News from The Bookstore

Books for Long Weekend Escapes

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May is one of the biggest publishing months of the year, with books coming in from some of our favorite authors (as well as brand-new debut authors). We are excited to share them with you - especially for the long holiday weekend coming up. Stop in and pick out a new book to savor over Memorial Day weekend and kick off summer with a nice escape.

What's on the Grad's List?

Heading to a graduation party? The Bookstore has a list of books that will suit every kind of graduate. See our selection here.


Join Our Book Club Startup

Looking for a book club? We're announcing the launch of The Bookstore's very own book club. Led by one of The Bookstore staffers We'll meet on the third Thursday of most months. Our inaugural gathering invites all interested readers to The Bookstore at 7 p.m. May 19. After a meet and greet, we will announce our pick for the June 16 meeting.


Thanks for Joining us for Indie Bookstore Day

We had a great celebration on April 30. A special thank you to our visiting authors Bob Raczka and Andrew Brumbach.

Bob Andrew

Book Expo Insider Info

Sue, Jane and Renee are looking forward to Book Expo America, the giant confab for the book industry held this year in Chicago in May. They expect to come back with lots of ideas for fun new items and books to stock at The Bookstore!

Summer Reading Program Begins

As the school year ends, remember to pick up your summer Get Caught Reading program form at The Bookstore. Read 10 books during the summer, filling out the form as you go along, then turn your form in to receive a free paperback book!


What We're Talking About This Month

► May Staff Picks: Jenny's pick is "Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo." 

► May Book Club Picks: The Glen Ellyn Historical Society's pick is "Island of Lost Maps."

► Books Now in Paperback: We recommend these for book clubs: "Spool of Blue Thread," "Hold Still," and more

Books Heard on NPR: "The Square Root of Summer" and more

► Book Extras: This month we're featuring Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield. Here's the publisher's book trailer: hmhyoungreadersblog.com

► 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:

Name the beloved children's author who just turned 100 years old and two of this author's book titles?If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

► The Indie Next ListWhat booksellers nationwide are talking about.

► The Indie Bestseller List: Based on last week's sales at independent bookstores nationwide


Coming Attractions

Alice Through the Looking GlassMe Before YouThe Jungle Book 

Movies and television shows are based on popular books. Read them before you see them. 

 


Meet Teen Staffers: Grace

GraceA freshman at Glenbard West, Grace loves reading, baking and crafts. She has been a regular customer at The Bookstore for many years, contributing book reviews and spreading her enthusiasm for the joy of reading from a very young age. She began working at The Bookstore last summer. Grace's pick is The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, which she describes as a great book filled with suspense, pranks, and a sarcastic heroine who teaches her peers what happens when they underestimate her.


The Bookstore Book Club Meets

Looking for a book club? We're announcing the launch of The Bookstore's very own book club. Led by one of The Bookstore staffers We'll meet on the third Thursday of most months. Our inaugural gathering invites all interested readers to The Bookstore at 7 p.m. May 19. After a meet and greet, we will announce our pick for the June 16 meeting.