News from The Bookstore

Get a Jump Scare from these Books

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Movies and haunted houses aren't the only means of experiencing a jump scare. Let's remember Stephen King was frightening us with It long before the screenplay was adapted. Try some of these newer books from the horror genre. Happy Halloween!


More New Fall Releases

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Come on in this month for the new releases everyone's buzzing about this fall. See more of our best fall releases here.


The Great Pumpkin ReturnsHalloween Fun for Kids!

  • Stop in for our huge selection of Halloween books and fun Halloween greeting cards, along with some wonderful books for children about the fall season. 
  • We're having a special Halloween Storytime for children ages 3 to 6 on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at The Bookstore. Drop in for a few not-too-scary holiday tales and a treat!
  • And mark your calendars for the Glen Ellyn Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include a Halloween parade, live entertainment, trick-or-treating, family movies, crafts and games. For more info, see the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce's website.

Holiday Catalog Arriving Soon

Watch for our special holiday catalog, which is set to arrive by mail at the end of this month. There's a great coupon on the back, so be sure to save it! Take a minute to browse the catalog, marking gift ideas and your favorites. 


Save the Date: Nov. 14!

Nov. 14 is Ladies Night Out in Downtown Glen Ellyn. The Bookstore will participate and we're inviting Chicago-area author Ronald Balson to join us for a book signing. Ron's latest book, The Trust, is a fast-paced mystery and would make a great gift for the guys on your holiday list. Jane loved it and thinks you will, too. Ladies Night Out participants receive a special discount on all four of Ron's titles at the book signing!


Bookstore Gives Back

Have you tried a "Blind Date with a Book" from The Bookstore yet? With a donation of your choice, you can choose a wrapped-up paperback book based only on the genre and a very short description. That's why we call it a blind date.

We're proud to announce that Bookstore Blind Daters have donated $500 so far just this year - all of which was given to the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center. What generous customers we have! 

Above, Bookstore staffer Shannon Burgess (right) presents Joyce Hothan of GECRC with a nice big check.


Attention: Book Clubs 

Send us your lists! Has your group decided on titles for the new year? Let us know so we can have them in stock when you need one. If your book club tends to decide on titles month by month, just include us in your group email. We have a new email address: info@justthebookstore.com


Our Local Author Policy Updates

So you've written a book, gotten it published, and of course you want to share it with the world! Here's how The Bookstore can help. See our updated Local Author Policy.


What We're Talking About This Month

► October Staff Picks: Jane chose "Leonardo De Vinci"

October Book Club Picks including "Thirteenth Tale"

► Books Now in Paperback: We recommend these for book clubs.

Books Heard on NPRFresh Complaint, Five Carat Soul, Manhattan Beach, Ninth Hour, We Were Eight Years in Power  

► The Indie Next ListWhat booksellers nationwide are talking about.

► The Indie Bestseller List: Based on last week's sales at independent bookstores nationwide


Coming Attractions

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We have the books that pair with your upcoming movies and TV shows. Read the books before you see these stories on the big or small screen. 


Ladies Night Out

Nov. 14 is Ladies Night Out in Downtown Glen Ellyn. The Bookstore will participate and we're inviting Chicago-area author Ronald Balson to join us for a book signing. Ron's latest book, The Trust, is a fast-paced mystery and would make a great gift for the guys on your holiday list. Jane loved it and thinks you will, too.