Monday – Friday 10:00 – 6:00

Monday – Friday   10:00 – 6:00                                                    Saturday    10:00 – 5:00     Sunday    12:00 – 5:00

“Books are the training weights of the mind.” -Epictetus

We’re excited to bring a bookstore back to Suttons Bay! Enjoy the outdoors under one of our umbrellas, whether it be on a blanket or on one of our benches. Come inside and you’ll be able to choose from a selection of gifts that would be just perfect for the teacher, a student or just someone that you think needs a card . We’ll have unusual book titles, familiar book titles as well as the latest from the Independent Booksellers Bestseller list. We’re looking forward to meeting you.



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  • Pair well with Champagne and Wine What’s everyone reading lately? Here are a few good reads that pair well with wine! The “Widow Clicquot”, written by Tilar Mazzeo, not only describes how Champagne came to be (Did you think in France? Get the book!) but how a woman went against tradition and built an Empire of Champagne. Magnificent! And BONUS!! Tilar Mazzeo ...


Upcoming Events

  • September 19th “Meet the Author” Richard VanDeWaghe We’ll greet the author of “Jimmy Quinn” at 4:00 on September 19th for a book signing and to answer any questions you might have about the setting of this novel, The Traverse City State Hospital. Many stories have been told about this famous landmark and Richard’s book reveals more history, as well as events that, ...
  • September 11th Bay Books “Do Drop In” Book Club Join us at 6:00 every second Tuesday of the month as we discuss our Book of the Month. Coming up this month is “A Prayer for Owen Meany” written by John Irving. This book was also voted as one of American’s Top 100 Favorite Books sponsored by PBS this year which is why we chose ...
  • JUN 26 Meet the Winemaker 6pm Meet Larry Mawby, winemaker and author, as he explains away the secrets of making Champagne—-no, Sparkling Wine—in the traditional ‘méthode champenoise’ perfected in Champagne. Larry Mawby spent his formative years on his family’s apple orchard in Rockford and on his grandparents’ nearby apple and peach farm just outside of Grand Rapids. At age 13, Mawby’s father, ...
  • JUN 19 Discovering Essential Oils 6pm We are happy to welcome Linda Bayer of Bayer Essence Aromatherapy. Come and discover how essential oils support health and how to create an essential oil blend that is effective and smells wonderful—just for you! You will have the opportunity to learn what they are, how they can be of benefit and how to use them. ...
  • JUN 12 Drop In Book Club 6pm Bay Books ‘Drop In’ Book Club! We meet the second Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 at Bay Books. This month’s book is ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng. Your book club’s book will be on the shelf labeled by the Book Club name. In this case, “Bay Books Drop Ins”. Easy Peasy! WInner ...

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Jimmy Quinn! Jimmy Quinn! He's here! He's here! Well, not Jimmy Quinn actually but the author of this book, Richard VanDeWeghe at 4:00 today to answer questions and sign books. His 1st novel in the Traverse City State Hospital series, while an exciting mystery, is also a commentary on mental illness/depression and how we deal with it and how we can BETTER deal with those who suffer. In fact, that's my first question for Mr. VanDeWegne "Did he know he was writing in a manner that would not only poke at our consciousness but also give us thoughts on how to better be aware of those who suffer? And of course, there's Jimmy Quinn, who taught the protagonist so many lessons on being more aware of those we marginalize in our society without even knowing it. Well done, Mr. VanDeWeghe. 😊📚#baybookstore #suttonsbay #baybooks #suttonsbaymichigan #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #richardvandeweghe #jimmyquinn #baybooksmi ... See MoreSee Less

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Working late, hubby calls and tells me "It's National Cheeseburger Day" and it's the SAME night as The Great American Read on PBS to the VI to have a fabulous cheeseburger while watching the Great American Read! Hope your evening was just as wonderful and don't forget… Vote for your favorite book at! ... See MoreSee Less

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True Story! Real Hero!
Jason Fagone's book documents the remarkable life of Elizabeth Smith, a Shakespearean scholar who was instrumental in the development of cryptology during WWII. Initially her expertise was used to nab bootleggers during the Prohibition era but soon her skills were directed to codes used by the Germans and the Japanese. Fagone does an amazing job of explaining the fundamentals of cryptology. Fascinating read! #cryptology #baybookstore #suttonsbay #baybooks #suttonsbaymichigan #baybooksmi
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