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.

We, Dick and Pam, welcome you to Black River Books. We hope you find our store a comfortable place to hunt for a special book for yourself, a friend or a family member. Perhaps it's also a place to meet a friend or find a new one. Sometimes it's a place to get a dog fix from our resident Labradoodles. Whatever brings you to our store, we hope you enjoy your visit, tell your friends about us and come again.

Rare Books

We have added a Rare Book Room.

For Modern Library Collectors

We have added a section for all our Modern Library Books at the beginning of the Classics section. (This is just 1/2 of it!)

Loreen Niewenhuis Visit to BRB a Success

Loreen returned to Black River Books with her third and final book of the Great Lakes Trilogy May 23. Van Buren County has chosen "A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach" for their One County One Book Choice! We have signed copies of all three of her 1000-mile trek books. She'll be back in November for WOW weekend with a presentation at the Maritime Museum.    



Summer Hours

Sun: 1 - 5
Mon Thru Sat: 11 - 6
If you're still shopping at closing time, we'll stay open unless we have another engagement.

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

Just Out - New Novel by Peter Ferry

Long-time resident of Van Buren County publishes his second novel. Publisher's Weekly Review calls it a "Stand-out novel...a life-affirming novel about love and second chances. Dick and Pam both loved "Old Heart". Pam was able to read the manuscript some time ago and was cheering for it to be published. Black River Books has the book now for those who can't wait for Mr. Ferry be in the store for a signing July 11 from 1-3.