The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 6, 1990 - Page 5
by Mike Sullivan
Daily Staff Writer
* Whether you came to Ann Arbor
for parties, football games or a nice
degree, pretty soon someone is go-
ing to ask you to ruad. And in this
town, reading is more than funda-
Once you've bought your text-
books at the Union Bookstore, Ul-
rich's or Michigan Book & Supply
- yes, they do look similar, after
*1 Ulrich's and Michigan Book &
upply are even owned by the some
company - you'll want to explore
some of Ann Arbor's other book
There are lots; it's been said that
more books are sold per capita in
Ann Arbor than any other city in the
Start at BORDER'S. You'll
never find a better bookstore. Some
* New York and Chicago may be
bigger, but none will let you sit
down for a few hours and read that
new novel you just can't afford.
Border's probably has every non-
textbook you'll want. If you can't
find it, their fairly friendly and liter-
ate staff will order it for you. One
caveat: in three years, Border's has
never stocked a Russian language
itionof One Day in the Life of
Two hints for Border's shoppers:
Buy as many of your hard-
cover class books at Border's as you
dan. They have a 10 percent discount
On hardcovers; the textbook stores
If you're shopping on State
Street for a w'iile, check your bags
at Border's. The bags will be safe
d the clerks won't pay enough at-
ntion to know if you're coming or
What's a university town without
an intellectual's bookstore? Ann Ar-
bor has SHAMAN DRUM. Shaman
brum doesn't sell Sci-Fi or
ftarlequins, but they do carry con-
temporary poets and "alternative"
history and politics.
Something about Shaman Drum
just more personal than other
bookstores. Doubtless that is why
several professors order books for
@eir classes here, rather than the
You can also buy new books on
campus at LOGO'S and either of
two COMMUNITY NEWS
CENTERS. Logo's stocks a few
general interest titles and a hefty
supply of religious and spiritual
The News Centers have
magazines - God knows they have
magazines. They'll let you stay for
an hour or two and read the latest is-
sues of Midwestern Male or Bad-
They're open to eleven, seven
days a week, and stock as many
books as any Waldenbooks. If you're
wandering home from the UGLi
some lonely evening and need some
Vonnegut to go with the Vernors
you bought at Village Corner, just
cross the street.
Smart-shoppers and book-buffs
prefer used-book stores. Ann Arbor
offers a proverbial haystack of stores
in which to find that literary needle.
Atop the heap are the two
DAWN TREADER's. You'll be
able to tell which of the stores
you're at by looking for the young
woman with dredlocks. If she's there
you're in their South University
store, and are probably surrounded by
children's books and old prints, in a
distinctly basement atmosphere.
For even more books, and a more
authentic basement ambience, check
out Dawn Treader's East Liberty
Those comfortable in the deepest
dungeons of the Grad library's stacks
will be comfortable here. Take your
bread crumbs or a spool of string.
Successful explorers will be re-
warded. Dawn Treader had more
books on more topics than any store
in town. From Serbo-Croatian dic-
tionaries to first editions valued at
the same price as a year's out of
state tuition. If you can't get what
you want at Dawn Treader, maybe
you should lower your expectations.
For many Ann Arborites,
DAVID'S is the quintessential used-
book store. David's has a cat;
David's has a chessboard. Some-
times, though, the chessboard activi-
ties prevent David's employees from
rendering effective customer service.
David's strong points are the
prices - a notch below Dawn
Borders and the Tattered Cover in Dallas, Texas are considered the two best bookstores in the nation. Nothing in Chicago or New York can hold a candle
to these bookworm paradises. The trick to shopping on State Street, lies in Borders bag check system. Begin all your trip at Borders and let their clerks
hold your bags for you. After each purchase you make at another store, drop your items off at Borders' counter. Borders does not have a drive up service.
Treader's - and the largest used
Playboy collection in town.
Connoisseurs of bookstores
rather than books should search out
the WOODEN SPOON on N.
Fourth. The Wooden Spoon is to
used bookstores what Tim Conway
is to formica.
An old man sits behind helter-
skelter piles of books, smoking fil-
terless cigarettes. The store reeks of
decomposing books. An ominous
door stands at the back of the store
with a sign reading: "Do not, under
any circumstances, open this door."
Somewhere behind the mysterious
portal, a man and woman discuss,
rather loudly, such what's for dinner.
No one ever goes to the STATE
STREET BOOKSTORE, perhaps
because the front of the store is filled
with really old books and things like
stereoscopes. There are paperbooks
in the back, though, as well as Ann
Arbor's largest selection of fly-fish-
AFTERWORDS straddles the
line between used and new book-
stores, selling remainders and dam-
aged books at low, low, low prices.
It's not worth a trip the Main Street,
but a quick run-through usually
turns up.something interesting.
Every booknut in town should
also know about the ANN ARBOR
PUBLIC LIBRARY's Saturday
book sales. Library volunteers sell
basic tag-sale fair for dirt cheap. It
gets so cheap that eager buyers are
able to cart off shopping bags full of
books at $3 a pop.
For those of you, perish the
thought, who enjoy the kind of
books where the author talks about
inflamed members, (why don't they
just call them penises?) worry not.
Harlequin Romances are available at
either B. DALTON'S or WALDEN-
BOOKS. Dalton's is located inside
Briarwood Mall and Dalton's is
somewhere in that area as well.
Search them out if you must.
by Frank Krajenke
Daily Staff Writer
You could spend it.
You could bury it.
Or you could put it in
It - money- is th
green bundle your parent
to get an education.
While some Universit
prefer to conduct their
through bank accounts he
home towns, others fin
convenient to open new a
There are a bevy of
Ann Arbor all of whom a
to serve as caretakers
money for the duration o
Banks combine a v
monetary services in
combinations meant to
wide range of their c
While banking may
exciting as blowing your
a new pair of Rebocks
board or Milli Vanilli's
synch, it's practical an
made easy if you know th
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and perks of Ann Arbor b
This information r
many, but not all of the
banks students have to ch
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tives before choosing
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where to stash your cash
a ba ng Vital statistics of Ann Arbor banks
s gave you Comerica - Minimum balance: none for Budget checking,
500 for Regular checking, 1000 for interest checking, 2,500 for
.y students Money Market checking, Daily Interest Savings 200 4.75,
finances Money Market Investment Account 1000 minimum, ATM free
-ld in their of charge with $50 nightly limit for most students. Must have
d it more checking to get ATM.
ccounts in First of America - Checking balance nightly 300 minimum,
E banks in 200 Savings 4%, ATM free 240 limit, 5 business days to clear
ire anxious check.
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Great Lakes - Minimum Balance, Check keeping (Standard)
250, Savings 100 5% ATM free 200 limit, 7 days to clear check.
Manufacturers - Minimum balance: Preferred Checking
500, average monthly balance 1000, or a savings balance with
$1000, for a savings balance 250 5%, ATM free 200 limit, 5
days to clear check.
Michigan National Bank- Mimimum balance, Independ-
ence Checking no minimum but $2 fee, Personal Checking 299
daily minimum, savings 300 5%, 2 day hold on checks, ATM
free 250 limit.
NBD- Minimum balance: Minimum daily checking balance
299, average checking balance 600, Savings 250 5%, ATM free
of charge 400 daily limit, 5 days to clear check.
Because Michigan Can't Get
Enough of a Good Thing.
Home of the original Count Twist and the Ultimo Pizza.
bryan Case, manager of the Dawn Treader Bookstore on Liberty Street
evels in a labrinyth of shelves. First time Treader visitors should bring a
all of string to keep from getting lost.
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