The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn

Your proudly independent neighborhood bookstore

Author Meet and Greet with Jessica Francis Kane

We were thrilled to have author, Jessica Francis Kane, join us on Monday, May 20 at 11:00 to sign her brand new book, Rules for Visiting!


A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel of May Attaway, a university gardener who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year.

At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she's turned inward, finding pleasure in language, her work as a gardener, and keeping her neighbors at arm's length while keenly observing them. But when she is unexpectedly granted some leave from her job, May is inspired to reconnect with four once close friends. She knows they will never have a proper reunion, so she goes, one-by-one, to each of them. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey. What might the world have had if, instead of waiting, Penelope had set out on an adventure of her own?

5th Annual Literary Event Fundraiser - Tuesday May 21

The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center, in partnership with The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn, welcomes award-winning Chicago-based author Rebecca Makkai to its Annual Literary Event Fundraiser, being held on May 21, 2019 at Reserve 22 in Glen Ellyn.  Rebecca will share her latest work, The Great Believers (Viking/PenguinRandomHouse), and the literary journey that got her there. Guests are invited to enjoy appetizers and drinks during this interactive event.

Rebecca Makkai has won numerous awards and accolades for her novel The Great Believers, including the 2019 American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the New York Times’ Top Ten Book Award for 2018, and the Chicago Review of Books Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Award.  Michael Cunningham, in his New York Times book review states, “Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers is a page turner … An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis.”  The Boston Globe refers to it as “Engrossing…thrilling and beautiful to behold.”

Tickets are $60 in advance or $65 at the door, and include light appetizers and one drink. The event takes place Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 – 9:00 pm at Reserve 22, 485 Winchell Way Glen Ellyn, IL. Tickets can be purchased at or at The Bookstore.  All proceeds will benefit The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center.


Author Visit with Bob Goldsborough

One of our Local Favorites is Back!

Bob Goldsborough will be at The Bookstore on Saturday, May 25 from 1-3 PM to sign copies of his newest book, Death of an Art Collector: A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Not only is Bob a terrific author, his support of The Bookstore is unparalleled.  


The Bookstore Book Club

We Meet the Fourth Thursday of Every Month


We will be discussing Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:oo PM.    It is finally available in Paperback.  We would love to have you join us.  Email or call us today to be added to our email list.  

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Since 1960, we have been your proudly independent neighborhood bookstore in Glen Ellyn, IL, committed to providing excellent customer service and a wide range of books for all readers.

Located in the Historic downtown area among premier shops and restaurants, our bookstore offers books, greeting cards, puzzles and gifts.  

Our knowledgeable Glen Ellyn bookstore staff provides personalized book recommendations.  Call ahead, email us, or order online today.

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The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn

475 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137, United States


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