A full bookshelf not only provides a conversation piece for guests, but also lessens the odds they'll pull out the tome that triggers the trapdoor to your Satanic shrine to Don Knotts. Build up book collections and safeguard secrets with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of books and more at The Book Table, located in Oak Park.
The Book Table is an independently-owned-and-operated bookshop that's been serving Oak Park for the past seven years. The brain baby of husband-and-wife team Jason and Rachel, the store gives literature lovers everything they might desire, from quality used books and publishers' overstock to the newest releases at discount prices. Satisfy an urge for popular fiction and bees with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest ($20.95, hardcover), the latest installment in the bestselling Millennium Trilogy, or shoot over to the obscure olio with Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever ($10.95), a short story collection by Justin Taylor. There is also a plentiful stock of paperback editions of well-loved classics, such as Moby Dick and Robinson Crusoe, as well as new graphic novel adaptations of those same literary landmarks ($7.99–$9.50). Whatever's peaking, compressing, or causing your curiosity to break out in hives, you'll find something to scratch the itch on The Book Table's numerous shelves.
Having expanded considerably since its initial opening, The Book Table now exists in cavernous form, sprawling across nearly 5,600 square feet stocked almost to the rafters with thick, succulent word fruit. A carefully curated selection of staff picks is available to help you machete your way through the thick jungle of hanging prepositions and flapping covers, while the friendly staff is also available in living, breathing form to answer your questions, whether they're as vague as "I need that thingy about the guy who was friends with that other guy and maybe they were British, there was a teddy bear, and an injured German, and maybe Wolverine?" or as specific as "Where is ISBN-10 0316042994?"
1045 Lake St.
Oak Park, Illinois 60301