Island Bookstore

Island Bookstore
Mackinac Island, Michigan
(231) 881-2343

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We are open May through October.

Mackinac Island

Island Bookstore Main St. Centre
PO Box 1298
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
(231) 881-2343


Visit our Mackinac Island Old Time Photography shops!

(Two island locations: across from Horn's Bar and Horse Corral mall. )

Mackinaw Old Time Portraits




Welcome to our Winter version of the website!

We are offering a limited group of products during the off-season. Please enjoy our special selection.

The Island Bookstore began as a small antiquarian store with a small retail space above Doud's market over 40 years ago.Today we have two locations, one on Mackinac Island and the other in Mackinaw City, serving the Straits of Mackinac area.

Our two stores are open from May through October, and you can visit us online all year long.We'll keep you in touch with new Mackinac and Michigan releases that your local shop might not get as excited about as we do. And although we specialize in Mackinac Island and Northern Michigan items, we are a full service book store.

We do not ship internationally.

If you can't find what you are looking for, just email us, and we probably have it, or can get it for you.

Featuring All Books Mackinac!
Enjoy our extensive collection of Mackinac regional books and gifts.
All books Mackinac



Mackinac: Our Famous IslandMackinac: Our Famous Island DVD

As seen on Public TV

Price: $18.95


A Grand Adventure
Written by Mary Jane Barnwell (owner of Island Bookstore)
Illustrated by Lily Porter (Mackinac artist)

While you are reading about Molly and Evan's grand adventure on Mackinac Island, look for the five hidden turtles!

Children's Board Book


Building the Mighty Mac

Building the Mighty Mac is an award-winning documentary about the Mackinac Bridge. The program was produced in Hollywood by Mark Howell and includes extremely rare 16 mm color footage showing all stages of the bridge’s construction.

Good night, Mackinac Bridge by Emily Havlena and Kate Dupre

The book will be a fine addition to your favorite toddler’s library, and a wonderful remembrance of a visit to our magnificent Straits area.


Price $22.99

Board Book
Price: $10.95

Seasons of Mackinac Calendar

Seasons of Mackinac 2020 Calendar

Add another calendar to your collection. Mackinac Island Recreational Development has chosen another selection of beautiful photographs for this calendar.

Price: $10.75

Ice Bridge: Mackinac Island's Hidden Season

DVD made by island filmmaker and composer Mark Rensel and co-producer/narrator Jenifer Silvernale.

Premier edition of a new film, a journey to Mackinac Island's other side...Experience the breathtaking transformation that happens across the ice bridge. Distilled from over five years of extraordinary footage.

Price: $22.95

Let's Explore Mackinac IslandInside Grand Hotel: A Timeless American Treasure(DVD)

Enjoy this fascinating history of Grand Hotel featured on public TV!




Price: $16.95

Mackinac Album

by Robert E. Benjamin

Enjoy fascinating Mackinac photographs from the Benjamin collection taken from the late 1800s until the present.

Price: $12.99

Mackinac Island: Three Hundred and Fify Years of History
Robert E. Benjamin

This guide to the history of Mackinac Island will increase any visitor's enjoyment of this beautiful and historic island. This chronological account of the significant events in the island's history is illustrated by fascinating photos both current and historical.

Price $7.95


Haunts of Mackinac: Ghost Stories, Legends and Tragic Tales of Mackinac Island
by Todd Clements


Price: $14.95



Mackinac Island by Terry Phipps

Beautiful, full-color photographs of Mackinac Island---a travel destination known throughout Michigan and the United States. 6.5" x 6"   30 pages


Price: $14.95


Haunts of Mackinac: The Next Chapter
by Todd Clemens






Price: $14.95

Mackinac: An Island Famous in These Regions
by Phil Porter

A history of Mackinac Island published by the Mackinac State Historic Parks.

Price $9.95
Price $12.95


From November through April orders ship weekly. During our Summer Season (May through October) orders normally ship within 24 hours. All orders are shipped by regular mail. Shipping costs in the United States are $2.99 for the first item, $0.50 for each additional item. Orders to Canada are $8.00 for the first item, $0.75 for each additional item. All other international orders are $13.50 for the first item, $1.50 for each additional item. To check the status of your order, email us at: Please include your name and order number in your email.


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