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Monday - Wednesday 10 - 6

Thursday & Friday 10 - 8

Saturday 9 - 5

Sunday 11 - 4

Ribbon Cutting! Independent Bookstore Day!

Ribbon Cutting Friday April 26th at Noon


Join us for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  to celebrate our Remodel on Friday, April 26th at noon.

Sesame Street Bedtime Stories Friday April 26th 7:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary.  We will read some of our favorites and sn

Join us as we celebrate Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary.  We will read some of our favorites and snack on cookies with special furry red and blue guests.

Independent Bookstore Day Saturday April 27th


 Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  In addition to trivia, treats, childen's activities, give-aways and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day.   Open 9AM - 9PM.

Bookstore After Hours Saturday April 27 7-9 PM


Come celebrate the the Second Annual Bookstore After Hours.  Reservations required.  Call the store for details.

Author Event - Liz Fosslien

Sunday, April 28th at Noon

We are thrilled to have local author, Elizabeth Fosslien join us to sign her new book, No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work.  


Glenbard West graduate, Liz Fosslien is responsible for content at Humu, a machine learning company founded by Laszlo Bock that uses nudges to make work better. Prior to joining Humu, Liz designed and led workshops for executives at Google, Facebook, and Nike on how to create inclusive cultures. Her writing and data visualization projects have appeared in CNN, The Economist, The Financial Times, and NPR.


No Hard Feelings, a wickedly funny interactive guide to un-repressing your emotions at work, finding constructive channels even for jealousy and anxiety, demystifying digital interactions and coworker communication styles, and ultimately allowing readers to be the same person in work and in life.

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 beginning April 1 at or at The Bookstore.  All proceeds will benefit The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center.


The Bookstore Book Club

We Meet the Fourth Thursday of Every Month


We will be discussing Man with a Seagull on His Head by Harriet Paige on Thursday, April 25th at 7:oo PM.    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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