Nicola's Books renamed Schuler Books!

We have exciting news to share:

Nicola's Books is being renamed Schuler Books! 

As you may know know, our store was originally known as The Little Professor. Former owner Nicola Rooney purchased the bookstore in 1995 and changed its name to Nicola’s Books. In 2014, she sold the store to Schuler Books. During the transition, it was decided to leave the name Nicola’s Books in place. In the ensuing years, however, our store has been a member of the Schuler Books family in everything but name.

Veteran booksellers and Schuler Books owners, Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld are University of Michigan graduates who met while working at Ulrich’s Books in Ann Arbor. Purchasing Nicola’s Books was like coming home for them, and they remain invested in the community. Schuler Books, celebrating 40 years in business this fall, also has locations in Grand Rapids and Okemos, Michigan.

With the change in name, also come some exciting developments!

Our store is in the process of annexing the former Old Siam restaurant which, when completed, will allow for a more spacious children’s section, the addition of a used book section, and the ability to increase selection in other areas of the store.

What's next?

Well, construction dust for one! You'll also see the Schuler Books logo appearing in store, our website transition to, and our social media migrate to the Schuler Book channels and pages over time. Sometime soon our weekly email newsletter will merge with the Schuler Books enewsletter and you'll get to know our other locations, in Grand Rapids and Okemos, a little better and those customers will get to know our Ann Arbor store. We'll be sure to keep you updated here as these changes happen. Lastly, our new name will go up on the front of the store, and we'll have a little celebration with you, our valued customer.

We look forward to this next chapter as Schuler Books Ann Arbor!