We drove through quite a thunderstorm as we left Ann Arbor on the night of July 12, with lightning streaking across the darkened sky. We spent the night at a Courtyard Marriott in Brighton, a western suburb of Detroit. The next morning dawned sunny and beautiful, and we made our way northwest to East Lansing, Michigan.
Curious Book Shop is owned by Ray Walsh, and has been around since 1969. It has a huge inventory of old books, magazines, comics and movie and sports material, all nicely organized.
We found that Ray had a nice selection of older books, including decorated American trade bindings. He also had some nice L. Frank Baum selections, including this one, which we purchased:
Here is a beautiful Arts & Crafts binding signed by author George W. Stevens which we purchased here:
He also had some wonderful books on magic!
This is a shop you can spend hours in (three floors containing around 50,000 items), so plan accordingly if you visit!
Next, join us as we point the car up old Historic Route 27, right through the middle of the Michigan mitten!