"Imagination is the spirited appreciation of reality."
       —Frederick Sommer



Events are listed in reverse chronological order  

The "Over The Hill" Trio in Concert at Town House Café
Wednesday June 8th, Thursday June 9th & Friday June 10th
Doors open at 7:30pm, Concert at 8:00pm


“Lerner & Loewe to Manilow”
Town House Café is delighted to welcome back vocalists Candy Kless and Sammi King along with pianist Dr. Jim Pritchard for an evening exploring the works of composers Lerner & Lowe and songwriter Barry Manilow. Lerner & Loewe are best known for the musicals Camelot, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon & Gigi. And you know who Barry Manilow is!

$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.


Meet author Gene McCormick
Saturday, May 21st, 2016 11-1 pm

Town House Books & Café is pleased to host local author Gene McCormick. He will greet customers and sign copies of his new book, Big City Nighttime Stories.

“Big City Nighttime Stories is my world, the world as I know it, spelled out with nuanced, evocative writing that is at once accessible while encouraging interpretations.” –Gene McCormick

Gene McCormick has had eighteen books published, a mix of non-fiction, prose and poetry, and claims to have read them all, a dubious distinction. His writing is also published regularly in literary journals in the United States and Europe. When words fail, he also paints and his work is in commercial and private collections nationwide. He is the illustrator for Misfitmagazine.net, and has illustrated a number of other books and publications.


Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 8th, 2016

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. 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 $32 per person and includes coffee, tea or orange juice as well as a mimosa or glass of champagne. Call for reservations 630-584-8603.


Book Signing & Author Dinner with Christine Sneed
Thursday, March 24, 2016
6pm Reception, 7pm Dinner

Town House Books & Café is honored to host Chicago area author Christine Sneed. Ms Sneed will be signing copies and reading from her new novel, Paris, He Said (Bloomsbury $26.00). The novel is set mostly in contemporary Paris, and focuses on a woman in her early 30s who accepts the invitation of an older man who offers her time and financial support to live with him in Paris and work as an artist.

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. For additional information, call the café at (630) 584-8603. The dinner is sold out.

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