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poster_eat_sleep_read_local_20032013_152958Afterwords Books is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and affordable books to the Edwardsville, IL area.  We are extremely grateful to our long-time customers who make up our little bookstore family.

We offer events for children and adults, including storytimes on Tuesdays & Saturdays,  Readers Roundup ( a book club for ages 4-7),  Chapter Chatter (a book club for ages 5-8), Bookworm Buddies (a book club for ages 6-9), Family Fun Nights, and a monthly book club and documentary club for adults on Fridays. Check out our storytime and events pages for more information.

60% off used hardcovers, 50% off used paperbacks, 10% off new books and gifts–ALWAYS!! Ask about our Trade For Credit program.

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We’re honored that our customers named us one of the top ten independent small businesses, nationwide, of 2013 *AND* 2014!  Thank you, we love you too!!
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Afterwords Books is a proud member of the American Booksellers Association.

11 Responses to Home

  1. Jill Singh says:

    Went to Afterwords yesterday…love the new store and its convenient location and parking! I found so many great books at a fabulous price! I even found some free books! I will patronize this store in the future for sure!

  2. Tina Kleeb says:

    Came in the other day with my two teenage daughters. It was the first time we had visited and we fell in love with every square inch! What an amazing jewel! I can’t wait to bring the rest of my family so that they can enjoy it too.

  3. Amy Moore says:

    My daughter and I went to afterwords today for the first time. What a wonderful place!! I wanted to drink coffee, curl up in a chair and read all day. Such a welcome place to be. I will be back for years to come.

  4. ebuck1230 says:

    Hi Luann. Do you have this book:
    The Perfectly Messed Up Story by Patrick McDonnell?

    • afterwordsbooks says:

      Regretfully, we don’t have a copy at this time. I’ll make a note that you’re looking for one and let you know if someone happens to bring one in to trade. Thanks so much for checking with us!

  5. Anne Kohlman says:

    Parking is great! Am so happy you were able to move to the Victorian!

  6. Becky Beal says:

    Looking for Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books in paperback. Do you have any? Also, I have some paperbacks I want to get rid of, will you take them?

    • afterwordsbooks says:

      Hi Becky! We currently have the following titles in stock ($2.99 paperbacks): Worth Dying For, Bad Luck and Trouble, Without Fail, One Shot, and 61 Hours.
      We happily accept all gently used books to trade for store credit, assuming they’re in gently-loved condition. The only titles we do not take in are encyclopedias and text books.
      Thanks for checking with us!

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