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About Us

Alcott's Attic is an independent, novel model bookstore.  We sell a curated collection of books made available through various pop-up locations throughout Metro Detroit.  In addition to our in-stock inventory, we sell any book your heart desires through our full catalog! We also carry unique book-themed sidelines including toys, tea, and gifts.  Our shop is woman-owned and family-operated.  We are proud to be your friendly, neighborhood booksellers!

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Our Story

Our name is inspired by the attic where Jo wrote plays for the March children to perform in Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women.  Based loosely on Alcott's own childhood at Orchard House, the attic was full of long days of creativity and imagination.  A place where the outside world ceased to be and stories took hold.  Alcott's Attic is mystical worlds and fairy tales, hidden reading nooks, a hot cup of tea on a rainy day, strong female protagonists, and the unique magic of curling up between the pages of a good book. 

 

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Christina Lefleur studied Library Science at the University of Maine at Augusta and Women's Entrepreneurship through Cornell University.  She is a member of the American Library Association, American Booksellers Association, Michigan Library Association, and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association. She was part of the St. Clair Shores Cool Cities Initiative, worked doing event programming for a public library and has appeared on Michigan Entrepreneur Television.  She currently serves on the Educational Task Force and the Booksellers Advisory Council of the American Booksellers Association.

Lee Emerson is our children's book expert! Alcott's Attic started as a bedtime story one night when Lee was a toddler who couldn't sleep. Every night he wanted to hear more and began telling everyone he met about the bookstore.  Enthusiasm and support poured in.  Suddenly the story became a reality.  Lee is certainly not a toddler anymore.  He is now an active participant in what has become the family business.  He helps out by selecting books for our middle-grade section and is happy to talk about graphic novels or picture books when he is along for an event.  

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Giving Back


Amanda Gorman Book Drive
A cooperative book drive done with Penguin Young Readers and Bookshop.org to provide copies of Amanda Gorman's books to We Need Diverse Books.

STEM Reads Book Giveaway
This giveaway was done in partnership with the American Booksellers Association, Candlewick Press, and General Motors.  We chose Haven as our designated organization and donated copies of The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat to be given away as part of their holiday gift program for survivors of domestic violence and their families.




 

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