RSVP for Reading Group Night Tuesday
Join us this Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. for our annual Reading Group Night. This popular event invites book club members or those just interested in books to a lively conversation about the best books to read in 2017. We also include some discussion guides to keep the conversation rolling when you gather with your book club. RSVP today by calling us at 630-469-2891. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Bookstore Window Caper
You might have noticed the boarded-up windows at our store. Don't worry ... everything is OK. Or is it?
Our customers overwhelmed us with their responses to our request for stories about what happened to our windows. We want to thank all of you who participated with such creativity. Click here for those stories.
Since we had so many entries that were so clever, we drew four names randomly. Each person will receive a free paperback book of his or her choice. Those folks are: Wally Ottenhoff, Charlie Clifford, Audrey Coe, and Analese.
FYI: The construction continues on our storefront this month but soon we'll have more energy-efficient windows, better for keeping out the The Crumple-Horned Snorkack.
Honoring Women's History Month
- BRIDGET GERAGHTY will sign copies of her children's book Molly Bell and the Wishing Well at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Molly Bell is an 11-year old girl who used to be a whimsical, sporty type of a child, now turned upside down by the untimely death of her mother. Her father is getting remarried to a high-maintenance beauty with an annoying six-year old son. Molly can't find anything good about her new circumstances until her Aunt Joan tells her about the wishing well at Molly's grandparents' farm.
BOB GOLDSBOROUGH will sign copies of his latest Nero Wolfe mystery: Murder, Stage Left. He will be at The Bookstore from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18. His newest release received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly, calling it "superior" and also said "even die-hard Rex Stout fans will have a hard time distinguishing Goldsborough's prose and plotting from the originals." Bob is such a Bookstore fan favorite, that we're asking you call the store to reserve a copy of the book for the signing.
Attention: Book Clubs
Send us your lists! Has your group decided on titles for the new year? Let us know so we can have them in stock when you need one. If your book club tends to decide on titles month by month, just include us in your group email. We have a new email address: email@example.com
The Bookstore Gives Back
The Bookstore staff is proud to serve our community. We contribute in a variety of ways: donations, volunteering and in-kind exchanges. Last month, we supported the following organizations: Family Shelter Service, Arbor View School, Benjamin Franklin School, Montini High School, and the District 41 Musical Education Foundation. Good luck in your endeavors!
Our Local Author Policy Updates
So you've written a book, gotten it published, and of course you want to share it with the world! Here's how The Bookstore can help. See our updated Local Author Policy.