Schuler Books is an independent bookstore chain with location in Grand Rapids and Lansing, MI. Schuler's is a lot like Barnes & Noble- they carry just about everything. I've been to two of their three locations and it's a very relaxing way to spend some time and explore books. They also have cafes and a music section as well.
Schuler's is a great place to spend some time if you're a booklover. Not only are they very well stocked, but the stores are large, the cafes are nice and they have a good childrens section. The cafe serves sandwiches, paninis as well as the usual assortment of snacks, coffee, and all that. The cafe in Grand Rapids is nice and comfortable.
Here's a link to the cafe menu. Schuler's also has an extensive used book section, and even print on demand with the Espresso Book Machine(you can read all about it here). Book club members get 20% off the club selection, and have a great variety of author events and monthly get togethers, including Italian and Japanese conversation group meetings.
I've only been in one of the Lansing locations but it is nice as well. I've been to an author signing there, they have a nice little author nook.
Schuler Books is locally owned and they recently acquired Nicola's Books, a well known bookstore in Ann Arbor.