Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day with Us!
Come to our party Saturday, May 2 - Independent Bookstore Day!
We'll have food, treats and special activities all day. Book lovers can buy one-of-a-kind posters, bags and towels featuring Dav Pilkey, Stephen King and more.
Plus, Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, will host a special story time. Be sure to stop by on May 2. Read More ...
As we gear up for Indie Bookstore Day, we're polling friends of The Bookstore: What do you love about independent bookstores?
Share your thoughts the next time you stop in or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've Been Reading from the Caudill List
We're excited about the recent release of the Caudill nominees, so the staffers each selected a book to read. Ask us about what we thought. Here's the list
Jane - Rithmatist
Jenny - Shadow on the Mountain
Sue - Camo Girl
Renee - Hidden
Linda - The President Has Been Shot
Claire - Will in Scarlet
Ellie - Golden Boy
Abbey - Counting by 7’s
Emma - May B.
Nathan - Michael Vey, the Prisoner of Cell 25
Will - A Monster Calls
Paige - Chomp
Chloe - Cinder
► More Rebecca Caudill 2016 Nominees list
► April 16: A literacy event featuring New York Times best-selling author Melanie Benjamin will be April 16 at the Village Links, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn. Melanie will speak on "Taking Flight - My Literary Journey and Fact Versus Fiction in the Aviator's Wife" and she will sign copies of her books.
► April 25: Susanna Calkins will sign copies of her new book, Masque of a Murderer, book signing at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25. This is Book #3 in the Lucy Campion mystery series.
Poetry in Motion
April is National Poetry Month and we're celebrating with several collections of poems.
Try The Beauty by Jane Hirshfield, Hypnotize a Tiger by Calef Brown, and After the Bell Rings by Carol Diggory Shields.
Poets.org is organizing a number of activities including National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30 and the Dear Poet project for K-12 Students.