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The Magic Tree Bookstore...

...Sparking readers' imaginations since 1984

Longer Summer Hours

Enjoy a casual stroll down the Avenue. Stop for a cone or a malt and have time to visit your independent bookstore.

Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.,Thurs./Fri. 10-8. Sat. 9:30-5:30 and Sun. 12-5 until Aug. 22nd

Magic Tree serves Oak Park, Chicago, River Forest, Riverside, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, and beyond. Located up the street from the Oak Park Ave. stop on the Green Line. Metered parking on the street or garage parking on North Blvd. with first hour free.


Musical Petting Zoo

Musical Stories and Musical Instruments Petting Zoo

Thurs., August 14th at 5:30 p.m., and Wed., Aug. 20th at 10:30 a.m.

Ever drum on a djembe or strum an autoharp? Ever pluck a kalimba or strike a stadium cymbal? Ever shimmer bar chimes or strum a dulcimer? All of these percussion instruments are part of the Instrument Petting Zoo on August 14 from 5 to 7pm or August 20 from 10 until 11:30am. Children and adults can experience playing instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo at the music studio of Kindermusik with Pat. (Like a museum exhibit, you can come and go as you wish, no need to arrive exactly at 5pm). Imagine a “sound museum” with you and your child’s hand at the helm. (Parents, please accompany your children.)

Kindermusik graduates in the piano studio of Dr. Sally Sloane will demonstrate on the piano, and string students playing violin, viola and cello will also perform in short segments so that children can hear these instruments.

Story time related to musical instruments will be offered at Magic Tree Bookstore at 5:30 pm on August 14 or 10:30am on August 20. Please call (708)848-0770 and let us know who will be joining us.

Save Rafe Party

Sunday, August 24th at 3 p.m.

James Patterson's Middle School series has a new addition called Save Rafe! and we're celebrating with a party! Expect fun and refreshments. Call (708)848-0770 and let us know you'll be joining us.

Save Rafe!
Save Rafe!
By Patterson, James
2014-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316322126 - Hardcover   See Other Formats

Usually available or order in 2 or 3 days.

The newest in the Middle School series, Book 6, has Rafe, the bad boy with a heart of gold off on a "wild trek into the unknown."  if he can survive a week in the Colorado Wilderness for a lesson in survival, he might actually get back into school.  We're talking screaming Sergeants, raging rivers, sagging shelters and more, much more.  Great series for the Wimpy Kid or Dork Diary crowd.


Wednesdays Storytime @ 10:30 a.m.

Debbie Buckley, mom, retired librarian and delightful Magic Tree Staffer leads preschoolers in stories, movement, song. .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...

Joan Bauer visited schools and our store. We have hardcover as well as paperback editions of your favorite Joan Bauer books. Artist Matthew Cordell was in our area so we had some of his books signed. A great adventure for both boys and girls is Mark of the Dragonfly. What a great autographed book to give your 10 year old friend. Other autographed books are also available.


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 had the opportunity to sit down with their book's author or Skype with an out-of-town author about their book. Anyone buying a bookclub title in order to join in the discussion receives a 10% discount. Next meeting is Sept. 11th at 7 p.m. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt will be discussed.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
By Brunt, Carol Rifka
2013-06 - Dial Press
9780812982855 - Paperback   See Other Formats

Usually available or order in 2 or 3 days.

In this striking literary debut, Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal in 1987 as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them. ...More

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