114 West Michigan Ave. Marshall, MI 49068

The Mitten Word Book Drive

 To our Wonderful Community,

We all want to help our students read and grow.  Due to funding cuts, local school libraries are in serious need of new books for their readers. To do our part, the bookshop is introducing 

The Mitten Word Book Drive!

A customer wishing to participate would purchase one, or more, new children's or young adult books, that they select, at a large discount. The Mitten Word Bookshop  will then collect and distribute the book(s) as a donation in the customer's name or any other  inscription to the local school's library.

The customer would receive a  15% discount on any book(s) purchased for The Mitten Word Book Drive.  Just bring the book(s) up to the counter and specify that its purchase is for school donation. The books will then be collected and delivered to these local libraries:

Gordon Elementary School Library

Harrington Elementary School Library 

Hughes Elementary School Library

Walter Elementary School Library

The Calhoun County Juvenile Home's Library. 

Note: Only softcover books may be donated to the Calhoun County Juvenile Home.

As you are making your holiday purchases this season, please consider purchasing a book to support local literacy! It's EASY! We have a large number of wonderful, age-appropriate new books ranging from $5.00 to $15.00  (cost $4.25-$12.75+ tax)  You will receive a small bookplate to leave your name or encouraging note to place in the donated book.

Together, we can make our community stronger through the power of reading.

Thank you,

The Staff at The Mitten Word Bookshop


Books Change Lives

Michigan & Local & Much MORE!

Local Michigan Book Section

The Mitten Word Bookshop curates a special selection of Michigan and Local History, Nature, and Michigan fiction authors. From nationally award winning authors to local favorites, we're bound to have it!

Ann La Pietra Children's Book Corner

The Mitten Word Bookshop's Children's  Section dedicated to Ann La Pietra of Marshall, Michigan.

Ann La Pietra fostered children's literacy in the Marshall area for over twenty years. The Mitten Word Bookshop is proud to honor Ann's legacy by naming our children's books section after her. 

Our Book Exchange Program! Good for You & the Planet!


Bring in 6-8 quality used books and earn store credit. Use the credit to take up to 50% Off books purchased in store.

We reserve the right to decline books for any reason to maintain our desired inventory.

Note: We DO NOT appraise books nor buy used books for cash. 

Special & Pre-Orders

New and Used Books

We LOVE special orders on new or used books. 

We can also preorder upcoming releases!

Want a book sent directly to you or anyone? We CAN DO THAT! Just give us a call or email with the title, author, and book number (ISBN) if known. 

Customer Discounts!

Customer shopping at The Mitten Word Bookshop in the New Fiction Section.

If you're a Teacher, Student, or Veteran, you get 10% off your purchase every time! Are you part of a Book Club? Buy your books through us and get a discount on the entire club's order. *Does not combine with other sales or discounts.


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Want audiobooks? We can help! You can listen on any device with audiobooks through our partner Libro.fm. Your first book is FREE and you can choose from over 100,000+ titles!

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The Mitten Word Bookshop

114 West Michigan Avenue, Marshall, Michigan 49068



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