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Steve Thielman Piano

Steve Thielman Piano

May 24, 10:00am - May 24, 12:00pm+31May 31, 10:00am - May 31, 12:00pmJun 7, 10:00am - Jun 7, 12:00pmJun 14, 10:00am - Jun 14, 12:00pmJun 21, 10:00am - Jun 21, 12:00pmJun 28, 10:00am - Jun 28, 12:00pmJul 5, 10:00am - Jul 5, 12:00pmJul 12, 10:00am - Jul 12, 12:00pmJul 19, 10:00am - Jul 19, 12:00pmJul 26, 10:00am - Jul 26, 12:00pmAug 2, 10:00am - Aug 2, 12:00pmAug 9, 10:00am - Aug 9, 12:00pmAug 16, 10:00am - Aug 16, 12:00pmAug 23, 10:00am - Aug 23, 12:00pmAug 30, 10:00am - Aug 30, 12:00pmSep 6, 10:00am - Sep 6, 12:00pmSep 13, 10:00am - Sep 13, 12:00pmSep 20, 10:00am - Sep 20, 12:00pmSep 27, 10:00am - Sep 27, 12:00pmOct 4, 10:00am - Oct 4, 12:00pmOct 11, 10:00am - Oct 11, 12:00pmOct 18, 10:00am - Oct 18, 12:00pmOct 25, 10:00am - Oct 25, 12:00pmNov 1, 10:00am - Nov 1, 12:00pmNov 8, 10:00am - Nov 8, 12:00pmNov 15, 10:00am - Nov 15, 12:00pmNov 22, 10:00am - Nov 22, 12:00pmNov 29, 10:00am - Nov 29, 12:00pmDec 6, 10:00am - Dec 6, 12:00pmDec 13, 10:00am - Dec 13, 12:00pmDec 20, 10:00am - Dec 20, 12:00pmDec 27, 10:00am - Dec 27, 12:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Enjoy coffee and pastry while listening to the best pianist in the White Lake area.

15 interested
Eric Michaels & Chris Kennedy Guitar Duo

Eric Michaels & Chris Kennedy Guitar Duo

May 25, 11:00am - May 25, 12:30pm+14Jun 1, 11:00am - Jun 1, 12:30pmJun 8, 11:00am - Jun 8, 12:30pmJun 15, 11:00am - Jun 15, 12:30pmJun 22, 11:00am - Jun 22, 12:30pmJun 29, 11:00am - Jun 29, 12:30pmJul 6, 11:00am - Jul 6, 12:30pmJul 13, 11:00am - Jul 13, 12:30pmJul 20, 11:00am - Jul 20, 12:30pmJul 27, 11:00am - Jul 27, 12:30pmAug 3, 11:00am - Aug 3, 12:30pmAug 10, 11:00am - Aug 10, 12:30pmAug 17, 11:00am - Aug 17, 12:30pmAug 24, 11:00am - Aug 24, 12:30pmAug 31, 11:00am - Aug 31, 12:30pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Eric Michaels and Chris Kennedy are a guitar duo, performing a mix of folk, pop, country, and standards. Longtime friends and musical partners who've performed in clubs and coffeehouses from Alaska to Arizona, Eric and Chris now reside in Western Michigan where they're now sharing their music in venues along the lakeshore. While you're enjoying a lunch at the Book Nook, savor the easy-listening, acoustic sounds of Eric and Chris as well!... See MoreSee Less

11 interested
Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

May 25, 6:00pm - May 25, 7:00pm+2Jun 8, 6:00pm - Jun 8, 7:00pmJun 22, 6:00pm - Jun 22, 7:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Discussing "Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos" by
Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas

6 interested
Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

May 25, 6:00pm - May 25, 7:00pm

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"Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos"
by Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam

Stage III - module minds, part 1
Pages 121 thru 190 (70 pages)
Chapters 10 thru 13

Adrielle Goodrich, piano / vocals

Adrielle Goodrich, piano / vocals

May 27, 7:00pm - May 27, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Born and raised in Western Michigan, singer-songwriter Adrielle Goodrich enjoys bringing music and encouragement to those around her.

Adrielle delivers a sampling of old and new from Adele to all time favorites from the Beatles. Easy listening for everyone.

Come eat, drink and enjoy the music!

68 interested  ·  6 going
Crossroads (Live @The Book Nook)

Crossroads (Live @The Book Nook)

May 28, 7:00pm - May 28, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop

House band at Wonderfuls Funky Basement from 1993 until 2005 Winners KVBA blues challenge 1999, Mid North Michigan blues challenge 2004, West Michigan Blues Society Blues Challenge 2007.Winners Detroit Blues Society BLues Challenge 2009

7 interested  ·  4 going
Book Club: "Crossroads" by Jonathan Franzen

Book Club: "Crossroads" by Jonathan Franzen

Jun 1, 6:00pm - Jun 1, 7:00pm

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We will be discussing "Crossroads" by Jonathan Franzen - via zoom or in person

4 interested  ·  1 going
Mixology Club #2 (HOW TO DRINK LIKE A WRITER)

Mixology Club #2 (HOW TO DRINK LIKE A WRITER)

Jun 3, 7:00pm - Jun 3, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

eight sampled cocktails that inspired the literary greats
snack food provided
$18.50
Call the store or
send a facebook message to sign up
It is suggested that you pay ahead
How to drink like a writer
book now for sale at the book nook
231.894.5333. 8744 ferry street
montague michigan

8 interested  ·  3 going
Fiber Benders at the Book Nook

Fiber Benders at the Book Nook

Jun 4, 1:00pm - Jun 4, 3:00pm+13Jun 18, 1:00pm - Jun 18, 3:00pmJul 2, 1:00pm - Jul 2, 3:00pmJul 16, 1:00pm - Jul 16, 3:00pmAug 6, 1:00pm - Aug 6, 3:00pmAug 20, 1:00pm - Aug 20, 3:00pmSep 3, 1:00pm - Sep 3, 3:00pmSep 17, 1:00pm - Sep 17, 3:00pmOct 1, 1:00pm - Oct 1, 3:00pmOct 15, 1:00pm - Oct 15, 3:00pmNov 5, 1:00pm - Nov 5, 3:00pmNov 19, 1:00pm - Nov 19, 3:00pmDec 3, 1:00pm - Dec 3, 3:00pmDec 17, 1:00pm - Dec 17, 3:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

1:00 - 3:00 PM the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month.

Come join us for coffee, tea, smoothies, friendship, conversation, knitting, crocheting, and an afternoon of fun.

Tell a friend and bring them along!

12 interested
JAZZ: Kenji Lee Trio

JAZZ: Kenji Lee Trio

Jun 4, 7:00pm - Jun 4, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

I'm touring in anticipation of an upcoming release w/ percussionist Jonathan Barahal Taylor and bassist Andrew Peck (GR Native). The music represents my explorations through jazz, folk (both western & japanese), classical, and rock music - ultimately synthesizing the material in a way that provides the groundwork for honest creative expression. The music is joyful and generous - creating universes of emotions and formal possibilities behind catchy melodic statements.... See MoreSee Less

8 Hands on 2 Pianos

8 Hands on 2 Pianos

Jun 7, 7:00pm - Jun 7, 9:00pm

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8 Hands on 2 Pianos
Steve Thielman, Robert Edwards, Phyllis Miner, and Bryan Uecker

Music by Beethoven, Gurlitt, Moskowski, Schubert, Chaminade, Holst

Dinner at 6:15pm TBA

26 interested
Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Jun 8, 6:00pm - Jun 8, 7:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

"Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos"
by Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam

Stage III, part 2 + Stage IV, part 1
Pages 191 thru 278 (88 pages)
Chapters 14 thru 17

1 interested
Serita's Black Rose

Serita's Black Rose

Jun 10, 7:00pm - Jun 10, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

A self-professed “Funkateer”, Serita Crowley of Serita’s Black Rose from Grand Rapids, Michigan brings a raucous mix of FUNK, ROCK, BLUES, NEO-SOUL, and AMERICANA. Serita, along with her partner Jon Hayes are at it’s core, performing together for nearly two decades. As an acoustic duo, they play much of the timeless “feel good music” from the 60’s and 70’s that everyone can enjoy.... See MoreSee Less

8 interested
The Smiths

The Smiths

Jun 11, 7:00pm - Jun 11, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Montague husband and wife duo present a night of beautiful original tunes and eclectic favorites.

7 interested
Classical: Letita Jap, violin; Kyle Thompson, guitar

Classical: Letita Jap, violin; Kyle Thompson, guitar

Jun 14, 7:00pm - Jun 14, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Letitia Jap, violinist, enjoys a career as a performer and educator. She finds most joy using music to connect with people and makes it her life mission to create programs or platforms that will help people engage with music in fun and accessible ways.

Winning numerous concerto competitions, Letitia has been a featured soloist with orchestras like the Seattle Symphony, Austin Civic Orchestra, Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed solo recitals at festivals such as the Chelsea Music Festival, Lake George Music Festival, and the 21st Century Artist Initiative.

Additionally, Letitia has served as concertmaster with the Seoul International Community Orchestra in 2017, the Boston Chamber Orchestra from 2015-2016, Masterworks Music Festival in 2013, and various other orchestras since 2008. She also performed with orchestras such as Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and Masterworks Festival Orchestra.
... See MoreSee Less

4 interested
Toby Bresnahan at Book Nook Java Shop

Toby Bresnahan at Book Nook Java Shop

Jun 17, 7:00pm - Jun 17, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

So much more than a bookstore! Join Toby Bresnahan for a wonderful musical evening of acoustic, Irish / Celtic, covers, food, drink, books and real nice folks.

3 interested
Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Jun 22, 6:00pm - Jun 22, 7:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

"Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos"
by Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam

Stage IV, part 2 - superminds
Pages 279 thru 339 (61 pages)
Chapters 18, 19, the light, the tandava

JAZZ SHOWCASE: Crossroads Resurrection

JAZZ SHOWCASE: Crossroads Resurrection

Jun 30, 7:00pm - Jun 30, 9:00pm

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Formerly Crossroads Blues Band, Crossroads Resurrection is one of the premier definers of the Kalamazoo sound. Their unique, funky blend of blues, soul and swamp grooves as well as their engaging stage show has been winning awards and entertaining Michigan audiences for years.

The band started out hosting a jam in Kalamazoo (located exactly half way between Detroit and Chicago) which became a huge attraction for some of the best players in the area. From this musical melting pot, this superb group was forged. The lineup consists of the big vocals and smooth sax playing of front man Eddie Lester, the stellar guitar and vocals of Dave Allemang, and the solid rhythm section of Charles Johnson on bass and Jeff Fernandez on drums. Whether packing the dance floor with a crowd pleasing cover song, drawing from their vast repertoire of original material or just jamming these seasoned pros can and have laid it down with the best of them!. Some of the many awards they've won include the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association blues challenge in 1999 and 2011, the Mid North Michigan blues challenge in 2004, the West Michigan blues Challenge in 2007, and the Detroit Blues Society Blues Challenge in 2009. They were nominated for the WYCE Jammie Award in 2005 and 2009. They have shared the stage with many notable artists including Little Charlie and the Night Cats, Lonnie Brooks and Tab Benoit.
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JAZZ SHOWCASE: The Pherotones

JAZZ SHOWCASE: The Pherotones

Jul 1, 7:00pm - Jul 1, 9:00pm

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The Pherotones have performed Thursday nights at the Last Word bar in Ann Arbor since 2013. Their evolving repertoire of fantasies on classic themes, pop, rock, jazz, and blues has earned acclaim from audiences and enjoyment seekers. Poet Arwulf Arwulf wrote of the band, “Rambunctious creativity… positive vibes.” For the performance at West Michigan Wine and Jazz Festival the lineup will be Giancarlo Aversa on piano, Ross Huff on Trumpet, Wesley Fritzemeier on Drums and Joe Fee playing Bass.... See MoreSee Less

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JAZZ SHOWCASE: Xavier Davis Trio

JAZZ SHOWCASE: Xavier Davis Trio

Jul 2, 7:00pm

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Xavier Davis' professional career as a Jazz pianist took off when the legendary vocalist Betty Carter spotted his outstanding talent at the 1994 International Association of Jazz Educators convention in Boston while he was performing with his college ensemble. It was her who brought Xavier to New York, hiring him exclusively as the pianist of her working trio. Today, Xavier is one of the most accomplished Jazz pianists world wide. Having led master classes and clinics all over the world and coming from a family of music educators, passing on knowledge and skills to young musicians is very important to Xavier. As such, he is proud to be Associate Professor of Jazz Piano at Michigan State University. Xavier was also member of the teaching staff in the Jazz department of the Juilliard School of Music in New York for six years prior to that.... See MoreSee Less

7 interested
Bloodys and Blues: Feral Cats

Bloodys and Blues: Feral Cats

Jul 4, 10:00am - Jul 4, 12:00pm

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Feral Cats are coming to a place near you! Yes, we’ve been out in the shadows collecting a nice mix of early rock and blues. From Jimmy Reed to Elvis and much, much, more we want to bring our own picks and licks to you.

Monte Klein and Phil Coryell teamed up a couple of years ago with a shared love of harmonicas and the music produced by them. Himself an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, and harmonica player, Monte possesses a special sensitivity to wring out some of the best licks from Phil “harmonicas” in any given tune. If he’s not out howling at the moon Monte plays with “Bo White and the Bluezers” from Grand Rapids, and locally with “A Shore Thing”. Phil“harmonicas” Coryell also gets funky with “Lou Thunder Band” from the “left-coast” and in Benzie County with the indie-blues group “Barefoot”. The addition of the extraordinary styling of bassist Dave “the Professor” Grimes rounds out these cats as they “bring it” to you. Dave prefers building the bass as opposed to playing out so we’re lucky to be able to “un-domesticate” him for a while. Come and see for yourself, why these are the Feral Cats!
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Bandshell Concert: Edye Evans Hyde

Bandshell Concert: Edye Evans Hyde

Jul 5, 7:00pm - Jul 5, 9:00pm

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Edye Evans Hyde has been making music for over 40 years. Performing has taken her from Michigan to California, Asia and Europe playing with such notables as Ray Charles and Arturo Sandaval, Jennifer Holiday and Clay Aiken. She has also performed locally with many groups such as the Grand Rapids Symphony and The Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra. Edye has also performed as an actor with local theatre companies playing such roles as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Rose in Fences, and her favorite role as Sarah in Civic Theatre’s first production of Ragtime. Also appearing on screen in the kids TV show "Come On Over!" as Miss Lucy and in Fubble Entertainment production of "Backstage Drama" and "Holiday Memories of Grand Rapids."
Edye formerly taught classes at Hope College in Jazz and Contemporary Music. Edye also directed the Hope College Gospel Choir and is currently the founder and executive director of local theatre company Ebony Road Players. You can hear Edye and and her husband Mike on her most current album Magic In His Eyes and during their occasional live stream concerts on Facebook.
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Our Events

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Book Clubs

1ST WEDS. EACH MONTH, 6PM

Our Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month to discuss and share insights about the classics, the current topical books, as well as fiction and non-fiction best sellers!

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Live Music

FRIDAY & SATURDAYS, 7PM

Relax and be entertained with live music here every Friday & Saturday evening starting at 7pm! We feature local and regional artists that will delight your ears and have you tapping your toes!

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Jazz Nights

MONTHLY, 7PM

Kick back and relax with Live Jazz at the Book Nook & Java Shop once or twice a Month, starting at 7pm! Smooth, cool, and soulful!

Classical Music Night

Classical Music Night

1ST TUES. EACH MONTH, 7PM

If you’re a fan of classical music, join us the first Tuesday of every month for Classical Music Night! Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Vivaldi, and more!

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Steve Thielman Piano

Steve Thielman Piano

May 24, 10:00am - May 24, 12:00pm+31May 31, 10:00am - May 31, 12:00pmJun 7, 10:00am - Jun 7, 12:00pmJun 14, 10:00am - Jun 14, 12:00pmJun 21, 10:00am - Jun 21, 12:00pmJun 28, 10:00am - Jun 28, 12:00pmJul 5, 10:00am - Jul 5, 12:00pmJul 12, 10:00am - Jul 12, 12:00pmJul 19, 10:00am - Jul 19, 12:00pmJul 26, 10:00am - Jul 26, 12:00pmAug 2, 10:00am - Aug 2, 12:00pmAug 9, 10:00am - Aug 9, 12:00pmAug 16, 10:00am - Aug 16, 12:00pmAug 23, 10:00am - Aug 23, 12:00pmAug 30, 10:00am - Aug 30, 12:00pmSep 6, 10:00am - Sep 6, 12:00pmSep 13, 10:00am - Sep 13, 12:00pmSep 20, 10:00am - Sep 20, 12:00pmSep 27, 10:00am - Sep 27, 12:00pmOct 4, 10:00am - Oct 4, 12:00pmOct 11, 10:00am - Oct 11, 12:00pmOct 18, 10:00am - Oct 18, 12:00pmOct 25, 10:00am - Oct 25, 12:00pmNov 1, 10:00am - Nov 1, 12:00pmNov 8, 10:00am - Nov 8, 12:00pmNov 15, 10:00am - Nov 15, 12:00pmNov 22, 10:00am - Nov 22, 12:00pmNov 29, 10:00am - Nov 29, 12:00pmDec 6, 10:00am - Dec 6, 12:00pmDec 13, 10:00am - Dec 13, 12:00pmDec 20, 10:00am - Dec 20, 12:00pmDec 27, 10:00am - Dec 27, 12:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Enjoy coffee and pastry while listening to the best pianist in the White Lake area.

15 interested
Eric Michaels & Chris Kennedy Guitar Duo

Eric Michaels & Chris Kennedy Guitar Duo

May 25, 11:00am - May 25, 12:30pm+14Jun 1, 11:00am - Jun 1, 12:30pmJun 8, 11:00am - Jun 8, 12:30pmJun 15, 11:00am - Jun 15, 12:30pmJun 22, 11:00am - Jun 22, 12:30pmJun 29, 11:00am - Jun 29, 12:30pmJul 6, 11:00am - Jul 6, 12:30pmJul 13, 11:00am - Jul 13, 12:30pmJul 20, 11:00am - Jul 20, 12:30pmJul 27, 11:00am - Jul 27, 12:30pmAug 3, 11:00am - Aug 3, 12:30pmAug 10, 11:00am - Aug 10, 12:30pmAug 17, 11:00am - Aug 17, 12:30pmAug 24, 11:00am - Aug 24, 12:30pmAug 31, 11:00am - Aug 31, 12:30pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Eric Michaels and Chris Kennedy are a guitar duo, performing a mix of folk, pop, country, and standards. Longtime friends and musical partners who've performed in clubs and coffeehouses from Alaska to Arizona, Eric and Chris now reside in Western Michigan where they're now sharing their music in venues along the lakeshore. While you're enjoying a lunch at the Book Nook, savor the easy-listening, acoustic sounds of Eric and Chris as well!... See MoreSee Less

11 interested
Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

May 25, 6:00pm - May 25, 7:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

"Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos"
by Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam

Stage III - module minds, part 1
Pages 121 thru 190 (70 pages)
Chapters 10 thru 13

Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

May 25, 6:00pm - May 25, 7:00pm+2Jun 8, 6:00pm - Jun 8, 7:00pmJun 22, 6:00pm - Jun 22, 7:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Discussing "Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos" by
Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas

6 interested
Adrielle Goodrich, piano / vocals

Adrielle Goodrich, piano / vocals

May 27, 7:00pm - May 27, 9:00pm

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Born and raised in Western Michigan, singer-songwriter Adrielle Goodrich enjoys bringing music and encouragement to those around her.

Adrielle delivers a sampling of old and new from Adele to all time favorites from the Beatles. Easy listening for everyone.

Come eat, drink and enjoy the music!

68 interested  ·  6 going
Crossroads (Live @The Book Nook)

Crossroads (Live @The Book Nook)

May 28, 7:00pm - May 28, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop

House band at Wonderfuls Funky Basement from 1993 until 2005 Winners KVBA blues challenge 1999, Mid North Michigan blues challenge 2004, West Michigan Blues Society Blues Challenge 2007.Winners Detroit Blues Society BLues Challenge 2009

7 interested  ·  4 going
Book Club: "Crossroads" by Jonathan Franzen

Book Club: "Crossroads" by Jonathan Franzen

Jun 1, 6:00pm - Jun 1, 7:00pm

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We will be discussing "Crossroads" by Jonathan Franzen - via zoom or in person

4 interested  ·  1 going
Mixology Club #2 (HOW TO DRINK LIKE A WRITER)

Mixology Club #2 (HOW TO DRINK LIKE A WRITER)

Jun 3, 7:00pm - Jun 3, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

eight sampled cocktails that inspired the literary greats
snack food provided
$18.50
Call the store or
send a facebook message to sign up
It is suggested that you pay ahead
How to drink like a writer
book now for sale at the book nook
231.894.5333. 8744 ferry street
montague michigan

8 interested  ·  3 going
Fiber Benders at the Book Nook

Fiber Benders at the Book Nook

Jun 4, 1:00pm - Jun 4, 3:00pm+13Jun 18, 1:00pm - Jun 18, 3:00pmJul 2, 1:00pm - Jul 2, 3:00pmJul 16, 1:00pm - Jul 16, 3:00pmAug 6, 1:00pm - Aug 6, 3:00pmAug 20, 1:00pm - Aug 20, 3:00pmSep 3, 1:00pm - Sep 3, 3:00pmSep 17, 1:00pm - Sep 17, 3:00pmOct 1, 1:00pm - Oct 1, 3:00pmOct 15, 1:00pm - Oct 15, 3:00pmNov 5, 1:00pm - Nov 5, 3:00pmNov 19, 1:00pm - Nov 19, 3:00pmDec 3, 1:00pm - Dec 3, 3:00pmDec 17, 1:00pm - Dec 17, 3:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

1:00 - 3:00 PM the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month.

Come join us for coffee, tea, smoothies, friendship, conversation, knitting, crocheting, and an afternoon of fun.

Tell a friend and bring them along!

12 interested
JAZZ: Kenji Lee Trio

JAZZ: Kenji Lee Trio

Jun 4, 7:00pm - Jun 4, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

I'm touring in anticipation of an upcoming release w/ percussionist Jonathan Barahal Taylor and bassist Andrew Peck (GR Native). The music represents my explorations through jazz, folk (both western & japanese), classical, and rock music - ultimately synthesizing the material in a way that provides the groundwork for honest creative expression. The music is joyful and generous - creating universes of emotions and formal possibilities behind catchy melodic statements.... See MoreSee Less

8 Hands on 2 Pianos

8 Hands on 2 Pianos

Jun 7, 7:00pm - Jun 7, 9:00pm

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8 Hands on 2 Pianos
Steve Thielman, Robert Edwards, Phyllis Miner, and Bryan Uecker

Music by Beethoven, Gurlitt, Moskowski, Schubert, Chaminade, Holst

Dinner at 6:15pm TBA

26 interested
Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Jun 8, 6:00pm - Jun 8, 7:00pm

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"Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos"
by Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam

Stage III, part 2 + Stage IV, part 1
Pages 191 thru 278 (88 pages)
Chapters 14 thru 17

1 interested
Serita's Black Rose

Serita's Black Rose

Jun 10, 7:00pm - Jun 10, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

A self-professed “Funkateer”, Serita Crowley of Serita’s Black Rose from Grand Rapids, Michigan brings a raucous mix of FUNK, ROCK, BLUES, NEO-SOUL, and AMERICANA. Serita, along with her partner Jon Hayes are at it’s core, performing together for nearly two decades. As an acoustic duo, they play much of the timeless “feel good music” from the 60’s and 70’s that everyone can enjoy.... See MoreSee Less

8 interested
The Smiths

The Smiths

Jun 11, 7:00pm - Jun 11, 9:00pm

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Montague husband and wife duo present a night of beautiful original tunes and eclectic favorites.

7 interested
Classical: Letita Jap, violin; Kyle Thompson, guitar

Classical: Letita Jap, violin; Kyle Thompson, guitar

Jun 14, 7:00pm - Jun 14, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

Letitia Jap, violinist, enjoys a career as a performer and educator. She finds most joy using music to connect with people and makes it her life mission to create programs or platforms that will help people engage with music in fun and accessible ways.

Winning numerous concerto competitions, Letitia has been a featured soloist with orchestras like the Seattle Symphony, Austin Civic Orchestra, Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed solo recitals at festivals such as the Chelsea Music Festival, Lake George Music Festival, and the 21st Century Artist Initiative.

Additionally, Letitia has served as concertmaster with the Seoul International Community Orchestra in 2017, the Boston Chamber Orchestra from 2015-2016, Masterworks Music Festival in 2013, and various other orchestras since 2008. She also performed with orchestras such as Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and Masterworks Festival Orchestra.
... See MoreSee Less

4 interested
Toby Bresnahan at Book Nook Java Shop

Toby Bresnahan at Book Nook Java Shop

Jun 17, 7:00pm - Jun 17, 9:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

So much more than a bookstore! Join Toby Bresnahan for a wonderful musical evening of acoustic, Irish / Celtic, covers, food, drink, books and real nice folks.

3 interested
Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Philosophical Book Club: Journey of the Mind

Jun 22, 6:00pm - Jun 22, 7:00pm

The Book Nook & Java Shop8744 Ferry StMontague, MI49437 Map

"Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos"
by Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam

Stage IV, part 2 - superminds
Pages 279 thru 339 (61 pages)
Chapters 18, 19, the light, the tandava

JAZZ SHOWCASE: Crossroads Resurrection

JAZZ SHOWCASE: Crossroads Resurrection

Jun 30, 7:00pm - Jun 30, 9:00pm

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Formerly Crossroads Blues Band, Crossroads Resurrection is one of the premier definers of the Kalamazoo sound. Their unique, funky blend of blues, soul and swamp grooves as well as their engaging stage show has been winning awards and entertaining Michigan audiences for years.

The band started out hosting a jam in Kalamazoo (located exactly half way between Detroit and Chicago) which became a huge attraction for some of the best players in the area. From this musical melting pot, this superb group was forged. The lineup consists of the big vocals and smooth sax playing of front man Eddie Lester, the stellar guitar and vocals of Dave Allemang, and the solid rhythm section of Charles Johnson on bass and Jeff Fernandez on drums. Whether packing the dance floor with a crowd pleasing cover song, drawing from their vast repertoire of original material or just jamming these seasoned pros can and have laid it down with the best of them!. Some of the many awards they've won include the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association blues challenge in 1999 and 2011, the Mid North Michigan blues challenge in 2004, the West Michigan blues Challenge in 2007, and the Detroit Blues Society Blues Challenge in 2009. They were nominated for the WYCE Jammie Award in 2005 and 2009. They have shared the stage with many notable artists including Little Charlie and the Night Cats, Lonnie Brooks and Tab Benoit.
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JAZZ SHOWCASE: The Pherotones

JAZZ SHOWCASE: The Pherotones

Jul 1, 7:00pm - Jul 1, 9:00pm

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The Pherotones have performed Thursday nights at the Last Word bar in Ann Arbor since 2013. Their evolving repertoire of fantasies on classic themes, pop, rock, jazz, and blues has earned acclaim from audiences and enjoyment seekers. Poet Arwulf Arwulf wrote of the band, “Rambunctious creativity… positive vibes.” For the performance at West Michigan Wine and Jazz Festival the lineup will be Giancarlo Aversa on piano, Ross Huff on Trumpet, Wesley Fritzemeier on Drums and Joe Fee playing Bass.... See MoreSee Less

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JAZZ SHOWCASE: Xavier Davis Trio

JAZZ SHOWCASE: Xavier Davis Trio

Jul 2, 7:00pm

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Xavier Davis' professional career as a Jazz pianist took off when the legendary vocalist Betty Carter spotted his outstanding talent at the 1994 International Association of Jazz Educators convention in Boston while he was performing with his college ensemble. It was her who brought Xavier to New York, hiring him exclusively as the pianist of her working trio. Today, Xavier is one of the most accomplished Jazz pianists world wide. Having led master classes and clinics all over the world and coming from a family of music educators, passing on knowledge and skills to young musicians is very important to Xavier. As such, he is proud to be Associate Professor of Jazz Piano at Michigan State University. Xavier was also member of the teaching staff in the Jazz department of the Juilliard School of Music in New York for six years prior to that.... See MoreSee Less

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Bloodys and Blues: Feral Cats

Bloodys and Blues: Feral Cats

Jul 4, 10:00am - Jul 4, 12:00pm

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Feral Cats are coming to a place near you! Yes, we’ve been out in the shadows collecting a nice mix of early rock and blues. From Jimmy Reed to Elvis and much, much, more we want to bring our own picks and licks to you.

Monte Klein and Phil Coryell teamed up a couple of years ago with a shared love of harmonicas and the music produced by them. Himself an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, and harmonica player, Monte possesses a special sensitivity to wring out some of the best licks from Phil “harmonicas” in any given tune. If he’s not out howling at the moon Monte plays with “Bo White and the Bluezers” from Grand Rapids, and locally with “A Shore Thing”. Phil“harmonicas” Coryell also gets funky with “Lou Thunder Band” from the “left-coast” and in Benzie County with the indie-blues group “Barefoot”. The addition of the extraordinary styling of bassist Dave “the Professor” Grimes rounds out these cats as they “bring it” to you. Dave prefers building the bass as opposed to playing out so we’re lucky to be able to “un-domesticate” him for a while. Come and see for yourself, why these are the Feral Cats!
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Bandshell Concert: Edye Evans Hyde

Bandshell Concert: Edye Evans Hyde

Jul 5, 7:00pm - Jul 5, 9:00pm

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Edye Evans Hyde has been making music for over 40 years. Performing has taken her from Michigan to California, Asia and Europe playing with such notables as Ray Charles and Arturo Sandaval, Jennifer Holiday and Clay Aiken. She has also performed locally with many groups such as the Grand Rapids Symphony and The Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra. Edye has also performed as an actor with local theatre companies playing such roles as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Rose in Fences, and her favorite role as Sarah in Civic Theatre’s first production of Ragtime. Also appearing on screen in the kids TV show "Come On Over!" as Miss Lucy and in Fubble Entertainment production of "Backstage Drama" and "Holiday Memories of Grand Rapids."
Edye formerly taught classes at Hope College in Jazz and Contemporary Music. Edye also directed the Hope College Gospel Choir and is currently the founder and executive director of local theatre company Ebony Road Players. You can hear Edye and and her husband Mike on her most current album Magic In His Eyes and during their occasional live stream concerts on Facebook.
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What Our Visitors Are Saying

Relaxing atmosphere for a coffee meeting. Tables are spaced out for social distancing. This stop sells a variety of items such as local art, games, toys, clothing accessories, and BOOKS!

Colleen Gibson
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I have been to the Book Nook several times. It is a unique place. Love the music!

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Great place l went to grab some breakfast and looked around the store while I was waiting. Had a breakfast bowl with eggs potato spinach sausage was very good. A nice place they do have a patio where you can eat and drink but at the moment your not able to eat inside. Would happily go back really nice place.

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Wonderful little Bookstore and Cafe in out of the way Montague Michigan. Good selection of books for it's size, wonderful ambiance and good food and wine. And friendly bookstore dog too.

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