One of our favorite local authors, Glen Ellyn's own Bob Raczka, is appearing at The Bookstore beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 13. His new book Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole has just been released.
See Your Favorite Authors
as Booksellers for a Day
Meet your favorite local authors during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.
Our holiday tradition of Bookseller For A Day (or a few hours) invites local authors into The Bookstore to help sell books, including their own books, of course!
Come in to see what local authors are reading and recommending for the holiday gift-giving season.
- William Hazelgrove, author of Real Santa and The Pitcher
- Bob Goldsborough, author of Murder in the Ball Park and Archie Meets Nero Wolfe
- Patricia Skalka, author of Death Stalks Door County
- Lisa Doyle, author of "Milked," released Nov. 21
Keep checking our website for updates to the authors' schedule.
Also, get a $10 credit from American Express on Small Business Saturday!
Use your American Express card for $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction at any qualifying merchant (like The Bookstore) on Small Business Saturday, and American Express will credit your statement $10.
Two authors signing
Two local authors will be signing at The Bookstore in the next month.
Local author and educator P.J. HarteNaus will be at The Bookstore at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, to sign copies of the two books in her award-winning books Belden Boy - The Adventures of Peter McDugal and My Sometimes Pal. These historical novels for middle grade readers are based on the one-room schoolhouse in Galena, Ill. For more details about the books and the awards they have won, visit the author's website, www.beldenboy.com. Please join us in welcoming Pat back to The Bookstore with congratulations for winning this year's CLIPP award!
One of The Bookstore's favorites, Bob Raczka, will be signing his newest book, Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Bob is known for his children's books and haikus. See more about Bob and his books here.
Donate a book for Bridge Communities
Bridge Communities’ Holiday Book Drive is underway. This year, The Bookstore has gift requests for 79 children and 86 moms. Our generous customers select a book card for a child (listed by age) or mother, and purchase a book for donation. We wrap the gifts and deliver them to Bridge Communities on Dec. 2. The book cards go fast, so stop by our front counter and pick out your donation early to help the families at Bridge Communities.
Be a live window display
Show off your love for reading by becoming a Live Reader in The Bookstore’s holiday window. We have time slots beginning on Saturday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 24. All ages welcome.
Holiday Walk kicks off season
The official kickoff to the holiday shopping season in Glen Ellyn, the Holiday Walk begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 with a visit from Santa. Join us at The Bookstore for hot cocoa and cookies.We'll recommend some Christmas books to keep the spirit alive throughout the season.
Just Arrived at The Bookstore
► Our Holiday Catalog: Order online and pick up your order at The Bookstore. Keep your dollars local!
► Beautiful, old-fashioned advent calendars (and chocolate-free) in new designs.
► What local book clubs are reading. (Remember: Book clubs who order from the Bookstore receive a 10% discount.)
► What's New in Paperback
Bookstore Brain Teaser
Our trivia contest this month celebrates the our November activities. Answer these questions correctly the next time you visit The Bookstore and you'll receive a 20% discount on one item in the store.
What is the date of Ladies Night Out?
What charity are we supporting this month at The Bookstore?
Who is Jen Bradbury?
Meet Teen Staffers: Will, Chloe and Paige
This month we're introducing you three new teen staffers at The Bookstore: Will, Chloe and Paige.
We appreciate your patience as our new staffers learn the ropes. Ask them to tell you about their favorite books.
Chloe: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Paige: Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
Stymied on what to get Uncle Albert, a.k.a. the family curmudgeon? What about Matt, who at 15 is too old for toys? Not sure what the twenty-something post-college crowd is enjoying these days? Join us on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. when we'll share some great gift ideas for everyone on your list. Hint: Our gift ideas are certain to transport the recipients to another world -- while staying within your budget. Plus, we'll serve delicious snacks.
Meet your favorite local authors during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29. Our holiday tradition of Bookseller For A Day (or a few hours) invites local authors into The Bookstore to help sell books, including their own books, of course! Come in to see what local authors are reading and recommending for the holiday gift-giving season.
Authors confirmed, so far:
Local author and educator Pat HarteNaus will be at The Bookstore at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, to sign copies of the two books in her award-winning series Belden Boy - the adventures of Peter McDugal and My Sometimes Pal. These historical novels for middle grade readers are based on the one-room schoolhouse in Galena, Ill. For more details about the books and the awards they have won, visit the author's website, www.beldenboy.com.
Local artist Lewis Achenbach, along with a few musician friends, will present a Documentary Paint Performance at The Bookstore from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, during Ladies Night Out. Lewis interprets the music and atmosphere of an event in his artwork, as shown in his book, Hear This Book: Achenbach in Chicagoland, Documentary Drawings 2012-2014. The Glen Ellyn Ladies Night Out event may appear in a future edition of Hear This Book! Please join us for this very special evening.