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The Magic Tree Bookstore...

...Sparking readers' imaginations since 1984


Mon-Wed 10 am- 6 pm, Th-Fri 10 am-8 pm,

Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

Summer Hours Begin June 7th: Sundays we will be open 11 am to 5 pm.

Writing Workshop

Author and teacher Mike Grosso will lead young authors to find their characters, voice, action and stories.

No experience necessry. Just bring your brain.

For Grades 3rd - 6th. Four Tuesdays, 4:30pm, July 7-28th.

$40/ $35 for members. Come in or call 708.848.0770 to save your spot.


Would you like to join a bookclub? We are forming new bookclubs for all ages and tastes. Contact us in the store in person, call us at 708.848.0770, or send us an email at info@magictreebooks.com and let us know what you're interested in. We have a bookclub for you!

Bookmark Contest Winners!

Over 300 young artists contributed to the Magic Tree Bookstore's annual bookmark contest. It was agony deciding who the winners would be, as we had so many truly wonderful entries. Thank you so much for all the amazing artwork from our friends. All of the entries are on display at the store, so please come down and see them. The four winning bookmarks are available at the counter.

Now here are the winners:

Elementary School WinnerMiddle School WinnerHigh School WinnerGrand Prize Winner

From left to right.

  • Elmentary School Winner: Gretchen Papier -- Mann School
  • Middle School Winner: Maddy Wilkie -- Brooks Middle School
  • High School Winner: Sophie Hayes -- OPRF
  • Grand Prize: Amelia Strimaitis -- Mann School

Come in and pick up your favorite!


Author Event: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal Poster

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a person who likes to make things. She has made over 30 children's books, including the beloved Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn and Duck! Rabbit!. She also makes grown up books, including the acclaimed Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. She also makes good friends, good sense, and she makes daily life seem charmed. She will speak about writing and life at the Oak Park Arts Club June 27th, 7pm. Kids are welcome. Please join us for this special event.

Storytime, Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Stories, songs and crafts for the wee ones. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring young people to this fun, free storytime.

Find out about more upcoming fun at Magic Tree...

Recently Autographed...

Detectives Assistant HanniganWanderville McClureGracefully Grayson PolonskyFamous Phonies Dumont

We love to have authors visit us! These authors have recently visited the Magic Tree and signed their amazing books: Kate Hannigan -- The Dectective's Assistant, Wendy McClure -- Wanderville and The Wilder Life, Ami Polansky -- Gracefully Grayson, Brianna Dumont -- Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History, William Hazelgrove -- Jack Pine, Mike Caruto -- Little Elliot Big City, Sarah Mlynowsky -- Whatever After Series, and Mac Barnett and Jory John -- The Terrible Two.

Jack Pine HazlegroveLittle Elliot CuratoBeauty Queen MlynowskiTerrible Two Barnett


Adults Who Love to Read YA Literature

Once a month, adults who enjoy reading YA Lit get together to discuss a current title. In addition to a lively book chat, participants have opportunities to sit down or Skype with authors about their book. Anyone buying a bookclub title in order to join in the discussion receives a 10% discount.

The next meeting is June 11th. We will be discussing The Pitcher by William Hazelgrove. The author will be present and joining our discussion!

Author at Adults Who Love YA Bookclub

Thursday, June 11th at 7 p.m.

The Adults Who Love to Read YA Bookclub will be discussing The Pitcher by William Hazelgrove and Mr. Hazelgrove will be participating as well.

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