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

Please give us a call 815-285-2665 or write us if you need additional help.
We thank you for your patience.

Larry’s Send Off

Books on First will be closed next Saturday, December 7th .  There will be memorial services for our beloved Larry Dunphy.  Below is a schedule for the day.  Please join us in any or all of the events.

Visitation hours will be from 9am – 12:45pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 912 Walton Rd, Walton, IL.  Directions from Books on First are provided in this link:

A Catholic mass will follow from 1 – 2 pm.

Afterwards, a luncheon will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 32 N Jones Avenue, Amboy, IL  61310.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Franklin Creek Conservation Association.

Event date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Books on First
202 W First St
Dixon, IL 61021