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!

Meet Saralyn Richard

Friday, May 18th from 11:00 am-12:30 pm


Join us for a special author signing with former teacher Saralyn Richard! She will be signing copies of her mystery novel, Murder in the One Percent as well as her lovable children's story, Naughty Nana. For any questions or information, please call at (815)-206-5967or email at rbtl.staff@gmail.com

Murder in the One Percent pulls back the curtain on the privileged and powerful rich. Set on a gentleman’s farm in Pennsylvania and in the tony areas of New York, the book shows what happens when someone comes to a party with murder in his heart and poison in his pocket.

Illinois Peregrines: From Decline to Recovery

A Special Presentation

Saturday, May 19th - 10:30 am

Don't miss guest speaker Mary Hennen as she gives a special presentation that takes you through the recovery of the Peregrine Falcon. Mary is the director of the Chicago Peregrine Program and author of The Peregrine Returns. Her presentation will teach listeners what it means to live in close proximity of this extraordinary bird. A book signing will follow Mary's presentation. Books will be available to purchase on site, or you can bring your own copy. The presentation will be held at the Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake on Saturday, May 19th from 10:30 am-12:00 pm. Tickets are free for McHenry County residents and $5.00 for non-residents. You can register online at MCCDistrict.org.

The World Will Fall

... and Two Queens Will Rise!

The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.

One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable--until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world--and of each other.

Copies are available for preorder now. The first 15 copies purchased will receive a special surprise!