About Us

Books Change Lives!

Owners Jim and Ginny Donahue are dedicated to bringing back the love and charm of a local, independant bookstore to Downtown Marshall. Especially interested in helping children's literacy, the Donahues have curated an incredible Children's Section and offer discounts to both Students and Teachers.

Dedicated Staff

The Mitten Word's Bookshop is dedicated in finding each customer the perfect new (or used!) book to send them home with. With a variety of knowledge and interests, you are sure to find a staff member that can help you find your next great read!

Shop Local!

The Mitten Word Bookshop is a proud member of the American Bookseller Association, the Great Lakes Independant Bookseller Association, and the Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance. We understand that shopping locally creates a stronger community! 

Marshall: a Great Place to Visit:

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"