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


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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!

Book Signing & Author Dinner with Julia Glass
Thursday, April 17, 2014
6pm Reception, 7pm Dinner

Town House Books & Café is honored to host Julia Glass, recipient of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction. She has also been awarded three Nelson Algren Fiction Awards and the Tobias Wolff Award for her first novel, Three Junes. Ms Glass will be signing copies and reading from her new novel, And The Dark Sacred Night ( Pantheon 26.95).

The author will greet people and sign books in the Garden Room of Town House Books from 6-7pm. Reception is free of charge and open to the public. Dinner following the reception is by reservation only, cost is $40 per person which includes the program, a three course dinner, tax & gratuity. Beer and Wine are available for purchase. To purchase tickets, call the café at (630) 584-8603.

The book is available April 1, so call the bookstore now at (630) 584-8600 to reserve your copy.

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.

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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Town House Books & Café
105 North 2nd Avenue
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Book Store: (630) 584-8600
Café: (630) 584-8603
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