About Us

Hooked, a bookstore and community space housing a coffee shop and wine bar, is a company founded by Dr. Matt Grossmann and Dr. Sarah Reckhow. You can find us at 3142 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing, on the corner with Dori Ln. just east of 127 in the new apartment building across from the Frandor Sears drive through. We open at 8am M-F & 9am on Sat & Sun. We close at 7pm Sun-Tue & 10pm Wed-Sat. 

Learn more in our recent story in the Lansing State Journal or by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

Mission: Hooked aims to establish a local intellectual culture, guiding the Lansing region toward lifelong learning, building taste in enjoying the good life, and keeping up with current issues in a community conversation.

See more in our recent video interview with Fox 47 News:

 

What can you find at Hooked?

1.    Guided learning: Come to Hooked to join a book club, discover new non-fiction, or explore new interests with guided readings and talks. From taking up a new hobby or craft to learning a new subject like the history of Detroit, customers rely on us for following through on budding ideas. Our other main product lines (coffee and wine) are also accompanied by learning opportunities, with approachable information on options and next steps for exploration. No one needs to stop learning or take their educational journey alone. We help expand horizons.

2.    Building taste: We offer premium products for living the good life in an inviting environment for those who want to develop and nurture their own taste. Even people who love single-origin wine and coffee feel that they don’t know enough about it and are often intimidated by the options. Readers are sometimes nervous about taking on a long or in-depth book on a new topic, especially on important but tricky subjects like science, politics, or history. We invite customers to develop their preferences and try moving up and on to more innovative, challenging, and high-end examples of coffee, wine, and books. 

3.    Keeping up: The space enables the community to come together in events and in conversation about current issues. Opportunities for local engagement are dwindling with nationalized media and declining civic infrastructure. Customers can meet local and national authors, engage with attentive readers, and have conversations over coffee and wine. Categorized events and public spaces allow in-person communities to develop around shared interests while the sheer ubiquity of events invites the lonely to treat it as a second home or “third space” besides home and work.