Sauk Valley's premier bookstore/coffeehouse features fiction, non-fiction, children's & local interest books.
Open 7 days/week, we also have fine coffees & pastries, wooden puzzles, children's art supplies & other toys, handmade fair trade goods plus priceless conversation. Special orders welcomed.
Featured Post, or Blast from the Past
Where's Waldo? Too
We are gearing up for our second annual Where's Waldo? challenge . Twenty-five (25) businesses throughout Dixon , mostly in Downtown ...
24 May 2016
And It's Past Mother's Day Already!
Now is the time for planting that summer garden. Nearly 2 months ago, we declared Thursdays as Larry's "day off" from Books on First to work instead in the garden. He ended up coming in to the store for one thing or another every Thursday until a couple of weeks ago.
Mother's Day is the traditional bright line and this year was not the exception. It went from overnight frost and 37°F to 82° today!
Now is also the time to get gifts of wise advice to graduates like Frida Gonzalez whose family owns and runs Salamandra, one of the many great restaurants you can find in Downtown Dixon. Congratulations, Frida!
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