Elgin Books

Downtown Elgin

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In a Nutshell

More than 50,000 used, rare & out-of-print books stock shelves of store complete with cozy café & children's section

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Most people know better than to judge a book by its cover, but that hasn’t stopped publishers from plastering shirtless vampires all over underselling copies of the Farmers’ Almanac. Stock up on eye-catching titles with today’s Groupon to Elgin Books and Coffee. Choose between the following options:

  • For $7, you get $15 worth of used books.
  • For $18, you get $40 worth of used books.<p>

Elgin Books and Coffee sates the burning thirsts of bibliophiles with more than 50,000 used, rare, and out-of-print books and a reader-friendly store complete with a café and children’s section. A knowledgeable staff and comprehensive online database counteract the stupefaction visitors may feel while perusing shelves stocked with mysteries, thrillers, biographies, and artistic manifestos. Readers can peek into the political life of Hillary Rodham Clinton with a collectible edition of Living History ($14.95+) or learn how to fly planes built in 1977 with the Commercial Pilot Airplane Written Test Guide ($35+). James C. Wilson’s Three-Wheeling Through Africa ($29.50+) documents the author’s harrowing tricycle races with sub-Saharan cheetahs, and Charles Dickens’s classic Great Expectations ($7+) continues to delight readers with its wit and charming optimism. Tired parents pace the aisles of the store’s vast children’s section, searching madly for fresh stockpiles of bedtime stories. While flipping through their newly acquired volumes of poems or short stories, customers can sit at café tables stocked with napkin dispensers that hold pages torn from first drafts of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.

Elgin Books and Coffee

More than 50,000 books line the shelves at Elgin Books and Coffee, many available for 50% to 90% less than their cover prices. Visitors can wander through the chandelier-lit shop perusing classics, out-of-print texts, biographies, cookbooks, and many other types of published matter. An attached café offers an inviting space in which to sip java or tea and read.

Customer Reviews

The owner is exceptionally pleasant.
Carol F. · June 8, 2012
I gave it at a gift
Jo-ann B. · May 27, 2012
You are a wonderful part of Elgin's downtown. Wonderful customer service. Always friendly.
Renee C. · April 15, 2012

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.