Your proudly independent neighborhood bookstore

Remodeling Project at The Bookstore

December 31 - January 21st (Tentative)


The majority of our major cosmetic changes are now finished.  However, we have MANY small items that still need to be completed.  

Our doors will be open during regular business hours this week.  You are welcome to come say Hi and take a peek.  We are happy to take special orders and sell anything that we have in stock.

It will take us several more weeks to get our stock status back to a typical level.

We will be hosting an official Grand Opening in late February/early March, but in the meantime, we are back and excited to see you.  Thank you for your patience!!

So Much Gratitude from Shannon and Gail!

We have so many people to thank!  

First, thanks to our amazing staff for doing the back-breaking and yucky work.  A special shout out to Anthony Lanzillo for spending every day during his break from Vassar College doing hard labor and cleaning the store. 

Thank you to Jane Stroh for trusting us with her legacy.  We know it will look different, but The Bookstore will always have her heart.

Thank you to CertaPro Painters and DeSitter Flooring for our gorgeous new look.  

Thank you to our customers for your patience, kind comments, and words of encouragement.

Thank you to String Theory Yarn Company, Pat Melady and BR-Cevaal Insurance (our neighbors) for putting up with all of the noise.

And, a very personal thank you to Mark Burgess, Jeff Dickson, and Jack Roberts for their love, support, free labor, endless hours, and tireless listening.  We love you and are glad to be on this wild ride with you.


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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