Island Books & Crafts has a great variety of arts and crafts all of
which are made by local artists, craftsmen and women right here in
Michigan. In addition, we feature a nice variety of both new and used
books. We invite you to stop by and browse our offerings. We are very
easy to find on the corner of Ashmun Street and Portage Avenue in the
historic Sault Savings Bank building, formerly Traverse Bay Woolen.
Located in the downtown section of historic Sault Ste Marie, Michigan,
one block from the Soo Locks and across the street from the weekly
Farmer’s Market. "Island" in the store’s name refers to the fact that
this area is indeed an island, with the Sault power canal separating it
from the rest of the city.
A variety of quality handcrafted wood products from local artisans are
for sale. These range from pieces of furniture like gun cabinets,
bookshelves, benches and coffee tables, to smaller items such as coat
racks, jewelry cases, walking sticks and picture frames.
Products designed and crafted by Michigan artisans. These include
bird-houses and feeders, jewelry, photographs, prints and paintings,
quilts, greeting cards, stained glass, wood toys and doll furniture,
purses and an ever-changing variety of other items. It’s a craft show
A large variety of new and used books are for sale. We feature books by
Michigan authors or about Michigan with topics covering history and
culture in the U.P. as well as ships and wrecks on the Great Lakes. Used
books are accepted on an exchange basis.