Open since 1998, Books on First is an independent bookseller and coffeehouse in Sauk Valley. The store hosts author events and live music. Books on First is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.