Exploring Traverse City

A collage of six images of Traverse City.  Top row includes a picture of a rocky beach with a wave rolling in, the Traverse City Opera House exterior in downtown Traverse City, and the marquee sign of the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City.  The bottom row includes red cherries on a tree, a white woman in a straw hat and her daughter sitting on a bench in downtown Traverse City and a white man, white woman, and white child biking on the TART trail along Grand Traverse Bay with sailboats in the background.

Though the event schedule for the National Cherry Festival has been greatly reduced this year, that doesn't mean there aren't still lots of things to do and see in the Grand Traverse area  We've assembled a few books and guides (for all ages!) that provide a little more insight into local history, architecture, wildlife, and more.


 

Traverse City State Hospital Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738533896
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 1st, 2005

Little Traverse Bay: Past and Present (Painted Turtle Books) Cover Image
By Rebecca Zeiss (Photographer)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780814338193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Painted Turtle Book - May 12th, 2014

The National Cherry Festival in Traverse City: Blessing of the Blossoms Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626194267
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Published: History Press - July 1st, 2014

Grand Traverse Lighthouse (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780738552231
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - July 14th, 2008

$21.95
SKU: 9781946142061

Lighthouses of Northwest Michigan Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738533131
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 8th, 2004

B Is for Beacon: A Great Lakes Lighthouse Alphabet Cover Image
$18.69
ISBN: 9781585369164
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - February 1st, 2016

Traverse City in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738531823
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - October 15th, 2003

The Legend of Leelanau (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
$19.75
ISBN: 9781585361502
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 4th, 2003

Leelanau by Kayak: Day Trips, Pics, Tips and Stories of a Beautiful Michigan Peninsula Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781943995653
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jon Raymond Constant - April 19th, 2018

Soaring and Gliding: The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Area (Images of Aviation) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738540719
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 28th, 2006

S Is for Sleeping Bear Dunes: A National Lakeshore Alphabet Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585369171
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 1st, 2015

Colantha: A Beloved World Champion Cow Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781631775598
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Published: Mascot Books - August 2nd, 2016

Traverse City, Michigan: A Historical Narrative, 1850 - 2013 Cover Image
$20.85
ISBN: 9781943995400
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Mission Point Press - July 27th, 2017

Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585364053
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2018

Up North Alphabet Cover Image
By Ashlea Walter, Ashlea Walter (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780578793733
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Published: Pinkie Finger Press - November 13th, 2020

Historic Tales of Michigan Up North Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467138666
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Published: History Press - June 25th, 2018