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It’s Our 60th Birthday
It’s Our 60th Birthday and we originally planned to celebrate on Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) scheduled for Saturday, April 24th. IBD has been rescheduled for Sat, August 29th and the theme is “Not Now, I’m Reading!”
In lieu of a large gathering, we have decided to devote an entire week of August to celebrating our 60 years of bookselling.
From Sunday, August 23 through Saturday, August 29, we will have daily promotions and prize drawings! And cookies! And giveaways (while supplies last)!
We have also created a few activities for you and your family to complete at home. There is no minimum/maximum age for any of the activities. Adult help is encouraged for small children who wish to participate. See below for details or stop by the store for a packet of activities.
Thanks for helping us celebrate and for your continued support!
Shannon and Gail
Sun, August 23 20% off Children's and Teen's books
Mon, August 24 20% off All Cooking and Travel books
Tues, August 25 20% off Games, Puzzles, Toys, & Crafts for all ages
Wed, August 26 20% off Adult Fiction, Mystery, and Poetry books
Thu, August 27 20% off Adult Non-Fiction books
Fri, August 28 20% off Individual/Boxed Cards & Journals
Sat, August 29 Spend $60 or more and receive a free bag (while supplies last). Receive a coupon good for one future visit with each purchase. Spin the prize wheel for an in-store discount on your purchase.
* In Store Merchandise only. No special orders.
For each activity that you complete, you will receive a coupon good for $1 off any item in the store and an entry form to win one of two (2) $25 gift certificates to the store. If you complete 5 or more, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the store and a personal shopping hour! Each member of a family is welcome to participate, but only one entry per person for each activity will be permitted. All ages are welcome to do all activities (adult help is welcome for little customers)
Some activities must be brought into the store. Others may be submitted via email or social media. See the descriptions for more information. Activity packets are also available in the store.
You may turn in entries August 1st - 6:00 PM on August 29th.
Our August Hours are Monday through Saturday 10-6 and Sundays from 11-4.
Please note that we will be strictly following the State's Regulations for retail establishments. This includes all customers and employees (over the age of two) wearing masks that securely fit over their nose and mouth and maintaining social distance. We will be following these rules to protect you; please help protect us by complying. We look forward to seeing your smiling eyes!
We are still offering Curbside Pickup for items in our store.
We encourage all of you to continue to utilize our curbside pickup service at this time. This allows you to shop safely from home and do a quick dash in and out to retrieve your purchases. Curbside pickup is available for both in stock items and special orders made to the store. Please wait to hear from us before you come to get your items.
For book ordering, please visit our e-commerce website. Please note that this website links directly to our distributor's database. Their stock does not reflect our current on-hand inventory, but your online purchase still supports The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn! Books purchased here may be shipped or picked up using curbside pickup.
Puzzle and Activity Books
If you are looking for puzzles, activity books, or other items, please give us a call. We are happy to help!
AUDIOBOOKS: Try Libro.fm instead of other audiobook sites. They pay our bookstore directly for your purchases. Links are on the bottom of this page.
EBOOKS: Try our Hummingbird site instead of other online sites. They also pay our bookstore directly for your purchases. Links are on the bottom of this page.
GIFT CARDS: You can buy a gift card online here. This gives us a little more income now and you can redeem it later.
As always, we want you to know how much we appreciate that you choose to support us and shop local.
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.
Powered by our audiobook partner Libro.fm, your first month is $0.99 and then $14.99 per month. The monthly fee equates to one audiobook credit which you can use at anytime, for any of the 70,000+ audiobooks available on our Libro.fm site. You can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC).
Support our local store with your Apple, Google, Windows, Nook, Kindle, or Kobo reader!! A portion of your purchases goes directly back to our local store. No monthly fee. Pay as you go. From NY Times Bestsellers to Children's favorites, Hummingbird has you covered.