May you find a great book this month!

Live Music: Kat Eldred

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Kat is a longtime favorite at Horizon Books with her guitar playing and beautiful singing.  This local with a style all her own is sure to leave you wanting more.


Author Presentation: Robert Downes, Biking Northern Michigan 2nd Edition

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Packed with more than 40 cycle routes, funny stories, cycling tips, history and dining recommendations, Biking Northern Michigan will have you ready to ride one of the top cycling destinations in the world. Veteran cyclist Robert Downes guides you along 1,400 miles of the region's best and safest bike routes, including: Traverse City's TART Trails, Petoskey's Wheelway and the Leelanau Trail; The best of Benzie, Emmet, Antrim and Leelanau counties; A 435-mile Great Northern Loop; Cycling from Grand Rapids to Traverse City; Epic rides from Gaylor, Harbor Springs and Alpena to the Mackinac Straits;  Lake Michigan island adventures & more!,204,203,200_.jpg

Author Signing: Jeffray Kessler, Colantha: World Champion Cow

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Out at the state hospital (now The Village Commons) in the 1920's there was a farm operation that included crops and livestock.  A Holstein named Colantha was crowned the world champion then because of the amount of milk she gave and the number of calves she bore.  She is OUR champion!  There is a monument in her honor. Each spring we celebrate Colantha, and 2016 will mark her 100th birthday.  A new book, written by local author Jeffray Kessler will tout Colantha's place in history with an endearing tale of historic fiction, sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of early readers.


Author Reading: Amy Haimerl, Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Home

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Journalist Amy Haimerl and her husband had been priced out of their Brooklyn neighborhood. Seeing this as a great opportunity to start over again, they decide to cash in their savings and buy an abandoned house for $35,000 in Detroit, the largest city in the United States to declare bankruptcy. As she and her husband restore the 1914 Georgian Revival, a stately brick house with no plumbing, no heat, and no electricity, Amy finds a community of Detroiters who, like herself, aren’t afraid of a little hard work or things that are a little rough around the edges. Filled with amusing and touching anecdotes about navigating a real-estate market that is rife with scams, finding a contractor who is a lover of C.S. Lewis and willing to quote him liberally, and neighbors who either get teary-eyed at the sight of newcomers or urge Amy and her husband to get out while they can, Amy writes evocatively about the charms and challenges of finding her footing in a city whose future is in question. Detroit Hustle is a memoir that is both a meditation on what it takes to make a house a home, and a love letter to a much-derided city.

Author Signing: Jeffery Vande Zande, Detroit Muscle

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

An Oxycodone addict just out of rehab, Robby Cooper has debts to pay and a pregnant ex-girlfriend. As Robby struggles to jump-start his life on the crumbling streets of Detroit and its suburbs, his grandfather Otto invites him on a fly fishing road trip to northern Michigan. Driving his grandfather's '68 Firebird, Robby begins to understand how his family’s dysfunction spans generations...


Story Hour: FOOD

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Every Friday at 10:00 am, Horizon Books offers Story Hour.  Come in to hear some stories, do some activities and do a craft.

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