Main Events

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

We will be hosting Nathan Hale, creator of the Hazardous Tales graphic novel series! Join us for a book talk and signing on Monday, April 30th at 5:00pm. Take part in trivia, win prizes, and grab a bite of brains and munch on a finger or two! (All snacks are jello and candy-based and are inspired by historical events and Hale’s novels.) This event is free though reservations are requested. To reserve your spot please give us a call at 231.347.1180 or email us at


Each of the books in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales has elements of the strange but true and is presented in an engaging, funny format, highlighting the larger-than-life characters that pop up in real history. 

Nathan Hale brings readers back to the world of the American Revolution for the first time since One Dead Spy--but this time, he's following the Marquis de Lafayette into battle. An orphan who became a French nobleman, Lafayette was a major figure in the American Revolution who fought alongside iconic figures like George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. Fans of the musical Hamilton will instantly recognize Lafayette's name, but there's so much more to his story. With Nathan Hale's trademark graphic illustrations, Lafayette shares what happened before and during the war, including all the wild escapades the Frenchman embarked on across France and the colonies. Both gruesome and hilarious, Lafayette takes you on a roaring journey and will have even the most reluctant reader excited about the American history. 

Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, which includes One Dead Spy; Donner Dinner Party; Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood; Big Bad Ironclad!; Alamo All-Stars; and The Underground Abductor, one of which earned a place on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge, which was a TODAY show "Al's Book Club for Kids" selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, as well as the recipient of three starred reviews. Nathan lives in Orem, Utah. 

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

We are closing the store early and we would love for you to join us for a private Mother's Day Crib Show at the store on Sunday, May 6th from 2:00- 4:00pm. We are partnering with Vilah Bloom and other downtown merchants to bring you a special viewing of what Petoskey has to offer for infant products and maternity services. 

Come for special presentations from Vilah Bloom on their beautiful baby bags, and presentations from Jessilynn and Sara on books to get your nursery library started.  Local merchants, products, and services will be featured by Bearcub Outfitters, The Circus Shop, Grandpa Shorter's Gifts, The Rocking Horse Toy Company and Life Roots Family and Birth Collective. 

Tickets are $10.00 each and are fully redeemable as $10.00 off any of the featured products or services. Space is limited so get your ticket today!