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Town House Books sooooo ready for spring!

 

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE EST. 1974


 

 

"May I have a few friends and many books, both true."
         —A. Cowley

 

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The back courtyard at
Town House Café

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Town House Books
We are an independent bookstore for all ages, with a friendly knowledgeable staff located in historic Century Corners in downtown St. Charles, Illinois. The uniqueness and ambiance of the bookstore, which opened its doors in 1974, carry over into the Town House Café, featuring a menu of fresh-from-scratch soups and creative sandwiches. Our back courtyard is open for lunch every day, weather permitting! In addition we have tables set up outside in front of the bookstore that are available for self service... a perfect spot to sit and enjoy your morning paper with coffee or an afternoon iced tea & sandwich.

Personal Shopping Available
Books make the perfect gift any time of the year and we can help you pick the right book for every age person. Let our knowledgeable staff do the work and, as always, we provide complimentary gift wrapping!

The "Over The Hill" Trio in Concert at Town House Café
Thursday May 1st & Friday May 2nd
Doors open at 7:30pm, Concert at 8:00pm

“At Home with Oscar Hammerstein”
Town House Café is delighted to welcome back vocalists Candy Kless and Sammi King along with pianist Dr. Jim Pritchard for an evening featuring music from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "King and I" as well as the "Sound of Music". The trio will also perform music from Hammerstein's protégé, Stephen Sondheim, along with top 40 hits from the early 1950's.

$20 admission: by pre-paid reservation only. Seating is limited. Purchase dessert, wine, beer and coffee before the show & at intermission. Call (630) 584-8603.

Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 11th

Join us for a special Mother's Day Brunch where mom gets a beautiful long-stemmed rose and a special 10% off in the bookstore. There's also a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne. The menu includes:

  • Crab bisque or chilled strawberry soup
  • Our signature salad topped with crumbled blue cheese and bacon, toasted pecans, dried cranberries and buttermilk ranch
  • Town House eggs benedict with Creole potatoes or brioche French toast stuffed with peaches, blueberries and cream cheese, with applewood-smoked bacon
  • A selection of homemade desserts

The price is $29.95 per person and includes coffee, tea or orange juice. Call for reservations 630-584-8603.

Photo of bookWhen You Want Something Truly Unique

If you're looking for a truly unique book, Town House has limited edition, hand sewn letter press books available. The Least Little Thing is a beautiful collection of contemporary haiku by local author Mark Mitchell, arranged and printed by Larkspur Press. Each book is signed by the author. Hardcover editions are available for $28, paperback editions are $20. The poetry is sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, and always reveals some truthful experience. Here are two examples:

Waxwings in the elm—
their call notes about as faint
as intown starlight.

If time alone will
tell, why is everybody
else talking so much?

Read a review of this book and others.

In The Media

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Come inside Town House through this video tour.

Read the Nov. 19, 2011 Chicago Tribune story, "Off The Chain," about independent bookstores.

   
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Part of historic Century Corners

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Town House Books & Café
105 North 2nd Avenue
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Book Store: (630) 584-8600
Café: (630) 584-8603
E-mail: thb105@gmail.com
©Town House Books, 2001-2014


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