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Your local, Independent Bookstore


Books for All Ages! 

The Mitten Word Bookshop

114 W. Michigan Ave Marshall, MI


(269) 558-8111

This Is What Makes Us Special:

1. Call us for ALL your book needs, incl. Special Orders. Fast Service.

Check out our awesome ONLINE store by clicking on the tab below 

Search For and Order Your

-- NEW BOOKS    -- AudioBooks    -- eBooks

-- Kids Books      --  Music                -- Movies

-- Gifts        and MUCH more 

* To Search & Order Click here or simply CALL us*


We have some of the most interesting Michigan & Midwest authors visiting our store: For the latest information visit our Faceboook Events Page.

* To learn about EVENTS click here *

3. Special DISCOUNTS: Students, Teachers, Veterans and others. GIFT CERTIFICATES any amount!

We love local Book Clubs and give extra discounts for volume orders! 

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

Bring in 6-8 quality used books. If we can use them, we will give you IN-STORE credit.

Use the credit to purchase new or used books.  

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

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

5. We have a SUPERB Children's Section

Let's face it, kid's books are the best! 

Reading aloud to children is CRITICAL for their development. 

6. Michigan History & Michigan Authors

From Great Lake ship reference books to Kalamazoo River adult novels, from Michigan bird books to  Lake Superior love stories, we have it all or can get it all!

About Us

Your Independent, Full Service Bookshop in Beautiful Downtown Marshall, MI

Love to read?   Love to learn new things?   So do we!    

We specialize in Michigan and local history, children's books, many classics, and offer a wide selection of new & used titles. 

Stop in and browse! Bring your coffee or tea and have a seat! 

Don't forget: Books make the greatest gifts. Our attractive gift certificates make it easy and risk-free to share the joy of reading!  We have many non-book items to enjoy as well! 

Your Complete Satisfaction is Our Goal

If we do not have a book we will try to get it for you at a good price & condition. We work with publishers, new book wholesalers, and other independent bookstores.  We have access to many sources of new and used books, so call us first! 

We Sell New and Used Books

We screen all used books and do not accept, nor sell, books that are not of high quality. Check out our Book Exchange Program. It's good for you and the planet!

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The American Museum of Magic

A National Treasure

Learn to be a Magician!

Fun for All Ages

Great Parks, Great Shopping, Great Theatre Convenient Location 

Nat'l Historic Landmark District

Gorgeous Homes & Downtown Buildings and the "House with a Clock in its Walls"

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The Mitten Word Bookshop

114 W. Michigan Ave. Marshall, MI 49068

(269) 558-8111