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December 2022 E-Newsletter
Welcome Readers,

Happy holiday season!

Have you started shopping yet? Please know this: we're not judging you if you haven't! We're just asking because we'd love to help you with this overwhelming task. As an added incentive for shopping in Northbrook this year, you may enter a raffle with each $20 purchase you make! Just look for the above (or to the right) picture in stores to remind you to upload your receipt and contact info and be entered to win! Read more here!

We've mentioned our audiobook partner,, as an option for a great gift idea; please feel free to give us a ring with any questions you may have about this. has a great selection of books and fabulous customer service. We'd be grateful if you set up your account to be affiliated with our store (Book Bin's Page). As of right now, Alli has listened to over 200 books (203.5 to be exact); Amy is up to 84 completed audiobooks and is currently listening to Bono read his book, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. Andrea buys audiobooks she thinks both she and her husband Dave will enjoy.

It's been quite a year of reading for us; we hope the same is true for you too! If we don't get a chance to see you in the store this month, please have a safe and happy holiday and we'd love to help you in the future!

Alli & Amy & Everyone at the Book Bin

This month's photo album:
Extended Hours through Christmas & Hanukkah:
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Monday through Thursday
10:00am to 6:00pm

Friday and Saturday
10:00am to 4:00pm

Dates with shortened hours:

Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24
10:00am to 2:00pm

New Year's Eve
Saturday, December 31
10:00am to 2:00pm

Dates we'll be Closed:

Sunday, December 25
Monday, December 26

Sunday, January 1
Monday, January 2

Enjoy this holiday season!

Last Month's Bestsellers
Nov. 1 through Nov. 30

The Light We Carry
by Michelle Obama

Every G*ddamn Day
by Neil Steinberg

Go-To Dinners
by Ina Garten

Lessons in Chemistry
by Bonnie Garmus

Dinners with Ruth
by Nina Totenberg

Remarkably Bright Creatures
by Shelby Van Pelt

No Plan B
by Lee Child and
Andrew Child

The Personal Librarian
by Marie Benedict
and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Winners
by Fredrik Backman

The Boys from Biloxi
by John Grisham

Book Bin's Upcoming Events
Adult Book Discussion

The date of our next Book Discussion is Thursday, January 5 at 7:00 pm

Our Book Discussion group is very welcoming! There is no need to RSVP to this in-person event at the store, but you may call us if you you'd like us to expect you. Please join next month as we discuss The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles with Sheila Whalen as our discussion group leader.

"Based on the true story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris during World War II, The Paris Library is a moving and unforgettable “ode to the importance of libraries, books, and the human connections we find within both” (Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author)"
Mystery Book Club

The date for our next in-person Mystery Book Club will be Monday, January 23 at 7:00 pm.

Our next mystery book club will discuss Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara, and we hope you can join us.

Inspired by historical events in Chicago, 1944, Clark and Division infuses an atmospheric and heartbreakingly real crime with rich period details and delicately wrought personal stories Naomi Hirahara has gleaned from thirty years of research and archival work in Japanese American history.
Fiction Favorites
Books to fall in love with!
If you came by the store and read our e-newsletters this year, these are the books about which we were the most excited. An interesting thing about reading and recommending is that it is such a fluid and changeable thing. Yesterday, a book you read last month may be your favorite, but if you finish a book over your morning coffee, you could easily have a "new favorite".

Click here or on the above picture to see a list of the Fiction Favorites we've compiled this year. Although we try to fit them all into a list, the hope is that we've read SO many good books, we need to stop ourselves from sending you a list that takes you all day to read. For more fantastic books, don't forget to check out the Staff Picks page as well.
Nonfiction Favorites
Books to help our minds grow!
Though there are countless books on limitless subjects when it comes to nonfiction, there is always the newest of the new for us to recommend. These 10 interesting reads make good gift ideas; if you need others, you know where to find us!

Click here or on the above picture to see a list of the Nonfiction books we've compiled this year. If you've been into the store recently, you know there is always another nook or cranny into which we have shelved books! We would love to see you and catch up with the books you've been reading in this genre.
Talking Books with Alice & Ann
This makes a great holiday gift for any reader!
Do you need a gift for someone who doesn't need any more "things" but wants "experiences" instead? This gift is available in either a 6 month subscription ($125) or a 12 month subscription ($250). Every other month, subscription holders will receive a book selection in the mail from Book Bin in Northbrook; the following month is when the live "Talking Books With Alice and Ann" session will take place to dig deeper meaning from the selection. If you or a friend like to hear about the deeper meanings of a book but don't want the pressures of participating in a traditional book club, then this could be the gift you and they desire!
This subscription for books and Siskel & Ebert-style discussions can bring together readers across the country, as it takes place entirely over Zoom. If you are the type who likes to LISTEN at a book discussion but not necessarily SPEAK, then this is for you!

Call or email Alice and Ann to sign yourself up or give this as a gift; they will send out a card to the recipient and Book Bin will send out the book to you/your friend every other month.

(847) 843-6321
Quick Question: We actually have no question this month; does this make you happy?
Last Month's "Quick Question" Results:
What are your plans on Black Friday,
Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday?

The clear winner with 50% of the vote is
"Staying at home to recover from Thanksgiving". We love this.
Squarely in second place with 30% of the vote is
"Shopping Local Early & Often". We love this more.
Tied for third place were "Letting my fingers do the shopping from my phone" and "All of the Above".

Thank you so much for participating-
your support makes us happy!
Book Bin's Staff 2022​
From Left to Right:
(Standing) Marla Alexander, Linda Wesselink, Simona Bernfeld, Erika McCoy, Julie Harms-Muth, and Andrea Fossier (Seated) Nancy Randall, Amy Morrison, Alli Gilley, and Carol Pickering

We'll hopefully be here to celebrate this milestone birthday with you and sell you your next book.
Thank you for reading and for shopping locally.
We appreciate your support!

The Book Bin Staff
Why Shopping Local Matters

Buying local boosts the local economy.
When you buy local, more of the money you spend stays in the community. Local businesses like us, are more likely to use other local businesses and services to support our operations.

Book Bin Services
1. Free gift wrapping, cards, and gold stickers on your purchases
2. Easy shipping available on any purchases via the USPS
3. Contactless Curbside Pick-ups from our bench
4.  Fast order fulfillment of any book in print
5. Friendly people to recommend your next great read

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