Special Event

artwork by Lewis ArchenbachLadies Night Out: Stop in The Bookstore 

Jazz up your night as artist Lewis Achenbach paints to Molly Rose's guitar and vocals, exclusively at The Bookstore for Ladies Night Out. Maybe you'll end up in the painting (like the one shown here)!

The Bookstore is again participating in the always-popular annual Ladies Night Out. Twenty downtown Glen Ellyn stores are offering great deals and after-parties on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 9 pm. Tickets are available now at 4 stores or online at downtownglenellyn.com.  

Grab your girlfriends, book the babysitter and get ready to have some fantastic girls-only time.


November News at The Bookstore

48 Books to Start Your Holiday Shopping

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The holidays are just around the corner, and we're helping you get your lists in order early. Our holiday catalog offers dozens of great gift books, many relating to the Midwest. Click here for the list of the 48 books on our holiday catalog list

Need more options: 

► Jane's 2015 Holiday Picks

► Foodie titles

► Cookbooks to give as gifts

And watch your snail mail for The Bookstore's holiday catalog. Bring in the coupon from the catalog for 20% off one book in the catalog (in-store purchases only). 

Let our knowledgeable staff help you find the right book as a perfect gift. And we'll also wrap it for free. We have eight different holiday gift-wrapping papers this year!

Shop Local this Holiday Season 

The Bookstore staff will make every attempt to process your book orders and have them at the store for pickup in just a couple of days. Sure it's easy to shop online, but by spending your dollars locally, you'll contribute to a thriving downtown Glen Ellyn economy, not to mention your friendly local independent bookstore.  

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Elves' Picks and More

Join The Bookstore Elves on Nov. 11 for a lively chat about gift book ideas for everyone on  your list. This is a private event for our customers, so we absolutely need your RSVP for you to attend. See more details here.

In preparation for the holidays, The Bookstore is participating in these events this month: Ladies Night Out on Nov. 17, the Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk on Nov. 27, and Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28. Authors Sherri Duskey Rinker and Bob Goldsborough also will serve as guest booksellers on Nov. 28. 

AmEx customers: Don't forget to pre-register with American Express for special Small Business Saturday rebate deals. Find more info here.

Books for Bridge Communities

The annual Bridge Communities' Books for Kids program is underway through The Bookstore. We're hoping to provide a book for each of the 78 children served by Bridge Communities transitional housing in DuPage County. You can select and purchase books at The Bookstore in November, and we'll make sure they get to Santa for distribution to the children at their holiday party in early December.

What We're Talking About This Month

Preorders: Receive 10% off your preorder purchase. Discount applies to preorders reserved in store only on these books:

► November Staff Picks 

► November Book Club Picks

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

► Book Extras: See the video on publisher Workman's site for "How to Tell a Story, 1 book + 20 blocks = a million adventures" 

► 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:

Who is the subject of books by Gore Vidal, Bill O'Reilly, Seth Grahame-Smith and Carl Sandburg and chiefly responsible for our national day of thanksgiving?

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


Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk

Experience village life at its very best on the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, during the annual Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. You'll be reminded of a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting as friends and neighbors meet up in town for the exciting countdown to Santa lighting the big tree on Main Street at 6 pm. Stop in at The Bookstore to warm up with cookies, cocoa and books!

Drop-in Storytime

Get out of the house with your toddler or preschooler and join us for a Drop-In Storytime at The Bookstore.

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., we'll read new and favorite children's stories. No registration is required