August 2014 News

Dog Days of Summer: Up to 20% Off


The Dog Days of Summer have us thinking about our furry, feathery and scaly friends. We really enjoy a good story of animal antics. So bring them in to The Bookstore — your stories AND your animals.

In August, we’re celebrating pets. Stop by with your pet and meet us in person – or show us a photo of your favorite animal companion (real, stuffed or imaginary) - and you’ll  receive 10% off an animal-related book in August. 

We’ll have a display of pet-related items in our window honoring our beloved animal friends in early August. Remember to bring in Fido, Fluffy or Fang (or a photo) for your discount any time in August. 

Even better, share a photo of yourself or someone in your family reading to your pet companion for our website & social media use in August, and we’ll give you an additional 10% off an animal-related book, bringing your total discount to 20%!

Email your photos to


Back-to-School Party: 2-3 p.m. Aug. 17


Go back to school with your favorite friends: Berenstein Bears and other characters.

Our annual Back-to-School Party will be 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.

Our party will feature activities, a snack and stories such as Berenstain Bears Go To School.

Pre-registration is required. As usual, our registration fee is $5, which is redeemable for an in-store purchase. Call us to register at 630-469-2891 with child's name and age.


Get Caught Reading!

The Bookstore's annual summer reading program for all ages ends Sept. 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 Month's Staff Picks

Jane’s pick

Jenny’s pick

Linda’s Pick

Renee's pick

Sue's pick

Teen Staff Pick by Emma B

The House Girl

Book Club Picks

Following are local book clubs' picks: 
The Glen Ellyn Historical Society (for Sept. 4): 
Other Book Clubs:
Half Broke Horses 
All the Light We Cannot See 
Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy 
Lombard Historical Society:Death in the Haymarket 
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


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The Bookstore has been a fixture in downtown Glen Ellyn, Illinois, for more than 50 years.

To see if a book is available for us to order for you, use the Search Books feature at the top right.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at 630-469-2891 or by email at

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