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Our online inventory is just a sampling of what we have in stock. We have 50,000 additional titles in our retail store.   


"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he 

hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he 

hears, however measured or far away."

 - Henry David Thoreau



Cheap Kiss Records

“Hello record collecting friends! Hope everyone is making it through this bitter cold winter all right. You know where it's nice and warm? 22 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park! Nothing like a little record shopping to warm the soul. If you haven't stopped by the store in a while we have been going through some ch-ch-ch-changes, to quote David Bowie. We now have ten record bins for your browsing pleasure. That's right...ten! We have added sections for jazz, classical, R&B, country and soundtracks. Plus more room for rock and pop. And we have hung some fab artwork courtesy of local artist Amy Belonio. Come check it out. Some super cool looking stuff. And it's not too early to start thinking ahead. April 18th will bring us Record Store Day! Mark your calendars now. More info to come in next month's newsletter. Until then, keep spinnin' that vinyl!”
-Pete from CheapKiss Records 

In March, we will continue to focus our efforts on collecting recyclable items for SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education). We will be collecting paper, pencils, pens, envelopes, etc. that you no longer need or want. Please place the items you wish to donate in the box in our foyer. Please see our the Conerstone Cares page on this website for additional information.

PLease bring your donations to the store and place them in the box provided in our foyer. Let us know you made a donation, and you will receive a coupon for a free used book. Making a difference doesn't have to require lots of money or time. Event donation helps! I can't wait to partner with you as we work together to meet the needs in our communities.

 Little Hats, Big Hearts - We are planning our first Little Red Beanies Day for Monday, March 23rd from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Please join us to work on creating little beanies that will be used to warm the noggins of newborns in February of 2016. We will supply yarn, needles and patterns for your use in creating these little beanies. We will also post patterns on our website for  your convenience. you can use on our website.

Come on in to the store, meet other women in your community and start your little beanie project.

The American Heart Association has advised us that this program will continue throughout the year. In view of this, we will schedule several “Little Red Beanies” days when we can get together and create beanies for newborns. Watch our website for the next scheduled date.


Educator Discount Card - We are now offering an Educator Discount Card to all educators in our neighborhood.  When you present your card at checkout, we will take an additional 10% off your purchase of used books; you may also use any store credit you have available.  Please stop at the front counter to sign up for your Educator Discount Card the next time you visit the store. 

In-Store Coupon - Our monthly in-store coupon for March is now available. Click to view our March coupon. Print out the coupon and bring it with you to the store for redemption during the month of March.

Great Deals for our Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers - We post promotions only on Facebook and Twitter that can be used at checkout when you purchase a book from our online inventory. We also offer sneak peeks of upcoming sales, FREE books and other promotions ONLY available to our Facebook fans and Twitter followers!

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Michael Klaus Schmidt
The Adventures of the Salamander by Michael Klaus Schmidt, is a whimsical tale which follows the travels of Slippy the Salamander as he struggles to save his village from mean-spirited lizards. Meet Slippy’s friends, encounter strange creatures, and see the unusual and exotic places he visits in his efforts to return home to save his family.  
 For parents: This story is written for children of all ages, with detailed captions under each picture which, by themselves, tell the whole story in an easy-to-understand way for younger children. Older kids and adults can enjoy the main text of the story and learn all the details which are not included in the captions. 
 Michael Klaus Schmidt is an award winning artist and illustrator.  When he was five years old, with the help of his mom, Michael wrote and illustrated the first version of the "Adventures of the Salamander." Michael now has five children of his own and in order to encourage his children to read, he rewrote "The Adventures of the Salamander" in a way that allows it to be enjoyed by children of all ages and reading levels. 
The first three books in this series are available in the store, stop in and pick up Book One today. If you aren’t able to come into the store, just click on the image above and order your book online. You and your children will enjoy a wonderful reading adventure with our brave little friend Slippy.

Roberta L Frencl
Ascent of the Fallen by Rebecca L Frencl is about the angel Rue, a guard and judge at the gates of Hell. ”Free will is ever our blessing and our curse . . .Rue has stood over human souls in judgment as a guard at Hell’s Gate for millennia. He has seen the worst humanity has to offer. In response to his harshness, Heaven’s Princes have sentenced him to life among humanity until he regains his compassion.”
An interesting and enlightening experience awaits Rue when he finds himself on earth surrounded by humans. I’m sure that you will enjoy reading about how he handles all the human feelings and emotions he suddenly experiences when he takes up residence on earth.
Pick up a copy of this novel in our store or order it from our online store by clicking on the image of the this book.
Rebecca L Frencl, the author of “Ascent of the Fallen” lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, her daughter and, according to her, two spoiled hound dogs. Ms. Frencl is a teacher and has been teaching 8th graders for more than 15 years. She tells her students it’s not that they don’t like to read they just haven’t met the right book yet. Ms. Frencl is determined to help all of her students find the “right book.”



Website Specials

Website All Johanna Lindsey used books, Autobiographies, Biographies and Memoirs (books not found on the shelves in the store) will be reduced by 50% for the entire month. FREE pickup at the store or minimal shipping fee.


eBay Store Specials

Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

Purchase one book & then send us an email with the title of the free book.

FREE pickup at the store or minimal shipping fee

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In-Store Specials

Buy 1 Get 1 Free!* (NO LIMIT)

  • Johanna Lindsey
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Memoirs

*March Monthly Specials valid from 3/1/15 through 3/31/15.*Free book will be of equal or lesser value. This applies to used books only, new books and books marked "ND" (no discount) are not included in specials. In-store credit may not be used on specials or online orders. Limit one coupon per customer per day.






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