November Bookstore News

Hear this book ...

Join local artist Lewis Achenbach, along with a few musician friends, for 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. 

As a thank you for joining this event and purchasing a copy of HEAR THIS BOOK, you will get a complimentary, limited edition postcard of Achenbach’s piece from Italy titled “Positano Honeymoon,” signed by the artist.

Learn more about Lewis at his website.


Ladies Night Out: Stop in at The Bookstore

Glen Ellyn’s Ladies Night Out is early this year — Tuesday, Nov. 18. This will give you plenty of time for holiday shopping before Thanksgiving.

The Bookstore is offering a special BOGO on Ladies Night Out tickets. Buy one ticket at The Bookstore and receive a free ticket for a friend! Limit one free ticket per customer. Cash or check only. While supplies last.

Also, at The Bookstore, when you spend $50 or more, you'll recieve a coupon for $10 to spend at The Bookstore during the next week. Plus, we'll have a special grab bag gifts for our Ladies Night Out shoppers.

Call your gal pals and make it the best Ladies Night Out ever!

Check out more great Ladies Night Out deals 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.


 

 

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.


Local Authors Become 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. 

Authors include:

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.


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

► November Staff Picks

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.

  1. What is the date of Ladies Night Out?

  2. What charity are we supporting this month at The Bookstore?

  3. 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.

Will: Looking for Alaska by John Green and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Chloe: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling 

Paige: Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher  


Coming Events

Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Stymied on what to get Uncle Albert aka the family curmudgeon? What about little Jimmy, who at 15 is too old for toys? Join us Dec. 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. Call us and let us know you're coming. 630-469-2891.

Belden Boy book signing with P.J. HarteNaus

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.

Documentary Paint Performance

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. 

Ladies Night Out

Downtown Glen Ellyn is the place to shop and dine this holiday season. Join us for this year’s Ladies Night Out on November 18th, from 5 to 9 p.m. The night is full of music, cocktails, appetizers and special deals. More than 20 stores are throwing a party just for you, including The Bookstore!