The Book Nook & Java Shop and
Best Cellars Wine Bar

A Place for Friends to Gather Since 2002


Book Club

Join us for Book Club 6pm Monday, September 2

See Book Review

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Aug 28 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 28 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Aug 29 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 30 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jazz Night every Thursday at 7pm

This week at the Book Nook

Sunday Brunch

Sundays 10-noon

June, July & August

enjoy live music, brunch, mimosas

Quiz Night

6pm Mondays

With DJ Jeffery Schildroth.  Dinner/drink specials, prizes, fun!

Open Mic Night

Tuesday Aug 19


Bring a song, poem, reading

Author Event 5pm Thursday, August 21

Amberrose Hammond

Wicked Grand Rapids


Investigate the citizens of Grand Rapids, even those above suspicion, with author and local history enthusiast Amberrose Hammond as she uncovers a seedy cast of characters from the city’s past. Meet career criminals like Clem Blood, who tore off all his clothes during sentencing, only to be presented with a new suit at public expense. Open a love letter from Grand Rapids’ own Lonely Hearts killer, who lured his victims by direct mail. Unseal the habeas corpus proceedings for the gruesome details of what the Grand Rapids Press called “the most cold blooded crime in the history of the city.” Stay out of the shadows, keep your doors locked and enjoy delving into the wicked side of the Furniture City.

Our next book club book:

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he'd been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.

Classical Night

Zachary Graft, violin

Bryan Uecker, piano

7pm Wednesday

August 20

Music of Mozart, Kreisler, Granados, Wienawski

Jazz Night

Checkers Morton

7pm Thursday

August 21

$5 Cover

Weekend Music

Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys

7pm Friday, August 22

VIP $15

General $10

Music & Marys

10am-noon Saturday, August 2

$5 Bloody Mary Bar

Live Jazz

Two Bit Shy

7pm Saturday

August 23

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