We’re OPEN!

photo (30)Thank you so much to everyone who has visited our new location at 232 S Buchanan ST, Edwardsville (just across the street from Annie’s Frozen Custard!).  All those oohs and aahs are very much appreciated and we’re thrilled to find you love the space as much as we do!

Story Time is back into full swing and, by popular demand, we’ve added a Tuesday morning 1o am session to our roster! photo (28)We love sharing this special time with you and your children and are excited about our upcoming themes- you can check out what’s on board here, as well as other upcoming FUN programming in the works, including and ANNOUNCING Family Fun Nights at Afterwords!  Stay tuned for a complete schedule of monthly Tuesday evening, family-friendly activities to enjoy with other families in our community!  This promises to be a fun way to meet up with old friends and make some new ones.

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We’re also excited about partnering with MetamorphoseMaternity for weekly meetings of Milk & Bookies, offering support and education to parents about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early parenthood!  Bring the little ones to our Tuesday morning story time sessions and plan to stay and join in the casual, friendly discussion immediately following.  The wee ones can play and flip through books while you chat, sharing the trials and tribulations of new mommyhood/daddyhood.

We’re still warmly welcoming new members to our monthly American Club Girl meetings, Bookworm Buddies Book Club (ages 5-7), Documentary Club, and Afterwords Book Club (18+).  Again, you can find out more about upcoming meetings by visiting our calendar of events.  

Have a great idea for another club?  Something you would like to see offered at Afterwords?  Please send your suggestions our way and we will do our best to make it happen!

Rockethub supporters, we’re eagerly awaiting for your visit and to reward you with your totes, t-shirts, and mugs!   If you have yet to visit, here’s a little peek at what you’re missing:

photo (37)Cozy seating and floor-to-ceiling books….

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photo (36)photo (38)Hospitality in the way of a complimentary coffee/tea station…

We’re still honoring our popular Trade for Credit Program.  Yes, your credit moved with us, and we’re happily accepting gently used books to add to our current collection.  Bring those unwanted books in and trade them for something on your wish list!

townFinally, Afterwords is a proud participant of the circle of merchants committed to giving back and nurturing our community through a program parented by Once Upon a Town.  Shop with us, and other participating merchants!, on the 14th of each month when we’ll be donating 10% of our sales to benefit local charities.  June’s beneficiary is Edwardsville Neighbors in Need.

Hope to see you soon!!



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