Shop Your Community Day 2019


Get a headstart on your holiday shopping and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the charity of your choice!

Brilliant Books and other downtown businesses will be saluting the community and sharing a portion of proceeds towards the community’s favorite charities. Nonprofit organizations will receive money from Downtown Traverse City merchants on Saturday, November 9th. Get all of your holiday shopping done in advance and 15% of your purchase amount will be donated to the charity of your choice!

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Brilliant Books Presents: Frightening Fictions Junior!



The air is growing cooler and the days shorter.  You know what that means—Halloween is nigh!  For young readers looking for thrills and chills, we're hosting a junior version of our annual Frightening Fictions scary story hour!  Join us at 11:30am on Saturday, October 26th (right after the Downtown Halloween Walk) for spooktacular fun appropriate for ages 0-10.  Costumes are highly encouraged!

For those looking to turn up the terror, join us on October 30th at 7pm for Frightening Fictions, featuring spookier stories appropriate for ages 10 and up.

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An Evening with Garth Nix

The Best News Yet!


We have the most incredible news!  Our evening with Garth Nix has been so popular and we've had so many fans from all over the country ordering books that we're now able to offer something very exciting...

FREE Admission for ALL Attendees!

That includes everyone, even if you've already bought a ticket.  Everyone who paid for admission will receive a Brilliant Books gift certificate at the door, which you can choose to use at the event, or at any point in the future, on any items you want!

If you haven't yet gotten a ticket, you can reserve your completely free spot now.  Because attendance is strictly limited to 120, we do ask that you reserve your free ticket so we can keep an accurate count.  Any spaces not reserved will be available at the door on a first come, first served basis!

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