- Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm
- Sat: 10am – 5pm
- Sun: Closed
We opened in May 2018 with one goal—to provide a bookstore and serve fellow book-lovers, near and far. We’ve always strive to provide a place of lively conversation and fantastic selection so that you can free your mind to go places, while enjoying our beautiful surroundings. We’re located in a unique place of beauty on the Leelanau Peninsula and whether you live here year-round or call this your ‘second’ home, we are here for you.
“Books are the training weights of the mind”-Epictetus
Meet Our Team:
Hi! My name is Autumn. I’m an avid reader, podcast listener, and native Michigander. You’ll usually find me reading literary fiction or nonfiction to help me be a better human. My love of working at Bay Books is twofold: 1) I get to be surrounded by books! I’m always adding titles to my tbr list. 2) Our customers are so supportive and have such great recommendations. I always learn something from my conversations with people who come into the shop. I am always happy to listen and learn from customers, as well as recommend something for their next read.
When I’m not in the shop, you can find me working on grad school coursework, thrifting, and always drinking coffee.
Hi, my name is Robin and I moved to Suttons Bay after visiting a dear friend for extended visits for a couple of years. I grew up surrounded by books. My parents met while performing a play, they were professional actors and avid readers. Bay Books reminds me every day of them. I love languages and I studied French and Italian. During the 1980’s I had the good fortune to live in France. Presently I am attempting Welsh. I enjoy many genres, fiction and non fiction but I find myself most drawn to other world fantasy and I adore a well written mystery. Sometimes I have to remind myself that sleep is necessary and that reading til dawn is not always the best idea!
I’m Eden and I enjoy cross country skiing, kayaking, and reading (obviously). I am currently in my senior year of high school. I attend Traverse City West and I take classes at NMC. I always look forward to meeting new people. My favorite genre is mystery and I like working at Bay Books because it’s quiet and there are always new books to read.
If you find that you’re looking for a book or have questions after hours, please send us a message via email, social media, or a voicemail. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.