About Town House Books
We are an independent bookstore for all ages, with a friendly knowledgeable staff located in historic Century Corners in downtown St. Charles, Illinois. The uniqueness and ambiance of the bookstore, which opened its doors in 1974, carry over into the Town House Café, featuring a menu of fresh-from-scratch soups and creative sandwiches. Our back courtyard is open for lunch every day, weather permitting! In addition we have tables set up outside in front of the bookstore that are available for self service... a perfect spot to sit and enjoy your morning paper with coffee or an afternoon iced tea & sandwich.
Share the Gift of a Book with a Child in Need
A book can change a child's life, give them life-long friends, ideas, hopes, dreams. During the holiday season Town House Books is asking book lovers to remember a child with the gift of a book. Town House will discount that book 20%, wrap it, and deliver it to the families of the local Head Start program in time for Christmas.
Personal Shopping Available
Books make the perfect gift and we can help you pick the right book for every age person. Let our knowledgeable staff do the work and, as always, we provide complimentary gift wrapping!
Can't Find A Book?
To inquire about a book, please email us at
Town House Giving Tuesday We will be continuing this program as "Town House Giving Tuesdays" throughout the year. On the first Tuesday of each month, Town House will donate 20% of all sales to a different local charity. Thank you in advance for helping us to give back! Our January donations will go to Lazarus House Community Center.
Anniversary Tote Bags Available!
Town House Books tote bags are on sale for $16.95. A roomy canvas bag useful for all your shopping and they also make a great gift.
Connect with Us via Social Media
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When You Want Something Truly Unique
If you're looking for a truly unique book, Town House has limited edition, hand sewn letter press books available. The Least Little Thing is a beautiful collection of contemporary haiku by local author Mark Mitchell, arranged and printed by Larkspur Press. Each book is signed by the author. Hardcover editions are available for $28, paperback editions are $20. The poetry is sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, and always reveals some truthful experience. Here are two examples:
Waxwings in the elm—
their call notes about as faint
as intown starlight.
If time alone will
tell, why is everybody
else talking so much?