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-Erasmus

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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 chin@booksonfirst.com if you need additional help.
We thank you for your patience.

Equal Time for Elephants

What's all this talk about donkeys?

Come in and enjoy a half-hour of reading elephant titles, like The Story of Babar, Parade of Elephants, Elephant and Piggie, and Merry Christmas, Little Elliot. 

Free "Create Your Own Parade of Elephants" while supplies last.

20% off Elephant Titles

Event date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Event address: 
202 W First St
Dixon, IL 61021
Merry Christmas, Little Elliot Cover Image
By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250185891
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 11th, 2018

The Story of Babar (Babar Series) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780394805757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 1937

A Parade of Elephants Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062668271
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 25th, 2018