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"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

Oh, No! No Inventory Update

UPDATE on updating our in-store inventory, so that you can see online just what we have or can get for you: 
Our work-around is sporadic at best and what you see as "in stock" may not be and vice versa.
The only reliable information is that if the status is: "hard to get," that book really is hard to get!
Please give us a call 815-285-2665 or write us if you need additional help.
We thank you for your patience.

About Antoinette


Antoinette Dillon (neè Brown) returns after a brief stint with Dixon Public Library, where we figure she found promoting the Library's offerings a little less rewarding than selling the ever-changing on-hand stock here (but we still love you DPL!).  Books on First has known her as a voracious reader and bookgiver since she was nine years old and welcomes her book recommendations again.