The first 11 orders for a signed copy of the new Palestinian cookbook Falastin will come with this really nice FREE tote! Order now on or website or give us a call Mon-Sat from noon-5pm. . . . Link in bio
The first-ever Bookends & Beginnings window display pays tribute to Juneteenth and also literally pledges to pay 15% of the sales of our antiracist book recommendations toward fighting racism in Evanston. Thanks to our landlord for letting us borrow the window of the former CouCou & Olive on Sherman Avenue.
New blog post! Head over to BookendsAndBeginningsEvanston.wordpress.com (or click the link in our bio).
The last few weeks/months have been so intense that we completely forgot that Bookends & Beginnings had a birthday coming up--today! So, Now We Are Six. Here's a picture of Nina making the store's first phone call, when there wasn't even anywhere yet to put the phone. We're sending love and deep gratitude to everyone whose support has helped create what we sometimes hear referred to as an Evanston institution. Especially lately, we could not have done this without you.❤️❤️❤️
Thank you to Scott Turow and Elaine Szewczyk for the wonderful Literary Lunchbreak yesterday! If you haven’t already, pick up a signed copy of Scott’s new book The Last Trial. Order from our website or give us a call!
Need a gift? You’re in luck, because we’re offering more themed goodie bags! It’s graduation season and Father’s Day is around the corner, so check our our new Dad Bags and Grad Bags for your favorite dads and grads. We’re also offering Cooking Bags, Writer’s Bags, Hygge Bags, and more! Each bag comes with a book and a bunch of other goodies. Check out our website for more information!
Today we are launching our new Bookends & Beginnings Blog! What’s a better way to kick off than with an author interview with @_kaelanoel_ Her book, Coo, is a middle grade novel about a girl who is raised by pigeons in NYC and is an #indienextpick . Head over to our blog to read our interview with Kaela! . . . Link in Bio
We've got the perfect Mother's Day gift for your book-loving mom: A goodie bag full of treats including a scented Kalamazoo candle with gilded book matches; a mini-book light; a surprise book; and a $10 B&B gift certificate for her to use in the store when we re-open. Gift bags range from $60 - $100 and come in several flavors: Paperback, Hygge, Writer's, Hardcover, Cooking, and Deluxe and you can pick up curbside today (Saturday 5/9) or tomorrow (Sunday 5/10) from 3-5 pm. Must order by 1 pm for each day's pick-up. Link is in our bio!
One great new way you can help make sure everyone finds out about Evanston's possibly-best-kept-secret bookstore Bookends & Beginnings is by grabbing one of our fabulous new high-fashion hoodies, sweatshirts, or t-shirts and wearing it proudly around town (or anywhere else in the universe). Or grab the tote so when we open our doors again, you can come in and stuff it full of books. These are available for a limited time! We miss you! . . . Link in Bio