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Little Libraries

There are 30 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

905 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL
1805 South Loomis Street, Chicago, IL 60608
1443 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
2353 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
2116 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
3241 South Federal Street, Hermannn Hall, Room 205, Chicago, IL 60616
1218 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
3400 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608
3140 South Federal Street, 1st Floor, Room 113, Chicago, Illinois 60616
1101 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607
801 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607
The UIC Bookstore (1.5 miles)
750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607
35 West 33rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
1212 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois
3360 South State Street, S.R. Crown Hall, Chicago, IL 60616
3424 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616
555 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607
3424 South State Street, Room 231, Chicago, IL 60616
1915 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609
714 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
550 West Van Buren Street, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607
430 South Michigan Avenue, Auditorium Building, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
3647 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60609
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Local events

Jul
31
LORI RADER DAY
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, July 31 at 6:30pm
Come to The Book Stall to meet Lori Rader Day and as a special bonus, another local author, Susie Calkins, will be joining her for a lively conversation.

The Black Hour tells of how for Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic - until a student she'd never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to keep up with her class schedule, a growing problem with painkillers, and a question she can't let go: Why? All she wants is for life to get back to normal, but normal is looking hard to come by. She's thirty-eight and hobbles with a cane. Her first student interaction ends in tears (hers). Her fellow faculty members seem uncomfortable with her, and her ex--whom she may or may not still love--has moved on. Enter Nathaniel Barber, a graduate student obsessed with Chicago's violent history. Nath is a serious scholar, but also a serious mess about his first heartbreak, his mother's death, and his father's disapproval. Assigned as Amelia's teaching assistant, Nath also takes on the investigative legwork that Amelia can't do. And meanwhile, he's hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic, the reason he came to grad school in the first place: the student attack on Amelia Emmet. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives.

This event is free and open to the public.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
31
Authors Under the Awning - July 31st
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
1
The Interview Show ~ Hosted by Mark Bazer ~ in Conversation with Rick Perlstein ~ The Hideout
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Friday, August 1 at 6:30pm
Friday, August 1, 6:30 PM The Hideout 1354 W Wabansia Ave Chicago, IL 60642 773.227.4433 info@hideoutchicago.com http://www.hideoutchicago.com

The monthly Chicago-based talk show The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, returns to The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433), Friday, August 1st, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is $10.

Guests:

RICK PERLSTEIN Historian, author of "Nixonland," "Before the Storm" and the brand-new "The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"

SABA Rapper, new mix tape "COMFORTzone"

ERLING WU-BOWER & COSMO GOSS One Off Hospitality Chefs de Cuisine at Nico Osteria and Publican

The Interview Show, held the first Friday of every month at the Hideout, features guests from every walk of life — musicians, authors, comedians, community activists, chefs, CEOs, etc., both local and passing through town — sharing their world views and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting.

About Mark Bazer:

Mark Bazer is a writer and also the co-host of the new WTTW show, “My Chicago.”

http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/619683-interview-show-hosted-by-mark...

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Location: Street: The Hideout Additional: 1354 W Wabansia Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60642 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
Tom Lukas, "Special Operations"
The Book Cellar, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
Join us as Tom Lukas reads from his debut novel, Special Operations. Following the death of a local policeman, a mysterious person known as the Illuminator descends upon a small New England town to exact justice in a cruel and unusual way. As the story unfolds, what we encounter is a captivating psychological thriller with a story less about the "what" than the "why," a hero who could just as easily be the villain, and an ending with far more questions than answers. Tom Lukas left his career as master carpenter and licensed homebuilder at age thirty-three to earn a degree in English Literature because he wanted to become a writer. At Virginia he found a home at the eText Center and in the American Studies program which emphasized electronic publishing, and applied this new form of craftsmanship as project manager for the National Endowment for the Humanities award-winning literary archive The World of Dante, and in editing the New York Public Library's first electronic literary archive African American Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century. At age fifty he published his first work in North American Review.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
3
Deborah Harkness
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Skokie - Old Orchard, Sunday, August 3 at unknown time
Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life (added from Penguin)
Aug
4
Inventory
Women & Children First, Monday, August 4 at 11am
Inventory Day

On Monday, August 4th, Women & Children First will be closed for inventory. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
4
Desi Lit Book Club
The Book Cellar, Monday, August 4 at 7pm
The Desi Lit Book Group meets at the Book Cellar to discuss The Lost Pearl by Lara Zubieri.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
5
**OFFSITE** Jeanine Hays & Bryan Mason @ Room and Board Showroom
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, August 5 at 6pm
Drop by the Room and Board Showroom to hear bloggers and designers Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason discuss their book, Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects, and Soul. In their book, they take you into homes where cultural, global décor breathes beauty and soul into contemporary interiors. Whether you love to source pieces from your travels or simply wish to evoke the destination of your dreams, Remix shows how bold color, unique patterns like ikats and suzanis, original art, and handcrafted furnishings and accessories can help you express your cultural experiences in stylish, unforgettable rooms.

Location: Street: 55 East Ohio Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60611 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
Prajwal Parajuly ~ The Gurkha's Daughter ~ 57th Street Books
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, August 5 at 6pm
Tuesday, August 5th, 6 PM 57th Street Books 1301 E. 57th St. Phone: 773.684.1300 fiftysev@semcoop.com

A disfigured servant girl plans to flee Nepal; a Kalimpong shopkeeper faces an impossible dilemma; a Hindu religious festival in Darjeeling brings with it a sacrifice; a Nepali-Bhutanese refugee pins her hopes on the West; a Gurkha’s daughter tries to comprehend her father’s complaints; two young Nepali-speaking immigrants meet in Manhattan.

A number one bestseller in India and a shortlisted nomination for the Dylan Thomas Prize, The Gurkha’s Daughter is a distinctive debut from a rising star in South Asian literature. This collection of stories captures the textures and sounds of the Nepalese diaspora through eight intimate, nuanced portraits, taking us from the hillside city of Darjeeling, India to a tucked away Nepalese restaurant in New York City.

Prajwal Parajuly, the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother, divides his time between New York and Oxford, England, but disappears to Gangtok, his hometown in the Indian Himalayas, at every opportunity. He draws inspiration for his writing from the many places he has traveled and lived. Parts of The Gurkha’s Daughter were written while he was a writer-in-residence at Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri. He also worked as an advertising executive at The Village Voice in New York City.

Location: Street: 57th Street Books Additional: 1301 E. 57th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
6
The Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
6
**OFFSITE** Lil Bub's Big Show @ Metro
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30pm
Lil BUB'S BIG SHOW (LIVE!) featuring DAVID YOW @ METRO

$6 General Admission, $12 Seated, $75 Meet & Greet Upgrade/ All Ages / Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

Visit www.metrochicago.com for tickets!

Just in case getting to see his cute face wasn't enough: proceeds benefit Tree House Humane Society & Lil BUB's Big Fund for the ASPCA!

Location: Street: Metro Additional: 3730 N Clark St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60613 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
7
Bear Hugs With Real Men Read Fundraiser
The Book Cellar, Thursday, August 7 at 11am
For every book you buy book from us (from 11AM-7PM) we will match it in donations to Real Men Read!

Read more about the Real Men Read foundation here.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
7
Quincy Mills @ The Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
The Book Cellar, Thursday, August 7 at 6:30pm
Quincy Mills, author of Cutting along the color line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops In America, will be speaking at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library!

Quincy T. Mills traces the lineage from these nineteenth-century barbers to the bustling enterprises of tofay, demonstrationg that the livelihood offered by the servive economy was crucial to the development of a black commercial sphere and the barber shop as a democratic sicuak space. The gripping examination of the historical progression of this iconic cultural establishment draws a clear line between black entreprenuership and the desire for equality.

Location: Street: 9525 S Halsted St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60628 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
7
Authors Under the Awning - Aug. 7th
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, August 7 at 7pm
Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
8
The Kates!!!
The Book Cellar, Friday, August 8 at 8pm
The Kates drop by the Book Cellar for a night of comedy! Show up early to get good seats and good drinks!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
9
G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, August 9 at 2pm
Title: The Guns Of August

Author: Barbara Tuchman

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
9
Rebecca Makkai
The Book Cellar, Saturday, August 9 at 7pm
Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House

author event. bookstore.

http://www.bookcellarinc.com (added from Penguin)
Aug
9
Rebecca Makkai, "The Hundred-Year House"
The Book Cellar, Saturday, August 9 at 7pm
Come join us as Rebecca Makkai reads from her new novel, The Hundred-Year House. In this brilliantly conceived, ambitious, and deeply rewarding novel, Makkai unfolds a generational saga in reverse, leading the reader back in time on a literary scavenger hunt as we seek to uncover the truth about these strange people and this mysterious house. With intelligence and humor, a daring narrative approach, and a lovingly satirical voice, Rebecca Makkai has crafted an unforgettable novel about family, fate and the incredible surprises life can offer. Rebecca Makkai is a Chicago-based writer whose first novel, The Borrower, is a Booklist Top Ten Debut, an Indie Next pick, an O Magazine selection, and one of Chicago Magazine's choices for best fiction of 2011. Her short fiction has been chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years (2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008), and appears regularly in journals like Harper's, Tin House, Ploughshares, and New England Review.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
10
Author Discussion & Signing with Michael Black
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, August 10 at 02am
Michael Black comes to Centuries & Sleuths with his latest mystery, Chimes at Mid

Years ago police detective Kevin McClain was captured and tortured when he was an airborne ranger in Somalia. Now, years later, the mutilation murder of a homeless man brings back a flood of unpleasant memories. At the same time, FBI agent Felicia Knight is busy tracking down a terrorist cell purportedly set to strike in our nation s capital on the eve of the presidential election. What neither McClain nor Knight realizes is the two cases are secretly connected by a sinister plot more diabolical and far reaching than either of them can imagine. As their investigations coalesce, they find themselves in a desperate race against the clock to try and prevent our nation s capital from being engulfed in a cloud of death and destruction.

About the AuthorMichael A. Black is the author of 19 books and over 100 short stories and articles. He has a BA in English from Northern Illinois University and a MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. He is an army veteran and was a police officer in the south suburbs of Chicago for over thirty years and worked in various capacities in police work including patrol supervisor, SWAT team leader, and tactical operations supervisor. His Ron Shade series, featuring the Chicago-based kickboxing private eye, and his police procedural series won several awards. He has also written two novels with television star Richard Belzer. His most recent books are Sacrificial Offerings, Pope s Last Case and Other Stories, and Sleeping Dragons in the Donald Pendleton s Executioner series.night

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
12
JIM GRANT
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, August 12 at 12pm
Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea

Local author and sailor Grant tells the story of the 25-foot sloop called the Victura, purchased by the Kennedys in 1932, and what that one small sailboat taught the family about life, family, leadership, and winning.

Luncheon.

Location: Street: The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Aug
12
Book Release Party ~ Rick Perlstein ~ The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, August 12 at 6pm
Tuesday, August 12, 6 PM Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 Phone: 773.752.4381 events@semcoop.com

We're having a book launch party for one of our favorite authors at the bookstore, Rick Perlstein, and his new book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Please join us to celebrate the release of this much anticipated history of 1970s politics in U.S. government.

Rick Perlstein is the author of Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, and Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications. A former online columnist for The New Republic and Rolling Stone and former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The Nation, the New York Times, and many other publications. Perlstein has been called the "chronicler extraordinaire of American conservatism" by Politico and the "hypercaffeinated Herodotus of the American century" by The Nation. He lives in Chicago and plays jazz piano on the side.

Location: Street: Seminary Co-op Bookstore Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
13
Rick Perlstein
Rick Perlstein is the author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications; Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history and appeared on the best books of the year lists of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. His essays and book reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and Slate, among others. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for independent scholars. He lives in Chicago. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Aug
13
Harold Washington Library Center ~ Rick Perlstein and Garry Wills in Conversation ~ The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Wednesday, August 13 at 6pm
Wednesday, August 13, 6 PM Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60605 312.747.4300

From the bestselling author of "Nixonland" a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s.

In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term--until televised Watergate hearings revealed his White House as little better than a mafia den. The next president declared upon Nixon's resignation "our long national nightmare is over"--but then congressional investigators exposed the CIA for assassinating foreign leaders. The collapse of the South Vietnamese government rendered moot the sacrifice of some 58,000 American lives. The economy was in tatters. And as Americans began thinking about their nation in a new way--as one more nation among nations, no more providential than any other--the pundits declared that from now on successful politicians would be the ones who honored this chastened new national mood.

Ronald Reagan never got the message. Which was why, when he announced his intention to challenge President Ford for the 1976 Republican nomination, those same pundits dismissed him--until, amazingly, it started to look like he just might "win." He was inventing the new conservative political culture we know now, in which a vision of patriotism rooted in a sense of American limits was derailed in America's Bicentennial year by the rise of the smiling politician from Hollywood. Against a backdrop of melodramas from the Arab oil embargo to Patty Hearst to the near-bankruptcy of America's greatest city, "The Invisible Bridge "asks the question: what does it mean to" "believe in America? To wave a flag--or to reject the glibness of the flag wavers?

Rick Perlstein is the author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications; Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history and appeared on the best books of the year lists of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. His essays and book reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and Slate, among others. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for independent scholars. He lives in Chicago.

Garry Wills, Emeritus Professor of History at Northwestern University, is an author, journalist, and historian. Among his nearly forty books are the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, and Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. He lives in Chicago, IL.

Location: Street: Harold Washington Library Center Additional: 400 S. State St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
13
Ellen Sussman, "Wedding in Provence"
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm
Ellen Sussman drops by the Book Cellar to read from her new book, A Wedding in Provence. In this novel, Olivia and Brody invite their friends and family to their wedding in Provence. But when Olivia's older daughter from her first marriage invites a man she met on the plane to join her, the delicate balance of the entire weekend is upset. Soon Olivia's best friend, the owner of the inn who is hosting the wedding, discovers that her husband has cheated on her. Then Brody's mother shows up without his father, who has gone into hiding. How can one choose love in the midst of chaos? Told from the point of view of Olivia and her two daughters, A Wedding in Provence is a moving novel about love, trust, secrets and family. Ellen Sussman is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels and the editor of two critically acclaimed anthologies, Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave and Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. She teaches through Stanford Continuing Studies and in private classes.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
14
**OFFSITE** Hampton Sides @ Belmont Library
The Book Cellar, Thursday, August 14 at 6pm
Hampton Sides visits Belmont Library to read from his new book, In the kingdom of ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette. This book chronicles the voyage of George Washington De Long and his 32 crewmen into the uncharted Arctic waters. With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, this book is a tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth. A native of Memphis, Hampton Sides is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and the author of the international bestseller Ghost Soldiers, which was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film The Great Raid. Ghost Soldiers won the 2002 PEN USA Award for nonfiction. A graduate of Yale with a B.A. in history, he lives in New Mexico with his wife, Anne, and their three sons.

Location: Street: 1659 West Melrose Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60657 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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