Our Staff

Robin Allen is the owner of Forever Books.  A former history teacher turned entrepreneur, she opened Forever Books on April Fools Day in 1999 after the closing of a local children's bookstore.  When not at the store or working for the store (rare), she enjoys reading non-fiction history, memoirs, political works, and fiction.  Robin serves on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association.  

Diana is the store manager.  While the locals seem to think that Diana is always at Forever Books, she can also often be found biking the roads of southwest Michigan.  She enjoys reading anything of substance (no chick-lit, please), cookbooks, and she has a private book collection rivaling the store.  She has three daughters who have inherited her love of books.

Stephen's parents used to put books in his crib to keep him quiet when he woke up early in the morning, thus starting him on a lifetime of loving literature.  At home, he enjoys reading mysteries and poetry, with occasional forays into horror and fantasy.  A displaced Vermonter, he has lived in southwest Michigan since the mid-'90s. 

Beth is a full-time mother to three small kids and part-time book seller. An avid reader since childhood, when she used to catalog her book collections, she now enjoys reading anything she has time to read. This includes historical fiction, classics, humor, gardening and knitting guides, plus a healthy dose of Harry Potter and Elephant and Piggy.  

 

 

Shop Locally, Here, 24/7!

Forever Books is your one-stop shopping destination this holiday season: we provide complimentary gift wrapping, can arrange for shipping, and have booksellers with over 50 years of combined experience to help you chose the perfect gift.

 

 Light up the Bluff and Window Wonderland

Friday, December 6 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Light up the Bluff will transform Lake Bluff Park on Friday, December 6, when the mayor flips the switch at dusk and a million lights twinkle on the community tree and holiday-themed displays.

Following the tree lighting, visitors can stroll downtown and enjoy Window Wonderland! Dozens of store fronts will participate in this holiday window decorating event from 7-8:30pm. 

 

21st Annual Reindog Holiday Parade & Storytime

Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 PM

The Annual Reindog Holiday Parade features dressed-up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from "Santa Bernards" to  

"Reindeer  Rottweilers " -- this is definitely a must-see event. The parade starts at 4:00PM, and Poppy will be participating.

After the parade, come to Forever Books for a special storytime with Poppy. The featured book will be Pig the Elf.

 

Toys come and go, but stories last a lifetime.

Signed books make great gifts!

Two authors sign!

Saturday, December 14th 1 - 3 PM

Laurie Keller Signs her new book, Pluto Gets the Call

Laurie Keller is the bestselling author-illustrator of many books for kids, including Do Unto Otters, Potato Pants!,The Scrambled States of America

and the Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut chapter book mystery series. 

Click here for more info on these authors and event...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Young returns to Forever Books to join her friend Laurie Keller in signing at this event!