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.

New Arrivals - Franklin Library Books


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

WOW Weekend Wine & Art Stroll - Nov 13, 5 - 8pm 

Art by David Zimmerman


Wine by Fenn Valley Vineyards at Black River Books 

WOW Weekend Sat. Nov.15 - 1pm 

Laurie Keller, Author & Illustrator of Children's books will be at Black River Books to meet and greet customers and to sign her books.

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