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Books on Glen Ellyn History for Sale

Glen Ellyn: A Village Remembered

By Helen W. Ward and Robert W. Chambers

One volume wasn't enough to contain the vibrant history of such an interesting town. Dan Anderson comes back for a second edition of Stories From Glen Ellyn's Past. Featuring everything from the first shot fired in the Civil War to an infamous local brothel, Glen Ellyn has truly seen it all. 

Price: $17.95 plus $5.00 shipping via media mail

​(includes local sales tax if applicable)

Glen Ellyn

Historical Society

A thrilling book filled with intriguing and real stories from Glen Ellyn's dynamic past. This unforgettable book will surprise, entertain, and give readers an unexpectedly fun history lesson all at once.  

Price: $14.95 plus $5.00 shipping via media mail

(includes local sales tax if applicable)

Stories from Glen Ellyn's Past: 24 Tales of Murder, Mayhem, Infidelity, Pranks and Other Intriguing Tidbits of Glen Ellyn History from the Archives of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Volume 1

Edited by Anne Balogh and Dan Anderson

This 189 page book is a collection of research by author Lynda C. Hoornbeek focusing primarily on the professional life and accomplishments of former COD history professor Adade Wheeler, who was active in promoting women's rights and the study of women's history. The College of DuPage presents an award in Wheeler's name every year. This book will help you understand her accomplishments and why this powerhouse of a woman is remembered and honored.

Price: $15 plus $5 shipping via media mail

(includes local sales tax if applicable)

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Remembering Adade: Historian of Women

By Lynda C. Hoornbeek

Stories from Glen Ellyn's Past: A Romp Through Glen Ellyn History, Volume II

Edited by Dan Anderson

Featuring 528 pages and 340 photos and illustrations of Glen Ellyn's past from the beginning to 1997, this book is a phenomenal resource and an excellent and thorough read for anyone interested in Glen Ellyn's rich history.

Price: $45 plus $8 shipping via media mail

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The Glen Ellyn History Center  800 N. Main St. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

These items are also available for local purchase at Stacy's Corners Store at the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. in Glen Ellyn. Open from 10 - 5 Tuesday thru Saturday. Tel. 630-469-1867

Other local vendors for the first three books include The Bookstore at 475 N. Main St. in Glen Ellyn.