Skip to content


The husband and wife team of Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld share a passion for reading and community involvement. These shared interests led them to open the first Schuler Books in Grand Rapids in 1982. Since then, their business has blossomed into Schuler Books & Music, four of the nations largest independent bookstores (located in Grand Rapids and the Lansing area). Each location now also boasts a large selection of music, DVDs, unique gift items, as well as a full-service, gourmet café. Remaining independent and locally-owned, Bill and Cecile continue connecting writers and readers throughout Michigan.



Leave a Comment
  1. Kwene / Mar 8 2010 11:53 pm


    I am very interested to know where you obtain the information on number of times famous authors were rejected before publication. I am creating a new literary website and would like to use your information but I need to verify that the information you provided is accurate.

    Thank you.

    • schulerbooks / Mar 18 2010 6:06 pm

      If you go to the bottom of the posting I included the website I took it from. 🙂

  2. Thomas R. Dilley / Apr 9 2010 11:29 pm

    I think it was Patrick Henry who said that though I may disagree to my core with what you are saying, I will defend to the death your right to say it. You are doing that here, which is why you both have earned and deserve the respect and admiration of all thinking members of our community. Congratulations.

  3. Shirley Keehl / Jun 2 2010 9:26 pm

    I am looking for books on Ice Boating that shows pictures of ice boats and gives descriptions of ice boats. This book or books must be sent from you or the publisher because it goes to a Michigan Prison inmate. Your bookstore is one of the accepted dealers for the state of Michigan.
    I am having a difficult time trying to find books on ice boats and your time and consideration will be very appreciated.
    Thank you, Shirley Keehl

  4. schulerbooks / Jun 7 2010 11:32 pm

    Shirley, I just saw your comment for the first time. I will see what I can find. It needs to be paperback, yes?

  5. Richard / Dec 20 2010 8:37 pm

    What is your position concerning the guy who wrote the “how to guide to child molestation” if someone wanted to order it from your stores? Would you want your employees ordering that for your customers?

    • schulerbooks / Jan 5 2011 8:56 pm

      Wow. That is a heck of a question – I’m not sure we’ve ever had to address an issue quite like that. Generally our position is against any form of censorship, but that’s pretty dicey. (Keep in mind that this is just one blogger’s response, and NOT a statement for the company as a whole.)

  6. Christine Rose Miller / Aug 30 2012 5:56 am

    Hey! I was reading through your website and loved the design and content. Is there any way I could help contribute?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: