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Pre-order the book R.L. Stine calls

"a teeth-chattering, eyes bulging, shuddering-and-shaking, chills-at-the-back-of-your-neck ghost story"!

Out 9/1, don't miss your chance to receive an exclusive bookmark and button FREE with your order when you purchase through Wordsmith Bookshoppe.

Offer valid through 8/31/2020.

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Several Open Books
World Literacy Day September 8th. Buy a book for a teacher & save 20% on that book and one for you.
Cover of All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny along with picture of pre-order giveaway items.
Read More Cozies Reward Program. Buy 10 cozy mysteries and get a free cozy & a free advanced copy.
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covid-19 updates

As the State of Illinois enters Phase 4, we are excited to announce that Wordsmith Bookshoppe is able to allow more customers in the store at one time.

Please click below for more information.

Wordsmith Bookshoppe

Your Bookstore

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Something for Everyone

At Wordsmith Bookshoppe, we aim to have something for everyone. From the toddler just learning her colors and shapes to the seasoned reader looking for the one book he hasn't read yet, we will work with you to find just the right book.

Our commitment to our customers doesn't end when you leave our store. We want to make sure you can get the books you want, the way you want them. Whether you want to come into the store and browse, or if you prefer to order online and have your books delivered right to your door, or perhaps you're on the go and are looking for audiobooks, we've got you covered.






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Former career diplomat and current Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs


A former foreign service officer with the US State Department, Shackelford will discuss her award-winning book, The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age, at Wordsmith Bookshoppe on February 14th at 6:00 pm.

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Hardcover books, viewed from the botton, stacked in a herringbone pattern.

We are currently open to the public, as per Illinois Phase 4, and we are excited to be able to offer a number of options to all of our customers.

  • Curbside pickup or Free Local Delivery in Galesburg or Monmouth.

  • Online, Ship-to-Home ordering through

    • More than TEN MILLION titles available.​

  • Audiobooks through

    • More than 150,000 titles available.

    • Subscription OR a la carte options.

  • E-Books through HummingbirdDM.

    • Books from 3,500 publishing partners.​

However you want your books, we've got you covered.

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