2017 Artists and Book Artists

Arsenal Handicraft

Arsenal Handicraft

We are a husband and wife illustration / screen printing studio. We make art prints, greeting cards, and notebooks that are designed and hand printed in our home studio.

Randy Asplund Illustration

Randy Asplund Illustration

Medieval Book Arts done with authentic materials and techniques. Randy will demonstrate how books were written, illustrated and bound in the Middle Ages. He will also have original art and prints.

Cakeasaurus Prints

Cakeasaurus Prints

Quirky, clever woodblock prints from Ann Arbor-based printmaker. The Cakeasaurus Picture Book designs collectively tell a tale of a roguish cake-stealing monster, a town bereft of its just desserts, and a little boy, sleepless with birthday anticipation. For those unconcerned by cake thievery, other prints and handmade cards also available.

Chicaloo Kate

Chicaloo Kate

ChialooKate is all about sharing a love of books and pop culture with others. That and making people laugh.

Deep Wood Press

Deep Wood Press

Chad Pastotnik will demonstrate intaglio printing.

Ephemeral Books

Ephemeral Books

We collaborate with authors and artists to create unique, hand-bound books in small editions.

Fly Paper Products

Fly Paper Products

Hip & handmade stationary and gifts.

Happy Sparrow Shop

Happy Sparrow Shop

We find beauty in old, ordinary things. We search for each piece individually and give new life to the things that people discarded, transforming everyday objects into wearable and functional art.

Jim Horton

Jim Horton

Jim Horton will do some demonstrations of wood engraving materials and the illustration of books.

J2 ART LLC

J2 ART LLC

Each letterpress print is created with my hand and antique printing machine. Letter type and printing plates are used for each color printed. Many prefer letterpress, as it has an embossed effect. Cards, posters, coasters, wine tags, gift tags and bookmarks will be available.

Alvey Jones

Alvey Jones

A painter mixing traditional methods with assemblage, collage and printmaking.

Kennedy Prints!

Kennedy Prints!

Amos Kennedy will demonstrate letterpress printing.

Laurel Moon Jewelry

Laurel Moon Jewelry

Etched copper pendants with artwork from antique books, alphabets, and more

Moonmoth Press

Moonmoth Press

Moonmoth Press makes “reconstructed” blank journals from old discarded volumes. Products include concertina travel journals, soft-spine artist and writer journals, and album scrapbooks in addition to collaged cards.

Joyce Nass

Joyce Nass

Hand made decorative journals, albums, books & boxes using hand marbled paper. Botanical bookmarks. Leather & suede journals.

Out of Hand Papermaking Studio

Out of Hand Papermaking Studio

Offers handmade paper and items made from paper

The Prankster Press

The Prankster Press

Printmaking, bookbinding, and letterpress shop located in Detroit's Eastern Market, run by Lyz Luidens. It is housed within the Riopelle Artist Collective, and hosts events, classes, and open studios regularly.

Popular Designs Handmade

Popular Designs Handmade

Specializes in the creation of eco-friendly paper goods. The unique variety of designs featuring re-purposed maps and comics

Pretty Bookish

Pretty Bookish

Pretty Bookish began with a box of old books. An idea was born to give these discarded books a new life by turning them into pretty, handmade, repurposed products for people who are passionate book lovers and readers. Products include jewelry, bottle stoppers, and home decor.

Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz

Offering prints and stationery, Sloe Gin Fizz is the work of artist Nicole Ray. Her hand-drawn whimsical illustrations are highly accessible, infused with a playful sense of humor and a strong narrative quality. Line work and bold colors rule in works inspired by the animal world, everyday objects and beyond.

Steelhead Press

Steelhead Press

Independent printmaking studio, creating hand-pulled prints through the use of a variety of materials, techniques, and a solid steel etching press. Work is heavily inspired by nature, science, and the process of printmaking itself.

Jen Talley Art & Design

Jen Talley Art & Design

Jen's main goal is to dismantle the patriarchy one design at a time; the rest of the time she is a librarian and makes art for people who like stuff. From her home office she produces prints, stickers, magnets, and more.

Type Shy

Type Shy

Type Shy makes vintage-inspired, modern paper cut art and paper goods from discarded books and maps.

Urban Fairies Operations

Urban Fairies Operations

Jonathan Wright is an Ann Arborite illustrator. He's been studying the infestation of urban fairies in Ann Arbor since 1993, the year the first fairy door was discovered in a baseboard of their home. "

Wiering Books

Wiering Books

Historical Bookbinding and Decorated Papers

Wild Pages

Wild Pages

Maker of hand-bound blank books and artist books with inspiration from Lake Superior and the Northwoods.

2017 Bookstores and Publishers

Acorn Books

Acorn Books

Jim Deak of Acorn Books is an antiquarian book dealer, who mainly deals at book shows and festivals and the Royal Oak Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market.

Ann Arbor Historical Foundation

Ann Arbor Historical Foundation

Organized to promote and preserve Ann Arbor history through publications and educational activities.

Aunt Agatha's

Aunt Agatha's

Selling new & used mysteries in Ann Arbor for 25 years.

BHC Press

BHC Press

BHC Press is an alternative/hybrid press.

Bookbound Bookstore

Bookbound Bookstore

Independent community bookstore on Ann Arbor's north side. We carry a wide variety of new fiction and nonfiction along with an eclectic mix of classics, bestsellers and surprises. We have an extensive children's section and an array of hand-picked bargain books across all subjects.

Books of the Ages

Books of the Ages

Dealer in used and rare Children's Books including Tasha Tudor, Pop ups, Michael Hague, Picture Books, Classics, Award Winners, Series, Tolkien, Alcott, Anne Green Gables, Beatrix Potter, Winnie the Pooh.

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom

Since l982, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore has served as a center of information in the subjects of holistic health, bodymind therapies, psychology, Buddhism, alternative spiritual practices, spiritual development, sustainability, and consciousness. We also carry gifts, cards, jewelry, art, music, incense, ritual items, candles, aromatherapy, body tools and yoga supplies.

Fish Out of Water Books

Fish Out of Water Books

Publishes non-fiction, creative non-fiction, and realistic fiction—about unforgettable circumstances and adventures and “normal” everyday happenings.

Gimmick Press

Gimmick Press

An independently run publisher of niche literature and art.

Grey Wolfe Publishing

Grey Wolfe Publishing

An independent publishing house.

Literati Bookstore

Literati Bookstore

An independent, general bookstore featuring new literary fiction, poetry, cookbooks, kids books, and much more. We host author readings, story times, open mic nights, book clubs, and panels. Visit us, browse new books, sip coffee, and enjoy downtown Ann Arbor's newest independent bookstore.

University of Michigan Press

University of Michigan Press

With our rich history of publishing expertise, we lead in the development of digital scholarship and support the dissemination of knowledge as widely and freely as possible.

Michigan Quarterly Review

Michigan Quarterly Review

MQR is an eclectic interdisciplinary journal of arts and culture that seeks to combine the best of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with outstanding critical essays on literary, cultural, social, and political matters. The flagship journal of the University of Michigan, MQR draws on lively minds here and elsewhere, seeking to present accessible work of all varieties for sophisticated readers from within and without the academy.

Michigan State University Press

Michigan State University Press

Founded in 1947, with the mission to be a catalyst for positive intellectual, social, and technological change through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry, making significant contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Mossback Books

Mossback Books

Mossback Books/McCormick Book is a used book seller with general stock

Motte & Bailey Booksellers

Motte & Bailey Booksellers

A brick & mortar bookshop full of used & unusual books and scholarly tomes.

Nicola's Books

Nicola's Books

An award winning independent bookstore that has been part of the Ann Arbor community for over 20 years.

Out-of-the-Way-Books

Out-of-the-Way-Books

General used and antiquarian books and paper.

Sheldon Fine Books & Cards

Sheldon Fine Books & Cards

Established in 1974 & specializing in American Civil War, Michigan history and collectible children's books.

Usborne Books & More

Usborne Books & More

Usborne and Kane Miller children's books

Vault of Midnight

Vault of Midnight

Our Prime Directive: To provide our customers with a unique and remarkable shopping experience that confounds the expectations of what is typically associated with a comic shop.

Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press

A leading publisher of Great Lakes books, Judaica, and African American studies, as well as a wide range of other scholarly and general interest titles.

Wildemere Publishing

Wildemere Publishing

Wildemere Publishing is a Detroit-based small press that also provides editorial services for authors.

2017 Authors, Editors, and Agents

Azenphony Press

Azenphony Press

Publishes books written or edited by the eclectic mind of Ken Wachsberger, who also speaks, book coaches, and edits books by others.

Karen Dean Benson

Karen Dean Benson

Karen Benson writes historical fiction. Her Ladies of Mischief features young women pursuing dignity and their own identity within the social constraints of their time.

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli writes the popular Emily Kincaid and Little Library mystery series, both series laid in Northern Michigan and published by Crooked Lane Books. Her novel, DEAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN (Midnight Ink Press) was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best novels of 2012.

E.A. Comiskey

E.A. Comiskey

Writer and nationally syndicated blogger. Her work is described as ""speculative fiction"" and often includes elements of mythology, fantasy, horror, and even romance.

Jennifer Friess

Jennifer Friess

Author of Troll Gurl and the Cursed Kingdom, a fairy tale romance and The Riley Sisters series of small-town romance.

Earthrise Press

Earthrise Press

The mission of Earthrise Press is to reach the reader, with works of a global, world-embracing vision.

Amy Fell

Amy Fell

Amy Fell loved to make up stories and pictures as a child growing up in NW Ohio. She has used her talents as an art teacher, artist and writer to write and illustrate books for children.

Lewis G. Gazoul

Lewis G. Gazoul

Extraordinary Fantasy Adventure Novel series "Druids of the Faerie" This still-evolving story encompasses a vast inhabited, mystical and wondrous land, breathtakingly real with pulsing forest, magic and spirits, and diverse beings.

The Good Eggs

The Good Eggs

A three-part children's book series (ages 6-12) teaching the important concepts of Virtues, Diversity, and Service!

Holland Writer's Group

Holland Writer's Group

Authors Jean Davis, Anjela Renee, Michael D. Jones & More

Robb N. Johnston

Robb N. Johnston

Independently published author/illustrator of picture books. His books are for all ages, combining beautiful storytelling with captivating images. His most recent book is titled "CRAVES" (2016).

Michael D. Jones

Michael D. Jones

Presenting two recent books (Unlikely Trees, 2014; Overtime and The Dance, 2017), two Pushcart Prize nominated poems (broadsides), and one anthology of Michigan writers (Almost Touching).

Chef Jay Kinney

Chef Jay Kinney

Healthy Cookbooks that will save you time, money and keep you in top-notch physical shape.

KEE

KEE

Knowledge Enrichment Enterprise provides services that enhance lifelong learning including writing, editing, and self-publishing, as well as consulting and educational support.

Doris Lemcke

Doris Lemcke

Doris Lemcke, author of fast-paced historical novels about strong women trapped by, “Love, Lies and Family Secrets."

Donald Levin

Donald Levin

Donald Levin is a novelist and poet. He is the author of the Martin Preuss mysteries, a series of detective novels set in and around the metropolitan Detroit region.

Andy Lockwood

Andy Lockwood

Author of two novels, multiple short stories, and a serial novel. His works frequently dabble in the paranormal as he plays with themes of identity, love, and tragedy.

Caitlyn Mancini

Caitlyn Mancini

The SKIE Series is an action-packed young adult sci-fi/fantasy filled with mystery, romance, action, humor, and more! Anybody with a love of futuristic worlds filled with AI technology and illegal experiments will want to read this.

Linda McLean

Linda McLean

Wanda and Winky tells the story of the Detroit Zoo's last two elephants who were given their freedom in 2005. The pachyderm pair was sent to live out their days in freedom at the PAWS ARK 2000 Sanctuary in San Andreas, CA. "

Michigan Mitt Maps, LLC

Michigan Mitt Maps, LLC

Includes 64 page (cover to cover) Michigan activity book, 392 reusable decals, 1 pair of mitts with both MI peninsulas to draw your route and place decals. Fun for selfies at Michigan landmarks. Ages 5 - Adult

Run With It

Run With It

Run with It books are non-fiction based on real life at times done in series.

The Muse Crew

The Muse Crew

A group of writers who muse, review, and share what they've discovered through their individual writing journeys

SCBWI-Michigan chapter

SCBWI-Michigan chapter

Group of picture book, middle grade, and young adult authors and illustrators from the Michigan chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Jan Shoemaker

Jan Shoemaker

Jan Shoemaker's book, Flesh and Stones: Field Notes from a Finite World, was listed among the Top 10 nonfiction best-sellers by Michigan authors in 2016.

Laszlo Slomovits/Jennifer Burd

Laszlo Slomovits/Jennifer Burd

Poet Jennifer Burd and musician Laszlo Slomovits, collaborate on poetry set to music. They each have a number of solo books and CDs (respectively) as well as a joint publication.

Monica Starkman

Monica Starkman

International Book Awards 2016 finalist : a stirring novel about a woman's suspenseful journey across the blurred boundaries between sanity and madness, depression and healing.

Carol Trembath

Carol Trembath

Author of H₂Oh--Water on the Move! Water Walkers is the story of an Ojibway family who are walking around Lake Superior to raise awareness about the harm being done to the Great Lakes.

Jolene Witt

Jolene Witt

Author of Rooted Together, the true story of a mother and daughter who leave it all behind to find what they really need--time!

Melanie Zwegers

Melanie Zwegers

Author and illustrator of the children’s book INTO THE GARDEN - VERSES FOR HEARTS YOUNG & OLD, a collection of original poems and watercolors.

2017 Nonprofit Organization

826Michigan

826Michigan

826michigan inspires school-aged students to write confidently and skillfully with the help of adult volunteers in their communities.

Ann Arbor District Library

Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library provides collections, programs, and leadership to promote the development of literate and informed citizens through open and equal access to cultural, intellectual, recreational, and information resources.

Ann Arbor Book Society

Ann Arbor Book Society

Our mission is to make Ann Arbor a book lover's destination, and to connect readers with the dynamic book culture in our community.

The Brass Tacks Ensemble

The Brass Tacks Ensemble

A local, member-based, professional theater troupe focused on storytelling, and devoted to exploring the connection between actor, text, and audience through established and original works.

Children's Literacy Network

Children's Literacy Network

We spotlight a very specific consequence of poverty. Socioeconomic hardship robs children of the opportunity to access books and develop a love of reading. CLN offers a simple and powerful solution. We gives these kids brand new books to keep and read over and over. It works!

Detroit Working Writers

Detroit Working Writers

Building great writers since 1900 through mentorship, workshops and conferences. Visit us to see the quality of books our members offer and to find out how you can join.

Emerson School

Emerson School

A K-8 Independent school where smart is cool and bright students thrive. Here, what’s best for children drives the curriculum—not tests.

FADL

FADL

The Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library (the Friends) is a committed non-profit group of volunteers which operates the Friends Book Shop in the downtown library and supports the activities of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Groundcover News

Groundcover News

Nonprofit street newspaper that seeks news and solutions for poverty and homelessness from the ground up.

Michigan Center for the Book

Michigan Center for the Book

The MCFB is a non-profit organization charged with promoting an awareness of books, reading, literacy, authors and Michigan's rich literary heritage and is an affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.

Michigan Humanities Council

Michigan Humanities Council

Connects people and communities by fostering and creating quality cultural programs. In carrying out its mission, the MHC encourages and supports, through advocacy, fundraising and community engagement, a variety of activities which bring humanities scholars and the public together to examine culture.

Riprap

Riprap

Produce 30-minute television programs on academic books

Sisters In Crime

Sisters In Crime

Group of published and working crime writers who offer support to one another during the publishing and writing process.

Summers-Knoll School

Summers-Knoll School

Summers-Knoll is a progressive, independent Preschool-8 school in Ann Arbor where students engage in real world, project-based learning.

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Summers-Knoll School

Summers-Knoll is a progressive, independent Preschool-8 school in Ann Arbor where students engage in real world, project-based learning.

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