Welcome to Read Between the Lynes

Read Between the Lynes is YOUR hometown bookstore. We are proudly located on the Historic Woodstock Square, keeping our focus on convenience, community and you, our customers. Stop by! We can't wait to meet you!

Waldo Returns to Woodstock for his 30th Anniversary!

Find him in businesses around the Square all July and win lots of great prizes! Click here to see participating businesses and a full list of prizes!


At the end of the month, join us for the wrap-up Waldo party at RBTL on Sunday, July 30th at 2:00pm!



Theresa Schwegel's New Book!

Friday, July 7th - 7:00 pm


The Lies We Tell

Chicago police detective Gina Simonetti is keeping a secret from the department: she has multiple sclerosis. Raising her young niece on her own, Gina hides her disease; she can’t afford to lose her job. Anyway, she is healthier than most of the cops she knows, and greatly appreciates the responsibility of caring for a child.


But Gina's secret is threatened when a colleague calls her in to help trace a suspect: Johnny Marble has added to his rap sheet with an assault charge―this time against his mother. When Gina pays a visit to the mom in the hospital and winds up running into―and after―Marble, she finds herself in a physical confrontation she can’t possibly win. He gets away, and Gina is faced with an impossible situation. She has to find him, but knows doing so means turning in the one person who knows the true story of what happened. After all, now that he's seen her fight, Johnny Marble can reveal her deepest secret to the police department.


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CURIOUS GEORGE Helps Lead Storytime!

He'll be in the store Saturday, July 8th at 10:30 am


Meet David Kaplan, Cubs TV Personality

Saturday, July 8th at 2:00 pm


Rally/discussion at the Woodstock Square Gazebo, emceed by Dag Juhlin, co-host of The Steve Dahl Show on WLS890. Pixie Dawgs will be on site selling hot dogs and peanuts.


Signing will follow at Read Between the Lynes. At least one copy must be purchased at Read Between the Lynes in order to join the signing line: The Plan: Epstein, Maddon, and the Audacious Blueprint for a Cubs Dynasty


On October 12, 2011, Theo Epstein became the new Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, flipping a switch on the lovable-loser franchise and initiating a plan to accomplish in Chicago what he'd succeeded in as general manager of the Boston Red Sox: ending a World Series drought. It would require a complete team tear-down and turnover, a new farm system foundation of young talent which Epstein and Cubs GM Jed Hoyer gradually added to with gutsy trades and timely signings.


After years of rebuilding, Epstein's crystalline vision has been unquestionably realized in the form of one of the most exciting and talented teams in baseball, led by heavyweights like Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant as well as visionaries like manager Joe Maddon. In The Plan, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago and ESPN Radio goes behind the scenes with the Cubs and their front office, walking the steps of their captivating rise to becoming 2016 World Series champions. Featuring exclusive interviews with Epstein, owner Tom Ricketts, and other team insiders, this is the definitive account of a new era on the North Side.


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Joelle Charbonneau returns to RBTL with the blockbuster YA fantasy book of the summer!

Saturday, July 8th at 5:00 pm


From the author of the New York Times bestselling Testing trilogy comes a sweeping new fantasy series, perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sarah J. Maas.

Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.

But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.


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The Poppies are Blooming

Sunday, July 9th

Ann Garvin and the Tall Poppy Writers will join in our birthday celebration! Stay tuned for more details about the event, and check out all of the fabulous Poppies at tallpoppies.org!