In Flint & Genesee, each local bookstore offers a unique experience for book lovers. From used books to records and everything in between, these local shops have something for everyone.

Discover which local bookstore fits your personality:

For the live arts lover

In downtown Flint, Totem Books offers a variety of new and used books, vinyl records, used CDs and tapes. The bookstore also hosts events including live music, open mic nights, Drag Queen Bingo and comedy shows. Its café sells coffee, teas, soups and literature-themed sandwiches to go with a night of entertainment.

For the whimsical

Inside the Flint Farmers’ Market, A Bit of Earth sells books, earth-based products and a bit of whimsy. There you will find adult fiction and children’s books, crystals and stones, and adult coloring books and crafts. You might not know what you’re looking for when you walk into A Bit of Earth, but you are sure to find something you’ll love.

For the supporter of local talent

Fenton’s Open Book is a full-service independent book store located in downtown Fenton. The bookstore specializes in local authors and local products, including specialty food items and gifts. Actively involved in the community, the bookstore also participates in downtown events such as Ladies Night Out and hosts local book clubs at their storefront.

For the second-hand fan

In Grand Blanc, R&B Used Books features 12 rooms of books catering to readers of all ages and types. Genres include; but are not limited to, mystery, history, children’s, sci-fi/fantasy and romance. The store also has a trade account program, which allows patrons to bring in their used books for credit and an additional discount on merchandise.

For the nostalgic book lover

Beloved Books sells gently-used and new books at discounted rates. The local bookstore specializes in older classics and children’s books and is located in historic downtown Linden.