Island Bookstore Main St. Centre
PO Box 1298
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (906) 847-6202
(November - April:
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (in high season)
Close earlier in spring and fall.
Visit our Mackinac Island Old Time Photography shops!
(Two island locations: across from Horn's Bar and Horse Corral mall. )
Mackinac Island Non-Fiction (and DVDs and CDs)
Looking for gift
ideas for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays,
etc? Why not a Coffee Table Book, a Cookbook, CD, DVD or some other unique
item depicting the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac? We add new
items to this section frequently, so please check back soon.
Settled in the
1600s by Jesuit Priests, possesion of Mackinac (pronouced Mack-in-aw)
Island was fought for during the Revolutionary War and the War
of 1812. It also housed Confederate prisoners during the Civil
War. A popular tourist destination since the early 1800s, people travel from
all over the world to visit Mackinac Island and the Mackinac Straits area because of its rich
local history. Learn more from one of our featured non-fiction selections.
Mackinac Island Cottage Cookbook
by Marcia Dunnigan & Barbara Toms
Artwork by Sharon Griffes Tarr
A fun cookbook from Island cottagers!
Inside Grand Hotel: A Timeless American Treasure(DVD)
Enjoy this fascinating history of Grand Hotel featured on public TV!
We Live on Mackinac Island
Booklet created by the Mackinac Island Public School students as a fund-raiser for the school. They answer many of the common (and sometimes funny) questions they receive as island residents such as "What time does the bridge swing over?"
Price $1.50 Paperback
Flavors of Mackinac
This cookbook (compiled by
The Mackinac Island Medical Center) is filled with favorite island
Price $18.00 Paperback
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 Paperback
by Robert E. Benjamin
Enjoy fascinating Mackinac photographs from the Benjamin collection taken from the late 1800s until the present.
Dreams of Mackinac
by Charles Jansen
soft-cover book featuring more than 75 color photos of
beautiful Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Haunts of Mackinac: Ghost Stories, Legends and Tragic Tales of Mackinac Island by Todd Clemens
Haunts of Mackinac: The Next Chapter by Todd Clemens
Legend of Mackinac Island
by Kathy-jo Warginn
Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Beautifully illustrated story incorporating Indian legends of
Mackinac Island. Retells the story of the great turtle Makinauk
that enlists the aid of other animals to help create the special
place known as Mackinac Island.
You Were Here: An Album of Vintage Mackinac Postcards
by Steven C. Brisson
Drawing from the burgeoning
Mackinac State Historic Parks collections, the book provides
over 200 full-color examples of postcards, from their late 19th
century roots through the middle of the 20th century. Mackinac
lovers will be fascinated by the way their favorite spots have
changed or remained the same over the last 100 years.
Price $12.95 Paperback
Historic Mackinac Island Visitors Guide
A handy guide with an excellent map for first time visitors.
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.
A Picturesque Situation: Mackinac Before Photography, 1615-1860
by Brian Leigh Dunnigan
Drawing on decades of research, Brian Leigh Dunnigan presents a stunning collection of pre-photographic images of Mackinac including maps, plans, drawings, engravings, and paintings complemented by a comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and eminently readable text. No collection of Michigan history is complete without a copy of this superb volume. --Phil Porter, director of Mackinac State Historic Parks