Island Bookstore
Mackinac Island, Michigan info@islandbookstore.com
(888) 421-READ

We are open May through October.

On Mackinac Island:

Island Bookstore
Main St. Centre
PO Box 1298
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
(906) 847-6202
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

In Mackinaw City:

Island Bookstore &
Coffee Shop
215 E. Central Ave.
PO Box 1006
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
(888) 421-READ
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

 

Welcome!

Featuring All Books Mackinac!
Enjoy our extensive collection of
Mackinac regional books and gifts.

Thanks for visiting our internet store! We may be a summertime stop for many of you, but now you can visit us online all year long.

We'll keep you in touch with new Mackinac and Michigan releases that your local shop might not get as excited about as we do. And though we specialize in Mackinac Island and Northern Michigan items, we are a full service book store.

If you don't see it on this site, just email us, and we probably have it, or can get it for you. And when spring comes, please visit us on Mackinac Island or stop by our Mackinaw City store featuring our Internet Café for a cup of the best coffee around.

(FREE SHIPPING ON DOMESTIC ORDERS OVER $75.00)

We are featuring our most popular books on our website during the off-season. During the summer months our website will include our larger selection of books.

Ice Bridge: Mackinac Island's Hidden Season

DVD made by island filmmaker and composer Mark Rensel and co-producer/narrator Jenifer Silvernale.

Premier edition of a new film, a journey to Mackinac Island's other side...Experience the breathtaking transformation that happens across the ice bridge. Distilled from over five years of extraordinary footage.

 

A Picturesque Situation: Mackinac Before Photography, 1615-1860

by Brian Leigh Dunnigan

Review
Drawing on decades of research, Brian Leigh Dunnigan presents a stunning collection of pre-photographic images of Mackinac including maps, plans, drawings, engravings, and paintings complemented by a comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and eminently readable text. No collection of Michigan history is complete without a copy of this superb volume. --Phil Porter, director of Mackinac State Historic Parks

 

DVD
Price: $22.95

Hardcover
Price $75.00


Mackinac Living 2009
Mackinac's own magazine, featuring Mackinac Island's people & places.

 


Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 2009 Poster

Order the new Lilac Festival poster of Diane Neyer's "Mackinac, A Breath of Spring"

 

Price $6.95
Paperback

Price: $9.50


Mackinac Island Meditations

by Mary Lou Peters

Artist Mary Lou Peters' book is illustrated with her beautiful watercolor images of Mackinac Island and sprinkled with special meditations linked to the images.

 


Mackinac Album

by Robert E. Benjamin

Enjoy fascinating Mackinac photographs from the Benjamin collection taken from the late 1800s until the present.

 

Price: $14.95
Paperback

Price: $19.95
Paperback


Mackinac Bridge: A 50 Year Chronicle, 1959-2007

by Mike Fornes

Take a trip through the first 50 years of the bridge's history and you'll experience unusual crossings, triumph and tragedy. Here are the stories, the photos and the people who mave made this engineering wonder a symbol of the state of Michigan.


Picturesque Mackinac: The Photographs of William H. Gardiner 1896-1915
by Stephen Brisson

Steven Brisson, chief curator for Mackinac State Historic Parks, has hand selected over 250 of Gardiner's images for this book. Brisson has created an elegant, visually striking compilation of turn of the century images of Mackinac.

Price: $29.95
Paperback

Price $26.95
Hardcover


Seasons of Mackinac 2010
The Mackinac Island Recreational Development (MIRD) 2008 Mackinac Island Calendar.


Mackinac Island: Three Hundred and Fify Years of History
Robert E. Benjamin

This guide to the history of Mackinac Island will increase any visitor's enjoyment of this beautiful and historic island. This chronological account of the significant events in the island's history is illustrated by fascinating photos both current and historical.

Price: $10.00

Price $6.98
Paperback


Mackinac Bridge: The Five Mile Poem
by Gloria Whelan

Set in the late 1950s, this is the moving story of a young boy whose father operates a ferryboat between Michigans Upper and Lower peninsulas. As young Mark witnesses the building of the new Mackinac Bridge, he is torn between family loyalty and eager anticipation.


Haunts of Mackinac: Ghost Stories, Legends and Tragic Tales of Mackinac Island
by Todd Clements

 

Price $17.95
Hardcover

Price: $14.95
Paperback


Building the Mighty Mac Multi-pack DVD

Building the Mighty Mac is an award-winning documentary about the Mackinac Bridge. The program was produced in Hollywood by Mark Howell and includes extremely rare 16 mm color footage showing all stages of the bridge’s construction. Includes additional documentaries (Before the Bridge, Miracle Bridge Over Mackinac, The Story of the Mackinac Straits Ferries)


Four Seasons of Mackinac Island
by Daniel Tomaszewski

This award winning videographer spent a year capturing the attaction and awesome beauty of Mackinac Island. A narrative provides the history of the island as well as a description of what visitors enjoy today.

Price $19.95
DVD

Price $19.95
DVD


Horse Tales from Mackinac
by Candice Dunnigan

Read Candice Dunnigan's articles from the Town Crier about horse "characters" on Mackinac Island and the horse culture in general.

(Click on the Mackinac Gifts link for more.)

 


Mackinaw City -Postcard Series
by Madeline Okerman Adie

Postcards and commentary about Mackinaw City.

 

Price: $12.95
Paperback

Softcover
Price: $19.99


USCGC Mackinaw
by Mike Fornes

History of the Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw, decommissioned in 2006.

 


Vintage Views of the Mackinac Straits Region
by M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson

The Mackinac Straits region with its scenic attractions natural wonders has beckoned visitors and tourists for over 150 years. Vintage Views of the Mackinac Straits Region is a pictorial history of this northern Michigan vacation hub. The book uses “vintage views” to portray Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, the car ferries, and the famous Mackinac Bridge.

Softcover
Price: $29.95

Price: $20.00
Hardcover


Mackinaw Loves Its Bridge

by Mary Lou Peters

Memories of the construction of the Mackinac Bridge


Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island
by Susan Stites
and Lea Ann Sterling

A pictorial guidebook to seventy-three cottages built on Mackinac Island, Michigan between 1870 and 1910. Historic photos from private collections and the Mackinac State Historic Parks's archives are interspersed with contemporary color photos of each cottage. Biographies of early cottage occupants, details of the cottage architecture, and interesting anecdotes from a hundred years past, the Gilded Age.

Price $7.00
Paperback

Price $40.00
Hardcover


The Flavors of Mackinac

This cookbook (compiled by The Mackinac Island Medical Center) is filled with favorite island recipes.


Mighty Mac

by Lawrence A. Rubin

Published by the St. Ignace Kiwanis Club

Includes photos of the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac area. Also includes a timeline for the region from pre-1600s to present.


Price $18.00
Paperback


Price $24.95
Hardcover


Mackinac: An Island Famous in These Regions
by Phil Porter

A history of Mackinac Island published by the Mackinac State Historic Parks.


Fudge: Mackinac's Sweet Souvenir
by Phil Porter

Mackinac Island and fudge. Both symbolize indulgence, fantasy and escape. But there's more to fudge than sugar, butter, chocolate and cream. In this book, historian Phil Porter stirs up the past to find the hard work and sometimes bitter controversy behind this sweet souvenir. In his hunger for truth and historical accuracy, Porter dug deep into the kitchens and cupboards of the fudge culture. No appetite for history, no taste for sweet truth will be satisfied without reading Fudge: Mackinac's Sweet Souvenir.

Price $9.95
Paperback
Price $12.95
Hardcover

Price $9.95
Hardcover


Seasons of Mackinac
photography by Terry W. Phipps

Beautiful images of Mackinac Island

 


Home to Mackinac
by Kim Delmar Cory

Intriguing novel for children and adults alike!

 

Hardcover
$35.00

Softcover
Price: $9.95


Wish You Were Here: An Album of Vintage Mackinac Postcards
by Steven C. Brisson

Drawing from the burgeoning Mackinac State Historic Parks collections, the book provides over 200 full-color examples of postcards, from their late 19th century roots through the middle of the 20th century. Mackinac lovers will be fascinated by the way their favorite spots have changed or remained the same over the last 100 years.


Local AuthorsThe Legend of Mackinac Island
by Kathy-jo Warginn
Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

Beautifully illustrated story incorporating Indian legends of Mackinac Island. Retells the story of the great turtle Makinauk that enlists the aid of other animals to help create the special place known as Mackinac Island.

Price $12.95
Paperback
Price $14.95
Hardcover

Price: $17.95
Hardcover


Explore Michigan--Mackinac (Insider's Guide to Michigan)
by George Cantor

 


Mackinac Island: Its History in Pictures
by Eugene T. Petersen

An illustrated history of the Island in black and white photographs and illustrations. One of our bestsellers.

Price: $10.95
Paperback

Price $18.00
Hardcover


View from the Veranda
by Phil Porter

In View From the Veranda, Phil Porter invites us along for an inside look at the grand cottages of this uniquely Victorian island where cars are not allowed.


Mystery of the Copper Turtle
by Doris Holik Kelly

Jared, Sadie and their new Mackinac Island friends Eric and Becky find themselves turning into detectives as strange events occur all over the island.

New! Great mystery for young readers!

 

 

Price $24.95
Hardcover

Price: $6.99


Let's Go to Mackinac Island

by Karen Dean.

Come along with the Anderson family as they visit a one-of-a-kind island in Lake Huron, located between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.


Mac's Mackinac Island Adventure
Author Mary Beth Vachon
Illustrated by Ann G. Rusky

Mac's friends are Nay-Sayers but
Mac finds courage to do new things that he's never done before.

Price $19.95
Hardcover

Price $9.95
Paperback


Step Up

by Cathe Hahn

This new children's book takes a family on a sight-seeing trip with the three horse hitch on Mackinac Island. Find out what happens one day when the Carriage Tour driver says, "John, Wayne, Duke, step up!"

 


The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell
by Kathy-jo Warginn.

Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen.
Suspenseful retelling of the last hours of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Atmospheric paintings from award winning artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen.

Price $15.95
Hardcover

Price $17.95
Hardcover


Somewhere in Time: Filmscore

John Barry's magnificent film score conducted by John Debney; performed by The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.


Shipwrecks of the Straits of Mackinac
Dr. Charles E. Feltner
and Jeri Baron Feltner

Historic Mackinac and her shipwrecks presented in an interesting, informative and entertaining fashion - includes stories of 41 discovered shipwrecks and 43 undiscovered shipwrecks with detailed facts and maps - and sketches of the history of the Straits, Islands, Lighthouses, Shipwreck Statistics, Bottomland Preserve - also provides Sources, Bibliography, Glossary of Nautical Terms and an Index. Scuba divers, historians and anyone interested in Great Lakes maritime history will enjoy this book.

Price $19.95
CD

Price $19.95
Paperback


Somewhere in Time DVD

Classic romantic movie filmed on Mackinac Island and starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. This 20th anniversary DVD includes extended interviews with cast and makers of the film.

 

Price $24.95
DVD

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