September Bookstore News

Hugs for Books, Teddy Bears and Rock Stars

Q: What do books, teddy bears and rock stars have in common? 
A: You can hug them all this month at The Bookstore. (Yep, we made that leap.)

We start with Hug a Book Week during Sept. 6-14. (We're also celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week Sept. 21-27.) 

Bring your favorite teddy bear Sept. 21 to our We're Going on a Bear Hunt party. And, on Sept. 26 meet "Through the Eye of the Tiger" author and Survivor rock star Jim Peterik. 

The Bookstore also is supporting two book signings this month at the Glen Ellyn Public Library this month: children's author Sherri Duskey Rinker on Sept. 13 and best-selling author Sue Miller on Sept. 27.  See details about our events below or on our website.

Our New Website

Speaking of the website, The Bookstore is proud to launch its new website with more than 200 book recommendations and ideas that are updated monthly. The website's highlights include:

  • Staff Picks
  • Book club and reading group picks
  • Book lists in adult fiction and nonfiction categories
  • Kids book lists including nominees from the best contests
  • Bookstore events
  • Local authors
  • More about The Bookstore
  • Best of all, the website is mobile-friendly. Now you can easily search and order online, then pick up and pay for your books at The Bookstore. 

Bookstore Trivia

Our September Brain Teaser: 

In honor of the new website, our trivia contest this month involves a little clicking on your part. Answer these three questions correctly the next time you visit The Bookstore and you'll receive a 20% discount on one item in the store.

  • What occupied the brick building in 1892 long before The Bookstore was established?
  • What book won the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award in 2014?
  • What book did teen staffer Emma B. call a "must read" for any lover of historical fiction?

Preorder Special of the Month

Hey Photicular Fans: 

The preorder book of the month is "Ocean: A Photicular Book." 

Come into the store to preorder a copy and we'll give you 10% off.


"Going On A Bear Hunt" Kids Party

Did you know that there is an official Teddy Bear Day in September? We are celebrating with a party featuring The Bookstore's own giant teddy bear! Participants age 3 through 7 are encouraged to bring their teddy bear or other soft stuffed toy to join us in stories, activities and a small treat. Pre-registration is encouraged, please call 630-469-2891 or send us an email with child's name and age. The $5 cost includes a $5 gift certificate from The Bookstore to be used at your convenience.

Lunch with Sue Miller "The Arsonist"

Sue Miller will be in Glen Ellyn on Sept. 27 to discuss her book The Arsonist. She will be the guest of honor at a luncheon held at Glen Prairie Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza on Roosevelt Road at Finley and then will lead a book discussion at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street. The Library is hosting these events.

The Bookstore is selling copies of her book for signing as well as tickets for the luncheon and discussion, through Wednesday, September 24. 

More News from The Bookstore

Required Reading in Stock

Are your kids scrambling to get their required summer reading done by the start of school? Stop by The Bookstore! We've stocked up on of the local schools' reading lists. (And if we don't have it, we'll order it for you.)