Been downstairs in the Annex recently? We’ve installed new shelving, moved things around & have now unveiled a new area to browse or relax (or write! Our manual typewriter has found a new home). The Vintage SciFi room features a slew of pre-1980 treasures, lots of DAW books & older SF magazines. We received a large haul of Indie Graphic Novels recently, so were able to check off a longtime wish: displaying them properly in their own dedicated section. We have plenty of Manga, too!
We love book clubs. We love writing groups. Though generally spoken about as solitary endeavors, reading & writing simply aren’t. Or don’t have to be. Many writers find the critiques & relationships with other writers invaluable; most every reader I know likes talking about books (and ideas). [Read more…] about Looking for a Writing Group or Book Club? Start Your Own.
Kalamazoo Public Library celebrates the 15th anniversary of Reading Together with Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White by bestselling author and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The basketball legend and cultural commentator explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today, from race and economic inequality to the business of sports and the media’s influence on society.
The purpose of Reading Together is to build a stronger community with deeper connections through the common experience of reading the same book and exploring its themes together.
Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm
By popular demand! One of the great advantages of having our full staff at one location is the ability to expand our hours. Working stiffs and early birds rejoice!
We’re so excited! After our holiday break — KB is closed Saturday thru Monday for Labor Day — we will re-open as a single, integrated book store at 2413 Parkview Ave. Our Oakwood location boasts two buildings worth of books (40,000 titles and growing!), a large parking area, a full handicap ramp, and meeting spaces for book clubs & writing groups.
Not only will increased efficiency allow us to spend more time assisting customers, but visitors will see improvements across the board: a broader selection of titles, one-on-one personalized service and our entire staff on hand and available for consultation.
Kazoo Books would like to thank all of our customers for making this move possible & joining us for the next chapter.