308 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 343-5958
Open Every Day at 7:00am

Soon at the Michigan News

Coming May 1st to your favorite
independent downtown bookstore

In the nearly 30 years that Jerry Dennis has earned his living as a freelance writer, he has emerged as one of America's most celebrated writers about nature and the outdoors.

Among Jerry's awards are the Michigan Author of the Year Award, the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, Michigan State University's Great Lakes Culture Award, and four Best Book of the Year awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

Jerry lives with his wife, Gail, near Traverse City.

See all of these local books and more on the News'

Cruise the News!

Dean Hauck

Kalamazoo quietly emerging as a literary hot spot
and the Michigan News is becoming
one of the largest book and magazine stores in the United States.

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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The Michigan News stands with you and shares your love of books.
Thank you Kalamazoo for your support of the Michigan News, your downtown independent bookstore.

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 2013

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the e-phenomenon

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 68 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.

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