in Mecosta, well over a quarter century buying and
selling classic & quality used books in real time
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, caring for and feeding a neutered feral cat colony, 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 (and sacrifice is mandatory concerning real-time bookselling. RTBS is not at all the same as modern-day on-line enterprise). We are not holding any breaths during these electronic times for our replacements however. Also, the bookshop and or real estate is always up for sale (always has been) to any wishing to build on our inventory and busy customer flow or just take over the building (a very good location for most anything), next door to a busy Party Store and a superb public library facility, a post office across the Street and two Gas Stations with stores on busy Michigan Route M-20 between TWO College Towns (Ferris and CMU) and most importantly – 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)