"When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food..."

-Erasmus

We have both books & nectar of the gods ... coffee! Along with the best conversation no money can buy - Come in today and enjoy us live & in person

According to the powers-that-be here in Illinois, USA, books are not considered a life-sustaining necessity.  So, during the COVID-19 quarantine shutdown period, we have suspended our regular bricks-n-mortar open hours. While you are not able to come in, please do email us chin@booksonfirst.com or order here online for pickup or delivery. 

Stay safe!  Hope to see you soon and communicate with you sooner!

Welcome!

Never before has a store so small fulfilled the needs of so many. We are privileged to be in business at this time in human history and technology, offering you, our customer, the choice of shopping for books online or in-store. 

So, feel free to browse and buy here,** but do also come visit us for some face-to-face and a cuppa at

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