Main Events

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 1:00pm
  • Meet and Greet Author Signing for, Summer's Call: A Michigan Day, with Amber Hellewell at McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, Michigan on Thursday, July 7, 1-3pm.
  • No reservations needed, and books are available for purchase now!
  • Can't make it? No worries! Order your book now, and we will take care of the rest.
  • Be sure to click on the book below to see the gorgeous inside illustrations.

About the book:
Did you hear it too? Summer is calling. Summer has magic all its own. But Michigan summers? Those are something else. Told in sweet lyrical vignettes, Summer's Call captures that timeless Michigan summer feeling as it follows a family of four from sunrise to sunset. Summer in Michigan isn't just a season, it's a call that must be answered. Back matter includes an art activity that invites the reader to display their summer memories. Written and illustrated by local Michiganders.



Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 5:30pm

Join us at the Crooked Tree Arts Theater on Thursday July 21st at 5:30 pm with author Wade Rouse celebrating his new books "Magic Season" and "The Edge of Summer". Please RSVP by emailing or calling us with your name, email adress and the number of people in your party. 

Phone: 231.347.1180
We're looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Preorder your copy of Viola Shipman's The Edge of Summer, available 7.12. Signed bookplates will be available while supplies last.

About The Edge of Summer:

Traumatized by the sudden death of her mother--a quiet, loving, overprotective seamstress called Miss Mabel who sacrificed everything for her daughter’s education but rarely spoke of her own family—Sutton Douglas makes the impulsive decision to pack up and start over in the Michigan resort town where she believes she’ll find answers to the lifelong questions she’s had about her mother’s past.
Recalling her mother’s sewing notions that were her childhood toys, Sutton buys a box of buttons at an estate sale from Bonnie Lyons, the town’s matriarch and a recent widow, who she becomes convinced—via the buttons she discovers and clues from her mother’s past—is the grandmother she never knew. As Sutton becomes a friend and confidante to Bonnie after her husband’s death, she begins to uncover the secrets about her family that Miss Mabel so carefully hid, and about the role she unwittingly played in it all: her grandparents, wealthy factory owners, ashamed and furious about their daughter’s out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sent Miss Mabel away to deliver the baby and give it up for adoption; instead, her mother escaped to a tiny Ozarks town where she raised her daughter in secrecy.