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Chicago Bookstores

Kim Bellware

Chicago's Best Indie Bookstores For Buying Local Lit

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago

Chicago has a grand literary tradition that can lay claim to greats like Nelson Algren, Studs Terkel, Gwendolyn Brooks and Saul Bellow, so it's only n...

Women & Children First Feminist Bookstore For Sale

Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago

One of Chicago's most popular indie bookstores is for sale, according to reports published Monday. The owners of Women & Children First, 5233 N. Cl...

Chicago's Oldest Bookstore Ending 100-Year Run On South Side

Posted 06.25.2013 | Chicago

A bookstore on Chicago's South Side once called "the best bookstore in America" by writer Saul Bellow is closing its doors after more than 100 years. ...

PHOTOS: Best Indie Bookstores: Where To Grab A Read For Book Lover's Day

Posted 08.09.2012 | Chicago

August 9 National Book Lovers Day, and if you're looking for a place to snag a read and celebrate, Chicago's got you covered. The city has dozens o...

Joseph Erbentraut

Bucket O' Blood Owner On Horror, Gore And Gentrification

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

For the vast majority of Chicagoans, summer serves as the city's saving grace, arriving on the heels of months of cooler temperatures and precipitatio...

WBEZ Asks: What's Killing Feminist Bookstores?

WBEZ | WBEZ | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

A few weeks ago a reporter friend of mine who grew up in Portland, OR shared an article on Facebook that appeared in the June 22nd edition of the Wila...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Best Used Book Stores

The Huffington Post | Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sometimes stroling into a used bookstore can be a bit overwhelming. With books piled from floor to ceiling, it can take awhile to find the perfect pic...

Chicago Bookstore Doing Things Differently

Publishers Weekly | Claire Kirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Considering that in 1967 Don Barliant bought a four-year-old Chicago bookstore largely to provide some "diversion" from his day job as a practicing at...