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Bookstore Staffer Sue shows off a scarf knot in preparing for the program "50 Ways to Wear a Scarf" on April 10 at The Bookstore. RSVP at (630) 469-2891 or email us at


Pick a poem, hunt eggs, tie a scarf in April 

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.

Here are some other events we’re “egg”cited about in April. 

April 10: 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf
April 12: Our annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt 
April 13: Downtown Wedding Walk (we’re selling  inspiring books)
April 16: Pre-World Book Night party
April 23: World Book Night
See details below.  


This Month's Events

50 Ways to Wear a Scarf - 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10

Looking for ways to freshen up your wardrobe for springtime? The lovely ladies from nearby Renaissance Art Studio, using scarves from their store, will demonstrate ideas outlined in the new book 50 Ways To Wear A Scarf, here at The Bookstore on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. Possibilities include The Paris, The Chain Weave, and The Easy Breezy. Which look will suit you best? There's no cost to attend, but please let us know if you're coming so that we may have enough treats available for everyone! RSVP at (630) 469-2891 or email us.

Annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt - 2-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12

The Bookstore’s Annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt is always a popular event and will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. We will be reading Easter stories and enjoying a snack along with hunting eggs.

Suggested age for this event is 4 to 8 years old; children must be able to recognize their name written on an egg to participate. Registration is required. Call (630) 469-2891 to register. $5 fee per child.

Downtown Glen Ellyn Wedding Walk - Sunday, April 13

Do you know anyone recently engaged or beginning to plan a wedding? Sign up at And stop in The Bookstore for our inspiring books that will help get you ready for the big day.



(Pre) World Book Night Party - 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16

Attention World Book Night Givers: Come to The Bookstore at 7 p.m. April 16 to celebrate all things World Book Night. Get last-minute instructions and tips, and enjoy some delicious WBN cake. If you signed up in December (with your pickup location as The Bookstore), you can pick up your books during the day of April 16 to be handed out on April 23 - World Book Night.

What's World Book Night? Curious supporters of spreading the joy of reading are welcome to join us and find out more.

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

Save the Date for May 3

The downtown Glen Ellyn Alliance Wines & Finds event is Saturday, May 3. What goes better with wine & friends than books? Get your tickets now for this event at


April 2014 News

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Coming to Glen Ellyn
Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, author of Chicago’s 2013-14 selection for “One Book, One Chicago,” will discuss her New York Times’ bestselling book “The Warmth of Other Suns” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. 

Recognized on lists including the 10 Best Books of the Year (The New York Times Book Review), All-Time Best Books of Nonfiction (The New York Times Magazine) and 5 Best Books of the Year (Amazon), “The Warmth of Other Suns” tells the story of America’s Great Migration. Of the 6 million African-Americans who fled the South in the 20th Century, Wilkerson weaves together the stories of three individual protagonists to create “a deeply affecting, finely crafted and heroic book” (The New Yorker).

Get ready for the April 15 discussion by stopping by The Bookstore and picking up a copy of "The Warmth of Other Suns."  

The lecture is part of the MAC’s 2014 Grand Opening Season that marks the completion of a 14-month, $35 million renovation.  For tickets and more information, call 630.942.4000 or visit

For more about this event, click here.

This Month's Staff Picks


This month, The Bookstore staffers are recommending these books:

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