Everybody loves a good deal. For many Michiganders, though, thrifting is a true family pastime. There’s something special about loading up the car with loved ones, heading out to a thrift shop, and hunting for treasures unknown. When you’re ready to head out on the ultimate thrifting adventure, make your way along our road trip route that includes some of the best vintage retailers, resale shops, and thrift stores in Michigan.
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Of course, we know that our list only scratches the surface when it comes to fantastic thrift stores here in the Great Lakes State. Share your favorite secondhand shopping spots and resale shops in Michigan with us in the comments below!
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Beloved Books. One of the best (dare we say, beloved) used bookstores in Michigan, Beloved Books is located along North Bridge Street in Linden. This hidden treasure is nothing short of a dream come true for those who appreciate gently used books and vintage vibes. After all, there are thousands of new and pre-loved titles to browse within the store. Upon stepping inside, you’ll notice a sense of warmth and welcoming at Beloved Books. Brick walls, hardwood flooring, and timeless decor add to the shop’s unique and decidedly cozy atmosphere -- as does, of course, that indefinable "book" smell every book lover adores!
Jellybean’s Used Books and Entertainment. Throughout the decades, Jellybean’s has operated multiple locations throughout the area, initially opening its doors in 1977. Today, only the Owosso store remains. This gem of a resale shop is committed to bringing affordable entertainment to the masses, whether that be books, vinyl, movies, games, or even video games. If it's media you're seeking, you'll find it at this used book store in MI.
John K. King Used and Rare Books. This Detroit treasure has over one million books and an unprecedented collection of rare and collectors editions. This incredible store claims the title of Michigan’s largest used and rare bookstore, and you’ll certainly believe the hype as soon you step into this literary wonderland! Since 1983, the bookstore has operated out of Detroit’s former Advance Glove Factory, which explains its massive size and the large glove painted on the building’s exterior. No matter what you’re searching for, you’ll find it here. The store is comprised of four floors, each of which is overseen by a team of knowledgeable employees.
Dawn Treader Book Shop. Dawn Treader is anything but an ordinary bookstore. In fact, the quirky shop prides itself on carrying an impressive selection of more than 70,000 fantastic titles. As soon as you step inside, you’ll immediately notice an eclectic vibe and a seemingly endless array of shelves, each overflowing with rare and unique used books. Talk about a dream for both Michigan thrift store lovers and book lovers!