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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.

Melissa & Doug Items on Our Shelves (and Floor & Tables & Piano & Windows)


We have the widest selection of Melissa & Doug wooden toys, puzzles, plush animals, pretend play and art items outside of a full-service toy store.

Until we can get our continually updated database online, call 815-285-2665 during store hours or write us and be sure to include your name, e-mail address and phone#.  Or, get in touch with us on Facebook


Check out our adorable Melissa and Doug Sound Puzzles!! We have a new shipment coming in the beginning of next week. ~

Posted by Books on First on Wednesday, September 26, 2018