Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor was acquired by Schuler Books, a local team consisting of husband and wife with a passion for literacy, this past summer though the store has retained its name. Nicola's continues to offer all the same services and special events. According to Nicola's Events Manager Lynn Riehl, the change in ownership does not affect the customers day to day experience at the store. "We are still offering storytimes every Saturday at 11am," said Riehl. "On Tuesday, December 2, at 10am, Bad Kitty, the children's book character, will visit the store." Riehl says that Nicola's will continue to have the Huron Valley Humane Society bring an adoptable dog to the store the third Saturday of every month. "Rikki, the reading therapy dog, will also visit monthly to help kids get more comfortable with reading out loud," she said. Schuler Books is based in Grand Rapids and was founded in 1982 by Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld, both University of Michigan graduates, who met working as booksellers in Ann Arbor.–LC
Nicola's Books, Westgate Shopping Center, 2513 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-662-0600. www.nicolasbooks.com.