novel was taken from her experiences … [Continue reading]

Required Summer Reading


Did you know? We stay in contact with our area schools and programs to make sure we have required summer reading titles in stock. But, of course, you're welcome to snag a book even if you're not going to get tested on it. … [Continue reading]

Local and Brand New

New Local - June 2014 for Web

We have fresh copies of fresh titles by Stuart Dybeck, Andy Mozina, and Conrad Hilberry in-store now. Until the Full Moon Has Its Say (February 2014), Ecstatic Cahoots (June 2014), and Quality Snacks (May 2014)--brand new poems and short stories, … [Continue reading]

Monday Night Live

Gloria with Watchmen

Keith Roe is on vacation, so Gloria hosts a discussion with John Wenger and Trevor Heywood on comics and the graphic novel on Monday Night Live, June 30. Watch on Charter 188, U-Verse 99 Thursday and Saturday at 6pm or Sunday at 7pm. … [Continue reading]

Ambition and Upbringing

Shirley After Reading

We recently had author Shirley Showalter to our Parkview store for a reading and discussion. Shirley, who lived in Kalamazoo and served as Vice President of programs at the Fetzer Institute for six years, grew up on a Mennonite farm in Lancaster … [Continue reading]