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Over 25 years as your local, independent bookstore! Coming in mARCH: 28th Street

Friday, March 4 @ 7pm. Live music in the Studio with Strung Up. Strung Up is the duo of Craig Van Otteren and Brian Higgins in a stripped down approach to acoustic music performed in a style best described as American Folk-wave.

Friday, March 11 @ 7pm. Live music in the Studio with the Crane Wives. The Crane Wives are an indie-folk outfit from Grand Rapids, MI that defies musical stereotypes. Using three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation and a knack for dynamics, they create organic music that is both accessible and innovative. Each live show features contagious energy as well as original music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves.

Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13. EGR’s Lakeside Elementary Book Fair!

Friday, March 18 @ 7pm. Live music in the Studio with Lee Mulder. Nominated for a “Shammy Award” for best Solo Irish Music Act in Michigan, Lee Mulder takes you on a journey with her Celtic songs. Audiences enjoy her taking the time to give a small “history” lesson about many of the tunes before she plays them. Playing as many as 3 different instruments, Lee will mesmerize you.

Saturday, March 19 @ 7pm. Grand rapids Amateur Astronomical Association meets in the Studio. GRAAA member Jim Foerch will host a presentation titled ”Development of the Cosmological Distance Ladder: Techniques used over centuries to determine astronomical distance and the key figures who developed them”.


Wednesday, March 9 @ 6pm. Grand rapids Songwriters Alliance. This group is open to the public. Grab your instrument and work through the writing process with other area songwriters.

Monday, February 21. 4pm. Japanese Conversation Group. This group is hosted by Mayumi Balfour of Sister Cities International. The group learns about the Japanese language and culture in a casual setting.


thursday, March 10 @ 5:30pm-6:30pm. Poetry Night with three featured poets! Michael Sikkema, L.S. Klatt and Chad Sweeney.

Sunday, March 13 @ 4pm. Gilda’s Club LaughFest Literary Showcase.

thursday, March 17 @ 11am-1pm. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live Irish music! Irish musician Daniel Holland will invoke Celtic spirit on the Steketee Stage with a live acoustic performance.

For more information visit

Schuler BookS & MuSic 2660 28th Street SE • Grand Rapids, MI 49512 • (616) 942-2561 3165 Alpine Avenue NW • Walker, MI 49544 • (616) 647-0999 40 Fountain NW • Grand Rapids, MI 49503 • (616) 459-7750


Saturday, March 5 @ 1pm-2pm. Booksigning with David Winick for his new book, Airstreams: Custom Interiors. Few shapes rolling down the highway are as instantly recognizable as silver airstream trailer homes. With over 200 sparkling color images and engaging text, this book presents David Winick’s adventure recreating custom-built Airstreams.

tuesday, March 8 @ 7pm. Author talk and booksigning with Jaimy Gordon for her new award-winning book, Lord of Misrule. 2010 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR FICTION, MICHIGAN NOTABLE BOOK 2011. At the rock-bottom end of the sport of kings sits the ruthless and often violent world of cheap horse racing, where trainers and jockeys, grooms and hot walkers, loan sharks and touts are all struggling to take an edge, or prove their luck, or just survive.

tuesday, March 22 @ 7pm. Author talk and booksigning with Barbara Bancroft Symanski for her new book, Successful Children: Step By Step. Raising kids in today’s world can be a daunting prospect. With Successful Children: Step By Step - parents can breathe a little easier.

tuesday, March 29 @ 7pm. Author talk and booksigning with terry Kelhawk for her new book, topkapi Secret: A Novel. A fourteen hundred year old cover-up... All who threaten this secret die... A race through the Middle East to uncover evidence buried in plain sight. On display within the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul lies the Topkapi Codex - an ancient manuscript of the Koran involved in the murder that split Shiite from Sunni. What’s the truth about the Topkapi Codex? Is there blood on it? Are it’s contents the same as the modern Koran’s? No one knows because the Topkapi Codex is off limits to research. Based on solid historical research, this exciting debut novel features a page- turning plot, a startling conclusion and many eye-opening facets about the origins of the Koran.

thursday, March 31 @ 7pm. Author talk and booksigning with Larry VanderLeest for his new book, Garbio. Cowboys of the Old West, hoboes on the rails, sailors on the open seas and miners burrowing deep underground have had their legends told and heroes held high. Now it is the garbage man’s turn. The author labored in that setting as a young man; now, years after the aches and calluses have gone, he brings out the urban settings few people see.

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