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Preview Our Holiday Book Shopping

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November is a great time to get a head start on your holiday shopping. See our holiday catalog for dozens of great gift books (112 to be exact), many relating to the Midwest. 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). Click here for the complete holiday catalog list. 

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

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Get into the holiday mood with our Thanksgiving books and more at The Bookstore!

We also have a display of new cookbooks. Whether you're serving up holiday fare or something new for the gang at home, these cookbooks have a recipe for everyone's tastebuds. Not to mention, these make great gifts for the cooks on your list. Here's our list of new cookbooks.

Story Book KnightTake a Picture (Book)

November is officially Picture Book Month. Celebrate with us by enjoying some old and new picture book classics. Take a walk down memory lane and ask your older children what their favorites were. Picture books also make great gifts for young friends and family. We love to recommend picture books and are always discovering exciting new titles.


Join us for Elves' Gift Ideas Night, Nov. 30

Mark your calendars for The Bookstore Elves' Gift Ideas Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, when we'll show-and-tell our favorite gift book picks. 

RSVP by calling The Bookstore at 630-469-2891 or emailing us at

Ladies Night Out, Nov. 15

Get ready to gather with the gals for Ladies Night Out in downtown Glen Ellyn. More than 20 stores will offer music, appetizers, drinks and special deals, including The Bookstore. Tickets are available online or at several downtown stores. 

Our extended holiday hours start with Ladies Night Out and continue through December: we are open Tuesday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Sundays until 5 p.m. Monday and Saturday hours stay the same.

Author Appearances


William Hazelgrove  will sign copies of his newest book, Madam President: the Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at The Bookstore. Read More

Beth Navarro will sign copies of her newest children's book, Kiko the Hawaiian Wave, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at The Bookstore.  Read More

Jim Proebstle will be our author-in-residence during Ladies Night Out at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. He will sign copes of his latest book Unintended Impact: One Athlete's Journey from Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia, as well as his other books, Fatal Incident and In the Absence of Honor.

Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School, Nov. 12

June B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, so who better to write the book on everything you need to know? Join Theatreworks USA at McAninch Arts Center at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, when it presents an all new musical based on Barbara Park's popular book series.  For information, see The MAC's website. And stop in at The Bookstore for Junie B. Jones books - great for first- through third-graders.

Gifts for Bridge Communities Holiday Party

The Bookstore is proud to provide new books as gifts for the Bridge Communities holiday party in early December. This annual opportunity for giving is very popular with our customers! Purchase a book at The Bookstore for a child (or several) and we'll wrap them up for Santa to distribute to each child currently served by Bridge Communities transitional housing in DuPage County. Come early; our customers are known for their generosity and we're usually done by Thanksgiving!

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

► November Staff Picks: Sue's pick is Gloaming by Melanie Finn.

► November Book Club Picks such as is "The Woman in Cabin 10."

► Books Now in Paperback: We recommend these for book clubs: "My Name is Lucy Barton," "Boys in the Trees," "Doubter’s Almanac," and "Swans of Fifth Avenue."

Books Heard on NPR: "Terranauts," "IQ," "Girl from Venice" and "A Study of Scarlet Women."

► Book Extras: This month we're featuring Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White. Here's the publisher's book trailer.

► 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 (fictitious) author of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"?

► 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

  A monster calls     

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


Book signing with Beth Navarro

Book signing with author Beth Navarro for her newest children's book, Kiko the Hawaiian Wave, on Tuesday, November 22, beginning at 7 pm. Kiko is a humble ocean wave with big dreams of finding his surfer, but is afraid to venture beyond the safety of the shore. Will Kiko muster the courage to form the perfect tube and carry his own surfer? Join us to find out!

Rick Steves at McAninch Arts Center

Rick Steves, the popular host of PBS TV series "Rick Steves' Europe" and author of numerous travel guides, will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at The McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage campus. Rick will share how travel has shaped his world view, social activism and political world. Learn how to turn your next trip into a broadening experience. A Q&A session with book signing will follow the lecture.

The Bookstore Elves' Gift Ideas Night

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. join us for The Bookstore Elves' Gift Ideas Night, where we will show-and-tell our gift book ideas and enjoy special treats. 

Join us for a fun evening and some special treats. Nothing beats suggestions by real live booksellers when you are trying to find just the right book!

RSVP by calling The Bookstore at 630-469-2891 or emailing us at

Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk

Experience village life at its very best on the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, during the annual Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk from 6 to 8 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.

Small Business Saturday 2016

Shop Indies First on Nov. 26.

Small Business Saturday is Big at The Bookstore! We'll have local authors Bob Goldsborough and Dan Anderson working alongside our staff in the morning as Booksellers for the Day with book and gift suggestions that you can only find at an indie bookstore, and fun activities and giveaways all day long.

Shop on Saturday, November 26 to show your support for local small businesses like The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn.