Soak up those good September rays and reads while they last!

B.E.A.R. Day!

Thursday, October 2nd, all day

BEAR stands for be excited about reading! A portion of every sale on this day goes to support our local Pathfinder School. You can purchase books, gift certificates for future use, and toys either in person or by phone knowing that a portion of that sale will come back to the school in kind.




Thursday, October 2nd, 3PM to 4PM

It's time for a nap-a-roo just like the kangaroo. Little ones can't get enough of this adorable board book in ebook format. With colorful images and imaginative text, your little one will fall in love with the story. Fast, fun, and engaging, Nap-a-Roo makes sleepy time special for children and parents!


Victor the Friendly Vampire

Thursday, October 2nd, 4PM to 5PM

Victor isn't just any lighthouse keeper. He's also a vampire. Victor has never been accepted. Humans shun him because he's a vampire. Vampires shun him because he doesn't want to bite people. They even exile him from their society. Victor soon learns that this negative event can lead to positive results. Through experiencing the kindness of strangers, Victor gets a second chance at happiness. But when his small town faces an emergency, will people be able to see past Victor's sharp teeth, accept his help, and treat him with friendliness in return?

 Professor Tuesday's Awesome Adventures in History: Book One: Chief Pontiac's War


Professor Tuesday's Awesome Adventures in History

Thursday, October 2nd, 5PM to 7PM

Miss Pepper’s class is going on a field trip to the local university. Once there, they meet the curious Professor Tuesday, the inventor of the Tuesday Teleporter and an expert on the famous Native American war chief Pontiac. The oddball professor’s teleporter takes Miss Pepper’s class back in time to learn about Chief Pontiac and his rebellion of 1763. The students see firsthand the native people of the Woodland Tribes, the French, the British, and the events that led up to Pontiac’s War.

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: Lynne Rae Perkins with

Nuts to You

Friday, October 3rd, 6PM to 8PM

How far would you go for a friend? In NUTS TO YOU, the funny and moving new novel by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, two squirrels go very far indeed to save a friend who has been snatched up by a hawk. NUTS TO YOU is short, funny, and surprising. It features black-and-white art by the author on every page.
Nuts to You

LIVE MUSIC: Robert Yvon

Friday, October 3rd, 8:30PM to 10:30PM

Guitarist Robert Yvon is a talented veteran of the music scene in the Grand Traverse area.  His original music will get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping!   

(Robert Yvon, right, with Robert Abate, left)


AUTHOR READING AND ILLUSTRATOR SIGNING: Laura Stanton and Pete Richards with Animals Animales

Saturday, October 4th, 10AM to 12PM

With colorful and charming illustrations by Pete Richards, and text by Laura Stanton, this picture book is the perfect way to introduce your youngsters to Spanish!


AUTHOR SIGNING: Norbert Bufka with Good Harbor

Saturday, October 4th, 12PM to 2PM

Good Harbor Michigan is about a thriving community in central Leelanau County. A lumbering town sprang up in the mid 1880’s only to die as the result of a fire. The community continued and this is their story, based on primary source material, especially the Leelanau Enterprise which began publishing its weekly paper in 1880. citations are included for the serious historian and the people data are a bonanza for the genealogist and family history buff. Fascinating accounts of travel, shipping, schools, churches and cemeteries in Good Harbor are presented. A list of names and birth and death dates of people interred in the four cemeteries is also part of the book. 
AUTHOR SIGNING: Roberta F. King with He Plays a Harp

Saturday, October 4th, 2PM to 4PM

This memoir by Roberta King chronicles the short life and death of Noah, as told through his mother's point of view. Readers will experience the unimaginable, challenging and frustrating circumstances of raising a child with a severe and life-threatening disability. But make no mistake; this isn't a book about a child who has died. It is about a child who has lived. HE PLAYS A HARP is a story about how an everyday family, living under extraordinary circumstances, refused to let their son live anything less than a normal life. While the author's grief and loss are undeniable, her matter-of-fact writing style, sharp sense of humor and fierce love for her child will have readers laughing through their tears at tales of mischief and hilarity that all loving families experience.
He Plays a Harp

Field Notes for the Earthbound


Field Notes for the Earthbound

Saturday, October 4th, 8:30PM to 10:30PM

Cursed by tenderhearted witches, saved by Nazarene healers, and haunted by brazen lunatics, the characters in Field Notes for the Earthbound yearn to escape the relentless horizon of northwestern Ohio.

John Mauk received his PhD from Bowling Green State University and teaches at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Also reading with John will be George Dila, whose latest work is WORKING STIFFS.



Friday, October 3rd, 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Every Friday we have a Story Hour!  We read books to go with the theme, do some activities and create 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 Click the logo to the right to watch right now!
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