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 story times on Tuesdays & Saturdays, Chapter Chatter (a book club for ages 7-9), Bookworm Buddies (a book club for ages 9-12), and monthly book clubs for adults. Check out our storytime and events pages for more information.

60% off used hardcovers, 50% off used paperbacks, ALWAYS!! Ask about our Trade For Credit program.

We’re honored that our customers named us one of the top 25 independent small businesses, nationwide, of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, AND 2017!  Thank you, we love you too!!
Afterwords Books is a proud member of the American Booksellers Association.