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.

Rare Books

We have added a Rare Book Room.

New Arrivals - Franklin Library Books


Beautiful books in great condition. Stop in and check them out!

For Modern Library Collectors

We have added a section for all our Modern Library Books at the beginning of the Classics section.

Small Business Saturday November 29  

Support a Small Business and a Local artist. Wendy Anderson Halperin will be at Black River Books signing her books and her posters, both perfect Christmas gifts.



Local authors, Book Signings & Events

October - December Hours

Sun: 1 - 5
Mon & Thur: 11 - 5
Closed Tue & Wed
Fri & Sat: 11 - 6

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