Please Note! We're currently having phone problems. You can leave us a voicemail message, but as of Thursday, September 7th, we can't take phone calls at the shop. We're working to get this resolved. In the meantime, you can call The Archives Book Shop at (517) 332-8444 instead. Thank you!

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.

Regular Hours:

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

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Sunday

If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter, please email us at curiousbooks@gmail.com

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.

As of June 1st, we switch to our summer hours, which means we're open an hour later Monday through Saturday!

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!