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Welcome to the Windowsill Used & New Books!

The Windowsill Used and New Books in Ludington invites you to shop their downtown bookstore when you’re looking for a great read. There’s no need to travel miles to the chain bookstores — shop locally and find exactly what you’re looking for at discount prices. Special orders are welcome! Books Galore!

From the newest bestsellers to that hard-to-find title, The Windowsill is your local source for both hardcover and paperback books. Their selection of used and remainder books is quite extensive, and can save you money.You’re invited to browse to your heart’s content then sit and relax with your selection. The staff at The Windowsill wants to make sure you’re completely happy with your purchase.

Several Types of Book to Choose From!

The Windowsill has the largest selection of books in the area, featuring:

  • Fiction (Sci-Fi, mystery, historical fiction, Christian fiction, westerns, romance, thrillers, suspense, horror, etc.)
  • Non-fiction (History, Michigan, sports, outdoor recreation, finance business, true crime, crafting, art, gardening, pets, self-help, health, cooking, religions, Christian living, languages, etc.)
  • Children’s fiction and non-fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Graphic novels
  • Classics
  • Michigan Fiction and Non-fiction
  • Gift items
  • Journals
    and more!

Special Book Orders

Let The Windowsill help you with your special book orders. They are able to order new and used books at low prices. Just tell them the author and title and they’ll take care of the rest! You’ll get a call from them when your order has arrived, usually in about a week.

Friendly, Knowledgable Staff

The owners at The Windowsill really know their books…that’s their business! No question is too big or too small, and they’ll do whatever they can to guarantee your satisfaction! It’s great to be part of a small community, where you can really get to know your customers and their needs. The Windowsill wants to be your local bookstore, and plans to be here for many years to come.

Crafts & Gifts

The Windowsill also carries handmade crafts from area artisans, which makes a perfect gift for you or someone special. There’s a wonderful assortment of:

  • Handmade cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Book lights

and many items too numerous to mention, such as car charms and pocket tokens!

We’re lucky to have such a quality bookstore right here in Ludington, with owners that are friendly and helpful. Everyone needs a good book, so stop in today and pick one up at The Windowsill Used & New Books in downtown Ludington.

Sure, today you can read books on those electronic devices, but for true book lovers, there’s nothing better than picking up a real book. Holding it in your hand…thumbing through the pages…that’s what reading is all about. The Windowsill Used and New Books in Ludington invites you to shop our downtown bookstore when you’re looking for a great read. There’s no need to travel miles to the chain bookstores–shop locally and find exactly what you’re looking for at discount prices.

Book Collections

Quilting is a great way to relieve stress and keep you occupied during the long winter months. We have a great selection!

We also have books on knitting, crocheting, paper crafts, painting and sewing.

If you like World War II books, we have many! This is our most popular collection of history books. We are always looking for World War II books to add to our collection and give you the variety you want. If you are interested in books on wars, check out our Civil War and Military history collections, too.

Everybody loves the Foxfire books and we have 1-12! If you are not familiar with the Foxfire books, and you are interested in old Appalacian life, you will love this collection! Learn how to tan a hide, witch a well, birth some babies, trade a horse and so many other folksy traditions!

For the outdoor enthusiast, there’s a good selection of hunting, fishing, wilderness survival and camping books.

A wide range of cookbooks, art books and Michigan books are available, also!

Covid-19 Updates

Updated 9/9/21

Here’s what we are doing to keep you safe:

  • Sanitizing surfaces, door handles, locks, keyboards, pens, etc.
  • Sanitizing station has been set up for you.
  • Placing your order into a new bag.
  • A sneeze guard is in place around the staff checkout area.
  • Hands will be washed frequently and sanitized between washings.
  • If you have books to turn in for credit, I will be quarantining them for one week. You will not be able to use credit for those books until they are inventoried. Please bring books in a bag that you don’t want returned. I will not accept them if they need to be transferred into another bag.
  • You will be required to sanitize your hands when you come in.
  • The credit card reader and pens will be sanitized regularly. 
  • You will be required to practice social distancing (6 feet from others).

If you have any other suggestions, let me know. I would love to hear them.

As always, thank you for your business!


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