Evanston Little Free Library – Forest Avenue

Little Free Library - Forest Ave & Keeney Street, Evanston Walking along Forest Avenue in Evanston the other day we came across this very cute Little Free Library packed with books. Plus, it was in the front yard of a very cool looking old house. Bonus 🙂 Keep circulating the books! Love all things literary?... Continue Reading →

Chicago literary magazines – Chicago Review

CHICAGO REVIEW Since we're still unable to go out and about in the city, I thought we'd look at some local publications, beginning with Chicago Review. Started by two grad students at the The University of Chicago in 1946, the magazine has been publishing contemporary poetry, fiction, and criticism ever since, releasing its latest issue... Continue Reading →

William Shakespeare Memorial – Lincoln Park

William Shakespeare Monument - Lincoln Park Near the Lincoln Park Conservatory sits none other than The Bard himself. Installed in 1894, the statue was created by William Ordway Partridge, who did extensive research to determine what Shakespeare actually looked like. A plaster model of the monument was displayed at the 1893 World's Colombian Exposition. It... Continue Reading →

Oak Park Public Library (Main Branch)

Oak Park Public Library (Main Branch) - 834 Lake Street The main Oak Park Library is one of the nicest public libraries I've ever visited. It's clean and modern, with quotes on the floors and walls, and has a beautiful glass enclosed stairway. I was surprised to discover Oak Park was the first public library... 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 →

Forest Park Public Library

Forest Park Public Library - 7555 Jackson Blvd. Back in 2009 I moved to Forest Park, a suburb on the western edge of Chicago. I didn't have many people around and was working from home so spent even more time than normal (which is a good amount to begin with) going to the library -... Continue Reading →

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