New Fall Releases from Coben, Hiaasen, Patchett and more
Fall new releases (see also those listed in our Staff Picks) include brand-new books by Ian McEwan, Carl Hiaasen, Candice Millard, Tracy Kidder, Harlan Coben, and Jonathan Safran Foer, to name just a few! Click here for more.
Plus, we're getting a limited number of signed-by-the-author copies of Commonwealth by Ann Patchett because we all loved it so much. Let us know if you'd like us to save a copy for you to pick up on or after Sept. 13.
Parents: We tend to think that Kids Back in School = More Time to Read (and browse The Bookstore without distractions), so we invite you to enjoy some fresh back-to-books time with us, reveling in the shiny new covers and crisp unread pages.
We also are hearing that teachers are encouraging parents to model non-screen reading time. So why not share that reading time, minus the devices, with your children of any age and feel the calm descend over your home.
Check out the First Novel Prize List
Bookstore staffer Sue has found a new book list that she highly recommends! The Center for Fiction is the only nonprofit literary organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to celebrating fiction, and the group recently announced its 2016 First Novel Prize Short List. Authors include Kia Corthron, Emma Cline, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Yaa Gyasi, Krys Lee, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Garth Greenwell. Take a look at these celebrated new authors as well as those on previous years' lists.
Join us for 'Dead Wake' on Sept. 22
At our Sept. 22 meeting, the Bookstore Book Club will discuss Dead Wake by Erik Larson.
And prepare for our October selection, The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. The Bookstore Book Club will meet on Oct. 20.
If you're interested in joining The Bookstore Book Club, call us at 630-469-2891. Or stop by and add your name to the list while you pick up a copy of the latest selection.
BBQ Prep Work
Glen Ellyn's 8th Annual Backyard BBQ, a free family-friendly event in downtown to benefit Bridge Communities, is Sept. 10. Click here for more Info.
Get your own grill ready and check out our selection of cookbooks for pork/smoke/sauce fans and plenty of other cookbooks with award-winning side dishes and desserts.
Blind Date with a Book Makes First Donation
Thanks to our generous customers during the last few months, we've been able to donate over $300 to the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center with the proceeds from our Blind Date With A Book program. Be sure to browse the BDWAB shelf full of wrapped-up books with written clues to the genre and subject matter. Like any blind date, you might end up with a keeper! It's fun and all for a good cause.
Get Project Playhouse Raffle Tickets at The Bookstore
We are helping the Glen Ellyn Junior Women's Club raise money for the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center by selling raffle tickets for Project Playhouse, where you could win a life-sized playhouse created by a local builder! Stop in with your cash or a check, tickets are $25 each or 3 for $65. The drawing will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1.