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


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

COVID-19 fight update:

 We are open for indoor sitting and sipping (and shopping, of course) with increased capacity allowance!

Congratulations and thanks to all of you who are fully vaccinated and now boosted.  This has made a big difference in the fight. 

HOWEVER, the State of Illinois has been experiencing a surge in positive cases and hospital utilization. 
As of 30 August 2021, all patrons, whether fully vaccinated or not, and including children older than age 2 must cover nose and mouth when not seated and eating. 

Please do not be offended when we ask you to have a mask.  We will respect your decision to leave the premises if you do not want to "mask up" to keep us all safe and open for business.


How to physically distance: Just stay 8 books laid end-to-end from your fellow booklover!

Whether you think the devastating effects of this novel coronavirus have been overblown or not, let's all work to stay safe and stay open! 



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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