475 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn

Your proudly independent neighborhood bookstore

475 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


So Many Thank you's!!

We don't know where to start.

We celebrated Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 28th, along with every locally owned independent bookstore in the USA.

Thank you. Thank you.  Thank you.   

Thank you to our husbands, Jeff (the Cat in the Hat) and Mark (the energetic cat wrangler), for entertaining crowds, both young and old.  

Thank you to Stephanie Geiselhart for sharing stories with our preschool fans.

Thank you to Lewis Achenbach for his fabulous on-site paintings.  For more information or to purchase one, please see https://www.lewisachenbach.com/ .  

Thank you to Alan Bayert (https://www.alanbayert.com/) for his incredible music.  

Thank you to our staff for their cheerful smiles, willingness to don aprons and share trivia questions, and to pitch in where we needed them.

And, most importantly, thank you to all of our customers and friends who stopped by to join our festivities and celebrate the importance of having a local bookstore in our community.  


Luis spoke to a packed house on Monday, April 30th.  His stories made us laugh and made us cry, but most of all made us think.  We are so grateful to Luis and Cindy for putting us on their busy schedule.  Thanks to Chris for the delicious drinks and to Shannon for her famous cookies.

We have a limited number of signed copies of The House of Broken Angels still available.  Call to reserve your copy today.


One of our favorite local authors was also with us in April, signing his newest book, the Battered Badge.  We love his enthusiasm and his groupies!  We have copies of all of Bob's books for purchase.  They are great old-fashioned mysteries for everyone on your shopping list.

The Bookstore Book Club

May 24th at 7:00pm

Our May Book Club pick is Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny.   Please call if you would like to join us.  630.469.2891  We meet the 4th Thursday of every month.

About Us

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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