Mitch Albom's poignant book, Tuesdays with Morrie, turns 20 years old this year! The book remains relevant and heartfelt today and has been adapted into a play that's coming to the McAninch Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Starring "M*A*S*H" star Jamie Farr, "Tuesdays with Morrie" opens the MAC's 2017-18 season. Click here for tickets and more information about the play and stop by The Bookstore for a copy of the book.
News from The Bookstore
Fall for these New Releases
As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall, we can't wait to burrow into a really great book. Try one of these brand new September releases or one of our staff picks.
Celebrating Our Right to Read
Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, is Sept. 24-30. According to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, which tracks book challenges and bans, there was a 17% increase in book censorship complaints in 2016. The Bookstore is participating in the campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Watch for our window display and stop in to share your thoughts about banned books. Here is a list of the Top Ten Challenged Books in 2016.
September Dates with Books
Following are special dates in September and some books we recommend to honor those days.
Sept. 9: Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ - "Weber's Greatest Hits"
Sept. 18: Constitution Day - "Constitution of the United States"
Sept. 24-30: Banned Books Week - "Eleanor & Park"
Bookstore Gives Back
Here are the nonprofit organizations we supported in July and August:
Windsor Park in Carol Stream, Teen/Parent Connection, Glen Ellyn/Wheaton Chorale, Glen Ellyn Public Library, ESSE, the Gweiman Centre in Carol Stream, Bridge Communities, Lincoln School PTA, Nalco Water in Naperville, and Glen Ellyn Lions Club.
Reading Club Night recommendations
Did you miss our 2017 Reading Club Night when we offer suggestions for book clubs? No worries, we have our complete list of 2017 Reading Club Night recommendations saved here. We had a lively chat with book group members that night so be sure to watch for our next Reading Club Night. In the meantime, stop in the store and our knowledgeable staff will share some discussion topics for these books.
Attention: Book Clubs
Send us your lists! Has your group decided on titles for the new year? Let us know so we can have them in stock when you need one. If your book club tends to decide on titles month by month, just include us in your group email. We have a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
► September Staff Picks: Ziming chose "The Forgotten Room"
► September Book Club Picks including "Lucky Boy"
► Books Now in Paperback: We recommend these for book clubs.
► Books Heard on NPR: Stay with Me, My Absolute Darling, Burning Girl, What She Ate
► The Indie Next List: What booksellers nationwide are talking about.
► The Indie Bestseller List: Based on last week's sales at independent bookstores nationwide
The Bookstore Book Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 26 to discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles.
Membership in our book club is open to any reader. 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.