About Us

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore

Since l982, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore has served as a center of information in the subjects of holistic health, bodymind therapies, psychology, Buddhism, alternative spiritual practices, spiritual development and consciousness. Since 1989, it has been owned by Crazy Wisdom, Inc., which consists of Bill Zirinsky and Ruth Schekter, husband-and-wife.

After 40 years of serving the community, the most recent incarnation of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore closed on February 15th, 2022.

GOOD NEWS – Crazy Wisdom Bookstore reopened on December 1, 2023 under the same ownership of Bill Zirinsky and Ruth Schekter, the couple who have shepherded the store forward over the last 30+ years. 

We want to remind you that Crazy Wisdom’s publications — The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal, and the CW Biweekly Ezine — are thriving and will continue to publish.  Visit them at crazywisdomjournal.com
Also, our weekly E-news will continue to be delivered to your inbox each Monday, has shopcrazywisdom.com will remain open for your shopping convenience!
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Again, all of us at Crazy Wisdom want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our loyal and kind customers!

Crazy Wisdom Publications

Southeastern Michigan’s Conscious Living Magazines — are a resource on mindfulness, healthy living, spiritual growth, psychology, conscious parenting, and alternative therapies, plus community profiles, news, and events related to Southeastern Michigan’s vibrant holistic and conscious living community.

The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal

The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal has been published three times a year since 1995.
6,000 copies of The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal are printed, and they are available at more than 235 locations in the area.

Our Team
Publisher/Editor: Bill Zirinsky – bill@crazywisdom.net
Advertising Sales Manager: Tana Dean – tana@crazywisdom.net
Design and Production Editor: Carol Karr – carol@crazywisdom.net
Designers: Jennifer Carson – jennifer@crazywisdom.net, Carol Karr
Managing Editor/Staff Coordinator: Jennifer Carson
Calendar Editor: Jennifer Carson

Writer’s Guidelines for the Journal

the CW Biweekly

A biweekly e-zine to shine a little light in the dark.
Born during the pandemic, The Crazy Wisdom Weekly has represented the voices of our community in a timely and entertaining manner. In October 2021 we switched to a biweekly schedule.
We welcome articles, interviews, recipes, wisdom, personal essays, breathing exercises, beautiful art and photos, favorite places for socially distant walks, news of your pets, or musings on current events.
Send your submission to Jennifer@crazywisdom.net.


Since 1982, Crazy Wisdom has served as a regional resource for information in the areas of holistic health and integrative medicine, bodymind therapies, psychology and personal growth, Buddhism, spiritual development, and consciousness.

Originally called “The Guide to Health and Healing Resources in Ann Arbor”, the guide was updated and printed periodically starting in 1989. The online edition, annarborholistic.com was launched in 2008. The site served the community well, but like so many things on the web and it’s ever-changing technology the original site has become outdated. The new build is contemporary, clean, and easy to use for both practitioners and businesses, and also people looking for holistic practitioners and businesses.


Shop thousands of books, tarot decks, blank journals and gift items at our online bookstore… shopcrazywisdom.com

For more info about Crazy Wisdom Bookstore contact Chandra Mitchel at chandra@crazywisdom.net.