Books Selected Specifically for Your Child by Sara!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

This week, our children's book buyer, Sara, is representing Brilliant Books at the ABC Children's Institute annual conference and the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference, where she has been invited to speak on several panels.  Her attendance is sponsored by publisher Harper Collins, in recognition of her standing as a true expert in children's lierature.

Sara picks all the children's books for our Brilliant Books Monthly program.  Perhaps she could select books that are just right for your child.


Where's Waldo? Traverse City 2016 Waldo Party!

Come on down to Brilliant Books for the 4th Annual Where's Waldo celebration!
Waldo is hiding in twenty downtown stores and restaurants. Pick up a passport at Brilliant Books and get a stamp in your Waldo passport wherever you spot him. Spot every Waldo and you'll be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing where the top prize is a whole lot of Waldo books, and second prize is a $100 gift certificate to Brilliant Books.
Plus, there are many more special prizes and surprises awaiting the Waldo seekers at the Where's Waldo party on Saturday, June 25th! Join us for Waldo-themed snacks, amazing giveaways, Waldo coloring ... and a special guest!


Great Lakes, Great Reads 2016

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

2016 Great Lakes, Great Reads Winners Announced, including Bonnie Jo Campbell!

The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association has announced the winners of their annual prize, which honors excellent books by authors with ties to the Great Lakes region. The 2016 winners include Bonnie Jo Campbell, David Maraniss, Gary D. Schmidt, and Ruta Septys.

Learn more here!


Local Farms Feature in Gorgeous New Kid's Book!

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Journey from A to Z with 56 Local Michigan Farms!

The new children's picture book by Lisa Maxbauer Price, Squash Boom Beet, explores the world of fresh and unique vegetables kids won't know they'll love until they try. From asparagus to zucchini, all the vegetables featured in this book come from local farms in Northern Michigan! The boldly colorful photographs of Michigan veggies are a beautiful tribute to the hardworking farmers in the area.

See the full list of farms, and get the book, here.


Father's Day 2016

Say "Thank You, Dad" Every Month!

"Just finished the book. As a choice for ME I rate it 5 of 5. You used my info about what I like combined with your insight and judgment to make a simply excellent selection for me. Thank you Brilliant Books and THANK YOU, SON."
- Jay - Lodi, CA

You get all the kudos for finding the perfect gift.
We take all the responsibility for selecting the books!

Our experts hand-select a book for every Brilliant Books Monthly recipient based on their unique, personal reading tastes. Everyone receives a book each month chosen specially for them. Our flexible, personalized program is a wonderful surprise every month.

Father's Day is Sunday, June 19th!