Store News

Bookstore Browsing, Pandemic Style

We're getting pretty close to opening our doors again, so we wanted to give you an idea of what in-store browsing might look like in this new social landscape.  The critical thing is to keep our staff and customers safe, so even though browsing might not be as laid back as it used to be, we're still doing our best to offer a true Brilliant Books experience for readers of all ages. 

A Penguin Classics Store

From the earliest days of Brilliant Books, even when we were still located in Suttons Bay, we have always been a Penguin Classics store.  That means we pledge to carry literally hundreds of Penguin Classic books in store at all times, as anyone who's browsed our classics shelves can attest.

We're Going to Miss You, Jodie!

At the end of last week we got some very bittersweet news.  Jodie, one of our senior booksellers, has been offered his dream job working for a game developer, and was asked to start immediately.  While we're going to miss him tremendously, and are sad not to be able to throw him a going-away party Bilbo Baggins would be jealous of, we know this was an opportunity he couldn't pass up!

The Biggest Book Fair Ever!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

One of the things we're missing out on this spring is the chance to host on-site book fairs with our local schools.  Not only is it a ton of fun for young readers (and our booksellers!), it's an important way for schools to support their library and classroom book collections.  So we've decided to hold the biggest, most Brilliant Book Fair EVER!  It's not just in support of one school, classroom, or library.  We're supporting ALL our local schools!

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Independent Bookstore Day Goes Virtual!

Monday, April 21st, 2020

Saturday, April 25th, was scheduled to be Independent Bookstore Day.  We had big plans for all kinds of in-store events, but obviously, we've had to get a bit creative.  Some of those special events will move to the new Independent Bookstore Day in August (mark your calendars for August 29th!).  But since we could all use a bit of a pick-me-up these days, we're moving some of those special events online so we can share them all with you!  Check back each day this week for something new and fun, plus plenty of awesome offerings happening all week long, or sign up for our emails to get the latest updates!

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Find Waldo at Brilliant Books!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

oday, we got the news that Find Waldo Local, the real, live, nation-wide Where's Waldo search we help host each June, has been postponed until next year.  While we wait, the publishers are putting together a digital version for Waldo Watchers worldwide, but meanwhile, we thought you might like to try to spot Waldo right here at Brilliant Books!

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