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Address: 1651 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9793
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+1 888-420-4244
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A Birthday Adventure!!!

What a real pleasure it was to visit Chillermania as requested by my son for his 8th birthday! We called ahead on our 3 hour trip and were told by the store manager to let her... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
mddetroit
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Ortonville, Minnesota
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Ortonville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a real pleasure it was to visit Chillermania as requested by my son for his 8th birthday! We called ahead on our 3 hour trip and were told by the store manager to let her know if we'd be late so that they could remain open. Well, we made it there in plenty of time and got to spend... More 

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Thank mddetroit
Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this review

Thanks for making the drive! So glad your son had a fun birthday, and I'm thrilled that you had fun. Hope that Ori has many hours of happy reading. Hope to see your family again! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My son is obsessed with Michigan Chiller books. There is a store called Chillermania in Indian River MI and he really wanted to go while we were up north. The store closed earlier than we though (much to his crushing disappointment) so we were just going to get his picture in front of it. The owner, who was on her... More 

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1 Thank Diane R
Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Chillermania. If you're planning on another trip through, call the store a few days in advance (231) 238-0338 and see if I might be around. Love to meet your son and autograph any books he has. Safe travels and read on! More 

Farwell, Michigan
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stopped by Chillermania, because I had heard the day before, that the author was hanging around, and I thought we might get lucky and see him, maybe get a picture or an autograph! The outside of the place so decorated with spooky skeletons, and scary decor! It was great! When we walked in, we were greeted by bats flying... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
Johnathan_Rand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping in, Jennifer! As you can see, we have a lot of fun at Chillermania. And Boo-Boo enjoyed meeting you guys, too! Stop in again for a scare or two! More 

Newport, Michigan
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We came in hoping to meet Mr. Rand and we were not disappointed. He couldn't have been nicer to my daughter - he talked to her, autographed her book, and posed for a picture. All of his books are available for sale and the cashier also gave us a free poster.

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Houghton Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stopped here on our way back from Mackinaw and got a kick out of the spooky but fun bookstore. Our kids have been enjoying the American Chiller books for a couple of years now and had the pleasure of meeting the author and having their books signed. He is often there a couple times a week during the summers.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Traveling on Straits hwy we came across this interesting place. the author owns and makes the books at that location. We bought books and even got signature on one by the author.

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MI_Author, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this review

Glad you dropped in! Much appreciated. Hope you enjoy your book! More 

Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

My 8 year old granddaughter is fascinated with all the Chiller books by author: Jonathan Rand. and to meet him was a real treat for her. He autographed all her 13 books she bought. Definitely worth it to stop in. We will be coming here again, for sure.

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Thank kmolmen
MI_Author, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dropping by! Happy to sign her books for her. Remember: they're all TRUE stories! Hope to see you all again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

It's a bookstore that sells every book Jonathan Rand has written. If you're looking for an actual activity, this isn't it. What makes this bookstore special though is the author is there selling books, interacting with customers, and signing autographs. I don't know of any other authors that make themselves so available to their readers without a specific event or... More 

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Thank Mitteon
JohnathanRand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this review

Glad you stopped in! You're right: I'm not there all the time, but I really do try to be there as much as I can . . . especially during the summer months, when lots of people are passing through and stopping in. It's great fun, and I'm thrilled your family took the time to stop. Hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We came here while camping in Northern Michigan because our 9 year old daughter fell in love with some of the Michigan Chiller books. Any of Jonathan Rand's popular Michigan Chiller or American Chillers can be found here, also signed copies. We were fortunate that he was there, signed our books and snapped a photo. It really made our trip... More 

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MI_Author, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping by Chillermania! Hope your daughter is enjoying her books. Please remind her that they're all true stories, and warn her against reading them after dark! More 

Flint, Michigan
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Our boys - ages 13, 11, 9, and 7 - love Johnathan Rand's books. So when they found out we were going up north, they demanded that we stop in Indian River at Chillermania. Now, it's pretty much just a store, but there are a few fake skeletons and spiders the kids can stand next to and have their pictures... More 

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2 Thank 99erikl
JohnathanRand, Owner at Chillermania!, responded to this review

Glad you dropped by. And by the way: those skeletons aren't fake. They're actual customer who had previously caused problems in the store. I tried to warn them . . . More 

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