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20 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068
1775 Dempster Street, 9th Floor, Park Ridge, IL 60068
8765 West Higgins Road (Lutheran Center), Chicago, IL 60631
6960 West Oakton Street, Niles, IL 60714
6083 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016
7454 West Balmoral Avenue, Chicago, IL 60656
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053
5605 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714
4613 North Oketo Avenue, Harwood Heights, IL 60706
O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL
5405 Touhy Avenue (at Village Crossing Shopping Center), Skokie, IL 60077
4200 Old River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
5331 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Alibi Books, Inc. (4.5 miles)
995 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025
7701 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077
4300 North Narragansett Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
1722 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, Illinois 60025-1441
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
7536 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60634

Local events

Dec
24
Holiday Hours!
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, December 24 at 10am
December 24th we will be open from 10am to 2pm!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
25
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
The Book Cellar, Thursday, December 25 at 10am
The Book Cellar is closed December 25th and 26th for the holiday! We hope Santa brought you all books!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
28
Grinch Wrap-Up Party
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Sunday, December 28 at 2pm
GRINCH WRAP-UP PARTY Our IndieBOUND “Grow Your Heart Three Sizes” promotion comes to a close with a wrap up party at Anderson’s. We hope everyone had a merry time looking all over town for Grinches this holiday season. This afternoon’s events include prize drawings and refreshments. Join us and meet the Grinch himself! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28 at 2:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
1
**CLOSED** Happy New Year!!
The Book Cellar, Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 00am
Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
3
Lennard Davis
Chicago McCormick Place Convention Center, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 1pm
Lennard Davis (Enabling Acts) (added from Random House)
Jan
5
Desi Lit Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:30pm
Desi Lit Book Group meets to discuss The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
7
Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
8
Las Chavas: Poetry and Film from Honduras
The Poetry Foundation, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7pm
Join Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet of the United States; Brad Coley, director of the forthcoming documentary Las Chavas; and Cheryl Chapman, executive director of Our Little Roses, the only all-girl orphanage in Honduras, for an evening of poetry and film at the Poetry Foundation. This event is held in conjunction with the publication of 12 love poems written by the residents of Our Little Roses, edited by Blanco and poet Spencer Reece, which will appear in the January 2015 issue of Poetry magazine. The program features a reading and a screening of an excerpt from the documentary about the lives and work of Our Little Roses. (lilithcat)… (more)
Jan
9
The Kates!!!
The Book Cellar, Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8pm
Join us for a night of comedy with our favorite comedians, The Kates! Arrive early for seats and drinks.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
10
G.K. Chesterton Society Meeting
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2pm
Title: The Nine Tailors

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
12
Afterwards Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7pm
Join Afterwards Book Group as they discuss The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
13
Pageturners Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 09:30am
Location: Street: Anderson's Two Doors East Additional: 111 W. Jefferson Avenue City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
13
Wes Moore
Union League Club of Chicago, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 12pm
Wes Moore (The Other Wes Moore, Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation), The Work)

Wes Moore is a Rhodes Scholar, a combat veteran of Afghanistan, and has worked as a Special Assistant to Secretary Condoleezza Rice at the State Department as a White House Fellow. He was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, named one of Ebony magazine’s Top 30 Leaders Under 30 (2007), and most recently, dubbed one of the top young business leaders in America in Crain’s. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
13
Chad Broughton - "Boom, Bust, Exodus" - International House
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6pm
In partnership with the International House, we are pleased to present UChicago's own Chad Broughton on his latest work, Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

In 2002, the town of Galesburg, a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 33,000 in western Illinois, learned that it would soon lose its largest factory, a Maytag refrigerator plant that had anchored Galesburg's social and economic life for decades. Workers at the plant earned $15.14 an hour, had good insurance, and were assured a solid retirement. In 2004, the plant was relocated to Reynosa, Mexico, where workers sometimes spent 13-hour days assembling refrigerators for $1.10 an hour.

In Boom, Bust, Exodus, Chad Broughton offers a ground-level look at the rapid transition to a globalized economy, from the perspective of those whose lives it has most deeply affected. We live in a commoditized world, increasingly divorced from the origins of the goods we consume; it is easy to ignore who is manufacturing our smart phones and hybrid cars; and where they come from no longer seems to matter. And yet, Broughton shows, the who and where matter deeply, and in this book he puts human faces to the relentless cycle of global manufacturing.

It is a tale of two cities. In Galesburg, where parts of the empty Maytag factory still stand, a hollowed out version of the American dream, the economy is a shadow of what it once was. Reynosa, in contrast, has become one of the exploding post-NAFTA "second-tier cities" of the developing world, thanks to the influx of foreign-owned, export-oriented maquiladoras--an industrial promised land throbbing with the energy of commerce, legal and illegal. And yet even these distinctions, Broughton shows, cannot be finely drawn: families in Reynosa also struggle to get by, and the city is beset by violence and a ruthless drug war. Those left behind in the post-Industrial decline of Galesburg, meanwhile, do not see themselves as helpless victims: they have gone back to school, pursued new careers, and learned to adapt and even thrive.

In an era of growing inequality and a downsized middle class, Boom, Bust, Exodus gives us the voices of those who have borne the heaviest burdens of the economic upheavals of the past three decades. A deeply personal work grounded in solid scholarship, this important, immersive, and affecting book brings home the price and the cost of globalization. Chad Broughton is a senior lecturer of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is Faculty Director for the Chicago Studies Program, Acting Director of the Pubic Policy Studies Program, and Affiliated Faculty with the Center for Latin American Studies. His current ethnographic fieldwork takes place in downstate Illinois, the US-Mexico border, and rural southern Mexico. He explores how the North American Free Trade Policies have brought about sweeping changes for factory workers, borderland workers in the maquiladoras, and Mexican smallholders in the state of Veracruz. Just a few of his numerous conference presentation titles include "Anti-Poverty Field Research and Advocacy," "Surviving NAFTA," "Downsizing Masculinity," "Reforming Poor Women," and "Making Workers: An Ethnography of Welfare-to-Work." RSVP on Facebook here

Location: Street: 1414 E 59th St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
13
CHANG-RAE LEE
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm
On Such a Full Sea

We're delighted to welcome award-winning author Chang-Rae Lee for a talk about his bestselling novel—a stunning, surprising, and riveting story set in a vividly imagined future America. The book, highly popular with Book Stall readers when it first came out in hardcover, is new in paperback. A bonus: We will have a special Book Discussion Group meeting at the store to discuss the book on Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 9:30 - 11 am. Elise Barack will be our leader. ($5 charge to participate in the discussion, fully redeemable for merchandise in the store.)

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
13
Patton Oswalt
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm
PATTON OSWALT Silver screen fiend is a memoir dedicated to author Payton Oswalt’s devotion to classic films- actually more of an addiction, according to the New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actor, and film buff! Tickets will be available with the purchase of the new book from Anderson’s as the date approaches.

• This is an off-site event. With a purchase of the authors newest book from Anderson's Bookshop you will receive a number for signing line. TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 at 7:00 PM Wentz Hall on the campus of North Central College | 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College Additional: 171 E. Chicago Avenue City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
13
Drinking Gourd: An Evening of Poetry and Music
The Poetry Foundation, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm
Celebrate Willie Lin, the winner of this year’s Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color. Her poems have appeared in Bone Bouquet, Cincinnati Review, Washington Square Review, and other journals. Judge Chris Abani has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the PEN Beyond the Margins Award, the Hurston Wright Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, among many honors. Born in Nigeria, Abani is currently a Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. The evening includes a performance by consummate bassist and Shamisen Lute player Tatsu Aoki. Born in Japan into an artisan family, artist, composer, and musician Tatsu Aoki works in a wide range of musical genres including traditional Japanese music, jazz, and experimental.

Co-sponsored with the Northwestern Poetry & Poetics Colloquium (lilithcat)
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Jan
13
Wes Moore
University of Chicago - Urban Education Institute, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm
Wes Moore (The Other Wes Moore, Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation), The Work)

Wes Moore is a Rhodes Scholar, a combat veteran of Afghanistan, and has worked as a Special Assistant to Secretary Condoleezza Rice at the State Department as a White House Fellow. He was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, named one of Ebony magazine’s Top 30 Leaders Under 30 (2007), and most recently, dubbed one of the top young business leaders in America in Crain’s. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
14
Tim Johnston, "Descent"
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7pm
Author Tim Johnston stops by The Book Cellar to read from his adult debut book, Descent. While the main plot point of Descent is ripped from the headlines—the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl out for a morning run—the telling of the story, particularly how the girl’s disappearance affects each family member, is rendered with exquisite psychological depth and in crystalline prose. And the portrait of each of these family member’s trials, as well as the mystery of what happened to Caitlin, the missing girl, is matched by a stunning setting: the Rocky Mountains, which are as menacing as they are awe-inspiring. Tim Johnston is the author of the story collection Irish Girl and the novel Never So Green. Published in 2009, the stories of Irish Girl won an O. Henry Prize, the New Letters Award for Writers, and the Gival Press Short Story Award, while the collection itself won the 2009 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2011-12 he was the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington Fellow at The George Washington University, and he currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Memphis.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
14
Wes Moore
New Trier Township High School, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7pm
Wes Moore (The Other Wes Moore, Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation), The Work)

Wes Moore is a Rhodes Scholar, a combat veteran of Afghanistan, and has worked as a Special Assistant to Secretary Condoleezza Rice at the State Department as a White House Fellow. He was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, named one of Ebony magazine’s Top 30 Leaders Under 30 (2007), and most recently, dubbed one of the top young business leaders in America in Crain’s. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
15
Carolyn Kane - "Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art, and Aesthetics After Code" - Logan Center
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5pm
At the Logan Center on January 15, 5pm.

These days, we take for granted that our computer screens—and even our phones—will show us images in vibrant full color. Digital color is a fundamental part of how we use our devices, but we never give a thought to how it is produced or how it came about.

Chromatic Algorithms reveals the fascinating history behind digital color, tracing it from the work of a few brilliant computer scientists and experimentally minded artists in the late 1960s and early ‘70s through to its appearance in commercial software in the early 1990s. Mixing philosophy of technology, aesthetics, and media analysis, Carolyn Kane shows how revolutionary the earliest computer-generated colors were—built with the massive postwar number-crunching machines, these first examples of “computer art” were so fantastic that artists and computer scientists regarded them as psychedelic, even revolutionary, harbingers of a better future for humans and machines. But, Kane shows, the explosive growth of personal computing and its accompanying need for off-the-shelf software led to standardization and the gradual closing of the experimental field in which computer artists had thrived. Even so, the gap between the bright, bold presence of color onscreen and the increasing abstraction of its underlying code continues to lure artists and designers from a wide range of fields, and Kane draws on their work to pose fascinating questions about the relationships among art, code, science, and media in the twenty-first century

Location: Street: 915 E 60th St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
15
Jac Jemc, "A Different Bed Every Time"; Aaron Burch, "How to Predict the Weather"
The Book Cellar, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm
Authors Jac Jemc and Aaron Burch come to The Book Cellar to read from their new books!

From Jac Jemc, A Different Bed Every Time

A Different Bed Everytime: A thief steals the air from a room. Children invent a nursery rhyme to make sense of their fate. A band of girls rot from the outside in. These characters stumble through joy and murder and confusion, only to survive and wait for the next catastrophe to arrive. Moments so brief and disturbing you can't afford to look away. Jac Jemc's affecting stories mine the territory between what is real and the stories we tell to create understanding.

Jac Jemc lives in Chicago where she writes fiction and poetry. Her first novel, My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) was named a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. A chapbook of stories, This Stranger She'd Invited In, was made available from Greying Ghost Press in March 2011. Jac's nonfiction was featured on the long list for Best American Essays 2014 and her story "Women in Wells" was featured in the 2010 Best of the Web anthology. Jac received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed residencies at Ragdale and the Vermont Studio Center. She is the web nonfiction editor for Hobart and poetry editor at decomP. In 2012 she was the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant and in 2014 she was named as one of 25 Writers to Watch by the Guild Literary Complex.

From Aaron Burch, How to Predict the Weather

How to Predict the Weather: Ranging from lyrical commands to surreal narratives, Aaron Burch’s short fictions swirl with whimsy, meditation, sadness, and hope; blur the line between real and imagined; and focus on loss of lovers, of family members, and even of one’s self! From the founder and editor of the literary journal Hobart.

Aaron Burch is the author of How to Predict the Weather (Keyhole Books). His stories have appeared in New York Tyrant, Barrelhouse, and Quick Fiction, among others. He is also the editor of Hobart: another literary journal. His new book Backswing is out now.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
15
Greer Macallister
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm
Greer Macallister The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? Find out in this wonderful debut, The Magician’s Lie, by Greer Macallister. Welcome the author to Anderson’s.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy book from Anderson's Bookshop. THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
15
Cameron Diaz will be promoting The Body Book
ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7pm
Cameron Diaz will be promoting The body book (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
16
Seth Grahame-Smith
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7pm
Seth Grahame-Smith

New York Times bestselling author Seth Grahame-Smith will be visiting Anderson's and returns with the follow-up to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter with a sweeping, alternate history of 20th Century America as seen through the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges, The Last American Vampire.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy book from Anderson's Bookshop. FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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