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pillow. That someday is today: It's puters, history, cooking entertainment, Out at Briarwood Mall, Waldenbooks
called a book. And Ann Arbor already art, music, traveling, as well as an en- (Briarwood Mall) has a franchise much
has many service centers handling - tire wall-full of traditional fiction, like any other Waldenbooks store in any
w smillions of different models. They're David's Books (662 E. Liberty) is other mall across the country.
called bookstores. conspicuous due to its recently-com- If you've already got all the regular
Whether you are looking for Stephen plete mural on the corner of State and textbooks and classic fiction to last you
King's latest mass-market thriller, Liberty (for non-English majors the a lifetime, you might want to check out
poems by your favorite Italian writer, answers are Allen, Poe, Hess, Kafka, the city's range of bookstores catering
or that 1965 issue of Playboy to com- and Nin) as well as the stores large to more specific audiences.
plete your collection, you'll find the number of used books. You've got to " The Eye of Agamotto (340 S. State)
right bookstore to serve your needs. climb a narrow stairway to get to it, but is a comic-book store catering to the
The first place to stop on your search once you're on the second floor you'll serious collector and curious student.
By Lisa Powers is definitely Border's (303 S. State). find one of the city's best collections of Located above Tice's on State Street
With over 60,000 titles grouped accor- used paperbacks. this shop has hundreds of comics and
S OMEDAY, high technicians will in- ding to subject matter, Border's is the For those that appreciate the distin- other fantasy lore and is willing to sell
vent a means of transmitting vasts most comfortable bookstore in town in ctive scent of old boks, a browse or buy material.
amount of information that is portable, which to while away an afternoon with through some of Ann Arbor's collec- " Shaman Drum Bookshop (313 S.
lasts a lifetime, uses no power, is non- literary browsing. There are stacks and tor's, and antique bookstores is a must. State) specializes in humanities books.
polluting, and can even be used as a stacks of books covering science, com- The State Street Book Shop (316 S. * Crazy Wisdom (207 E. Ann) sells
State) has been in business since the books on astrology and metaphysics
turn of the century with a selection of and also has a selection of musical
fiction, magazines, maps, and prints. tapes and incense.
Also selling older books are West Side " Seva's (314 E. Liberty), People's
Book Shop (113 W. Liberty) and Dawn Food Co-op (212 N. Fourth) and Arbor
Treader Book Shop (525 E. Liberty). Farms Market (2215 W. Stadium) are
On a more modern note, try Com- all markets that have a section devoted
munity Newscenter at either of its two to health and natural foods.
central locations (1301 S. University " Wooden Spoon Books (200 N. Four-
and 380 E. Liberty). These stores carry th) is another used book store that will
a good selection of popular books but gladly buy your old books.
- specialize in out-of-town, out-of-state, " Logos (1205 S. University) bills it-
and foreign newspapers, an extensive self as a "Christian Resource Center"
list of magazines, and stationary, car- and has gifts, childrens books, and
ds, and posters. posters as well.
Ulrich's (549 E. University) is more * Fourth Ave Adult News (217 S.
noted for its textbooks and Michigan Fourth) and Sensually Yours (215 S.
memorabilia than its books, but the Fourth) both hustle to the more risque
store also carries a large stock of market and include special sections of
writing supplies and art supplies. party-favors and visual aids.
University Cellar (341 E. Liberty) is a Special mention must be made of
similar store, catering to the student Alvin Neff, who has schlepped
crowd with good deals on textbooks, 'U' newspapers and magazines from his
knick-knacks, and supplies for the in- newsstand in Nickel's Arcade for the
r dividual writer. past 52 years.
i j
t has tor
come out...
...Ulnch's now stocks dental texts.X
5% Ott With price and service
all required to make it as painless
and as possible.
recornmended Stop in and check
dentaltext- us out.
Check out the back page of the Sports Section for our
Special Book Rush Hours!
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Main Store: Electronics Showroom:
549 E. University 1110 S. University
Ann Arbor, M 48104 (313)662-3201 Book stores: Covering literature.
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By Gordon Jay Frost
W HAT DO Bruce Springstein and
the Chinese Acrobats of Taiwan
have in common? They were brought to
perform in Ann Arbor by the Office of
Major Events (OME).
Bringing these acts to this city is har-
der than might be thought. It's not that
the groups are too big for Ann Arbor,
it's that the competition from Detroit is
that strong.
To understand the problem of
programming for the OME you must
consider Ann Arbor: a mixture of a
student and a family market. The
students are relatively homogenous, as
are the townies, but the crossovers
seem to be more the exception than the
rule. The OME must take this into ac- Showtime: From Devo to Joel.
count when programming, and try to
exclude neither while remembering its legendary combination. Booking what Many of the rock acts are losing in- department an
student roots. the office wants is not just a simple terest in playing to a college crowd. If a Society, can be
In the last year, such diverse talents matter of getting whoever's available. performer or group can sell out the of research the
as Jackson Browne, Big Country, It is the bands' managers and agents 21,000 seats of Joe Louis Arena instead scribers to sev
Chuch Mangione, Joan Baez, Roger who decide where the bands will play. of the 13,000 seats of Chrisler Arena, it's services and m
Whittaker, and the Violent Femmes With Culture Club, playing Detroit was no wonder that they bypass the Huron ployees are a
have been booked into either Hill a fantasy they had for their first River valley for Motown. data on who is
Auditorium, Chrysler Arena, and the American tour - there was no question But OME isn't disheartened by this; doing.
Michigan Ballroom. The office's of popularity in the Ann Arbor student Billy Joel, Billy Idol, George Carlin, pal
special expertise is in matching the ar- market, and the Temptations/Four Tops con- ay speci
tist to the particular hall in which they In addition to the aura of Detroit, it is certs all sold out last year. This year acts, which hi
will perform best. the size of the house and the type of will undoubtedly provide similar groups that hav
Yet Detroit and rock 'n' roll are a are determining factors. sellouts, although few shows are an- such as the V
audiencesthataredetermininanounced yet as bookings often occur last year. And
only a month prior to the engagement. office located
Much of this success, despite Michigan Unio
Detroit's reputation and internal com- many campus
petition for space with the athletic Ticket World o
i.. What 5s
Phil Collins: Too much excitement.
The Michigan Daily - Thursday, Septemb

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