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Chillermania!

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Pilgrimage for my son

We have visited Chillermania twice -- the first time on a trip we took for my son's 9th birthday... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sdskjei
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Chicago, Illinois
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Went and checked out Chillermania for a day trip while staying in Traverse City. Johnathan Rand... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2019
MasonBurkhardt
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Genesee, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited Chillermania twice -- the first time on a trip we took for my son's 9th birthday. He was very much into the American and Michigan Chillers series and I believe has read them all. When we found out that Mr. Rand operated...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sdskjei
Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for stopping in! Glad it was a special day for him. As you can tell, we all have a lot of fun here, and it's really rewarding to know that the visit meant so much to your son. Hope you have a...More

Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Went and checked out Chillermania for a day trip while staying in Traverse City. Johnathan Rand happened to be in and we had a great time! He signed all our books, talked with us awhile, and remembered coming to my school 20 years ago. Mr....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MasonBurkhardt
Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

Thank YOU for braving the weather and making the special trip! Glad you enjoyed your visit! Stop by again. Oh...Boo-Boo says thanks for the ear scratches! He enjoyed your visit, too!

Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We are so lucky to have Chillermania in our hometown. People come from across the US and Canada to visit this gem. They do a great job and we are proud to call them our neighbors!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Thank you! We've been trying (unsuccessfully) to scare away our neighbors for over ten years. So far, all we've succeeded in doing is making new friends. I guess that will have to do!

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Our soon to be 11 year old son wanted to visit Chillermania for his birthday present. We went on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 and everything went great. He got to shop for new books plus have the enjoyment of talking with his favorite author, Mr....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Glad your family had the chance to stop in! Hope he's still enjoying his books. And I'm honored to be a part of the best 15 Moments of His Life! Please drop in again if you're ever in the area.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Driving home from our trip to Mackinaw, we noticed the chillermania billboard. Curious, we googled and decided to stop. So glad we did! The store is amazing, from the decor to the number of books. Jonathan Rand was there, not only did he engage us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janell V
Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks so much for stopping in! Glad you took the time to Google the billboard and make a brief detour. Hope your kids enjoy their books and posters. Stop by again when you're passing through!

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Our stop at Chillermania did not disappoint! My daughter wanted to stop to complete her Michigan Chillers collection. The store had a great assortment of books. We found the books we needed as well as a t-shirt. Johnathan Rand was there and offered to even...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JessT580
Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

So glad you stopped in! Hope your daughter enjoys her books. (Remind her not to read them after dark!) Hope to see you again soon, and thanks so much for dropping by.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Surprised my son with a trip to Chillermania and he absolutely loved it! You can find books from the Michigan Chillers series, as well as American Chillers, apparel, trading cards, etc... Unfortunately Mr. Rand was not present on this day - a great excuse to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Sorry I missed you, but I appreciate you dropping in! I try to spend more time here in the summer, so I hope you do get a chance to drop by again. Glad you enjoyed your visit, and I hope your son enjoys his books!

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Always great to look at the great books of my childhood! I could browse those books forever and never get bored.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cristian R
Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

As kids grow older, they become more and more terrified by the Michigan/American Chillers. Congratulations to you for facing your fears enough to drop in and relive the horror of yesterday. Stop by again...if you're not too scared. (But seriously: thanks so much for the...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018

We stopped in because we saw billboards while on vacation Up North, and it was a great decision - the kids loved the books that we brought home for them. When we returned later with the kids, they loved seeing the displays and had a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by! Glad you had fun. Sorry about the loose rattlesnakes. We try to keep them in their cages, but they get out once in a while. I'll be sure they're locked up safe on your next visit. Thank again for...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped because both of my kids enjoy Mr. Rands books and they knew we’d be passing by on our way home from vacation. They were bummed that Mr. Rand wasn’t in but happily checked out his newest books and added one to heir collection....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

So sorry I missed you guys! I'm here quite a bit during the summer months. Hope you drop in for a scare on your way through some time in the future! Glad to hear the kind words about the staff. We have some terrific people...More

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