Bookish News

Rediscovering John Wyndham

Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Five books

John Wyndham isn’t exactly a household name these days, but from 1951 to 1957, he wrote some of the most popular science fiction in the world.

Today, Stefen takes a look at Wyndham's iconic works—and his impact in the science fiction genre and beyond.

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Graphic Memoirs

Friday, May 13, 2022.

graphic memoirs

Graphic novels are a wonderful way to add some color to all kinds of stories.

See how these brilliant artists, writers, and activists have put down their stories in comics and graphic novels.

Dive In!

Brilliant Books Bestsellers: Audio Edition

Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

woman with headphones

There are so many reasons to love audiobooks!  For instance...

- You can get so much done while you listen!  Commutes, chores, you name it.
- A great narrator can bring a wonderful book to a whole new level.
- And with Libro, you can support Brilliant Books with every audio purchase!

See what our customers have been listening to (and loving!) with the Brilliant Books Bestsellers: Audio Edition.

Audio Bestsellers


Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

StorefrontHappy National Small Business Week!  There are so many reasons to celebrate small businesses.  To name just a few:

• We're part of a vibrant community, and are invested in local economies & initiatives.
• We encourage employees to play to their strengths and interests, rather than fitting a job description.
• We get to know our customers by name (and reading preference!)

But as much as we love being a small business, it's true: being small has its challenges.

Lately, we've been reflecting on what it means to be a small business that survived the pandemic.  Read our latest article to learn more about how the pandemic is still impacting us, how we're feeling going forward, and how you can continue to support us.

The Aftermath

Art Walk 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Rebecca Howe paintingThis Friday, Traverse City is once again celebrating local artists with Art Walk!  Downtown businesses are bringing in all kinds of visual & musical artists to highlight our town's vibrant arts community.

There will be tons to do, including live music at multiple locations—and it looks like we'll have great weather for the occasion!  Head downtown this Friday (May 6) from 4-7pm to join in the festivities.

At Brilliant Books, we're excited to host painter and multimedia artist Rebecca Howe.  Drop by between 4 and 7pm to browse books, art, and watch Rebecca's creative process in a live demonstration!  Rebecca's art (both originals and prints) will also be available for purchase.

Want to learn more about Art Walk?  Find more details (and an interview with Rebecca!) below.

Art Walk 2022

2022 Edgar Awards

Monday, May 2, 2022.

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 213th annThe Edgar Awards, presented by Mystery Writers of Americaiversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the nominees for the 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2021.

This year's Edgar Award winners have been announced.  Check out the finalists below!

See Them All

Graduation Gifts

Friday, April 29, 2022.

Gifts for GradsWe're heading into May, and college graduations are just around the corner!  Looking for the perfect gift?  Check out our graduation gift guide for the perfect gifts for college grads.  (Gifts for younger graduates coming soon!)

For College Grads

Weird and Wonderful

Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Weird booksHave you ever finished a book and immediately thought to yourself "what did I just read?!"  Well we certainly have!

Explore some of our favorite books that are curious, mystifying, extraordinary, and just plain weird.  These books will definitely have you thinking long after the final page.

Get Weird!