We are an independent, locally-owned bookstore offering a wide selection of quality used books, select new titles, and book ordering services. We have been serving the greater Kalamazoo area since 1988 on N. Clarendon. In 2003 we opened a second location on Parkview in the Oakwood neighborhood. Read More
  • Signed, Darynda Jones

    We recently hosted a reception for members of the Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America and their special guest, award-winning author Darynda Jones. We have signed copies of Darynda’s books in our stores, as well as books signed by many of the other authors in attendance! Click here to read Jean’s chat with Darynda about her… [ Continue Reading ]

    Signed, Darynda Jones
  • The Way North Library Tour

    A dozen authors will be touring area libraries this month, reading from The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works and Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry. The Way North editor Ron Riekki will be joined by authors including John Rybicki, Phillip Sterling, Kim Kolbe, Kathleen McGookey, and Andy Mozina.  On April 22 at 2pm,… [ Continue Reading ]

    The Way North Library Tour
  • 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies

    Attend the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies at WMU this May and visit the Kazoo Books booth for all the latest medieval mysteries, fantasies, historical novels and young adult and children’s books.  We’re hosting a discussion on writing medieval fiction on Saturday, May 10 at noon in Valley III, Eldridge 306 – everyone is… [ Continue Reading ]

    49th International Congress on Medieval Studies
  • Signed Denise Brennan-Nelson Children’s Books

    One of our favorite children’s book authors, Denise Brennan-Nelson, recently visited Richland Elementary School and we have copies of most of her books with signed bookplates at our stores.  If you’re not familiar with Willow, Buzzy the Bumblebee, or Maetro Stu Saves the Zoo, come take a look!

    Signed Denise Brennan-Nelson Children’s Books
  • Reading Together Books and Authors

    What if the entire community read the same book at the same time? This year, Kalamazoo’s “Reading Together” features two different titles written by two different authors.  The theme, in a word, is FOOD.  Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, and Novella… [ Continue Reading ]

    Reading Together Books and Authors
  • Have Your Meeting at Kazoo Books

    Kazoo Books offers meeting rooms for groups. These are available by scheduling in advance and are mostly available at the Parkview location. We welcome book clubs, writers groups, classes, civic and community organizations to use the space. You can schedule on a monthly basis or one time meeting. There are kitchen facilities and you can bring food and drink. Coffee and tea are provided.  There is a small fee for the use of our space. You may call 553-6506 to schedule.

    Have Your Meeting at Kazoo Books

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