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We are an independent bookstore in downtown DeKalb, IL


New Hours!!

We are now open from 10 am - 6 pm from Tuesday to Saturday

12:30 am - 4 pm on Sunday

Closed on Monday!


About Us

The Robin's Nest Bookshoppe is a dream that has been a long time coming to fruition. We're working tirelessly in order to expand our offerings and make our customers' experience even better. We’re proud of how far we’ve come, and have loved meeting so many of you in the early weeks of opening.

Our collections are being carefully curated, and we are asking you to give us input as to what you would like to see us carry at the Robin's Nest.  We want this to truly be a community bookstore; one where you can not only discover your next favorite read but where you can also share your favorite authors with the community.  

As we continue to grow and develop the Robin's Nest, both in its brick and mortar location and online, we look forward to being able to meet more of you and help you as delve into the wonderful world of books! 


We're More Then A Bookstore


Having a family night? Get the fun started with a nice board game!

New Releases


The Thread Collectors by Shunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman

Historical Fiction

In 1863, a young black woman who embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army crosses paths with a Jewish seamstress who helps her discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save.


Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus

Young Adult Mystery 

Brynn Gallagher uses her internship at a new true crime show to investigate the unsolved murder of her favorite teacher, uncovering secrets about her school, her teacher, and her ex-best friend in the process.


The Healing Garden by Juliet Blankespoor


A comprehensive and lushly photographed guide to growing and using healing plants, including recipes, from the founder of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine.

All of these books and more can be found in our physical store!

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