34th year buying & selling Used, Rare
& Scarce books in real time...... hardcover and mass market paperbacks.....
Over 90,000 Books
New Stock On Hand
WE BUY BOOKS & LIBRARIES SELECTIVELY. - House Calls Made. - We purchase quality classic books from multiple genres (Hardcover and Paperback, Modern, Fine Binding, Scarce, Rare and general interest). We travel regularly around the State of Michigan purchasing books. Other Midwest cities are not out of reach to purchase quality stock. A quality book is a resalable book (hardback or paperback) to which must be factored in author, title, topic, demand, edition, and especially important is CONDITION. Bookshop Pics Below
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR - WHEN HAULING BOOKS TO US - IT IS ADVISABLE TO TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL TO INSURE A BUYER IS IN.
1940's Above, 21st Century Below
for MECOSTA BOOK GALLERY / WIZARDS BOOKSHELF
180 W. Main
|WHY WEEKENDS ONLY?
Why Weekends Only? After over 30 years buying and selling Used and Out of Print books in REAL-TIME, and as the owner-operators have entered their divisional third life cycle, we find the need to take extra time for reading, writing, arithmetic, correspondence and other artistic endeavors alongside repair at Homestead Iswara; also, important non-profit duties beckon as well, which include two print quarterly publications and also manufacturing a few print books – money willing. When we are not driving around the state buying GOOD BOOKS (which we are every week), caring for and feeding a neutered feral cat colony, gardening, reading - or watching a Star Trek rerun – we will often be open during the week by chance, and also by appointment. Especially on Fridays. But not every Friday. Call or Email or Facebook message us to see if we are open on a weekday – we will do our best to reply as quickly as possible.
IF, as the 21st Century progresses, some younger bodies desire to take up the Sacrifice of REAL-TIME bookselling - which action impacts a community mentally and physically and metaphysically - possibly the hours will expand again. Sacrifice is mandatory concerning real-time bookselling. RTBS is not at all the same as modern-day on-line enterprise (although one could incorporate Internet sales heavier than we have). We are not holding any breaths during these electronic times for our replacements however. The bookshop and or real estate is always up for sale to any wishing to build on our inventory and customer flow or just take over the building (1877 structure - dry wood is good for books) next door to a busy Party Store and a superb modern public library facility, a post office across the Street and two Gas Stations with stores, a Hardware on Main Street, Auto Repair and a barbershop. Mecosta is also home to the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal. Main Street Mecosta is busy Michigan Route M-20 between TWO College Towns (Ferris and CMU) and most importantly – we are protected by a liberal Village of Mecosta Government who will allow just about any business not related to livestock, and they even shovel the sidewalk snow. If someone purchased the building, we will find a larger space – we need a larger space - and we would make it work. One could purchase half the Inventory and take it away too (or kick us out with half) – easy to split anything 50/50 (But that is another story). See you on the weekends and sometimes in-between!Back to Top
Iswara = Sanskrit "lordly, self-existent lordliness, not Lord.
It is, when correctly interpreted, in one sense the divine Self
perceived or seen by Self,"
(K.H., MAHATMA LETTERS #59, 1883)