Welcome to Prairie Path Books

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

PPB Chosen as a NY Times Reporting Bookstore

Prairie Path Books is tucked within Toms-Price Home Furnishings at 303 E. Front St. in downtownWheaton. 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.

Photos from the Princess Party

Photos from the Dragon and Dinosaur Party

Photos from Our Cooking Demo - Quick Apricot Jam

Cocktails For Book Lovers -Terrific!


Book club friends- this wee book is terrific! Original and classic cocktails based on characters and authors of your favorite books. Hemingway's mojito recipe, Willa Cather ( one of my feminist heroes) and her Whiskey Cocktail. Here is a photo of the recipe for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Berry Punch. What fun for your October meeting. I'm a copyright lawyer so I can't photog any recipes replacing the value of the book, but this smidgeon gives you the idea. ... Contact us at PPB. We will hold one for your book club! Sandy

Judging A Book By Its Cover

Great books for gifts... PPB is excited about some new titles perfect for a book lover. Of course a novel or a nonfiction title make great presents; but why not try giving a gorgeous book about the art of designing a book cover? Haven't you always wondered why certain covers compel you to pick up a book? Or, there's a new book about WHY and HOW readers develop clear images of characters and settings just from the words on the page. So interesting. Last - art made with books. So cool- wait 'til you see ---- and see you soon. Sandy

It's Back to School Time! ...don't worry, we can help!


Wow, it's August and everyone is saying the same thing..."What happened to this summer!"

If this sounds familiar, stop by, we can help get your family ready for Back to School. If your high-schooler hasn't finished their summer reading assignment, we have the reading lists and the books.  If your middle schooler or older elementary student is back from camp and bored, we have a great selection of books to keep them busy until school starts. And for your little ones we have two special "staycation" parties planned before school starts. On August 18th, for girls we have a Princess Party and on August 19th, we have Dragon and Dinosaur Fun for boys. For more information or to order tickets visit our Events page. 

We have had lots of visitors. Have you stopped by yet?

Here are just a few of our recent visitors ...

Hand-selected titles. Friendly gatherings. Inspiring gifts.


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: noon to 4:30 p.m.


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

A picture is worth a thousand words.  Kids love Prairie Path Books as much as adults do. This picture was taken during one of our recent Kids Book Clubs.

Frequent performer
at Prairie Path Books

Toms-Price & Prairie Path Books