I can’t resist the urge to visit this place. Nestling myself by the fireplace with a favorite stack of books or meandering through row upon row of mesmerizing titles…a trip to Schuler Books is always an invigorating detour or destination stop! Can you tell…I love books! In my home, they’re everywhere. I’m the sort of person who enters your home and instinctively heads towards the bookshelf. Books are my muse.
Schuler Books has four different locations in the West Michigan area. It’s one of the nations’ largest Independent retail booksellers. Schuler Books also carries an impressive assortment of music, unique gifts,CD’s & DVD selections.
My first introduction to Schuler was through my friend and poet Patricia Jabbeh Wesley who was doing a poetic reading at Schuler Books. Throughout the year, various authors and speakers are invited to do presentations and sign books in the studio located at the back of the store.
Schuler Books carries over 100,000 book titles and 50,000 music titles. Arts and crafts from a variety of local artist are also featured throughout the store which gives the space an intimacy fostered by eclectic accents and comfortable reading nooks.
The Chapbook Cafe is a well loved favorite haunt of Schuler Books’ regular patrons. It’s a great place to grab a cup of coffee or cappuccino or have a leisurely light lunch or supper.
Schuler Books just opened it’s Newest Location in Downtown Grand Rapids. I enjoyed reading Chris Knapes account of a recent visit to the downtown location. So, now…whether you’re east, west or north…there’s a Schulers’ Bookstore near you!