First Editions - Rare - Collectibles
Signed - Used - Paperbacks
Coffee - Tea - Cocoa

Browse. Relax. Enjoy. Black River Books.


Welcome to Black River Books, an independently owned and operated quality used bookstore, designed to offer a pleasant browsing experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Over 40 thousand books occupying over 2000 square feet of space and covering a broad range of subjects are arranged on well-labeled shelves. Two walls of windows bring in plenty of natural light. Comfortable chairs afford a place to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa, or to examine possible purchases. Black River Books welcomes children with a room furnished for them. This room also houses the cooking and gardening books, so moms or dads can browse while the little ones are entertained.


Although we are primarily used, we do carry some new books: a selection of Michigan books, children's books and books with a local connection, either through topic, author or illustrator.

Black River Books


Black River Books' owners, Dick and Pam Haferman (that's us) welcome you! Booker & Dewey (the dogs to the right) welcome you also. Take a look inside our store by checking Genre' Options and see what we offer.

Rare Books

We have added a Rare Book Room.

Ice Breaker 2014 - Jan 31 - Feb 2


Check out our ice sculpture. Patrick McKearnan won First Place for his wonderful old fashioned lantern with a real candle inside. Congratulations Patrick!




May 1 to Memorial Weekend
            Sun 1-5
     Mon - Thur 11-5
         Fri & Sat 11-6

Memorial Weekend - Labor Day
            Sun 1-5
     Mon - Thur 11-6
         Fri & Sat 11-7

Labor Day - New Years
            Sun 1-5
       Mon - Thurs 11-5
         Fri & Sat 11-6

       January - April
            Sun 1-5
         Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat 11-5
        Closed Tues & Wed

Kid's Books

Our Kid's Room houses an ever changing array of used kids and young adult books. Come check it out. The Booker & Dewey Corner has “Something to Chew On” with the dog's favorite New Kid's Books. 

Booker & Dewey's Corner