Sunflower Books

A small bookstore with used books, coffee and some baked goods at 528 Quincy St., right across the street from Finlandia University.  See their Facebook page for hours and more.

Black Ice Comics

New and larger space at 503. Sheldon with all your comics, graphic novel, and superhero needs.  Now also serving ice cream.  See their webpage at

The Well Read Raccoon

[update March 2023] The Well-Read Raccoon is moving downtown to the old Otter River Outfitters on Shelden. They should reopen soon.  [Facebook presence]

Snowbound Books

A small independent bookstore in downtown Marquette, MI.  From Avatar627 at TripAdvisor says, “Everything a bookstore should be: cozy, inspiring, welcoming. It was hard not to pick up books to browse but the staff recommendations guided me to two excellent purchases. Staff very personable and clearly love books. If you’re a booklover in Marquette, don’t miss this place!!”


Finnish American Historical Archive bookstalls

Find a bookshelf at the base of the stairs leading down to the archives with a small selection of used books in Finnish and about all things Finnish.  They also often have a book sales during Juhannus (midsummer) and Heikinpäivä in later January.

Portage Lake District Library bookshelf sales

The PLDL has a small shelf of withdrawn and donated books for sale just as you walk into the library.

FTML Bookshelf

A large bookshelf just past the circulation desk at the Van Pelt and Opie Library holds a fe hundred selected books, concentrating on fiction and more popular works.  Cash payment in a slot in the shelves (and don’t forget to drop off your Econo grocery receipts to benefit FMTL).

Michigan Tech Campus bookstore

Serving primary the needs for textbooks and apparel for the Michigan Tech community, this store also carries recent books by faculty and some light reading and local interest books.  Website.

North Wind Books

A bookstore attached to Finlandia University and the Finnish-Amerian Heritage Center in Hancock. Website.

Golden Oak Books