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Fall for these New Releases

As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall, we can't wait to burrow into a really great book. Try one of these brand new September releases or one of our staff picks.


Celebrating Our Right to Read

This One SummerGeorge I am Jazzlooking for Alaska

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, is Sept. 24-30. According to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, which tracks book challenges and bans, there was a 17% increase in book censorship complaints in 2016. The Bookstore is participating in the campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Watch for our window display and stop in to share your thoughts about banned books. Here is a list of the Top Ten Challenged Books in 2016.


September Dates with Books

Following are special dates in September and some books we recommend to honor those days.

Sept. 9: Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ - "Weber's Greatest Hits"

Sept. 10: Grandparents Day - "Froggy Goes to Grandma's"

Sept. 11: Patriot Day - "American Spirit"

Sept. 18: Constitution Day - "Constitution of the United States"

Sept. 22: First Day of Fall - "Baby Loves Fall"

Sept. 24-30: Banned Books Week - "Eleanor & Park


Bookstore Gives Back

Here are the nonprofit organizations we supported in July and August:

Windsor Park in Carol Stream, Teen/Parent Connection, Glen Ellyn/Wheaton Chorale, Glen Ellyn Public Library, ESSE, the Gweiman Centre in Carol Stream, Bridge Communities, Lincoln School PTA, Nalco Water in Naperville, and Glen Ellyn Lions Club.


Reading Club Night recommendations

Did you miss our 2017 Reading Club Night when we offer suggestions for book clubs? No worries, we have our complete list of 2017 Reading Club Night recommendations saved here. We had a lively chat with book group members that night so be sure to watch for our next Reading Club Night. In the meantime, stop in the store and our knowledgeable staff will share some discussion topics for these books.


Attention: Book Clubs 

Send us your lists! Has your group decided on titles for the new year? Let us know so we can have them in stock when you need one. If your book club tends to decide on titles month by month, just include us in your group email. We have a new email address: info@justthebookstore.com


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

► September Staff Picks: Ziming chose "The Forgotten Room"

September Book Club Picks including "Lucky Boy"

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

Books Heard on NPRStay with Me, My Absolute Darling, Burning Girl, What She Ate

► 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

 Wonder  Dunkirk  Victoria and Abdul  dark tower      

We have the books that pair with your upcoming movies and TV shows. Read the books before you see these stories on the big or small screen. 


Tuesdays with Morrie at the MAC

Mitch Albom's poignant book, Tuesdays with Morrie, turns 20 years old this year! The book remains relevant and heartfelt today and has been adapted into a play that's coming to the McAninch Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Starring "M*A*S*H" star Jamie Farr, "Tuesdays with Morrie" opens the MAC's 2017-18 season. Click here for tickets and more information about the play and stop by The Bookstore for a copy of the book.