Telling Queer Tales: The Circus Rose with Betsy Cornwell

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE Please join us for a discussion with Betsy Cornwell about her upcoming book, The Circus Rose, telling LGBTQ+ YA stories, and the importance of reimagining fairytales for modern day. This is our first in an ongoing series of virtual events featuring authors from all over the world discussing their inspirations and their impact […]

Looks and Queer Books: Queer Stories told through Visual Art

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

REGISTER HERE Our second event for Pride month will be a discussion about the ways that LGBTQ+ stories can be told visually. Featuring a panel including the incredible writers of The Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History and Handbook, Ashley Molesso and Chessie Needham. We will be discussing the history of queer stories, how to […]

Buzzed About Books

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

Time TBA | Barbara's YouTube Channel There is always something to be buzzed about at Buzzed About Books, our new book review series! Watch our booksellers, authors, and a wide variety of others get their buzz on with a delicious beverage and tell you about their favorite books! Featuring a buzzy beverage, whether it's a […]

Launching: Buzzed About Books

Virtual Event on Facebook

We're excited to launch our newest feature, Buzzed About Books. Think of it as a virtual book review show, where our booksellers reveal two of their favorite books while enjoying their favorite beverage (coffee, tea, milk, wine, whatever.) Our first video installment will be posted on Sunday, June 28th, featuring Stephanie, the manager of our […]

Random House June Happy Hour: Afia Atakora

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

VIRTUAL ZOOM EVENT FROM RANDOM HOUSE Register HERE These past months have been incredibly challenging, as we fight a global pandemic and demand justice for our Black citizens. At RHBC, books have always been a haven for reflection and learning, particularly in times of upheaval. They offer new perspectives and often share narratives from history […]

Popcorn and Drive-In Movies at Burr Ridge

The Village Center 770 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge

After you stop by Barbara's at Burr Ridge, why not take in a movie? Who said drive-in movies were a thing of the past? Join us at Burr Ridge Village Center each month for our new Popcorn & Drive-In Movies! 📽🍿 We’re so excited to bring this series to Burr Ridge as part of our […]

Buzz Words Trivia

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

Think you know books? Come join us and test your literature trivia mettle by playing our online game, Buzz Words Trivia. Hosted by Barbara's Boston bookstore manager, Stephanie, this bi-weekly event is held every other Wednesday at 7pm. Once you sign up, we'll set you up with instructions and a schedule of future competitions. Teams […]

Summer Sci-Fi with Cadwell Turnbull

Virtual Event CROWDCAST

July 11 | 4p | Virtual Event REGISTER HERE | BUY BOOK HERE As part of our July Sci-Fi series, Barbara's Bookstore will host a virtual discussion with author Cadwell Turnbull about modern Science Fiction and Family dynamics within the genre. He'll talk about his new book, The Lesson. ABOUT THE BOOK An alien ship rests […]