Read the article in today's Wheaton Patch about PPB and this award.
We made it! Prairie Path Books was selected as a Blue Ribbon Semi-Finalist in the National Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Award process. Now we go on to the next round; the Chamber will select the top seven regional winners in the country in mid-March before the big winner is selected in June.
And now we ask you to take action on our behalf:
All of the semi-finalists are automatically entered as nominees for a second award, the U.S. Chamber's Community Excellence Award, which they designed to highlight a business that has found "success in the eyes of its community, generously giving of its time, resources, and expertise."
Voting is now open and will close on March 4 (11:59 p.m. EST). This is a one-time vote - so if you think PPB has been good at building community - click here and tell the folks at the U.S. Chamber.
We sure tried - check out this quick video to see the 50 folks who made it out in the Wednesday cold to see our Jenny depict Mary Todd Lincoln and other First Ladies in celebration of President's Day.
Thank again to all of you.
(And to you 50 Wednesday folks - this Award news is NOT the "News" I told you we'd share next week...Stay tuned all!)
Tastings, Authors, Live Music and Literary Gatherings • 303 E. Front St., Wheaton, IL • (630) 765-7455
PPB now has an entrance easily accessible to all at the NW corner of the building (corner of Scott and Wesley). To use this entrance park on either Scott or
Wesley, please do not park in the parking lot by the loading dock.
PPB is proud and happy to announce that two new spaces adjoining ours will be open for our use and yours very soon! Many of you have been to gatherings in the event room just outside our store. Well, beginning this week, we are installing bookcases to surround part of that space and Toms Price (thank you!) will furnish it with rugs and cozy couches and .... VOILA .... PPB has a Reading Room!
Pick out a stack of books and read through them in it; bring your book club to meet in it; come to PPB events in it. We are so excited!
Second, soon after the lovely snow mountain on Scott and Wesley melts, we will open the brick patio outside the PPB northwest door so we all can use it for the same things as the Reading Room -- and, yes .... Toms Price will stock it with their fabulous outdoor furnishings. A PPB Patio!
We feel very lucky to be a bookstore tucked in to the most community-minded home furnishings store ever. Thanks Toms Price! Updates and photos coming soon....
Prairie Path Books is tucked within Toms-Price Home Furnishings at 303 E. Front St. in downtown Wheaton. When you enter the front door just follow the signs to the back corner of Toms-Price where you will find our bookstore, comfortably furnished, with a friendly staff, and most importantly a hand picked selection of books (over 5000 titles). You will see from our store logo that we are more than just a bookstore, we are Prairie Path Books, Gatherings & Great Reads. We love gatherings! We host a variety of weekly events to inspire and enlighten, as well as book clubs and story times for kids. And we are proud of our great selection of books! If you are not sure what you are going to read next, come in and we will help you find the perfect read.
The Library Wish List Program is an opportunity to support the Wheaton Public Library by donating specific, high-need items to their collection. PPB will have the books available for you to purchase, and will deliver your book donations directly to the library.
Here is the list of their top 20 most wanted items:
· All The Light We Cannot See / Anthony Doerr
Gray Mountain / John Grisham
The Escape / David Baldacci
The Burning Room / Michael Connelly
Big Little Lies / Liane Moriarty
The Girl On The Train / Paula Hawkins
Leaving Time / Jodi Picoult
Hope To Die / James Patterson
Yes Please / Amy Poehler
The Boston Girl / Anita Diamant
Some Luck / Jane Smiley
Killing Patton : The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General / Bill O'Reilly
Station Eleven / Emily St. John Mandel
Flesh and Blood / Patricia Cornwell
Everything I Never Told You / Celeste Ng
Lila / Marilynne Robinson
Not That Kind Of Girl : A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned/ Lena Dunham
Blue Labyrinth / Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Betrayed / Lisa Scottoline
The Rosie Project / Graeme Simsion
Prairie Path Books tucked within Toms-Price Home Furnishings,
303 Front Street, Wheaton, IL 60187
Monday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5:30 p.m.
Toms-Price Home Furnishings is open a half-hour later than Prairie Path Books each day.
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