We're Here to Help

If the rush of the holiday season is feeling overwhelming, fear not! We're here to help. Even though special order shipping deadlines have passed, we've got over 20,000 books in store and a whole crew here for you. We can recommend books for everyone on your list, gift wrap them (for free!), and have you on your merry way. Or pick up a gift card--you can even order them online and pick them up in store. So come on in, or give us a call, we're happy to help.

In case you missed it, we released our Top 10 Reads of 2022. 
Check out our lists here:
Dana, Mike, Gretchen, Bonny, Chelsea, and Mia

TL;DR: 20,000+ books in store, free gift wrapping, we're here to help. 


The Forgotten Iron King

Discover the man who "was Andrew Carnegie before there was Andrew Carnegie," Michigan's own dynamic business mogul, Eber Brock Ward (1911-1875). Successful, innovative, scandalous, and ruthless, Ward's story is one you won't soon forget. 

Read On »

Beginner's Guide to Ship Watching on the Great Lakes

An informative companion for Great Lakes ship watchers and enthusiasts, full of helpful tips on where to go and what to look for. Is it a laker? A saltie? Where's it going, what's it carrying? Find out!

Take to the Seas »


An enthralling new biography of Ernest Shackleton by the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Also check out this rare recording of Ernest Shackleton.

Now in paperback »

Into the Great Emptiness

The riveting story of one of the greatest but least-known sagas in the history of exploration from David Roberts, the “dean of adventure writing.”

Adventure On »

Seasons of Hunter: 
A Hunter Lake Anthology

Local author B.G. Bradley returns with a heartfelt conclusion to the Hunter Lake series. "Join us in town, around the lake, and down the river…one last time…for this stirring farewell to the town called Hunter."
Read Local »


Gift Ideas & Perfect Pairings

Have you seen our new Snowbound tumblers? They pair perfectly with a good book or two (we're happy to recommend some!). Need a quick gift? Our gift cards conveniently fit right inside the tumbler, easy peasy.

Looking for a book? Mike recently read and recommends The Rabbit Hutch, this year's National Book Award winner for fiction:

"Strange things are afoot in this post industrial Midwest town, and the characters are so well realized that even the most bizarre scenes feel almost normal. Incredible!" -- Mike

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Curious & Creative Kids »

Michigan Books »
Browse All New Releases »

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Audiobook credit bundles make great last-minute gifts! 
They can be delivered instantly, given worldwide, and help support Snowbound Books! Plus, you'll get a FREE seasonal audiobook with your purchase today. 
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