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"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

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 find," that book really is hard to get (at a reasonable price)!
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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We will be closed today.

We want to take the opportunity to thank all of our partners who have enabled us to be here with you for 21 years: readers, coffee lovers, book gifters, musicians, visual artists, librarians, teachers, community leaders & supporters, people who appreciated a place to get together with loyal family, good friends and momentary strangers, ...

Hope you are enjoying a day of peace and gratitude.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 7:00am
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