and stay awhile


If you are fond of books, we think you might prefer to buy your books in person, from people who also read and love books. It is important to us that we provide personal service for you.  We also want to give you a place where you can come and see the books, feel and smell them, read a few pages, sit in a comfortable seat and talk with someone about reading. Our hope is that you will come and spend some time with us, relax and browse.

We offer coffee, indoor & outdoor seating, WI-FI and endless recommendations  on what to read next. Come on by and stay awhile!









“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
— Anne Lamont


Leelanau Books is a charming, independent book seller in Leland, Michigan

Come enjoy our picturesque fishing village (Fishtown).  Leland is a harbor town not far from the breathtaking Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore. While you are touring the sites and natural beauty of Leelanau County, remember our little indie store is on Main Street and is well-stocked with many local interest books and periodicals.

In stock: posters of Leland and Leelanau county, jigsaw puzzles of local scenes, postcards and notecards, area photography and art, vintage Leelanau Posters, Michigan authors, Leland maps and calendars.