March is National Reading Month, a perfect time to buy yourself a new book. In Flint & Genesee, local, independent bookstores can be found in many towns and cities. That’s good news for book lovers who can browse the aisles to find their favorite novel – or maybe something new.
Here is where you can shop for your next book in Flint & Genesee:
Home to three of the seven local bookstores, Flint is a great place for avid readers. At the Flint Farmers’ Market, A Bit of Earth sells books, toys and a bit of whimsy.
Right down the road from the Market, Totem Books on Court Street is a community-oriented store that sells used books and vinyl. The bookstore also has a café selling coffee drinks and sandwiches.
The newest bookstore in Flint is Comma Books & Social Hub which is a progressive bookstore that specializes in books from Black and Indigenous authors and authors of Color or authors who write about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) issues.
Downtown Linden’s bookstore Beloved Books features new and used books for all ages, however, the store primarily specializes in children’s books. With a wide variety of literature, Beloved Books is a great spot for kids to find their new favorite book.
Tucked away in Goodrich, Cottage Used Books is a locally owned bookstore with over 11,000 books for sale. The local store also hosts book clubs and book folding classes and allows patrons to trade in their used books for credit.
In the historic Dibbleville district of Fenton, the Fenton's Open Book is a bookstore that specializes in local authors and features Michigan-made products and gifts. It is a great place for those who love the Mitten with a variety of books on the state’s history.
R&B Used Books in Grand Blanc is perfect for niche genre book lovers. With 12 rooms books and an inventory featuring mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, history, romance, western, adventure and much, much more. The local bookstore is a family-owned business devoted to meeting any reader’s needs.