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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.

Gems on Our Shelves

What distinguishes browsing the shelves at Books on First in Dixon from browsing anywhere else is the joy you, our visitor, would experience when finding a book on our shelves which you had been seeking for a long time or discovering one you did not know even existed but absolutely resonates with who you are, what you need to know or what you want to read, right now. 

We give you a glimpse of our shelves here for you so that you too can experience some of that joy.  And, you can request a copy at your convenience, whenever or wherever you may be, while visiting us here online.