Welcome to the 2015 Read Between the Lynes. This new responsive site will make it easier to use our site on a smaller screen such as tablets and smartphones, and will give you easier access to all our site features, including book recommendations, enhanced book information and easier to read pages. We hope you enjoy the enhancements!

Lighting of the Square

Friday, November 27th, 6 – 9 pm

During the annual Lighting of the Square, dancers from the Woodstock Ballet Studio will be in our front window. Proceeds from hot chocolate sales that evening will go to benefit the Woodstock Ballet Studio.



Small Business Saturday - November 28!

Food Sampling:

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, we will be offering samples of the food items we are carrying in the new location!

Good Old Neon - Signs You're In Chicago

12:00 pm

“What constitutes a great sign? For me it’s an elusive synchronicity of color, shape, typography, and iconography, enhanced by authenticity and eccentricity. Signs that have been maintained and still illuminate are always beguiling. The fragility of glass tubing continuously exposed to harsh Chicago weather makes the survival of an old sign a kind of urban miracle, deserving, at the least, of photographic preservation. Even the many that have outlived their functional glory days have their own visual appeal. Animated neon signs, working or not, are a special treat.”

—Nick Freeman, from the Foreword

Delight in Chicago’s rich neon heritage with this full-color collection of gaudy, garish, and downright spectacular signs. From the far South Side to the Wisconsin Dells, Good Old Neon documents the familiar and the obscure, capturing in 135 photos these fast-disappearing artifacts of a glorious era when brightly lit signs filled the urban landscape.

Read about the book in the Chicago Tribune here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-prj-good-old-neon-signs-youre-in-chicago-nick-freeman-20150129-story.html

Joelle Charbonneau Returns! 

November 28, 2015 - 2:00 pm

RBTL favorite Joelle Charbonneau returns with her new book, Need.

"No one gets something for nothing. We should all know better."

Teenagers at Wisconsin’s Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need… regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises. In this chilling YA thriller, the author of the best-selling Testing trilogy examines not only the dark side of social media, but the dark side of human nature.

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Thursday, December 3rd — 5 to 9 pm

It’s Hip to be Square!

It’s a Throwback Thursday on the Square, and we’re taking you back to the ‘60s with the return of DENNY DIAMOND. Come on out dressed in attire from your favorite decade and enjoy an evening of fun, music, and special deals!