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Seminary Co-op Bookstore

5751 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60637

United States

773-752-4381

Type: Bookstore — new books

Web site: http://www.semcoop.com/

Events: http://www.semcoop.com/event

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Sunday, 11 November 2012 was their last day of business at 5757 South University Avenue; they're moving just around the corner, and the new opening date should be 21 November 2012.
November 2012 by theologicalbooks
I told a Seminary Co-op employee about LT local and also about the bookstore integration program. She turned out to be an LT user too & said she'd pass on the info to the relevant people!
March 2008 by markell
Entering this place for the first time, I felt I'd died and gone to heaven. I miss it every time I have to go into a Barnes & Noble.
March 2008 by fannyprice

Upcoming events

Apr
22
Global Voices Author Lecture: Shadi Hamid discusses Temptations of Power ~ International House, Assembly Hall (Tuesday, April 22 at 6pm)
TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 6 PM INTERNATIONAL HOUSE ASSEMBLY HALL 1414 E. 59TH ST. PHONE: 773.753.2270

In Temptations of Power, Hamid draws on hundreds of interviews with leaders and activists from across the region to advance a new understanding of how Islamist movements change over time. He puts forward the bold thesis that repression "forced" Islamists to moderate their politics, work in coalitions, de-emphasize Islamic law, and set aside the dream of an Islamic state. Meanwhile, democratic openings in the 1980s--and again during the Arab Spring--pushed Islamists back toward their original conservatism.

Shadi Hamid is a Brookings Fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, vice-chair of the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), a member of the World Bank’s MENA Advisory Panel, and a correspondent for The Atlantic.

Sponsored by the Global Voices Lecture Series , The Seminary Co-op Bookstore, The Center for International Studies World Beyond the Headlines Series. Free and open to the public.

Location: Street: International House, Assembly Hall Additional: 1414 E. 59th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
25
Local Writers ~ Joseph G. Peterson, Bill Hillmann, Ben Tanzer & Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Friday, April 25 at 5:30pm)
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 5:30 PM SEMINARY CO-OP BOOKSTORE 5751 S. WOODLAWN AVENUE PHONE: 773.752.4381

In coordination with Switchgrass Books, Curbside Splendor Publishing, and McSweeney's Books, the Seminary Co-op Bookstore presents four local authors with their latest releases. Please come to the bookstore to listen and support the talent Chicago has to offer us.

The novels of Joseph G. Peterson have run a literary gauntlet from searing prose to lyrical poetry; from noir style to full character-driven plots, and his work has drawn comparisons to Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. An incredible eye for detail and taut, lean prose are what readers have come to expect from a Peterson effort, and in this new book they will not be disappointed.

The Old Neighborhood" is the story of teenager Joe Walsh, the youngest in a large, mixed-race family living in Chicago. After Joe witnesses his older brother commit a gangland murder, his friends and family drag him down into a pit of violence that reaches a bloody impasse when his elder sister begins dating a rival gang member.

The essays in "Lost in Space" are focused on an array of child-rearing topics including sleep, discipline, first haircuts, deceased parents/grandparents and illness, and the inherent challenges and humor that coincide with, and are intrinsically tied-into, these stages of life. The essays also recognize the ongoing presence of the author's dead father in his life even as he seeks to parent without his father's guidance or advice.

To those outside it, Pilsen is a vast barrio on the south side of Chicago. To Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, it is a world of violence and decay and beauty, of nuance and pure chance. It is a place where the smell of cooking frijoles is washed away by that of dead fish in the river, where vendettas are a daily routine, and where a fourteen-year-old immigrant might hold the ability bring people back from the dead.

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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Apr
26
Michael Smith discusses Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Saturday, April 26 at 3pm)
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 3 PM SEMINARY CO-OP BOOKSTORE 5751 S. WOODLAWN AVENUE PHONE: 773.752.4381

Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A., edited by Francis Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith, is at once an indictment of American capitalism as the root cause of our spreading dystopia and a cri de coeur for what life could be like in the United States if we had economic as well as a real political democracy.

Michael Steven Smith is an author and a New York City attorney with the firm Michael Steven Smith and Associates. His firm has for twenty years successfully represented victims in suits against insurance companies in cases of medical malpractice and other accidents. He is co-host of the radio show "Law and Disorder" on WBAI-FM (NYC). He is on the board of directors of The Center for Constitutional Rights, The Left Forum, and The Brecht Forum.

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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Apr
27
Violet S. Law discusses Voices from Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Sunday, April 27 at 12:30pm)
Sunday, April 27th, 12:30 PM Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Phone: 773.752.4381

Join Violet S. Law, translator and editor of Voices from Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage, who will discuss Woeser's and Wang's writings and the situation in Tibet.

Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong are widely regarded as the most lucid, insightful writers on contemporary Tibet. Their reportage on the economic exploitation, environmental degradation, cultural destruction and political subjugation that plague the increasingly Han Chinese-dominated Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is as powerful as it is profound, ardent and analytical in equal measure, and not in the least bit ideological.

Voices from Tibet assembles essays and reportage in translation that capture many facets of the upheavals wrought by a rising China upon a sacred land and its pious people. With the TAR in a virtual lockdown after the 2008 unrest, this book sheds important light on the simmering frustrations that touched off the unrest and Beijing's relentless control tactics in its wake. The authors also interrogate long-standing assumptions about the Tibetans' political future.

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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Apr
28
Global Voices Author Lecture ~ Dylan Yeats discusses Yellow Peril! ~ International House, Home Room (Monday, April 28 at 6pm)
MONDAY, APRIL 28, 6 PM INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, HOME ROOM 1414 E. 59TH ST. 773.753.2270

The “yellow peril” is one of the oldest and most pervasive racist ideas in Western culture—dating back to the birth of European colonialism during the Enlightenment. Yet while Fu Manchu looks almost quaint today, the prejudices that gave him life persist in modern culture.

Dylan Yeats is a doctoral candidate at New York University.

Presented by the Global Voices Lecture Series and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. Free and open to the public.

Location: Street: International House, Home Room Additional: 1414 E. 59th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
29
Kathleen Rooney & Peggy Shinner ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Tuesday, April 29 at 6pm)
TUESDAY, APRIL 29TH, 6 PM SEMINARY CO-OP BOOKSTORE 5751 S. WOODLAWN AVENUE PHONE: 773.752.4381

A quarter-life crisis viewed from the ghostly perspective of the Founding Fathers, O, Democracy! is a hilarious and heartbreaking story about American politics and the difficult business of being a good citizen: walking the tricky line between self-sacrifice and self-sabotage, between doing your part and knowing your place.

Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a nonprofit publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, as well as a member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on demand. She lives in Chicago where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at DePaul University.

Turning the category of body books on, well, its ear, You Feel So Mortal offers a probing view of our preoccupation with the body that is both idiosyncratic and universal, leaving us with the deep satisfaction of our shared humanity.

Peggy Shinner is the author of You Feel So Mortal / Essays on the Body (April 2014, University of Chicago Press). Currently, she teaches in the MFA program at Northwestern University. As a trained martial artist, she taught Seido karate for seventeen years. A life-long Chicagoan, she lives there with her partner, designer and book artist Ann Tyler.

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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Apr
30
Global Voices Author Night ~ Dan McMillan discusses How Could This Happen ~ International House (Wednesday, April 30 at 6pm)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 6 PM INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 1414 E. 59TH ST. 773.753.2270

In "How Could This Happen," historian Dan McMillan distills the vast body of Holocaust research into a cogent explanation and comprehensive analysis of the genocide's many causes, revealing how a once-progressive society like Germany could have carried out this crime.

Dan McMillan holds a PhD in German history from Columbia University and a law degree from Fordham University, and has worked as a history professor and a prosecuting attorney. He lives in New York City.

Presented by the Global Voices Lecture Series and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. Free and open to the public.

Location: Street: International House Additional: 1414 E. 59th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
3
Saskia Sassen, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Saturday, May 3 at 3pm)
Saskia Sassen, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op (added from Harvard University Press)
May
5
Wendy Doniger in Conversation with Leela Gandhi on The Hindus: An Alternative History ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Monday, May 5 at 6pm)
Monday, May 5th, 6 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Phone: 773.752.4381

Please no audio or video recording of the event per the request of the authors.

Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History, recently halted publication in India as a result of a law suit (that was settled out of court by the publisher, Penguin Books India). The suit was based on Section 295A in The Indian Penal Code. Here in Hyde Park, at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, we wish to support Professor Doniger and appreciate her willingness to discuss this seminal work despite the legal actions in India and the overwhelming media response. Leela Gandhi will act as interlocutor for the event.

Co-sponsored by The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Reception to follow the conversation.

An article to peruse: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/law-for-bad-behaviour/ Nussbaum Op-Ed on Section 295A of Indian Penal Code "Law for bad behaviour" Martha C. Nussbaum The Indian Express February 21, 2014

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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May
7
Carl Smith ~ City Water, City Life ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Wednesday, May 7 at 6pm)
Wednesday, May 7th, 6 PM Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Phone: 773.752.4381

A city is more than a massing of citizens, a layout of buildings and streets, or an arrangement of political, economic, and social institutions. It is also an infrastructure of ideas that are a support for the beliefs, values, and aspirations of the people who created the city. In City Water, City Life, celebrated historian Carl Smith explores this concept through an insightful examination of the development of the first successful waterworks systems in Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago between the 1790s and the 1860s.

Carl Smith is the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English and American Studies and professor of history at Northwestern University.

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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May
13
Gordon H. Orians ~ Snakes, Sunrises & Shakespeare ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Tuesday, May 13 at 6pm)
Tuesday, May 13, 6 PM Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Phone: 773.752.4381

In this ambitious and unusual work, evolutionary biologist Gordon H. Orians explores the role of evolution in human responses to the environment, beginning with why we have emotions and ending with evolutionary approaches to aesthetics.

By applying biological perspectives ranging from Darwin to current neuroscience to analyses of our aesthetic preferences for landscapes, sounds, smells, plants, and animals, Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare transforms how we view our experience of the natural world and how we relate to each other.

Gordon H. Orians lives in Seattle, where he is professor emeritus of biology at the University of Washington.

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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May
17
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner ~ Think Like a Freak ~ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall (Saturday, May 17 at 3pm)
Saturday, May 17, 3-5 PM Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall 915 East 60th Street UChicago Arts 773.702.2787 arts@uchicago.edu

Presented by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore and the Logan Center for the Arts

Purchase tickets ($30 each) at the Logan Center Box Office and pick a copy of the book, Think Like a Freak, at the box office the day of the event with your ticket. Authors will sign their books after the talk. Seating is limited. Tickets available from Logan Center's Box Office: 773.702.2787

This dynamic, essential book, will turn your brain inside out, teaching you how to Think Like a Freak. Levitt and Dubner analyze the decisions we make, the plans we create, and the morals we choose and show how their insights can be applied to daily life to make smarter, harder, and better decisions.

Steven D. Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the John Bates Clark medal, given to the most influential American economist under the age of forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy.

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career—as an almost-rock-star—to become a writer. He has worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He lives with his family in New York City.

Location: Street: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall Additional: 915 E. 60th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
31
Iain McCalman ~ The Reef: A Passionate History ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Saturday, May 31 at 3pm)
Saturday, May 31, 3 PM Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Phone: 773.752.4381

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly maze, an economic bounty, a scientific frontier, and a precarious World Heritage site. Now the historian and explorer Iain McCalman takes us on a new adventure into the reef to reveal how our shifting perceptions of the natural world have shaped this extraordinary seascape.

Iain McCalman is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a historian, a social scientist, and an explorer. He is a professor of history at the University of Sydney.

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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Jun
1
Rickipedia: Harvey J. Kaye in Conversation with Rick Perlstein (Sunday, June 1 at 3pm)
Sunday, June 1st, 3 PM Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Phone: 773.752.4381

On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis powers.

Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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, where he is at work on a book on the 1970s and the rise of Ronald Reagan. He 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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Oct
8
Michael C. Dawson, Blacks In and Out of the Left (Wednesday, October 8 at 6pm)
Michael C. Dawson, Blacks In and Out of the Left

Discussion and signing, Seminary Co-op Bookstore (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
13
D. N. Rodowick, Elegy for Theory (Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6pm)
D. N. Rodowick, Elegy for Theory

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
20
Russell H. Tuttle, Apes and Human Evolution (Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6pm)
Russell H. Tuttle, Apes and Human Evolution

Speaking and signing, Seminary Co-op (added from Harvard University Press)

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