358 River Street · Manistee, MI

Upcoming Events

December Book Club Meeting

We will meet at Two Slices Restaurant at 719 Kosciusko at 7:00 pm on December 26th to discuss “The Dog Who Came for Christmas” by Sue Pethick.  Some of us get together informally at 6:00 for a bite to eat prior to the meeting.  Please feel free to join us.  Please make note of the change in location. 


Bookies and Cookies  Schedule

Roxanne Rowley, Early Childhood Specialist, will be hosting Bookies and Cookies at the Happy Owl on various Fridays. .  This lasts about 1/2 hour and includes stories, song, finger-plays, and dances for young children.

Bookies and Cookies will be back in the spring.  Thank you to all who have attended.


Mens and Ladies Nights

Monday, Dec 11th is designated Ladies Night downtown.  Please join us for your Christmas shopping, enjoy our extended hours and have a beverage or snack while you shop.  Free gift wrapping will be available for any Happy Owl item.

Wednesday, Dec 20th is Men’s Night downtown.  Men, come on down to complete your shopping for your significant other, your children, your parents, or even yourselves.  Free gift wrapping will be available for any Happy Owl item.


Merry Christmas

On Monday, Dec 25th, the Happy Owl Bookshop will be closed so that our employees can spend time with their family and friends for the holiday.  We are thankful for all of our wonderful customers and your support throughout the year – and we look forward to seeing all your smiling faces on the 26th.














































“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”  ― Anna Quindlen

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