OCTOBER is a great time to fall in love with a book!

LIVE MUSIC: Justin Stover

Friday, October 31st, 8:30PM to 10:30PM

Justin is a one man band – he plays drums, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and kazoo. He plays folk, punk and country!


POETRY READING: John Buckley with

Yankee Broadcast Network

Saturday, November 1st, 3PM to 5PM

In this raucous follow-up to their highly praised debut of collaborative poetry, POETS’GUIDE TO AMERICA, Buckley & Ott set their sights on our relationship with TV. Everything is fair game with this duo, whose work combines humor, irreverence, and speculative flights of fancy to examine a culture enamored with the documentation of its identity.

 The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man


The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

Thursday, November 6th, 7PM to 9PM

With a sweet romance, a murder mystery, a lazy but loyal dog and a town full of cabin-fevered characters you can’t help but love, New York Times bestselling novelist W. Bruce Cameron’s The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man is yet another laugh-out-loud, keep-you-up-late, irresistible read. 
 LIVE MUSIC: Clint Weaner

Friday, November 7th, 8:30PM to 10:30PM

Clint Weaner is a singer/songwriter from Traverse City.  Being a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer gives him the opportunity to create music in his home studio whenever he wants.  In a live setting, Clint Weaner keeps it simple with just his voice and acoustic guitar.  The light, yet bass driven vocals are the center of the show, but his fingers keep things exciting and interesting.



Boardman River: Rivers of Michigan Series

Saturday, November 8th, 2PM to 4PM

There were more than 20,000 people living in Detroit, and Michigan had already been a state for ten years when the first permanent white settlers arrived in 1847 at the head of Grand Traverse Bay, the future site of Traverse City. The draw was the magnificent stands of white pine lining the banks of a river which would later be called the Boardman. By the 1890s all of the easy pine had been harvested, leaving a decimated landscape filled with brush, limbs, and stumps. But the fishing was still pretty good, and finally, beginning in the 1920s, conservationists began to lead the effort to help the natural processes to heal the landscape. Today with the beauty of the area largely restored, there is a continued move to restore the river, by removing the no-longer needed hydroelectric dams and letting the water flow freely.

STORY HOUR: Halloween Party

Friday, October 31st, 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Every Friday we have a Story Hour!  We read books to go with the theme, do some activities and create a craft.



Friday, October 31st, 3:30PM to 5PM 

October closes with a parade of little ghosts and goblins as Downtown Traverse City hosts costume clad children and their parents to trick or treat at Horizon Books and other participating stores throughout the Downtown area.

Every Friday morning Horizon Books is the place for Up Front Fridays, a conversation focused on events in the Grand Traverse region and aired on Up North TV. Always full of interesting guests, Up Front Fridays has its finger on the pulse of Traverse City. Tune in to find out what's happening in your town!

UpNorth TV is available to Charter Cable subscribers on analog Channel 97 and digital Channels 2 and 992 from Manistee to Cheboygan in Michigan's northwest lower peninsula. Shows are also broadcast and archived on upnorthmedia.org. Click the logo to the right to watch right now!

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