Regular Hours

We are generally open 10-7 Mon - Sat and 12-5 Sundays.

For more information and to generally stay up to date, visit our Facebook page.

In addition, please give your consideration to:

- Our Facebook page, which is updated pretty frequently and is a good way to contact us with any questions or concerns.

- Our Etsy shop! Yes, we sell a fascinating variety of printed items through Etsy, chiefly the sorts of things that you wouldn't have been looking for but would want just because it's a strange or beautiful or antiquarian book, or magazine, or objet d'art. Or even things that are too well-used to be sold normally but which can live on as craft materials. So if you want a 1903 romance novel with a carved cover, an obscure hundred-year-old humor magazine, a Civil War-era children's book, or something even less likely, take a look.

Stay safe, stay calm, stay kind, and please remember that the plague has not entirely disappeared.

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 7:00 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.

It's a book show! Thank you to everyone who came to the book show at the Causeway Bay Hotel! Our next show will be April 30, same location! Watch this space -- or just follow us on Facebook.

Click here to see a video of the 54th Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show. This was at our old location, but it gives an idea of what the show's all about.

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!