Quotes about the joy of books and reading abound. A few short quotes we like include:
“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” ~Alan Bennett
“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” ~Neil Gaiman
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” ~Frederick Douglas
“You’re never alone when you’re reading a book.” ~ Susan Wiggs
“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” ~John Green
“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love. ~Christopher Morley
The people of Ann Arbor seem to know these bits of reading wisdom very well because they help support over 20 independent bookstores. If you are one of those people who collects books and loves browsing through a good used book store, Ann Arbor may be your mecca. This List of Ann Arbor Area Bookstores and book sellers was created just for you, with resources and more quotes at the end.
Ann Arbor may be well-known for its college sports and being home to U of M, but we also have more BOOK SELLERS than your average small town. If you love reading or just browsing through a wonderful used bookstore, and especially if you’re a book collector, check out this new guide we have created for our visitors, Ann Arbor Area Bookstores.
The downtown, Kerrytown, and U of M bookstores are all within walking distance of First Street Garden Inn, so don’t forget to call us early to book lodgings when you visit. If you want to find other things to do while you’re in town, see our most recent Events list.
And make sure you share this information with your friends and family so they don’t miss out. Enjoy your visit!