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Book Fair for Grown Ups: Romance Style!

Grown Up Book Fair at IntimiWednesday, July 3, 2024

Join Brilliant Books and Intimi, along with guest author Molly Greeley, for a Grown Up Book Fair featuring all things romance!

Hosted at Intimi, the event will include a wide variety of inclusive romances that feature all kinds of love and that range from mild to exceptionally spicy.  Whether you blush easily or not at all, you'll find something that strikes your fancy! We'll also have a range of nonfiction on sexual and reproductive health topics, plus fun bookish goodies and more.  Bring your friends or come along and make some new ones. All are welcome!

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Author Feature: Angeline Boulley

Angeline BoulleyWednesday, November 8, 2023

Michigan author Angeline Boulley has published two blockbuster bestsellers for YA readers in the past two years, but for her, it's not just about telling a good story.

Bookseller Carissa introduces us to Boulley's work and the ways in which the author draws upon her cultural heritage and history to create stories that resonate with readers of many different backgrounds.

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Jackson Bliss at Woodmere Library

Monday, August 15, 2022.

Jackson Bliss

Jackson Bliss grew up in Traverse City, and has since traveled the world and become an acclaimed author.  Now he's coming back to town for a reading of his new memoir Dream Pop Origami.

Jackson will be at the Traverse City Library this Friday, August 19th from 4:30-5:45 pm

Join him to say hello and get a peak into Dream Pop Origami, his "choose-your-own-adventure memoir" about growing up in Traverse City, traveling the world, and finding himself.

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All About Old Towne

Friday, January 21, 2022.

All About Old TowneJust a few weeks ago, Traverse City's own Marty MacLeod published a book about TC history!  At Brilliant Books, we get a lot of requests for local histories, so we were absolutely thrilled when Marty first reached out to us. Now her book is on our shelves—ready to take your knowledge of Traverse City to a whole new level.

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Meet the Reader: Joe Sacksteder

Thursday, April 29nd, 2021

We spend a lot of time introducing writers, poets, and novelists, but we want to branch out a bit and share some stories from a different perspective.  For this series, Meet the Reader, we're assembling mini-interviews packed with recommendations from readers near and far.  Some might be authors, illustrators, or work in publishing, but some might be book lovers just like you.  Today, we're reading with author and teacher Joe Sacksteder

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Fiction Fridays with Heather Shumaker

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

We had planned to host local author Heather Shumaker for several events this coming spring, but as with so many other plans, we've had to do some revising.  Luckily, Heather is hosting a weekly video show called Fiction Fridays, so even if you can't come meet her in person, you still have a chance to learn about the writing process, what it's like to be an author, and, of course, her books!

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