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Working at Brilliant Books

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Interested in joining the Brilliant Books team?  We're looking to hire an intelligent and energetic bookseller who's got great customer service skills, is tech savvy and willing to learn, and, of course, loves books!

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Battle of the Books 2021

Thursday, March 11th, 2021


The Battle of the Books is a book-based quiz competition for fourth and fifth graders in the Grand Traverse community. Kids read incredible stories together and then experience heart-pounding moments in competition.  This weekend, the two finalist teams will battle for the top spot!

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One Book Makes a Big Impact

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

When we first got a note from the folks at Glen Lake Community Schools asking whether we could get copies of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse, it seemed like a straightforward question.  Then they told us how many they wanted: a copy for every student, teacher, and member of staff, more than 850 in total.  It was the start of an ambitious project to foster not only reading but a sense of connection in the uncertain times of the pandemic.  

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A Slippery Situation

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Well folks, we've made it this far.  There's a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the vaccine, though there's no telling how much tunnel we actually have left.  As a business, we're doing all right for now, but it's a cautious sort of all right—like when you're not actively slipping on an icy patch of sidewalk, but you know that at any minute the footing could get unexpectedly treacherous.

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Look to the Sky

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Now is the perfect time of year for a little stargazing.  With the peak of the Perseid Meteor shower coming up soon and the comet NEOWISE still visible with binoculars or backyard telescope, there's definitely lots to see.

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