by K.M. Zahrt
Believe it or not, the wife and I do find time to work full-time jobs. I know that sounds crazy with all of our shenanigans, but it’s true. In recent years, my wife’s job has required a bit of travel, some of which has been around Our Fair Lady of the Mitten. Recently, she was required at a little hamlet to our north known as Gaylord, Michigan.
After we took the dog through the trails of beautiful Otsego Lake State Park…
And after we viewed the elk from Gaylord’s City Elk Park…
…it was time to settle down and look for the local bookstore. Anchoring a strip of classic, Michigan-style downtown shops on Main Street is where you’ll find 2007 Michigan Retailer of the Year for small businesses, Saturn Booksellers.
Saturn Booksellers has great ambiance, great coffee, and a large selection of books by Michiganders, all of which I look for in a local bookstore. The store has an otherwise limited selection, but the savvy proprietors of this shop turn that weakness into a strength by carefully selecting their titles. I was impressed by how many books by my favorite, more obscure authors found space on their shelves. And their helpful staff were quick to inform me, if I found a title missing, they would be sure to retrieve it quickly.
Now that I’m thinking about it all, the wife and I need to take the dog back up there for another weekend getaway sometime soon. We hope to see you there!