There are some great shopping possibilities in downtown Ann Arbor. We liked:
The Nickels Arcade on State Street: Since 1918, this is a light-filled shopping arcade reminiscent of the arcades in London. Check out Van Boven at 326 S. State, a traditional men’s store in the Nickels Arcade. This is the place to buy your University of Michigan tie. Also you will find Comet Coffee, 16 Nickels Arcade, offering quality coffee drinks in a contemporary atmosphere.
West Side Book Shop: Since 1975, this is a book store featuring used and rare books. It is out of the past with cluttered rooms and great stock of books, maps and old photographs for sale. It is located at 113 W. Liberty.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom: A bookstore right out of the 60’s with a focus on spirituality, psychology and integrative medicine. Upstairs is a great tearoom featuring teas from around the world, soups and desserts. There is live music on some evenings. 114 S. Main.
Hollander’s: Located in the Kerrytown Shops at 410 N. 4th Avenue, this is a wonderful store featuring art supplies, papers, journals, stationery. The selection of specialty paper is amazing.