New Books Just In Time For Christmas

Landmark Books is proud to offer an amazing selection of rare, limited edition and autographed copies by the late author, Jim Harrison.  These books are in amazing unread condition.  Harrison was considered by many collectors as a modern day Hemingway.  And like Hemingway the values of his books have continued to rise.  It is our […]

Banned Book Week 2017

In 1982 the American Library Association and Amnesty International set aside the last week in September to bring awareness to the dangers of censorship and the freedom to read. The event was the brainchild of Judith Krug, a librarian and crusader for free speech. It was through her efforts that Banned Book Week came to […]

What Do We Find In Books?

So what do we most often find stuck between the pages of books and what happens to it?  Readers are rather like crows, they will collect odd items and fill their nest with them.  Readers will stick photos, candy wrappers, facial tissue and scratch-off tickets to mark the place their eyes last reached on a […]

Upcoming Events At Landmark Books

Landmark Books has some exciting things happening over the next four months, here is a list of a few things we will be featuring. We hope to see you at the store! September 10, 2016 Typing 101: Cleaning and Care; Begins at Noon We will show you how to clean and maintain your manual typewriter. […]

Saying Goodbye To Doctorow

On July 21st the world lost an important modern literary figure, E.L. Doctorow at the age of 84. Best known for his historical fiction such as ‘Ragtime’, ‘The March’ and ‘Billy Bathgate’ Doctorow was also an essayist and editor. Doctorow’s accolades include a National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards and a Library of Congress Prize […]

Landmark Books Presents Terry Wooten Friday Evening

Landmark Books is proud to have poetry legend Terry Wooten in the store for a special reading and book signing Friday July 17th. Terry has been a part of the poetry community in Northern Michigan for over thirty years. Over that time he has taken his poetry from sea to shining sea reading all over […]

Lady Chatterley’s Lover Banned Today!

On this day in 1959 the United States Postmaster General banned D.H. Lawrence’s book,’ Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ under the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. It would go on to banned in almost every nation with printed words. Portions of the book first appeared in 1928, printed by a private press in Florence, Italy. The publisher Tipografia Guintina […]

Hemingway Wins The Pulitzer

On this day in 1953 Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, “The Old Man and the Sea”. It would be the last major novel to be published in Hemingway’s lifetime and was cited by the Nobel Committee as reason for him winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. The novel is […]

Happy Birthday Harper Lee!

In school there are books that have become canon for youth, books we have all read at some point in our life. Today is the birthday of the author of one of these books. She had fallen out of the public eye until it was announced last year that a new book would be hitting […]

Saying Goodbye To Gunter Grass

Today Landmark Books says goodbye to Nobel Laureate Gunter Grass. He passed away April 13th in Lubeck, Germany at the age of 87 from a lung infection. Sporting the mustache before it was cool, Gunter Grass earned a reputation for works such as ‘The Diary of a Snail’, ‘Cat and Mouse’ and of course, ‘The […]