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


We are Not Fooling... April is a Busy Month!

We have author visits, signings, and INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY.

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

On Friday night, April 27th, we will kick off the weekend with Bedtime with the Cat in the Hat.  Stop by at 7:00 for stories, a visit with the Cat in the Hat, and bedtime cookies.  Suggested ages 3 - 6.

Then on Saturday, April 28th, we will be open from 9:00am - 9:00pm for a Seuss-a-bration Celebration for all ages!

Our friend the Cat in the Hat will return for visits on Saturday at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00.  We will also have Dr Seuss snacks and crafts during the day.

For children and adults, we will have trivia, prize drawings, giveaways, crafts, food and much more!

Saturday Evening, we will host the first Annual (we hope) Bookstore After Hours from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Please RSVP for the adult only event featuring live artist Lewis Achenbach.  He will be painting in our store, accompanied by music.  Reservations are required.  Please see our event page or call the Bookstore to register.

And, finally, on Monday, April 30th at 7:00pm, Pulitzer Prize Nominee Luis Urrea, will be at the Bookstore, discussing his newest book, The House of Broken Angels.  To attend this event, please call the Bookstore.  Books signed at this event must be purchased at The Bookstore.  ONLY A FEW SEATS ARE LEFT.

The Bookstore Pick of the Month - The House of Broken Angels by Luis Urrea

The House of Broken Angels   by Luis Alberto Urrea

From a Pulitzer Prize finalist comes a powerful and unforgettable portrait of one Mexican American family and the American dream

"All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death." In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home. The story of the de La Cruzes is the quintessential American story. This indelible portrait of a complex family reminds us of what it means to be the first generation and to live two lives across one border. It takes us into a world we have not known, while reflecting back the hopes and dreams of our own families. Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, The House of Broken Angels is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank. 

Author Visit and SIgning

On Saturday, April 21st from 1-3:00,  Bob Goldsborough will be at The Bookstore signing copies of his newest book, "The Battered Badge."   

The Bookstore Book Club

April 26th at 7:00pm

Our April Book Club pick is People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.   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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