CPL – Bezazian Branch

CPL - Bezazian Branch - 1226 W. Ainslie St. Serving Uptown and Edgewater, the Bezazian Branch of the Chicago Public Library​ opened at 1226 W. Ainslie Street on January 26, 1957. It features a display of photos of the neighborhood in the 1970s, as well as a mural painted by local children. Our favorite feature,... Continue Reading →

Kibbitznest

Kibbitznest - 2212 N. Clybourn Simply put, Kibbitznest is one of the coolest places that we've inadvertently stumbled on. While out and about the other day we weren't ready to go home yet so I was scanned Google Maps for somewhere to go. After looking at a couple places Kibbitznest in Lincoln Park popped up.... Continue Reading →

Novels set in Chicago: Sister Carrie

Being one of the great cities of the world, many novels have been set in Chicago. This is the first of a series looking in how the city has been portrayed/described in novels. While it would be difficult to find anyone shocked by Theodore Dreiser's novel Sister Carrie nowadays, it almost never made it to... Continue Reading →

Amazon Books

Amazon Books - 3443 N. Southport Ave Out of sheer curiosity we stopped in at the Amazon bookstore in Lakeview yesterday. The whole idea of the online retailer who put many small businesses out of business, including bookstores, opening brick-and-mortar stores, is bizarre. The store was everything one would expect – cold, uninviting, sterile. What... Continue Reading →

CPL – Edgewater Branch

CPL - Edgewater Branch - 6000 N. Broadway Good morning! Apologies for not posting more, the recent icy cold has forced us inside, but we're back and exploring all things literary related in the city! Today we're looking at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.Located at 6000 N. Broadway, the Edgewater Branch opened... Continue Reading →

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