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Can you find all the elves around Downtown, Midtown, and Campustown? Pick up a game card at Jane Addams Book Shop or print your own and then visit each of the businesses listed to search for the Holiday Elf. Find the Elf and get a sticker for that space on your card. 

Find all of our Elves and enter your completed game card in one of our entry boxes. Entry boxes are located at Jane Addams Book Shop in Downtown and Busey Bank in Campustown.

You'll be entered to win a prize from local businesses!
Winners will be drawn on January 6th and notified by e-mail.

Gift Ideas!
(some used, some new, all great)

Understanding the Sky
Dave Eggers
This is a limited release of 3000 copies. Get yours today!

From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle and A Hologram for the King, comes this inventive, cinematic story of one ordinary man's dreams of flight.

In Understanding the Sky -- illustrated by over 150 of the author's photographs -- we see the everyday world sprawling 3,000 feet below through the eyes of a man on the day of his long dreamed-of first flight in a tiny ultralight aircraft. Who is this man? He wants to fly. What is this man searching for? He is searching for a bit of escape. Maybe some danger. Has he told his wife about this? He has not told his wife about this.

Once again, Eggers invites us to move beyond our notions of how stories can be told and how a book can be experienced. At once a tightly written story and a beautifully designed art book -- Understanding the Sky combines breathtaking aerial photos with a searching, funny meditation on the things we put in between ourselves and our dreams.

Coloring Books
Last year coloring books were the hottest gift and this year the trend is continuing. We have more this year and they are flying off the shelves. Coloring is said to help reduce anxiety, create focus, and give a feeling of tranquility.

A Good Novel
You can never go wrong with a good novel. With over 8000 books in our fiction section, 3000 in our science-fiction/fantasy section, and 4000 in our mysteries you should be able to find something to give or just for yourself.

Being human means that we need to eat and that usually means some cooking has to happen. We have cookbooks that range from general everyday cooking to the extravagant, from soups to desserts, and from every corner of the world. When you give a cookbook bookmark a few of the recipes you find the most appealing so the receiver has a good place to start when trying to decide what to make first.

History Books
This past year we brought in more history books than any other subject. So much came in that we had to move some sections around just to make more space. It is enjoyable to delve into a part of history and learn as much as you can which is why history books make great gifts. 

Book Bones
The perfect stocking stuffer item. It will hold your book open to the page you need and keep your hands free. Perfect for cookbooks, textbooks, and heavy books. With handy conversions and in 3 colors, Book Bones make a great gift.

Gifting a journal allows the receipent to write their own story, jot down their ideas and thoughts, draw when inspired, and keep notes and lists.

Gift Cards
Why choose a book for someone when you can give them the opportunity to choose it for themselves? Jane Addams Book Shop gift cards can be purchased for any amount, used on anything in the store, and you can even pick out a hand made envelope.

Donnie and Stanley's Corner
Donnie: "Stanley, Santa is coming!"
Stanley: "I hope I get a bottle!"

Happy Holidays From the Whole Elmore Family!

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Recent Arrivals
Hockney on Art : Conversations With Paul Joyce, DAVID HOCKNEY, PAUL JOYCE
Hockney on Art : Conversations With Paul Joyce
20.00 USD
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August Strindberg (Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists), Eszter Szalczer
August Strindberg (Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists)
Eszter Szalczer
21.00 USD
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Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton, Jeff Pearlman
Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton
Jeff Pearlman
15.00 USD
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