OCTOBER is a great time to fall in love with a book!

LIVE MUSIC: Peter Melichar

Friday, October 24th, 8:30PM to 10:30PM

Bass player and vocalist, Peter Melichar’s music is a real treat!


AUTHOR SIGNING: Sharon Chickering Moller with

Jeep: The Coyote who Flew in WWII

Saturday, October 25th, 10AM to 12PM

A remarkable book about an unlikely pair of war heroes. Jeep was an exceptional coyote who formed a special bond with a young American airman from Nebraska during a unique time in history. This book is based on true stories from their experiences together flying missions over Europe during World War II. Jeep Coyote was the only mascot during World War II known to have flown in at least five combat missions. Jeep's close relationship with the young airman, Walt, and his ability to make friends wherever he went, will endear Jeep to readers young and old. This book touches the heart, and offers young readers a glimpse into life in the U.S. and England during the turbulent war years of the 1940s. But more than that, the book will assist readers dealing with friendship, loyalty, and loss.

Let's Change That!: If Animals Can, We Can, Too!

AUTHOR SIGNING: Dr. Bashar Salame with

Let's Change That: If Animals Can, We Can Too!

Saturday, October 25th, 12PM to 2PM

What if we had to change the ways we normally did things just to help someone who really needed us? Could we do that? Watch how Felix asks for help from the most unlikely characters and see their reactions. Will they all pitch in and help or will they refuse?

AUTHOR TALK AND Q&A: Ellen Airgood with

Praire Evers

Saturday, October 25th, 2PM to 4PM

Now out in paperback. Prairie Evers is finding that school isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She’s always been homeschooled by her grandmother, learning about life while they ramble through the woods. But now Prairie’s family has moved north and she has to attend school for the first time, where her education is in a classroom and the behavior of her classmates isn’t very nice. The only good thing is meeting Ivy, her first true friend. Prairie wants to be a good friend, even though she can be clueless at times. But when Ivy’s world is about to fall apart and she needs a friend most, Prairie is right there for her, corralling all her optimism and determination to hatch a plan to help. 
 Prairie Evers



Saturday, October 25th, 4PM to 5:30PM

Following her award-winning monograph 5683 miles away, Yael Ben-Zion fixes her camera on another personal but politically charged theme: intermarriage. Ben-Zion initiated the project in 2009, inviting couples who define themselves as "mixed" to participate. Her own marriage "mixed," she was interested in the many challenges faced by couples who choose to share their lives regardless of their different origins, ethnicities, races, or religions. Through layered images and revealing texts--including excerpts from a questionnaire she asked her subjects to fill out--INTERMARRIED weaves together fragments of reality to compose a subtle narrative that deals with the multifaceted issues posed by intermarriage.

PUBLISHER PROMOTION: Heroes A to Z #2: Bowling Over Halloween by David Anthony

Sunday, October 26th, 1PM to 3PM

Fudge strikes, spares nothing. Halloween goes down the gutter. In this adventure, the heroes look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween. Little do they know that the trick will be on them, and it will take more than a treat to defeat the fudge monster bowling over their town. The 14-book Heroes A2Z chapter book series follows the funny adventures of three superhero kids from Traverse City, Michigan. Each illustrated book includes over one hundred drawings.

PUBLISHER PROMOTION: Mystery Underground: Michigan Monsters by David Anthony

Sunday, October 26th, 1PM to 3PM

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND:  MICHIGAN MONSTERS.  Dive into Terror in the Great Lakes State!

Mystery Underground is a collection of scary short stories for kids, middle grade readers, and everyone who likes a good scare. The stories combine the monsters and mystery of Goosebumps with the surprise endings of The Twilight Zone. They are the perfect scary stories to read in the dark, around the campfire, or under the covers at night with a flashlight.

This book contains thirteen scary short stories set throughout the state of Michigan. Readers will encounter werewolves, zombies, giant spiders, Bigfoot, and other frightening beasts and legends.


AUTHOR SIGNING: JeffrAy Kessler with

Victor the Friendly Vampire

Thursday, October 30th, 4PM to 6PM

Victor isn't just any lighthouse keeper. He's also a vampire. Victor has never been accepted. Humans shun him because he's a vampire. Vampires shun him because he doesn't want to bite people. They even exile him from their society. Victor soon learns that this negative event can lead to positive results. Through experiencing the kindness of strangers, Victor gets a second chance at happiness. But when his small town faces an emergency, will people be able to see past Victor's sharp teeth, accept his help, and treat him with friendliness in return?  Begin your Halloween celebration right!  Come meet Victor and his creator, JeffrAy Kessler.

LIVE MUSIC: Justin Stover

Friday, October 31st, 8:30PM to 10:30PM

Justin is a one man band – he plays drums, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and kazoo. He plays folk, punk and country!


STORY HOUR: Silly Monsters

Friday, October 24th, 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Every Friday we have a Story Hour!  We read books to go with the theme, do some activities and create a craft.



Friday, October 31st, 3:30PM to 5PM 

October closes with a parade of little ghosts and goblins as Downtown Traverse City hosts costume clad children and their parents to trick or treat at Horizon Books and other participating stores throughout the Downtown area.

Every Friday morning Horizon Books is the place for Up Front Fridays, a conversation focused on events in the Grand Traverse region and aired on Up North TV. Always full of interesting guests, Up Front Fridays has its finger on the pulse of Traverse City. Tune in to find out what's happening in your town!

UpNorth TV is available to Charter Cable subscribers on analog Channel 97 and digital Channels 2 and 992 from Manistee to Cheboygan in Michigan's northwest lower peninsula. Shows are also broadcast and archived on upnorthmedia.org. Click the logo to the right to watch right now!

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