Rick Steves, the popular host of PBS TV series "Rick Steves' Europe" and author of numerous travel guides, will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at The McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage campus. Rick will share how travel has shaped his world view, social activism and political world. Learn how to turn your next trip into a broadening experience. A Q&A session with book signing will follow the lecture.
News from The Bookstore
Books for Blustery Autumn Days
"...Once the leaves have started to fall and the wind carries just a little bit of malevolence under the sweet candy and apple cider..." is how author Elsa Hart described autumn. For those blustery fall days, a good book and a cup of tea are just the ticket.Click here for more.
We also want to read or even reread books that feel like October. Jenny recommends "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury, and Renee always thinks of Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time." Sue's perennial favorite for younger kids is "Sophie's Squash". What's your sweater-weather, autumnal choice?
And while you're picking up a new or an old favorite book, try our Novel Teas, a portable packet of 5 English Breakfast teabags with literary quotes on the tags. Staffers Grace and Renee give this tea blend thumbs up!
Looking for something to read for Halloween? The Bookstore staff has come up with our annual list of Halloween books for adults and children. Happy Halloween reading!
As the election gets closer, we pulled together a selection of books for children about a variety of presidential candidates: Buddy, Babymouse, Duck , Squid and Snoopy. Check out the election book list here.
Join us for 'Marriage of Opposites' on Oct. 27
At our next book club meeting, we'll discuss The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. The Bookstore Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.
If you're interested in joining The Bookstore Book Club, call us at 630-469-2891. Or stop by and add your name to our list. The Bookstore Book Club will take November and December off.
Rick Steves, the popular host of PBS TV series "Rick Steves' Europe" and author of numerous travel guides, will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at The McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage campus. Rick will share how travel has shaped his world view, social activism and political world. Learn how to turn your next trip into a broadening experience. A Q&A session with book signing will follow the lecture. For information, see The MAC's website.
1,000+ Books Read This Summer
How do we at The Bookstore promote reading? Here's one example: our Get Caught Reading summer reading program resulted in over 100 paperback books given away free from The Bookstore's stock to our well-read customers, most of them young people. This means they had read over 1,000 books this summer!
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.
What We're Talking About This Month
► October Book Club Picks: The Glen Ellyn Historical Society's pick is "One Summer, America 1927".
► Books Now in Paperback: We recommend these for book clubs: "Secret Chord," "Gold Fame Citrus," "Fortune Smiles," and "The Mare."
► Books Heard on NPR: "Wonder," "Year of Voting Dangerously," "When in French: Love in a Second Language" and "Born to Run."
► Book Club Kit: Publisher Penguin Books is offering a kit for book clubs to discuss Ana of California, a contemporary story inspired by Anne of Green Gables. The kit comes complete with recipes for raspberry cordial, currant wine and hibiscus sangria.
► Bookstore Brain Teaser: Receive 20% off your next in-store purchase if you can answer this trivia question:
What does Mr. Dark offer the teen boy Jim in Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes"?
► The Indie Next List: What booksellers nationwide are talking about.
► The Indie Bestseller List: Based on last week's sales at independent bookstores nationwide
Local author Robin Currie will sign copies of her new children's book Tuktuk Tundra Tale at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at The Bookstore.
Robin is a retired pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn and active in St. Mark's Church.
Learn more about Robin Currie, at www.robincurrie.net/
The book is is available in both paperback and hardcover.
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. See more about The Bookstore Book Club here.
Stop in with your costumed children after the Halloween Parade to pick up your treat!