Happy Birthday, Zane Grey!

Tuesday, Janiuary 31st, 2017

The writer Pearl Zane Grey was born on this day in 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio. 

Grey is the author of dozens of books set in the rugged and wild west, and today is considered one of the fathers of the American Western.  As a young man, however, he didn't consider himself a writer and very nearly ended up practicing dentistry instead! 


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Staff Favorites: Love Stories

Friday, January 27th, 2017

With Valentine's Day coming up, we thought it might be an appropriate time of year to share some of our staff members' favorite love stories.  Of course, we've got a very eclectic group of readers on staff, so their selections are just as unique. 

From adorable and charming to heartbreakingly beautiful, these love stories span the full spectrum of relationships.  What better gift for your special someone this February 14th?

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The Latest in Literary Apparel, Available for Preorder Now!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

How do you spot Sherlock Holmes fans?  Why, it's elementary!  They'll be wearing some of the newest graphic tees from Out of Print literary apparel, of course.  These new offerings include two designs based on classic Sherlock Holmes cover art, as well as a unique design inspired by a Maurice Sendak poster.

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Catch Brilliant Books at the Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Northern Michigan Small Farm ConferenceAs far as small farmers are concerned, Northern Michigan is the perfect place to grow, and not just in terms of crops!  One of the best professional and educational resources for small-scale growers in Michigan is the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference, which, for the past several years, we at Brilliant Books have had the pleasure to be a part of!

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Stephen Mack Jones, Author of August Snow

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017August Snow at Brilliant Books

Stephen Mack Jones, Michigan poet and award-winning playwright, will join us on March 4th to sign his debut novel, August Snow

A gritty, hard-boiled detective novel with a fresh new voice, this debut novel sets the stage for a new series of thrillers that shouldn't be missed.   August Snow is a former Detroit cop who's learned that doing the right thing can have consequences of its own.  He's a protagonist who's as likeable as he is human, complete with flaws and foibles that get him into trouble as often as they get him out of it.  But now he's off the police force and only just arrived back in town after a year away.  This time, when trouble comes knocking...August Snow might be in over his head.

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