Favorite Local Titles

SKU: 9780918293039

From the creator of Traverse Magazine, Deborah Wyatt Fellows, this is not only a collection of beautiful photographs of our area, but also entertaining essays.  The best mix of photos and essays we think there is of our area.

The Great Lakes Cottage Book Cover Image
By Ed Wargin (Photographer), Kathy-Jo Wargin (Essay by), Ed Wargin
ISBN: 9781886947665
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Published: Clock Tower Press - May 1st, 2000

With luminous color photos, "The Great Lake Cottage Books" takes readers on visual visit to some of the most pristine, private cottages on the Great Lakes. The authors capture the emotion and nostalgia of life at these cottages.

Seasons of Mackinac Cover Image
By Terry W. Phipps, Terry Phipps (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9780472114443
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Petoskey Co-Pub - June 16th, 2004

Mackinac Island is known for its lilacs, fudge shops, Victorian homes, and the Grand Hotel. But most visitors only enjoy the pleasures of this magical island during the summer months. "Seasons of Mackinac" shows the island in all four seasons, through the bustling summers, stunning fall colors, isolated winters, and blossoming springs.

Trees of Michigan Field Guide (Our Nature Field Guides) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781591930006
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Published: Adventure Publications - August 21st, 2002

Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this famous field guide by award-winning author and naturalist Stan Tekiela, you can make tree identification simple, informative, and productive. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of trees that don't grow in Michigan. Learn about 105 species found in the state, organized by leaf type and attachment.

Vintage Views of the Charlevoix-Petoskey Region Cover Image
ISBN: 9780472115044
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Published: University of Michigan Press - June 16th, 2005

Hundreds of historic postcards and photographs from days gone by illustrate the grandeur of this picturesque Michigan region as it was, revealing the reason why earlier generations were so attracted to this northern Michigan location.

Michigan - Delorme 8th Cover Image
ISBN: 9780899333359
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Published: Delorme Mapping Company - January 19th, 2008

A uniquely useful rseource, the Atlas & Gazetteer* Series is great for information on camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, bije an dmotorcycle touring, birdwatching, back road exploration, and more. A guide is available for all 50 American states.

Northern Michigan Almanac Cover Image
ISBN: 9780472030880
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Published: University of Michigan Press - July 8th, 2005

The almanac centers around Traverse City and includes areas around Petoskey, Frankfort, Charlevoix, Ludington, and the major islands in Lakes Huron and Michigan.

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac Cover Image
ISBN: 9780472032488
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Published: University of Michigan Press - January 1st, 2010

"Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac" is a comprehensive guide for every resident, visitor, and student of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Weird Michigan Cover Image
By Linda S. Godfrey, Mark Moran (Foreword by), Mark Sceurman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781402739071
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Published: Sterling - July 1st, 2006

Is it weird that the Wolverine State may never have had any wolverines in it? We think so, and that suits us fine. The weirder the better, we say, and Michigan falls perfectly into that category.

Critters of Michigan Pckt GD (Critters Pocket Guides) Cover Image
By Wildlife Forever (Created by)
ISBN: 9781885061812
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Published: Adventure Publications - August 23rd, 2000

At last, a pocket guide that's informative, concise and easy to use Get this great source of information about 50 Michigan critters, including birds and mammals. Beautiful photographs and neat-to-know details are complemented by information about each critter's tracks, making this the handiest pocket guide around.

Picturing Hemingway's Michigan (Painted Turtle Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814334478
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Published: Wayne State University Press - May 15th, 2010

In the early 1900s, the Little Traverse Bay area in northern Michigan was transitioning from a sparsely populated lumber region to a hotspot for tourists. Looking to enhance dwindling freight business, the region's railroad and steamship companies mounted elaborate and effective marketing campaigns to lure tourists from as far away as St.

Northern Michigan Asylum: A History of the Traverse City State Hospital Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933926254
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Published: Arbutus Press - September 18th, 2010

Northern Michigan Asylum: A History of the Traverse State Hospital is the most comprehensive history of the collection of building and grounds written to date.

Michigan's County Courthouses Cover Image
ISBN: 9780472117284
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Published: University of Michigan Press/Regional - June 28th, 2010

A guide to the lore and architecture of every county courthouse in the Great Lakes State

Pure Michigan: Abundant Natural Beauty, Authentic Destinations, Unique Experiences: Spring Cover Image
By LLC Firefly Productions (Manufactured by)
ISBN: 9781591932451
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Published: Firefly Productions - February 1st, 2010

It began as a contest; it turned into something much more. Ten photographers were charged with the task of capturing the vibrancy and beauty of the Great Lake State during the spring season of 2009. The resulting pictures of people, places and landscapes became an unparalleled collection, perfect for any Michigander's coffee table.

The Waters of Michigan (Dave Dempsey Environmental Studies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780870138300
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Published: Michigan State University Press - May 1st, 2008

This book presents Michigan's greatest resource through the lens of a camera. One cannot think of Michigan without the image of water. Water as vast as the Great Lakes, as serene as the inland lakes, and as long and lazy or sleek and fast as the numerous byways that runbetween and among them. "The Waters of Michigan" is a tribute to this treasured resource of Michigan.

Michigan Yesterday & Today Cover Image
ISBN: 9780760333853
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Published: Voyageur Press - October 1st, 2009

In the middle of the country and the middle of the continent, a Great Lakes state and a great Midwestern center, Michigan is the sum of America past, present, and future--a state in which yesterday's history and tomorrow's promise endlessly vie for pride of place.

Moon Michigan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566917049
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Published: Avalon Travel Publishing - April 1st, 2009

World traveler Laura Martone spends summers with her family on Michigan's Big Bear Lake. In Moon Michigan she shares her favorite Michigan experiences, from indulging at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City to exploring Detroit's rhythmic roots and auto museums.

Historic Photos of Lake Michigan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596525320
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Published: Turner - September 1st, 2009

The vast lingering remnant of an ice age that came to a close more than 10,000 years ago, Lake Michigan has shaped the history of the settlements along its surrounding shores for centuries.

Vintage Views of the Mackinac Straits Region Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933926100
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Published: Arbutus Press - August 1st, 2007

Vintage Views of the Mackinac Straits Region follows a trail of vacationers and travelers to northern Michigan through postcards, photos and old travel ephemera. The book uses ?vintage views? to portray historical Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, the car ferries, and the famous Mackinac Bridge.

A Petoskey Watercolor Journal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780472115099
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Published: University of Michigan Press - July 1st, 2005

A lavishly illustrated how-to on painting with watercolors as well as a beautiful depiction of the Petoskey region of Michigan.
Nestled on the shore of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey is a well-known resort town in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It is famous for its charming downtown, Victorian summer homes, and natural beauty.

Seasons of Little Traverse Bay Cover Image
By Terry W. Phipps (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9780472115327
Availability: Out of Print
Published: University of Michigan Press - June 1st, 2005

The Little Traverse Bay in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is one of the state's most beautiful and popular areas, dotted with glacial lakes, quaint restored villages, arresting vistas of Lake Michigan, and winding country roads.

Little Traverse Bay: An Insider's Guide to Michigan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780472030934
Availability: Out of Print
Published: University of Michigan Press - June 1st, 2005

In these short and sweet guides, George Cantor introduces both seasoned and first-time Michigan travelers to everything the Great Lakes State has to offer, including a bit of history, physical description of the area, local industry, places to stay, restaurants, city walks, country drives, wineries, farm markets, beaches, hiking, boating, fishing, golf, winter sports, and more.

Michigan Rivers Less Paddled: The Rivers, the Towns, the Taverns Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933926193
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Published: Arbutus Press - February 1st, 2009

Canoeing Michigan Rivers: A Comprehensive Guide to 45 Rivers Cover Image
By Jerry Dennis, Craig Date (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781882376957
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Published: Thunder Bay Press (MI) - April 1st, 2005

Rapid by rapid, rock by rock descriptions of 1500 miles of canoeing opportunities on 45 blue-ribbon rivers by two experts who personally paddled every mile. A wealth of canoeing adventures from placid family floats to blood-curdling whitewater runs.

SKU: 9780980102451

"Harbor Springs, Petoskey & Bayview" is a pictoral celebration of the communities surrounding our wonderful Little Traverse Bay.  Mike Barton has managed to capture the some of the most beautiful images of the region in all seasons.  This book make is a perfect memento for those visiting the area and and is a must have for those who call Northern Michgan home. 

Bay View: An American Idea Cover Image
By Mary Jane Doerr, Robert Cleveland (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781886167315
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Published: Priscilla Press - March 1st, 2011

Located on the shores of lake Michigan east of Petoskey, the National Historic landmark Bay View is a blend of two uniquely American traditions, the camp meeting and cultural assembly.

SKU: 9780980102420

Finally, there is a book a about Earl A. Young’s fabulous Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix.  With over 130 full-color photographs of the houses, inside and out, this book is almost a charming as the houses themselves!


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