MICHIGAN NEWS AGENCY
308 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Open Every Day at 7:00am
Kalamazoo quietly emerging as a literary hot spot
The Michigan News Agency, an independent bookstore in downtown Kalamazoo, has been around since 1947 and helps promote books
from local authors.
Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press
By Anna Clark
Detroit Free Press Special Writer
Kalamazoo is a midsize city, but in literary terms, it’s gigantic. The southwest
Michigan hub, home to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College, has quietly become a thriving literary town that cultivates extraordinary readers and writers whose accomplishments are attracting national attention.
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New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 2013
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The mission of the Michigan News is to bring the world to Kalamazoo. We have been doing that 365 days a year since 1947. The world has changed drastically during these 66 years -- the popularity of e-readers is one of my many challenges. As the owner of a brick and mortar bookstore, my job is to educate my diverse populations on the value of coming into my store and becoming a part of an enlightened community. What e-books, digital magazines, and newspapers-on-line do for us is force us to face the hard truth that we are losing more and more of our cultural heritage.
Therefore, thanks to e-books, I am doing an even better job of connecting with the customers that come in the News' door. I am not interested in being a part of the e-phenomenon. I am one of those who still loves the printed copy to mark up, to rip out and paste on my mirror or attach to my refrigerator, or to carry in my pocket and share with a friend.
Hours of Operation:
7am - 7pm Monday - Saturday
7am - 6pm Sunday
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