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More Hot Weeks Left, Try These Cool Reads

Some of the best page turners of the summer are arriving at The Bookstore in August! Try one of these cool reads on a hot night.


Author Appearances

MICHAEL SHERECK will sign copies of hIs book "Berwyn Rules" at 1 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 5.  Mike will share the leadership secrets of 26th Street. He owns a performance, transition and leadership coaching business in LaGrange.

SONIA NAZARIO Enrique's Journey  on Aug. 23 at Glenbard East High School. Nazario's appearance is part of the Glenbard Parent Series' Common Read of 2017.


Back to School

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Whether you're a high school student heading back to class or a lifelong learner who enjoys the new and old classics, we have assigned summer reads for you at The Bookstore. We're doing our best to keep up with the local selections, so don't wait until the last day before school starts - give us a call to hold your copy now.

Books for Glenbard West include: "The Hobbit," "Fahrenheit 451," "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time," "How to Read Literature Like a Professor," "Animal Farm," "The Alchemist," and "Bean Trees," among other titles. Students at St. Pet's have been picking up "Red Kayak," "Seedfolks," and "Gods, Heroes & Monsters of the Greek Myths."   If you don't see your book on this list, let us know what you need and we can usually have it in a few days.


Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse

Learn more about the total solar eclipse and the lunar shadow coming on Aug. 21. We have a display of books in store that will answer all of your questions and a few you didn't know you had.


Bookstore Gives Back

Here are the nonprofit organizations we supported in June: All Souls Church, Glenbard West High School Football, Wheaton College, Buttons & Bows Preschool.


Tournament of Books

The Morning News' Tournament of Books. And the winner is: The Underground Railroad. 

But the real news is that our very own Jenny Fischer and Sue Kowalski were featured on the national platform as judges. They provided guest commentary on March 16 about "The Nix" vs. "We Love You, Charlie Freeman." Check out their full commentary here


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.


Decomposition Books

New at The Bookstore this month: spiral and clothbound notebooks from Decomposition Book® in a variety of decorative covers, from teacups to peacocks to sloths. All have 100% post-consumer-waste recycled pages printed with soy ink, and are made in the USA. A must-see item for those tween and teen Easter baskets!


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: info@justthebookstore.com


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

► August Staff Picks: Sue chose "Stay with Me."

August Book Club Picks including the Historical Society book club's pick "Once in a Great City."

► Books Now in Paperback: We recommend these for book clubs.

Books Heard on NPRThe Great Quake, Fierce Kingdom, The World Broke in Two, Caesar's Last Breath

► 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

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We have the books the pair with your favorite movies and television shows. Read them before you see them.