Who We Are
The bookstore behind the publication
The Ribbon is the official long-form web publication of Literati Bookstore, and Literati Bookstore is an independent brick & mortar bookseller, established in 2013, by Hilary and Mike Gustafson. We have three floors of books, a passionate staff of booksellers, a dedicated events space, and partner with the finest coffeemakers in town, Literati Coffee.
You can order books from us online. See a calendar of our upcoming reading and events. Read a little bit about our history. Don’t live in Michigan? Sign up for Cultura, our one-of-a-kind first edition collector’s club. And, yes, we also have a twitter, a tumblr, are on Facebook, and use Instagram. (and snapchat, but you need your mobile device for that one). We love physical books, that’s our whole thing — but we also like new media.
Some of the posts on The Ribbon originally appeared on our first WordPress blog, maintained and written by Mike Gustafson, and later the wonderful Gina Balibrera Amyx. Those posts are reprinted with permission of the authors.
The Ribbon’s header image was taken by Mike Gustafson.