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Remodeling Project at The Bookstore

Thank you for stopping in the store to take a peek and all of your kind words.  We still have a large to do list, but we hope to tackle most of the big items in the next few weeks.  Our biggest project is getting permanent countertops (hopefully around the 23rd).  And our other BIG project is to get our stock back in shape.  We are making progress every day, but it takes a long time to build it back up.  Thanks again 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 Kim Toliver from Kimberly J's Designs for her fabulous paint color suggestions.

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.


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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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