May 2014 News

From May 2013, The Bookstore participates in the Wine & Finds tasting event, offering its own unique book pairings with a selection of wines. This year's event is May 3.

Pairing Books with Wines & Finds  

Tour Downtown Glen Ellyn's boutique shops and taste wines during Wines & Finds on May 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Bookstore offers its own unique pairings with the wine tasting: We're featuring books with wine or chocolate themes. Wine & Finds participants will receive a 20% discount on these books at The Bookstsore. 

The event also features great wines, food pairings and raffle sponsored by Downtown Glen Ellyn businesses.

Buy your tickets today, because only 150 people will be allowed to participate. Go to for information and tickets, or ask your favorite downtown merchant for details.

News from The Bookstore

Pick a poem

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Is Lord Byron too romantic for you? How about this from Billy Collins?

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope   
and torture a confession out of it.

For National Poetry Month, we’re inviting you to find a poem that speaks to you.  Look for poems chalked on the sidewalk outside of our store, sitting in an old typewriter, or found in books.

On April 24 – Poem In Your Pocket Day – stop in the store, pick up a poem and put it in your pocket!

For more poetry, check out these recommended authors: Caroline Kennedy, Billy Collins and Mary Oliver. And don't forget, It’s the 100th anniversary of Carl Sandburg's Chicago poem.



This Month's Events


Bookstore staffer Renee and two World Book Night volunteers, Bobbie and Wendy, enjoy cake while celebrating the delivery of books for World Book Night. Volunteers will be handing out free books to nonreaders on April 23.

World Book Night - Wednesday, April 23

Volunteers spread the love of reading by handing out books on World Book Night. If you see a WBN giver on this evening, give them a wave or even a hug. Discover more about this annual event at


This Month's Staff Picks


This month, The Bookstore staffers are recommending these books:

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