Happy 1st Birthday Ballyhoo...can you believe it?!
We have to keep pinching ourselves...did we really do this? On Saturday, August 29, 2020, we threw open our doors for business - in the middle of a pandemic - with a firm grasp on gratitude as well as a more tenuous hold on hope for our future here. How would this be received? Could we build a sustainable indie bookstore in this region of the state? Despite being located in a college town with a large university just twenty minutes up the road, Ballyhoo Books has the distinction of being the only indie bookstore in Michigan that exists in an area that's neither a tourist destination (no lake!) nor a large city. So from the get-go, we've been somewhat of an outlier.