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 →

Andersonville Little Free Libraries – Swedish Flag and Calvin & Hobbes

Little Free Library – N. Glenwood Ave & W. Berwyn Ave Sure, it's weird having 50 degree days in Chicago in December, but hey, it means getting to wander neighborhoods and stumbling on Little Free Libraries! We came across these two in Andersonville. The first, themed to the neighborhood with the Swedish flag, is near... 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 →

Volumes Bookcafe

Volumes Bookcafe - 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave A recent addition to Wicker Park, Volumes Bookcafe opened on N. Milwaukee Ave in the spring of 2016. It is a very clean, curated space that also includes a cafe that serves, among other things, delicious, delicious Metropolis Coffee. Started by sisters Rebecca and Kimberly George, the shop... Continue Reading →

Quimby’s

Quimby's - 1854 W. North Avenue I am embarrassed to say I had never been to Quimby's over in Wicker Park until my good friend Kate recently took me there for the first time. As a punk rock kid growing up in the late 90s I would've dropped a ton of money here. Zines upon... Continue Reading →

Heirloom Books

Heirloom Books - 6239 N. Clark St. Every morning on my way to work I would pass Heirloom Books on Clark Street in Edgewater and say "I need to go in there sometime." We finally made it and I'm glad we did - it's a charming, winding used bookstore packed with great stuff. Stopping first... Continue Reading →

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