Fall is almost here! Come check out our great fall lineup of books!


Book Launch Party: PJ Parrish, The Damage Done

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Louis Kincaid is wearing a badge again -- as part of an elite homicide squad. But the return to his Michigan home comes at the bidding of a man who once vowed to destroy him. When the cold case deaths of two little boys collides with the white-hot murder of a mega-church minister, Louis finds himself fighting to unearth the secret past of his police captain -- and the demons of his own childhood.


Live Music: Jim Crockett Trio

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Singer/songwriter Jim Crockett has been an icon of the Michigan music scene for many years. His "Manistee River Song" and "Last Believer" have achieved anthem status in the area and beyond. He has now teamed up with bassist Dennis Armstrong, and lead guitarist Ray Smith to deliver original folk, roots, and blues.


Author Signing: Angela Crandall, Social Suicide

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This book of poetry and monologues is a journey of emotions.  Get ready for the ride, but don’t be scared, for fear is only holding you back.  Take a Leap of Faith: No longer should you hold back that voice inside you.  Angela might be the one to help you find it, of maybe, just maybe you might help her.


Author Signing: Donna Rubin, Apple Cider Pup

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

I'm the Apple Cider Pup, come join me for a cup! Tag along on a trip across Michigan with Puppy Appleseed to tour eight of the cider mills and orchards in this apple wonderland of the midwest.


Author Signing: Bonnie Newhouse, Carved on the Palm of His Hand

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

I'm the Apple Cider Pup, come join me for a cup! Tag along on a trip across Michigan with Puppy Appleseed to tour eight of the cider mills and orchards in this apple wonderland of the midwest.


Author Signing: Natalie Ziarnik, A Lulluby of Sunner Things

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This simple, lyrical picture book is as warm, reassuring, and filled with joy as a vacation at the beach. Readers will join a little girl and her siblings as they wind down from a perfect day--hanging up towels, eating dinner, and getting ready for bed--each activity sparking a memory of their day--playing catch with the dog, chasing waves, and looking at sailboats along the shore. And when the lights of the family beach house go off--"In the dusky evening light, a sleepy house says goodnight"--young listeners will be lulled to sleep themselves.


Author Signing: Joan Schmeichel, My Name is Amanda

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This is the story of Amanda Fisher, or perhaps the story of Katherine Jamison. That is for the reader to decide as the story takes them through a twisting plot of identity confusion and crisis. Is she Amanda Fisher, the daughter of a small town physician who was on her way to a promising job in California? Or is she Katherine Jamison, heir to a sizeable fortune and married to a well known plastic surgeon in Philadelphia? The reader follows the young woman as she goes from a short term mental health facility to an upscale Philadelphia suburban house in trying to determine who she is, what happened to her and what she may be able to do about it. In the process of trying to uncover her real identity, she opens some surprising doors.


Book Launch Party: Bill O. Smith and Charlie Murphy, Chickadeeland

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join the author and the illustrator in launching their third collaboration, CHICKADEELAND.  This highly anticipated book will be a wonderful addition to your collection, which joins CHICKADEES AT NIGHT and CHICKADEE SPIRIT.  These best-selling picture books are beautifully illustrated and the wording lulls the little ones to a restful sleep.  Young and old love these heirloom quality books from Traverse City’s own Bill O. Smith and Charlie Murphy!


Story Hour: Ducks!

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 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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On the third Friday morning of every month 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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