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July 2014 News
Celebrate the Jazz Age with 'Sing for Me' July 12
As Jazz in Glen Ellyn fills the streets on July 12, The Bookstore will be talking about the Jazz Age.
When a good church girl starts singing in a jazz club and falls for the music —- as well as a handsome, African-American man —- she struggles to reconcile her childhood faith with her newfound passions.
Jane loves “Sing for Me” and has picked it for her book of the month.
Karen also wrote “While He Was Away,” a young adult novel that was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. She’s the author of “Dream Journal,” which was a 2006 Young Adult BookSense Pick, and the award-winning children’s book “Lucy’s Family Tree.”
Sidewalk Sale July 24, 25, 26
Shop Downtown Glen Ellyn's Sidewalk Sale for deep discounts. The Bookstore is participating again with 25% to 40% off selected books. Watch for our surprise unannounced "sales," too.
Special hours for the Sidewalk Sale are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 24; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 25; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26.
Follow Owliver for Summer Scavenger Hunt
The Bookstore is supporting the Glen Ellyn Public Library's Summer Scavenger Hunt again.
Starting July 1, kids can pick up their booklets at either The Bookstore or the library and begin searching for Owliver the Owl posters at participating businesses.
The scavenger hunt ends July 30.
Get Caught Reading!
The Bookstore's annual summer reading program for all ages begins June 10. Pick up your participation form and get reading! Read 10 books that are new to you, fill in the form as you go, then turn it in for a free paperback book of your choice! This year we are collecting photos of our customers as they are "Caught Reading" to post on our website, Facebook page, etc. Just email your "Caught Reading" photos to us.
This Month's Staff Picks
This month, The Bookstore staffers are recommending these books:
- Jane's Pick: A Minor: A Novel of Love, Music & Memory
- Jenny's Pick: The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick. We have 2 signed copies available!
- Renee's Pick: This is Ridiculous, This is Amazing: Parenthood in 71 Lists
- Sue's Pick: The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
Book Club Picks
Following are local book clubs' picks:
The Glen Ellyn Historical Society (for July 10):
Other Book Clubs:
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos
Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall
Under the Jeweled Sky by Alison McQueen
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Books now out in paperback, recommended for book clubs:
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Bookstore has been a fixture in downtown Glen Ellyn, Illinois, for more than 50 years.
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