Curious Book Shop is a used and rare book store located in downtown East Lansing. Originally started in a basement in 1969, the store has since expanded to three floors of over 50,000 well-organized books, magazines, and other paper items.
We take great pride in supplying books to the community - everything from recent paperbacks to scarce antiquarian titles. Our staff members are knowledgeable and dedicated to good customer service. Shop specialties are science fiction, mystery, children's books, Michigan history, sports memorabilia, and old magazines of every variety. We invite you to stop by and browse.
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday-Saturday
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday
Please note! We will close early at 6 PM on Saturday, October 4, as part of our preparation for the big book show (see below). We will be open 12-5 on Sunday, October 5. We will be CLOSED MONDAY, OCTOBER 6. We apologize for any inconvenience!
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We have expanded our comics section! We currently have boxes of Mad Magazine, Vintage Disney, Spiderman, Classic X-Men, Western Comics, Romance Comics, DC's, Harvey comics (Casper, Richie Rich, etc), and more.
We've recently stocked up on Stephen King, Magic Treehouse, vintage paper dolls and coloring books (unused), blank journals, Doctor Who, and fabulous SIGNED science fiction!
Did you know? You can now find NEW BOOKS at Curious! Our selection includes local authors, Michigan-specific titles, counter-culture titles, modern favorites (including John Green, Neil Gaiman, and Howard Zinn), and some of the latest new releases.
Some of Ray's book reviews can be found on our blog, where you can read the full review and browse others from the archive. Take a look!