April News at The Bookstore

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day with Us! 

Independent Bookstore Day Logo

Come to our party Saturday, May 2 - Independent Bookstore Day!

We'll have food, treats and special activities all day. Book lovers can buy one-of-a-kind posters, bags and towels featuring Dav Pilkey, Stephen King and more. 

Plus, Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, will host a special story time. Be sure to stop by on May 2. Read More ...

As we gear up for Indie Bookstore Day, we're polling friends of The Bookstore: What do you love about independent bookstores? 
Share your thoughts the next time you stop in or email us at justbook475@yahoo.com.


We've Been Reading from the Caudill List

Will in ScarletThe RithmatistCinder The President Has Been Shot

We're excited about the recent release of the Caudill nominees, so the staffers each selected a book to read. Ask us about what we thought. Here's the list

Jane - Rithmatist 
Jenny - Shadow on the Mountain 
Sue - Camo Girl 
Renee - Hidden
Linda - The President Has Been Shot
Claire - Will in Scarlet
Ellie - Golden Boy
Abbey - Counting by 7’s
Emma - May B.
Nathan - Michael Vey, the Prisoner of Cell 25
Will - A Monster Calls
Paige - Chomp
Chloe - Cinder

► More Rebecca Caudill 2016 Nominees list
 


Melanie Benjamin

Author Visits

April 16: A literacy event featuring New York Times best-selling author Melanie Benjamin will be April 16 at the Village Links, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn. Melanie will speak on "Taking Flight - My Literary Journey and Fact Versus Fiction in the Aviator's Wife" and she will sign copies of her books.

April 25Susanna Calkins will sign copies of her new book, Masque of a Murderer, book signing at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25. This is Book #3 in the Lucy Campion mystery series.


Poetry in Motion

April is National Poetry Month and we're celebrating with several collections of poems.

Try The Beauty by Jane Hirshfield, Hypnotize a Tiger by Calef Brown, and After the Bell Rings by Carol Diggory Shields. 

Poets.org is organizing a number of activities including National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30 and the Dear Poet project for K-12 Students.

 


What We're Talking About This Month

Early WarningThe Dream LoverThe Preorder Specials of the Month are The Dream Lover and Early Warning. Receive 10% off with your preorder reserve. (Discount applies to reserves made in-store only.)

For the complete story: Are you hooked on characters and plots appearing on both the big and small screens?  We've got the original stories and their companion books in stock for all of today's hot shows, including
 Wolf HallThe Dovekeepers, The Outlandish Companion, The World of Ice and Fire, Emperor of all Maladies, and The Longest Ride.

► April Staff Picks 

► April Book Club Picks

► Book Extras: See the YouTube video of The Tapper Twins Go To War by Geoff Rodkey.

► New in Paperback

Bookstore Brain Teaser: Receive 20% of your next in-store purchase if you can answer this trivia question:

Name the title and author of this year's Tournament of Books winner and the book it defeated?


Books into Movies

Movies out in theaters now are based on popular books. Read them before you see them. 

Insurgent

Serena


Wedding Walk

Brides-to-be will look for inspiration for their coming nuptials during the annual Wedding Walk on Sunday, April 12, in downtown Glen Ellyn.  

The Bookstore is participating again, offering a selection of books to guide brides to that important day. Plus, we'll give away two free tickets to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's production of "Sense and Sensibility," a musical based on Jane Austen's novel.

Booksigning with Susanna Calkins

Susanna Calkins will sign copies of her new book, Masque of a Murderer, at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25. This is Book #3 in the Lucy Campion mystery series. Set in 1660's London, this enjoyable series features finely wrought characters, richly detailed historical atmosphere and a tightly plotted mystery, making for a compelling read! To have copies of Susanna's books held for the signing, please call 630-469-2891.

Books #1 & 2 are now in paperback, but we also have a few hardcover copies of #2, From the Charred Remains, as well.

Independent Bookstore Day - May 2

Come to The Bookstore's party Saturday, May 2, to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day!

We'll have raffles, food, treats and special activities all day. Book lovers can buy one-of-a-kind posters, books, bags and towels featuring Dav Pilkey, Stephen King and more. 

Among our raffles are a signed copy of "Looking for Alaska" by John Green, ARCs, candy and other swag. 

Here's how the itinerary is shaping up:

Literacy Event featuring Melanie Benjamin

A literacy event featuring New York Times best-selling author Melanie Benjamin will be April 16 at the Village Links, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn.

Melanie will speak on "Taking Flight - My Literary Journey and Fact Versus Fiction in the Aviator's Wife" and she will sign copies of her books.

Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Admission includes one drink and one appetizer.

All proceeds will benefit the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center. 

Drop-in Storytime

Get out of the house with your toddler or preschooler and join us for a Drop-In Storytime at The Bookstore.

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., we'll read new and favorite children's stories. No registration is required