358 River Street · Manistee, MI

Upcoming Events

October Book Club Meeting

We will meet at Two Slices Restaurant on Kosciusko St.. at 7:00 pm on October 30th to discuss “Operation Light Switch” by John Wemlinger.   The author will be joining us to discuss his book.  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 held on:

Friday, Oct 12th at 11:00 am

Friday, Nov 9th at 11:00am

Friday, Dec 7th at 11:00 am


Downtown Halloween Celebration

October 27th, the downtown merchants will be participating in a Halloween Celebration coordinated by the Manistee Elks.  The Happy Owl will have pumpkin painting and other exciting activities.

Schedule of Events for Boos, Brews, and Brats

10 am – Hotel Transylvania 3 at the Vogue Theatreboos brews

12pm – 2pm – Pumpkin Painting at the Happy Owl Bookshop

2:30pm –  Kids Costume Contest **

3pm – 5pm – Trick or Treating at Downtown Stores

3pm – 5pm – United Way Chili Cook Off **

5pm  Pet Parade and Costume Contest at Port City Organics

7pm – 12am – Beer Tent Opens (must be 21 to enter)

10:30/11:00pm – Adult Costume Contest **

** most events held under the Monster Mash tent – Manistee Elks Lodge #250, 432 River St.



















































“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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