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!


Storytime with Elizabeth Gerlach

Elizabeth Gerlach will be visiting Woodstock for a book signing and children's craft activity hosted by Read Between the Lynes Bookstore. The event will be held on Saturday, July 14th at 10:30am in the store. The author will be reading and signing copies of her book Ben's Adventures: A Day at the Beach. A craft session for children will follow, as well as a story writing activity. Additional copies of her book will be available for purchase prior to and at the signing. For questions or inquiries, please call at (815)-206-5967. Or, email at rbtlstaff@gmail.com

Author Signing with Garnet Rogers

Canadian folk musician Garnet Rogers will be in Woodstock for Folk Music Weekend! Before performing at Stage Left Cafe, Garnet Rogers will be in store signing copies of his memoir, Night Drive: Travels with My Brother. The event will be held on Saturday, July 14th at 2:00 pm. Copies of his book will be available for purchase in store. 

 

 

Read Between the Lynes is offering a Lynes Pride Membership Club for its loyal customers! For just a $10 annual fee, the member will receive a 10% discount on most regularly-priced books and merchandise. That even includes ice cream, candy and coffee*!!

Membership is complimentary to all teachers and educators. Just bring your school ID and we'll sign you up.

Look for information on our member-only specials and more in our eNewsletter.

* some local food vendor products, local author books and all Marvin's Toy Store items are not included.

Attention Local Authors!

Read Between the Lynes is creating a Local Author Spotlight to give local authors the opportunity to use the store as a venue to publicize their books.

The Local Author Spotlight will be held on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

There are other details for these events and you can find them here.

Arlene's Newsletter is Back!!

Here it is mid-June and I've decided now is good as a time as any to recommit to writing my monthly newsletter. I know. it's been a number of years since I have done this. My apologies. As we all know, "life happens". When that pesky "life" shows up you have to pare down the commitments and responsibilities and focus on the priorities. To begin, let's recap what the newsletter includes. I will be sharing details about books (imagine that). events taking place in the store (such as new book releases and new products). What's new to the newsletter is. "Meet My Neighbor" highlighting a business neighbor I admire and do business with, "Where Are They Now" giving you an update on a former employee, and "Chew on This",  musings from Ophelia. And now, off to the show!

 

Here's what I'm reading this month­
'The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn. the June book club selection. I've recently started it and am excited. as I've read so many positive reviews. The book is historical fiction. set just after WWII: I'm only on page 15 and hooked! Join us in the store on the 18th at 7:00 to hear everyone's take on it. You are always welcome to drop in, whether you've read the book or not.

 

Next. "Ghost Boys" by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Tackling a rather difficult subject. Ghost Boys follows eleven-year-old Jerome, as he is shot by a police officer in Chicago. In the afterlife he meets Emmett Till, and the story expertly highlights racial injustices. while trying to right the wrongs of the world to readers beginning to explore and learn about these issues. Written for 10-14-year olds, it is a difficult subject matter that is quite well done. I'm reading other books this month. but those books aren't in publication yet, so I'll save those for another time.

 

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