An eclectic gift boutique, The Picture Show boasts a constantly changing stock of everything from handmade jewelry and stationery to distinctive kitchenware. Shoppers can design their own necklaces with a choice of initial, quote, or found-object charms ($12.95) on a metallic cord ($6.95) or pick up a Swan Creek soy candle scented with pumpkin and caramel ($15.95) to cast a warm glow in kitchens, bedrooms, and underground bowling alleys. Handmade, beaded kitchen utensils ($16.95+) complement blossom-adorned Tervis tumblers ($11.50+), which come with a lifetime warranty guaranteeing they will not break or run away to join the circus.
Better World Books is an online used book store where each sale raises funds for global literacy and local libraries. We have raised over $9 million for our non-profit literacy and library partners; donated over 4 million books; and re-used or recycled over 45 million books.
Hobby-Sports.com's 9,000-square-foot hobby emporium buzzes with the sound of revving RC engines and hobbyists perusing the stock of fun-size vehicles and toy parts. Remote-controlled cars weave through a 78’x37’ carpeted racetrack with turns constructed from a CRC Clik-Trak Barrier System and speed limits strictly enforced by a Playmobil police officer. Featherweight helicopters and planes float on foam wings, and toy trains spanning the gauges carry loads of ant-sized passengers on journeys across living rooms. Racks of intricate parts ensure that dedicated hobbyists can complete their repairs, and model rockets entrance children with dreams of shooting down the satellite that transmits parental controls on the cable box.
We are a pop culture store offering sports memorabilia and comics and games. The Fort Wayne store has a perfect split of sports on one side of the store and the other half is comics and games. our Lansing store carries only comics and games.
Kalamazoo Nature Center's 14-mile expanse of trails weaves around 1,100 acres of ponds, prairies, and forests, giving nature lovers of all ages an ample arena to hike, learn, and explore one of the first nature centers in the country. Membership allows unlimited free admission to the preserve so that visitors can soak up a diverse array of wild flowers, birds, and majestic park benches in natural habitat. Kalamazoo hosts a slew of family and children activities on select Saturdays, such as "Story Corner at the Barn," during which a storyteller corrals tykes aged 8 and younger for visits with sheep, goats, and barnyard residents before and after reading them pastoral tales. Additionally, Kalamazoo Nature Center members receive a 10% discount at Expedition Gift Shop, a bimonthly newsletter subscription, and discounts on youth camps for ages 3–17.
Video Hits rents out video games and DVDs, including new releases that are available before they show up in rental kiosks. In addition to the latest blockbuster or comedy flick, the staff of movie buffs also maintains a large stock of independent and foreign films. Customers can also check out the staff picks for viewing suggestions.