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Used Book Store Opens in Algonquin

Books of Southwind is located at 4069 Algonquin Road in Algonquin.

There is only so much time left to do your holiday shopping. 

If the recipient on your holiday shopping list doesn't mind a gently-used book as a gift or stocking stuffer, you might want to check out one of Algonquin's newest businesses: Books of Southwind, located at 4069 Algonquin Road in Algonquin.

The book store is located between Lakewood and Square Barn roads along Algonquin Road and has over 35,000 books, CDs and movies, according to the Books of Southwind Facebook page.  

Hollie and Eric Lindgren, owners of Books of Southwind, told the Northwest Herald they felt there was a real need for an affordable bookstore in the area, especially since the Borders at the Algonquin Commons closed in 2011. 

The couple formerly owned Forever Books in McHenry before closing that location to prep for their move to Algonquin, according to the NW Herald. 

Paperback books are half price, hard cover and trade size paperback books are $4 and children's books sell for 50 cents, according to the Books of Southwind website. Those who bring in their books and open an account at the store receive 25 percent off. 

The store is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Janet Marie Rabig December 14, 2012 at 02:18 PM
where is 4069 Algonquin Rd? what are some landmarks or what shopping center are they in?
Amie Schaenzer (Editor) December 14, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Hi Janet! It is between Square Barn and Lakewood roads on Algonquin Road. I've included a link to a map in the above article. You click on the address in the article to be taken to the map. Thanks!
Dana December 14, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Thanks for adding the cross roads. Now I can plan my shopping. I can to go My Best Friends Closet resale - and here!
Amie Schaenzer (Editor) December 14, 2012 at 04:34 PM
That will work out well. Happy (resale) shopping!
Vicky Maheshwari January 28, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Thanks for acknowledging us about the used book stores opened. It will help the people who can't afford new books.

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