Three Stories Books

Three Stories Books Three stories will be a bright and cheerful children’s book and gift shop nestled in historic downtown Lemont. We look forward to creating a whimsical space the whole family will love.

Operating as usual

Bloomin’ on Canal...our one day flower-inspired celebration on Canal Street is all in honor of moms. Kid mom, dog mom, p...
05/06/2021

Bloomin’ on Canal...our one day flower-inspired celebration on Canal Street is all in honor of moms. Kid mom, dog mom, plant mom...

And we have a sweet surprise in store for
you sweet mamas.

On Saturday from 9-4, Flat Bottom Pretzels will set up shop here IN Three Stories Books!

In addition to their usual chocolate and candy favorites, they created these beautiful floral themed treats!

There is no better time to Treat Yo’ Self!
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05/03/2021

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It’s the weekend! That means Three Stories is OPEN! Come see us. 🦊📚❤️
05/01/2021

It’s the weekend!

That means Three Stories is OPEN!

Come see us. 🦊📚❤️

Ready for cuteness overload??Three Stories is giddy to offer the sweetest keepsakes, gifts and books designed by Lucy Da...
04/29/2021

Ready for cuteness overload??

Three Stories is giddy to offer the sweetest keepsakes, gifts and books designed by Lucy Darling Shop Be the world’s best gift giver to that new baby you love. Watch toddler parents silently cheer when you gift a cool book instead of plastic toy. High fives all around! ✋

See you this weekend! 🦊📚❤️

Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 11-3

Did you know Saturday April 24th is Independent Bookstore Day??! Come celebrate this crazy adventure with us! Open Satur...
04/23/2021

Did you know Saturday April 24th is Independent Bookstore Day??!

Come celebrate this crazy adventure with us!

Open
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 11-3

Hey little book lovers! Three Stories Books needs your help. 📚We are looking for 5 book reviewers! We’d like to GIVE 5 k...
04/20/2021

Hey little book lovers! Three Stories Books needs your help. 📚

We are looking for 5 book reviewers!

We’d like to GIVE 5 kids a book in exchange for a one minute video book review to be featured on our FB page. (Grown ups and kids must be ok with video being shown publicly)

We’re looking for reviews covering:

1 picture book - (age 4-8)
1 early reader (think early chapter books for 6-8 year olds)
2 middle reader (8-12)
1 young adult (12-18)

• kids will come into the bookstore and choose one out of three books we’ve chosen for review. We’ll include a couple of kid-friendly questions to help them with their review.

Comment “Interested” with what book range your child wants to read. We will randomly choose winners on Saturday April 24th...Independent Bookstore Day!

Hey little book lovers! Three Stories Books needs your help. 📚

We are looking for 5 book reviewers!

We’d like to GIVE 5 kids a book in exchange for a one minute video book review to be featured on our FB page. (Grown ups and kids must be ok with video being shown publicly)

We’re looking for reviews covering:

1 picture book - (age 4-8)
1 early reader (think early chapter books for 6-8 year olds)
2 middle reader (8-12)
1 young adult (12-18)

• kids will come into the bookstore and choose one out of three books we’ve chosen for review. We’ll include a couple of kid-friendly questions to help them with their review.

Comment “Interested” with what book range your child wants to read. We will randomly choose winners on Saturday April 24th...Independent Bookstore Day!

A huge THANK YOU to We Can Do That, Inc - Creative Custom Vinyl for creating this beautiful sign for our back wall. Litt...
04/20/2021

A huge THANK YOU to We Can Do That, Inc - Creative Custom Vinyl for creating this beautiful sign for our back wall. Little by little...we’re filling the shelves with books, the table with gifts and the shop with all of you!

Did you know Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day??

That’s us! That’s us! 🦊📚❤️

A huge THANK YOU to We Can Do That, Inc - Creative Custom Vinyl for creating this beautiful sign for our back wall. Little by little...we’re filling the shelves with books, the table with gifts and the shop with all of you!

Did you know Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day??

That’s us! That’s us! 🦊📚❤️

More books are arriving everyday. Some of them going home with you before they even hit the shelves. The little bookstor...
04/17/2021

More books are arriving everyday. Some of them going home with you before they even hit the shelves.

The little bookstore that could most definitely appreciates your support as we continue to get this place off the ground. Come by this weekend and tell us what you’d like to read!

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Books are leaving Three Stories quicker than they are arriving and for that...we thank you for your patience as we build...
04/09/2021

Books are leaving Three Stories quicker than they are arriving and for that...we thank you for your patience as we build up our inventory. ❤️📚

But luckily there are more than one copy of each of these two picture books . Because I just read them and they are amazing. I saw the reviews and accolades when we chose them but today I sat in the window of the bookstore and read them. And it was magical.

And what they have in common is a surprise. It might be a sly and silly surprise. It might be take your breath away surprise...raw and beautiful. But I hope you get to experience both with a child in your life.

As more books continue to arrive, I promise there are still treasures to be found today.

Hey readers and friends of readers!Did you know we are getting ready for our second weekend open? You can find usFriday ...
04/08/2021

Hey readers and friends of readers!

Did you know we are getting ready for our second weekend open?

You can find us
Friday 11-6
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 11-3

We are so excited about the new books we are getting in but I have to admit this has been the highlight of my day. 🐱🎸🧩

Hey readers and friends of readers!

Did you know we are getting ready for our second weekend open?

You can find us
Friday 11-6
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 11-3

We are so excited about the new books we are getting in but I have to admit this has been the highlight of my day. 🐱🎸🧩

Putting in our restock orders in now! To our 6-8 years old readers, we got you! We're so excited about these fun book se...
04/06/2021

Putting in our restock orders in now!

To our 6-8 years old readers, we got you! We're so excited about these fun book series aimed at early readers who get to develop a love and ownership in reading with these charming and funny characters and storylines!

Keep a lookout for the complete collections of

+ Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles
+ Amelia Fang
+ Isadora Moon
+ There's a Dragon in My....
+ Unicorn Academy
+ Megabat
+ Whatever After
+ Unicorn and Yeti

It was amazing to see so many happy faces yesterday! Today we will regroup, plan a restock and spend the day with our fa...
04/04/2021

It was amazing to see so many happy faces yesterday! Today we will regroup, plan a restock and spend the day with our family on this beautiful Easter Day.

We will see you again on Friday!
Temporary hours
Fridays 11-6
Saturdays 10-4
Sundays 11-3

It was amazing to see so many happy faces yesterday! Today we will regroup, plan a restock and spend the day with our family on this beautiful Easter Day.

We will see you again on Friday!
Temporary hours
Fridays 11-6
Saturdays 10-4
Sundays 11-3

04/04/2021

Who visited our little shop around the corner today? 😉📚🦊

What did you think when you walked in the door? Was it what you expected, something less, something more?

Some shelves remained empty as the day came to an end...you bought nearly all the board books and 74 (!!) stickers, my friend.

Could we add your best topic to our ordering list? More unicorns, more firetrucks ..what else did we miss?

If you found an old favorite or something quite new..did you love it enough to write us a review?

(Thank you, thank you for a magical soft open

We made it to the little screen before even opening! 🤩I have to admit I will never watch this and instead imagine it wen...
04/02/2021
Here Are Some Top Children's Book Titles to Inspire Your Kids

We made it to the little screen before even opening! 🤩

I have to admit I will never watch this and instead imagine it went great. 🙈

Chicago Today was just a pleasure to visit. Courtney and Matt were adorable and fun and a joy to talk with. I wish the store had been ready enough to show photos of how cute and inviting it is here. Guess we’ll have to ask them back next year!

https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/chicago-today/here-are-some-top-childrens-book-titles-to-inspire-your-kids/2477372/

Here are some top picks from Lemont’s ‘Three Stories Books’ to show kids fun stories while using life lessons and imagination.

Do these pics make you want to see this place in person or what??📚 read💡 imagine ❤️ inspire 310 Canal St Lemont Soft Ope...
03/31/2021

Do these pics make you want to see this place in person or what??

📚 read
💡 imagine
❤️ inspire

310 Canal St Lemont

Soft Open on 4-3-21

We have an area all set for Local Authors and Illustrators! Help us find some! 👀
03/30/2021

We have an area all set for Local Authors and Illustrators! Help us find some! 👀

We have an area all set for Local Authors and Illustrators! Help us find some! 👀

We were going to invite you in even if the books didn’t arrive..but it looks like we’ll be a bookstore after all!
03/26/2021

We were going to invite you in even if the books didn’t arrive..but it looks like we’ll be a bookstore after all!

It’s happening.Countdown to our soft opening....4-3-21Come take a first peek at Three Stories Books!🦊📚🚀
03/23/2021

It’s happening.

Countdown to our soft opening....

4-3-21

Come take a first peek at Three Stories Books!
🦊📚🚀

It’s happening.

Countdown to our soft opening....

4-3-21

Come take a first peek at Three Stories Books!
🦊📚🚀

It’s been quiet on the social media end. But NOT on the Three Stories end. Too many things to mention specifically. So m...
03/18/2021

It’s been quiet on the social media end. But NOT on the Three Stories end. Too many things to mention specifically. So many special books on their way to Canal Street. All the bookcases finding their ways to the walls. What feels like a million kind and talented people helping move this tiny dream along. But one thing is for sure...it already feels magical. ✨🦊📚

03/11/2021

Tick tock, Tick tock.

So. Many. Books.

Mr. Three Stories has infinite patience for each time I say "Lets read the excerpt!" when ordering 2000 books. 😆😆

But I need some help with this design choice...

We have beautiful and roomy window ledges inside Three Stories. They can either be used as window displays OR as cushioned seating- as they are just the right height. Do you want to sit in the window to read your potential purchases?

Other seating includes a few floor poofs and an adorable child sized couch. Also a leather arm chair in the middle readers/YA room.

Hellpppp

Our last Pop Up wrapped up this past Saturday. That means we are going full speed ahead for an April 3rd soft opening!It...
03/01/2021

Our last Pop Up wrapped up this past Saturday. That means we are going full speed ahead for an April 3rd soft opening!

It feels like an HGTV show with a dash of Shark Tank and a sprinkle of You’ve Got Mail. 😅🤞📚

Can we do it??

4...3...2...1

Today we are at home putting final measurements together on the super cute and very locally themed custom bookshelf plan...
02/20/2021
Mabel's Market

Today we are at home putting final measurements together on the super cute and very locally themed custom bookshelf plans that will take up much of the main room. 🥰🏘

I had some extra time this week and did some reflecting on our two businesses. I wrote about it on our blog found at www.mabelsmarket.com

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Here’s a snippet....

2021 is flying by, right? Days are dragging but now it’s nearly March and we are still in the behind the scenes planning of the bookstore. The last six weeks of Pop Ups and workshops in the Three Stories building have gone really well despite a few days of TERRIBLE weather. 🙈❄️ It’s been a crazy realization that maybe Mabel’s needed another 1000sq feet all along. (No time to dwell on that now)

We are still learning how to build bookstore inventory. We are still waiting for deliveries of shelves and chairs and wallpaper. We are connecting with sales reps and researching POS software. Everything seems almost concrete but just enough out of our grasp to be real.

But the rent bill is real so I better get this going. 😁

As we move forward, here are a couple things I’ve learned over the last few weeks about being a bookseller VS being a Mabel....

Meet Sommer! The mind and woman-power behind Mabel’s Market. Swing by the shop to check out the incredible collection she has curated, stay for her expertise on all things reimagined.

This Saturday! 🦊📚❤️
02/08/2021

This Saturday! 🦊📚❤️

I had an idea! 💡

I was looking over some of the cute inventory for Three Stories Books and decided to join this Saturday’s Pop Up Shop event. I can’t wait to get your feedback on some of these products! (And of course, everything is for sale on the spot!)

Join our amazing vendors
Sassy Girl Jewelry www.sassygirljewel.com
Sun + Rose
Stella Mae & Co. flowers
The Bomb Bath Bombs
Rainbow Babies Prints

and now Three Stories Books and More 📚🦊

I’ve never actually been a vendor, so would sure appreciate your support! 😅 Plus, I’ll tell you all about plans for the space!

Saturday Feb 13th 10-4 | 310 Canal St Lemont

Had an amazing talk today with a publishers sales rep. Learning how to buy inventory is more complicated than I imagined...
02/02/2021

Had an amazing talk today with a publishers sales rep. Learning how to buy inventory is more complicated than I imagined. There are SO MANY BOOKS. 😦🤯📚Luckily I have only spoken to knowledgeable, kind, generous people so far. The bookselling world seems to be filled with just really good humans. Am anxious to get some books on our own shelves!

Oh, right. I guess we need shelves first. 🤔

In the meantime...here are some titles that caught my eye!

Coming soon to an itty bitty bookstore near you. 😉

Are your kids spending any of these snowy Midwest days reading?? ❄️📚🦊Check out these current top 3 bestsellers in both E...
01/27/2021

Are your kids spending any of these snowy Midwest days reading?? ❄️📚🦊

Check out these current top 3 bestsellers in both Early & Middle Grade Readers as well as Young Adult...are they on your list or better yet, already on your bookshelf?

As we get our ducks in a row with the bigger publishers, here are some titles we were thrilled to order from the little ...
01/19/2021

As we get our ducks in a row with the bigger publishers, here are some titles we were thrilled to order from the little guys.

Just for fun, the first book we reserved was The Little Kids’ Table. When you see the first page, you’ll know why! 😉😉

Coming soon👇

Thank you Lemont Patch for taking the time to talk with us! Happy to have you along for the ride! 💚
01/12/2021
New Children's Bookstore Coming To Downtown Lemont

Thank you Lemont Patch for taking the time to talk with us! Happy to have you along for the ride! 💚

Three Stories Books, which has a planned March opening, will carry baby books all the way up to young adult reads.

Good stuff happening here. • Ever so grateful to be having the interior walls painted...goodbye bright red walls! • Disc...
01/12/2021

Good stuff happening here.

• Ever so grateful to be having the interior walls painted...goodbye bright red walls!

• Discovering many great resources to help us build a fun and meaningful collection of books to offer.

• If you’re following our blog at www.mabelsmarket.com you know that we’ve eliminated the coffee counter from our current plans 🥺

• And finally...have been thinking about the “more” part of “books and more” Check out some of the gifts I’m looking at. Anything grab your attention??

Are you following along our progress on our blog at www.mabelsmarket.com ?Check it out and leave a comment!
01/09/2021

Are you following along our progress on our blog at www.mabelsmarket.com ?

Check it out and leave a comment!

As we start to compile a collection of the books we’ll carry at Three Stories, what are some of your kids’ favorite book...
01/07/2021
Welcome To Story Hour: 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers

As we start to compile a collection of the books we’ll carry at Three Stories, what are some of your kids’ favorite books or series? ❤️❤️📚

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/31/905804301/welcome-to-story-hour-100-favorite-books-for-young-readers

This year we had kids and caregivers in mind when we chose the genre for our summer poll. So here are 100 favorite kids' books, picked by readers and expert judges, to while away the hours at home.

Little by little we’re are taking the frightening and exciting steps to turn 310 Canal Street into this sweet children’s...
01/05/2021

Little by little we’re are taking the frightening and exciting steps to turn 310 Canal Street into this sweet children’s bookshop. Follow along here and on our blog at www.mabelsmarket.com
So Glad You’re Here.

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01/04/2021

Three Stories Books's cover photo

Three Stories Books
01/04/2021

Three Stories Books

Three Stories Books
01/04/2021

Three Stories Books

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310 Canal Street
Lemont, IL
60439

Opening Hours

Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 15:00

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I picked up a couple books from Three Stories Books last week and my little one likes this one a lot...he said I need to get more like this! 😊
When your 6 year old goes to a brand new book shop and then creates her own little book shop in her bedroom. Thanks for inspiring our little ones, Three Stories!!! Her book shop comes with a register and all 😘😘😘