Celebrate July with a fantastic book!

"You cannot create a place like this; it just sort of happens."

- Victor Herman, Horizon Books' founder, Celebrating the Third Place


AUTHOR SIGNING: Stuart Pigott with his book

Riesling: Best White Wine on Earth

Sunday, July 27th, 1PM to 2PM 

In this vibrant, one-of-a-kind guide to one of the most sought-after white wines today, wine authority, author, and Riesling enthusiast Stuart Pigott shares his personal stories of the world of top winemakers, sommeliers, and restaurateurs who are as devoted to Riesling as he is. Pigott travels to the great Riesling-producing areas of the world—from the North American regions of the Finger Lakes, Upper Midwest, Canada, Oregon, and California to Switzerland, Northern Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and South America— and provides wine history and tasting notes. The book also includes a simple and novice-friendly description of how Riesling is made. Illustrated throughout with Pigott’s own photography and featuring an innovative design, Best White Wine on Earth is the must-have guide for the white-wine enthusiast.

Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story
Cold, Cold North

AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR SIGNING: Carolyn Drake and Marcia Borrell with their book

Cold, Cold North

Wednesday, July 30th, 10AM to 12PM 

COLD, COLD NORTH originated one evening after dreaming up stories for a not-yet-two-year old child who asked for more, more. It was the Arctic story he wanted repeated and months later requested when he saw Grandmom. This child's picture book about Arctic wildlife is told with informative verse and introduces a variety of animals that are a living part of the Arctic landscape. The verse encourages the reader and child to express the feeling of the words while introducing some uncommonly spoken words. The flow of the verse is enhanced by crayon illustrations. You are invited to take a journey through the pages of Cold, Cold North and discover the "WHO-O-O knows the seasons for the snow"


AUTHOR SIGNING: Joseph Cadotte with his book

Jannah Station: A Soft Murder

Wednesday, July 30th, 12PM to 2PM 

A third of the way ahead of Earth in its orbit, Jannah Station is a resort habitat for some of the Solar System's wealthiest families and the people and bots who serve them. When the immortal chief financier of the station dies of heart failure, detective Faisal Werner must prove it to be murder, or chaos will consume the habitat.

 Jannah Station: A Soft Murder
 Redemption: Searching for Salvation

AUTHOR SIGNING: Tashina Clancy with her book

Redemption: Searching for Salvation

Wednesday, July 30th, 2PM to 4PM 

A thrilling tale of two fated individuals separated by time. As one searches for a place to fit in, the other seeks redemption. Will their paths cross or will life get in the way? Darkness follows them at every turn whispering corruption.


AUTHOR SIGNING: John Mullally with his book

A Dominican Rebublic Wedding

Wednesday, July 30th, 4PM to 6PM 

Secret Service Agent Tom Gleason and his fiancé, Cindy are having a destination wedding in the beautiful Dominican Republic. Cindy, wanting to be a good host and tour guide for the wedding party, reads about a small ocean-side village near their wedding that accepted Jewish refugees during Hitler's holocaust when the rest of the world shunned them. This groundbreaking international thriller contrasts the love at Tom and Cindy's romantic Dominican Republic wedding with the horrors of Nazi Germany as the engaging storyline moves between the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. Agent Gleason's naturally suspicious mind uncovers a prominent refugee who is not whom he portrays himself to be. This impostor will stop at nothing, even the murder of the newly married Cindy, to keep his previous life hidden. This epic contemporary story of good versus evil will not be easily forgotten.


AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR SIGNING: Suzanne Curro and Bev Hundley with

What's So Special About Me?

Thursday, July 31st, 10AM to 12PM 

Parents and teachers alike know the importance of building self-confidence in children. Come along with Dottie, the ladybug, on a journey to discover and celebrate her own special qualities with the help of her friend, Suzy, the spider. A guide for parents has been provided that includes questions to ask your child while reading in order to discover the deepest meaning, and greatest pleasure, from exploring this book with your young reader. 

AUTHOR SIGNING: Bill and Pat Storrer with the book

Up North Michigan Wines by the Bay

Thursday, July 31st, 12PM to 2PM 

UP NORTH MICHIGAN WINES BY THE BAY is a comprehensive portrayal of the wine industry of Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas of northwest Michigan – describing not only the region’s distinctive climate and its wineries, wines and grapes but also the determined and dedicated personalities who make it happen. Working to a remarkable level of detail, Storrer supports his research with extensive photography and maps. He brings the whole to life in conversations with owners, winemakers, growers and support organizations. Not content with nor losing sight of the “romance of the grape”, Storrer delves into the work and the risk – and thus the value – behind a glass of wine.
Up North Michigan Wines by the Bay: Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas Explored

AUTHOR SIGNING: Kristy Kurjan with her book


Thursday, July 31st, 2PM to 4PM 

This clever board book is the perfect story to read just before your little one takes a nap!  You’ll both be ready for Naptime!


STORY HOUR: Monday, August 4, DOREEN CRONIN books

Every Monday at 10:00 am, Horizon Books offers Story Hour.  Come in to hear some stories, do some activities and do a craft




Every Friday morning Horizon Books is the place for Up Front Fridays, a conversation focused on events in the Grand Traverse region and aired on Up North TV. Always full of interesting guests, Up Front Fridays has its finger on the pulse of Traverse City. Tune in to find out what's happening in your town!

UpNorth TV is available to Charter Cable subscribers on analog Channel 97 and digital Channels 2 and 992 from Manistee to Cheboygan in Michigan's northwest lower peninsula. Shows are also broadcast and archived on upnorthmedia.org. Click the logo to the right to watch right now!
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