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About Us

The Curious Book Shop

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.

PLEASE NOTE our holiday season hours:


We will close at 3 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd!

We will be closed on Thursday, November 23!

We'll be open our normal 10 AM - 8 PM on Friday, November 24th.

Regular Hours:


10:00 AM to 8:00 PM  Monday - Saturday

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Sunday

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Latest News


New inventory comes in constantly! And more of it than you'd probably think. Check back often to see what's new, or try emailing us if you're looking for something you just can't find.


Classicon will be Saturday, November 18, 2017!





If you're interested in pulp fiction, pulp magazines, comics, pin-up art, or vintage mysteries and science fiction, this show is absolutely worth a look!

The show features pulp magazines and pulp-related items, including magazines, digests, paperbacks, comic books, pinups, original paperback art, posters, calendars, classic pin-up art, and more.

If you're interested in The Shadow, Doc Savage, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the X Men, Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe, classic dime novels, classic science fiction, paperback mysteries . . . this show might be too good to miss!


Book Reviews

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!