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Are you ready for the holidays? Stop by The Bookstore and we'll help you get into the spirit. We have books that will warm your soul and gift suggestions for everyone on your list.Peruse Jane's 2013 Christmas Picks listed below. This year's selections are wonderful holiday stories to share with your entire family.Join us in the gift of reading when local authors visit during the next month. Authors include Melanie Benjamin, Bob Goldsborough, Christine Litavsky, Marilyn Giese, and Karen Doornebos.Warm up at The Bookstore for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 and Downtown Alliance Ladies Night Out on Dec. 3.Finally, we're collecting books for the Bridge Communities annual holiday party.Wishing you and yours a very merry holiday season,
-- Jane Stroh and Friends at The Bookstore
Jane's 2013 Christmas Picks
The Bookstore Owner Jane Stroh shares her thoughts on her annual list of Christmas book picks.
Itsy Bitsy Christmas by Max Lucado, for all ages.
Jane says, "My favorite retelling of the Christmas story this year. Itsy and Bitsy, two mice in Bethlehem, have a message of love for all of us no matter how small."
True Gift by Patricia MacLachlan, a chapter book for all ages
Jane says, "A charming book about the importance of love and family and thinking of others, even the cows, in the Christmas season. It’s a tribute to the power of determination as well!"
Christmas Wish by Lori Evert, for all ages
Jane says, "For those of you with a Scandinavian background, this is a must. Anja sets out to see if she can find Santa and be one of his elves. Her trip through the North is documented with incredible photography. Breathtaking!"
Tallulah’s Nutcracker by Marilyn Singer, for all aspiring dancers!
Jane says, "Tallulah is trying out for a part in a “real” Nutcracker production. Will she make it, and if she does, will she be able to perform? Fourth book in the Talluhah series."
An Otis Christmas by Loren Long, for anyone who loves tractors and heroes
Jane says, "Otis, our hero in three previous stories, is up to his old tricks of being a hero again. It’s Christmas Eve, there’s a blizzard, and horse needs the doctor!"
Christmas Cat by Maryann MacDonald, for cat lovers of all ages
Jane says, "This is a retelling of the Christmas story inspired by a da Vinci drawing, La Madonna del Gatto (Madonna of the Cat). If a kitten had been present at the manger, what might have happened?"
Twelve Days of Christmas by Susan Jeffers, for all ages
Jane says, "As always with Susan Jeffers this is a beautifully illustrated book with a new twist on the classic Christmas carol and a trip to visit Santa!"
Little Santa by Jon Agee, all ages
Jane says, "Santa was a little boy once and had quite a large family and he loved the North Pole. Great storytelling and fun whimsical illustrations!"
Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift by Dara Goldman, for all ages
Jane says, "This is a Christmas Hanukkah story and a retelling of O’Henry’s famous Gift of the Magi for children. I love stories that capture the things that multiple faith traditions share and this is definitely one!"
Hanukkah Bear by Eric Kimmel, for all ages
Jane says, "A new retelling and fresh fun illustrations of a story originally appearing in Cricket magazine. Bubba Brayna mistakes a bear for the rabbi! What a joyful read!"
Be A Living Display of Reading
During the season, our display features customers reading books in our comfy rocking chair.
Think of how relaxed you will feel after your hour of reading in our store window! Plus, as our thanks we will give you a $5 Bookstore gift certificate to spend at your convenience.
Children may sign up too - they are some of our favorite window readers. Those not yet reading independently are welcome to have a parent or caregiver reading alongside.
Just give us a call at 630-469-2891 and sign up for a one-hour time slot that fits into your schedule.
Ladies' Night Out
6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3
Glen Ellyn's annual Ladies' Night Out is the evening of Dec. 3. Advance tickets are available now at several stores or online for $15 each. The Bookstore will have a special offer available to Ladies' Night Out participants making a purchase that evening. Visit downtownglenellyn.com for more information.
Storytime & Music
1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
School of Rock and The Bookstore are teaming up for a special event to introduce young children to music. The Glen Ellyn's Little Wing/School of Rock will enjoy playing real instruments and touring the School of Rock, ending with a musical storytime courtesy of The Bookstore. All for free! Pre-registration required and space is limited. Emaileduda@littlewing.com.
Author Book Signing Day
We welcome three local writers at our Author Book Signing Day on Dec. 14.
Christine Litavsky will be signing copies of Glimpse Grace in Ordinary Days.
You may already know and love Christine's writing as a contributor to The Glancer magazine. "Glimpsing Grace in Ordinary Days" helps us remember to see God's hand in our daily routines with true life stories. This book is available in paperback for $14.95 and is a great gift choice for a young mother.
Marilyn Giese will be signing copies of The Eye of God: A Fisherman's Tale, in which she tells the story of the historical follower of Jesus, Simon Peter, during 40 years of Roman rule and into the dawning of a better world.
We are excited to have local author Karen Doornebos at The Bookstore
to sign copies of her new book, Undressing Mr. Darcy, as well as her previous book, Definitely Not Mr. Darcy. Both books are engaging tales of modern women with a fun Jane Austen twist. Both paperbacks are $15 each.
The Bookstore has been a fixture in downtown Glen Ellyn, Illinois, for more than 50 years.
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