The Book Cellar

The Book Cellar - 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave When we were still working for that giant chain bookstore (that will not be named) there was talk of experimenting with wine bars in the stores. Under their corporate auspices it sounded obnoxious and pretentious. The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, however, perfectly melds the two into... Continue Reading →

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Two more Little Free Libraries in Edgewater

Little Free Libraries - W. Highland & N. Hermitage Stopped by the post office to send some delicious Metropolis Coffee to my sister and on the way back to the car spotted this charming Little Free Library near the corner of W. Highland & N. Hermitage in Edgewater. I dig the design of this one... Continue Reading →

Eugene Field Memorial – Lincoln Park

Visiting Lincoln Park Zoo last week we came across a beautiful memorial to writer Eugene Field. Most well know for his children's poem, "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," Field moved to Chicago in 1883, writing a popular column for the Chicago Daily News called, "Sharps and Flats." The 1922 monument, known as "The Dream Lady," features... Continue Reading →

CPL – Austin-Irving Branch

CPL - Austin-Irving Branch - 6100 W. Irving Park Rd Hello fellow book friends! Today we're checking out the Austin-Irving branch of the Chicago Public Library. Opened on December 8, 2001, the 15,500 square foot building serves the residents of Portage Park. They seem to have a train theme, with a model railroad in the... Continue Reading →

Market Fresh Books – Evanston

Market Fresh Books - 700 Church Street, Evanston Market Fresh Books is a unique book store, selling used books by the pound, deli-style. Opened in 2009 by husband and wife team Paul and Susan Frischer, the store is a charming maze of great finds to hunt through, with many being marked down to 99 cents... Continue Reading →

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