Welcome to Prairie Path Books

Tastings, Authors, Live Music and Literary Gatherings • 303 E. Front St., Wheaton, IL • (630) 765-7455

Please Join Us for Breakfast and Books on the Patio to Celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day on May 2 

We will be serving coffee, mimosas and croissants starting at 9:30 am on our patio adjacent to the PPB door at the corner of Wesley and Scott.


Our five buyers have each picked their top three all-time favorite books, we will be giving away a copy of each buyer's favorite book (We will announce winners later in the day here on the website and contact by phone).


We also want to hear from you about your all-time favorite books. Wheaton author Jennifer Grant will be dropping by to join in our discussion of favorite books and will present a reading from one of her own books at 11 am.  


This is a free event.  Please register in advance so we can plan. 


In the afternoon, we will welcome French chef, Jean True who will be leading a cooking demo from the book, French Comfort Food  (Please visit our Events page to purchase tickets for this event)


Great Gift Idea - A Mother's Day Book Bundle  

Let PPB help make Mother's Day shopping easy with our Mother's Day Book Bundle.  This bundle includes two hardcover books that are at the top of many best seller lists these days - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and one classic paperback cookbook that is chocked full of delicious cake recipes - Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman.   We will bundle these three books and beautifully gift wrap it all for the price of $60 plus tax.  If Mom already has any of these books we will gladly exchange for a same-priced book.

More Great Gift  Ideas - PPB Special Events For Moms (However You Don't Have to Be a Mom to Attend!)

We are offering three PPB Mother's Day Gift Idea Events - Sign Mom up for just one event or save $5 and sign her up for all three.

  • Cookbook Series - Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, May 13 at 6:30 pm, $25/person or 2/$40 
  • Make the Most of Grocery Store Flower Bundles, Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm, $15/person 
  • Jewelry Making Class, Sunday, May 31 at 1 pm or 2 pm, $15/person 

Registration for these events is available on our Events Page.


* These events would make a great gift for Mom, however you don't have to be a Mom to attend!                             

Kitchen Science Lab Was a Blast! - Educational Fun for Kids

PPB's New Reading Room is Ready 



We invite you to drop by and check out our new reading room. It is a lovely, comfortable spot to read by yourself or a place to catch up with a friend. It's also available to reserve for a group event, free of charge.


Looking for a place for your next book club or Bible study?  It is available whenever the store is open.  Contact us in advance at read@prairiepathbooks.com to reserve your meeting. You are always welcome to bring in food and drinks.

Pictured here is PPB's Morning Edition Book Club.

The Spring Forward Afternoon at PPB

PPB Entrance is Now Open 

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.


Book Clubs and Author Visits

Cooking Events

Music and Art Events



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.

Here is a link to a recent article in the Daily Herald about the library donation program and PPB - Read Now

PPB is Pleased to Partner with the Wheaton Public Library

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    

Read the article in Wednesday's Wheaton Patch about PPB and this award.

Another nice article in My Suburban Life on Thursday.  Read Here.

Hand-selected titles. Friendly gatherings. Inspiring gifts.


Prairie Path Books tucked within Toms-Price Home Furnishings, 

303 Front Street, Wheaton, IL 60187


Contact us 

(630) 765-7455




Hours are:

Monday: 10 a.m. to 7:30 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 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Toms-Price Home Furnishings is open a half-hour later than Prairie Path Books each day.

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