MICHIGAN NEWS AGENCY
308 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Open Every Day at 7:00am
In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked the perimeter of Lake Michigan and wrote the
bestselling book A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach. In 2012, she took another
long journey, covering 1000 miles of shoreline touching all five Great Lakes.
The book about this latest adventure, A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Walk, explores the
entire Great Lakes system.
A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Walk
Thursday, April 2nd, 7:00pm
In this presentation, she will take you along the shores of all five Great Lakes and many of the waterways connecting them.
In words, photos, and video, you'll explore the geology, hydrology, and natural history of the largest system of fresh water lakes in the world.
She will also illuminate the threats to this massive ecosystem: invasive species, pollution, destruction of wetlands, and the gradual warming of the lakes.
Michigan News Agency will provide books at the event.
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
Jerry lives with his wife, Gail, near Traverse City.
See all of these local books and more on the News'
MICHIGAN READS display.
Cruise the News!
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
Your choice -
downtown independent bookstore
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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