June News at The Bookstore

Books for Dad

What books will dads be reading this month? Stop by The Bookstore for our in-person recommendations.

Low & Slow 2The Wright Brothers Radiant Angel A Lucky LIfe Interrupted

See more Father's Day recommendations here. 

Summer is Almost Here!

Memory ManAt the Water's EdgeThe Picnic Find Momo Coast to Coast

What's on your summer reading list? As you pack up for vacation and various outings, don't forget to grab a few good books (and one of our cloth book bags, great for the pool or beach). We're pulling together recommendations for every type of reader. 

Click her for 30 Summer Reads.

Zen Doodlers

Zen DoodleBig Book of MandalasFloral Designs

A hot trend that has everyone talking is meditative pattern coloring books. Pick a pattern and lose yourself in the meditative creation. Stop in the store to see our selection of these books and start channeling your inner zen.

And join us for a stress-relief break all day Wed., June 17. Try out a page from the very popular detailed coloring books designed for adults, along with a cookie or two from the Lilac Bakery in Lombard (parent company of the Flour Barrel). No registration is required, we'd love to see you for coloring and cookies any time!

Very Good LivesBooks for Grads

Our soon-to-be-graduating teen staffers (Abbey, Emma and Ellie) chose a few books they thought would be excellent gifts for grads this year. 

► From Abbey: Art of Possibility

► From Emma: Congratulations, By The Way

► From Ellie: I Am Malala

What We're Talking About This Month

The Little Paris BookshopPirate HuntersThe Preorder Specials of the Month are Pirate Hunters and The Little Paris Bookshop. Receive 10% off with your preorder reserve. (Discount applies to reserves made in-store only.)

► June Staff Picks 

► June Book Club Picks

► Book Extras: See the YouTube video of How Do You Make a BraveMouse Book. What's a BraveMouse Book? See Wet Hen: A Short Vowel Adventure.

► New in Paperback

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

In honor of Father's Day, name the books that featured these fictional dads: Atticus Finch, The Man in the Yellow Hat, Arthur Weasley and Mr. Arable?

Coming Attractions

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

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl